Family Vacations: Fenway Park
Baseball fans consider this storied ballpark a slice of sports history. Built in 1912, Fenway Park is situated right in the middle of Boston and has been home to some of baseball's greatest players, including Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski, and Roger Clemens, just to name a few.
Of course, the best way to see the park is to attend one of the games, but if you want to step into the hallowed ground of Fenway's dugout and enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek at the parts of the park usually off-limits to spectators, take a tour. You can walk around the warning track and get up close to the hand-operated scoreboard. The numerals are printed on steel, and those used to indicate runs and hits measure 16 square inches and weigh three pounds each. Kids will come face-to-face with the legendary Green Monster, and visit the press box and the lone red seat in the right-field bleachers where the longest measurable home run, hit, of course, by Ted Williams, landed.
Fenway Park Information
Address: 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA
Telephone: 617/226-6666 877/REDSOX9 (877/733-7699)
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Sat. and 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sun.
Admission: $12 adults; $10 kids
To learn more about family vacation destinations, see:
- Family Vacations: Learn about hundreds of family vacations in destinations all over North America.
- Boston City Guide: Find out where to stay, what to do, and where to eat when you visit the friendliest walking city in the country.
- Massachusetts State Guide: Learn about Mobil Travel Guide-rated hotels and restaurants in Massachusetts, as well as other recreational activities.
- Scenic Drives: For those who think that getting there is half the fun, we have compiled more than 100 of the most scenic drives throughout the country.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Laura Sutherland is a widely acknowledged authority on family travel and has published several books on the topic, including Best Family Ski Vacations In North America and Tropical Family Vacations.