No trip to Boston should be complete without a visit to the storied Fenway Park. Conveniently located near downtown at 4 Yawkey Way (never to be called Yankee Way), the park is very easy to find. And with an airport that is located 15 minutes away, travelers can quickly be at the ballpark after their flight landed. Fenway Park opened in 1912 and is currently the oldest ball park in Major League Baseball.
Often called “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” – Fenway Park is open for tours year rain regardless of the weather. Be sure to dress appropriately during the cold months – the bitter winds often blow through the upper reaches of the park, leaving visitors numb and seeking shelter in the parks inner confines. Regardless of the weather, a trip here is memorable for many reasons.
Home to some of the greats, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski to but name a few. Tours last about an hour and include a very knowledgeable guide who offers insights into the park, its history, important games and leads the walking tour around the entire ballpark. Fenway Park is the smallest park in the Major Leagues – a bit over 38,000 square feet on the playing field. The park also is home to the last remaining wooden seats. Tours also stop near the concession stand that was in a scene from the best baseball movie ever, Field of Dreams.
The Red Seat. Why is it there? A lone red seat in the outfield seats marks a distance of 502 feet, the longest home run ever hit at Fenway Park by Ted Williams in 1946. He crushed it, but perhaps was also helped by the strong winds blowing in that direction. And supposedly the guy sitting in that seat was asleep and the baseball tore a hole through is straw hat.
Visitors also have a chance to sit in the limited and coveted seats atop the park’s famous Green Monster.
To book your tour of the park, visit: www.mlb.com/redsox/ballpark/tours