One Day at the Red Sox Nation

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If you are in Boston one day, especially during the months of summer or even late spring, you have to have in your schedule attending a baseball game in the Fenway Park, the park where the Babe pitched. It’s truly a one of kind experience. 
In one of my visits to the city, I had the opportunity to go and just walking around the area where the park is located, you see the city transform and realize that is game day.
 The best advice is to not schedule anything before the game and go to the Fenway early; the park’s gates open 2 hours prior to the game, I actually went 4 hours prior! Yes, 4 hours, sounds like a lot but is not. There’s too much to do and see. Since I was staying in the outskirts of the city, I parked my car at a train station and took the T, Boston’s subway and train system. Parking at the station is about $5, way cheaper than parking near the baseball park that can actually cost you about $25 - $40. One of the stations near Fenway is Kenmore, about 5 min. walking distance from the ballpark.

One of the first things you need to do after arriving at the station is go to Yawkey St., a street in front of the ballpark. During game days, Yawkey is open for pedestrians only and it’s filled with food and drinks kiosks and music. 

You should also stop by the Red Sox Shop on the same street. There you can find a variety of merchandise dedicated to the team. One of the cool things from the store is that from the windows you can see the team lineup for that day’s game in huge baseball cards.

Another cool tip: If you are early, go to the back entrance of the ballpark, between Van Ness St. and Ipswich St., and maybe see one of your favorite players arriving to the park.

Let’s talk about the park... the Fenway Park is one of the oldest ballparks in the US and has a lot of history. The park offers tours; they are only $12 per adult and include a 50 minutes walking tour around the park. Tours are daily, every hour from 9am-4pm. You can go to the Red Sox shop for more info if you are interested in taking a tour, which is greatly recommend. 

If you don’t have a ticket for the game, don’t worry, you can watch it anyways... there are a lot of restaurants and sport bars around the park, like Cask’n Flagon, where you can go, grab a beer and enjoy the ball game.

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