Midwest baseball road trip
Many of America’s best ballparks are situated within easy drives of each other in the Midwest making a baseball road trip easy and amazing, anytime from late March to early October. Start at PNC Park in Pittsburgh to cheer on the Pirates, then make your way through Cleveland and Detroit, before finding your way to Chicago to experience the magic of Wrigley Field and the Cubs before tasting a bratwurst in Milwaukee and heading up north to Minneapolis to see the Twins. If the schedules for the MLB teams don’t align perfectly, fill in the gaps with minor league baseball games (there are many teams scattered across the Midwest from Indianapolis, Toledo, Columbus, St. Paul and beyond) to score better value on ticket prices and concessions while watching the stars of tomorrow play ball. Along the way, root root root for the home teams, enjoy adult beverages of your choice, and let your kiddos turn their tongues pink with cotton candy as you partake in America’s pastime. Before you go, find out how 25 of the MLB teams got their names.
Million Dollar Highway
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Toeing the line between dangerous and thrilling, this 25-mile stretch of winding road spanning parts of southwest Colorado and New Mexico is lined with ghost towns, hot springs, National Forests, mountains, and the city of Durango, one of the prettiest small towns in America and the place where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was filmed. This best road trip can be done in a single day, providing that day is in season, because you will be traveling from an elevation of 6,200-feet near Durango to over 11,000-feet when crossing Red Mountain Pass.
Pack your passport for this great northern adventure because while most of this road trip occurs in the United States, you will cross over into the wild west of Canada’s Yukon Territory when you drive north from Skagway on the stunningly panoramic Klondike Highway. This choose-your-own-adventure out-and-back road trip can be completed in a day (even during a Carnival cruise to Alaska because there’s an Avis within walking distance of the port) and will provide you with unique memories and photo ops. During this spectacular road trip, you’ll pass the curious Carcross Desert and reach the marvelously glowing green Emerald Lake before making the return drive back to Skagway for a tasty fresh-caught local halibut during lunch at Olivia’s Restaurant at the Historic Skagway Inn.