5 Cool Baseball Road Trips 4th of July Weekend
“Baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet” said the old TV commercial. Baseball is as American as it gets. It was, at one time, “America’s pastime.” I think those days have passed but it is hard to celebrate a holiday around a Playstation 5 or XBox Series X, so we’ll stick with baseball. So, here are 5 cool baseball focused road trips for this upcoming 4th of July weekend. As of now, tickets are available to all of them! Play ball!
#5 The National Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, NY - This national treasure is less than 75 miles from Albany and is a day filled with baseball memorabilia, history and terrific food and that’s even before you get into the museum! Cooperstown is a must stop for any baseball fan and the museum is loaded with amazing historic displays and interactive activities.
#4 The Tri City ValleyCats - Troy, NY - The Cats are home for a 3 game series against Quebec. Friday and Saturday are 7pm games and Sunday is a 6pm start on the 4th followed by one of the ValleyCats traditionally terrific fireworks shows. The 4th of July and ValleyCats are an area tradition for many.
#3 Syracuse Mets - Syracuse, NY - The New York Mets AAA team is a little more than 2 hours away from Albany. This weekend they play the Rochester Red Wings, who are the Washington Nationals AAA team. Saturday night is a 7pm game and there is a post game fireworks show. If you are a Mets fan or a Nationals fan, you’re bound to know some of the players. The tickets are reasonable and there isn’t a bad seat in the stadium.
#2 Worcester Red Sox - The Red Sox AAA team is about the same drive as Syracuse clocking in about 2 hours but they feature an awesome weekend schedule of fireworks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and they play the Yankees AAA affiliate, the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders. Red Sox vs. Yankees at a fraction of the price plus really cool fireworks.
#1 New York Mets vs. New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium with a 7pm game on Friday, a 1pm on Saturday and a 7pm game on the 4th. Yankee Stadium is about 2 hours and 20 minutes away. These games will be worth every second. As of today, tickets are still available.
Nothing is better than a baseball holiday road trip. Have fun and safe travels!