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Baseball Roadtrips 2021 - Nine Vacations from June - September

July’s Journeys - 2 trips, 5 Major + 3 Minor league Ballparks

Fireworks Extravaganza

July 1st - July 4th

This trip is all about celebrating national holidays and baseball. July 1st is Canada Day and July 4th is Independence Day so why not make a trip out of celebrating.

We’ll start in Toronto for the Jays’ Canada Day celebration. On the 1st they’re hosting the Mariners with a 1:07 start. Then there are two day with lots and lots of possibilities it depends upon which side of Lake Erie you’d like to travel along. The south route includes games in Buffalo, Toledo, and Cleveland, plus a stop at Presque Isle State Park, and half a day enjoying the majesty of Niagara Falls. The north route includes a stop at the Jumbo the Elephant Memorial, a game in Lansing and/or a day to chill in either Toronto or Detroit. The trip culminates in Detroit on Sunday July 4th with the Tigers’ 1:10 game against the White Sox and their Independence Day festivities.

Travel Details:

START
Toronto
END
Detroit
MILES TRAVELED
464
SUGGESTED DURATION

4 Nights

BALLPARKS VISITED

Rogers Centre, Comerica Park, possible Progressive Field, Fifth Third Field, Coca-Cola Park

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Niagara Falls (Canada side), Presque Isle State Park

DATES

July 1st - 4th




Day 1 - Rogers Center, Canada Day

July 1st, 1:07pm - Bluejays vs Mariners

July 1, 2021 will be Canada's 154th birthday.

EdwinsParrot's brilliant view, 4 years ago, will be perfect for celebrating #CanadaDay at 1:07 on 7/1.

Fingers crossed The Pipes and Drums of the 48th Highlanders will be performing at this years' #Jays' game.


~EdwinsParrot sec 525R row 3 seat 3

Day 2 - Side Trip, Buffalo Bisons

July 2nd Niagara Falls, 7:05pm Buffalo Bisons Game

~profan9 sec 110 row S seat 4


Driving from Rogers Centre to Niagara Falls to Sahlen Field, 102 miles

On the 2nd, while still in Canada, spend the day at Niagara Falls. It's an hour and 30ish minutes south of Toronto.

After you descend 125ft down to Journey Behind the Falls and experience Hornblower Cruise, it’s off to Buffalo. We're thinking @profan9's enjoyable behind the #Bison’s dugout view will be perfect for their 7:05 game.

Day 3 - Side Trip, Mud Hens or Indians

July 3rd: Two game options for your drive from Buffalo to Detroit

Trip 1

Drive from Sahlen Field Presque Isle State to Progressive Field to Comerica Park, 373 miles total

  1. Drive 2ish hours and stop at Presque Isle State Park to dip your toes in Lake Erie
  2. Head 2ish hours west and finish off the day with an Indians’ 7:15 game against the Astros
  3. Get up early, and drive 3 hours, to make the Tigers’ 1:10 July 4th game.

Trip 2

Drive from Sahlen Field to Presque Isle State Park to Fifth Third Field to Comerica Park, 380 miles total

  1. Drive 2ish hours and stop at Presque Isle State Park to dip your toes in Lake Erie.
  2. Head three and a half hours west and finish off the day with a Mudhen’s 7:05 game against the Clippers.
  3. Drive an hour north on the morning of the 4th to make the Tigers’ 1:10 July 4th game.

Day 4 - Comerica Park, Independence Day

July 4th, 1:10 - Tigers vs Astros

~threegoalnight sec 332 row 4 seat 5

On the 4th the Tigers' have a day game & we like this excellent opening day view threegoalnight had from above their bench.

Fireworks could happen after Detroit's 7:10 game on the 2nd, their game on the 3rd is at 4:10, and the 5th they're in Arlington.

Alternate July 2-3 Route:

Drive along Lake Erie's scenic north side.

  1. Stop at the Jumbo the Elephant Statue in St Thomas.
  2. Catch a Lugnuts' game either night.
  3. Jays' or Tigers' (possible fireworks) game on the 2nd.
  4. BSB in Toronto on the 2nd
  5. Tigers' game on the 3rd.
  6. Roam around Toronto or Detroit for a day.

Don't Mess with Texas Baseball Weekend

July 10th - 11th

If you’d like to see The Rangers and Astros along with their AAA teams you have a couple of options during the last weekend before the All-Star Break.

Our recommended option is to catch the the Astros and Skeeters double-header on the 8th in Houston. The Astros have a 1:10 businessperson’s special and their new AAA team the Skeeter face the Rainers at 7:05. Then in the AM on the 9th you could head to Round Rock for the Express’s 7:05 game against the Isotopes. On the 10th leisurely drive up to Arlington stopping in Waco for a mammoth and effervescent good time. Then on the 11th catch a whiff of Globe Life Field new stadium smell with the Rangers’ 1:35 game against the A’s.

If the double header isn’t your thing, you could check out NASA after the Astros’ game, then go to a Skeeters’ game on the 9th and head to Round Rock on the 10th; either way works. You’ve just gotta be in Arlington on the 11th because the All-Star Break starts on the 12th.

Travel Details:

START
Houston
END
Dallas
MILES TRAVELED
344
SUGGESTED DURATION

3 or 4 nights

BALLPARKS VISITED

Minute Maid Park, Globe Life Field, Constellation Field, Dell Diamond

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

NASA, Dr Pepper Museum, Waco Mammoth National Monument, Barton Spring Pool

DATES

July 8th - 11th



Day 1 - Minute Maid Park

July 8th, 1:10 - Astros vs A's

~barryleathem sec 111 row 34 seat 8

For the first double-header game we like barryleathem's "Good field view and good scoreboard view".

Because it could be shady when the roof is open, the Astros' home run train is on the left & hopefully Orbit will dance atop the As' away dugout below.

Day 1 Part 2 - Constellation Field

July 8th, 7:05pm - Skeeters vs Rainers

~anonymous sec 9 row 2 seat 2


Driving from Minute Maid Park to Constellation Field, 13 miles

It's Double-Header day!

After the Astros' day game trek 30 minutes south to Constellation Field to watch their new AAA team play.

The Skeeters, whose dugout is to the right along the first base line, will throw the first pitch, to the Rainers, at 7:05.

Day 2 - Dell Diamond

July 9th, 7:05pm - Express vs Isotopes

~texag2k6 sec 125 row 2 seat 5


Drive from Sugar Land to Barton Springs to Dell Diamond, 189 miles

On the 9th drive 3ish hours to Austin. We recommend visiting Barton Springs, spring fed, swimming pool (it's very cool) before heading to Dell Diamond.

Then at 7:05 enjoy texag2k6's down the first base line view of the Express' dugout across the diamond.

Day 3 - Side Trip, Mammoths & Dr Pepper

July 10th Dr Pepper Museum, Mammoth National Monument

On July 10th you've got a 3 hours trek up I-35N, to Arlington, and an awesome half-way stop, Waco.

While there you'll get a taste of the present & Pleistocene.

We recommend starting at the Waco Mammoth National Monument, then checking out the Dr Pepper Museum, before getting back on the road.


Driving from Round Rock to Dr Pepper Museum to Mammoth National Monument to Arlington, 328 miles

Day 4 - Globe Life Park

July 11th, 1:35pm - Rangers vs A's

The Rangers' final game before the All-Star Break, on July 11th at 1:35, is our last stop.

To help here's tlcoats1's 5-star World Series view. Texas' dugout & bullpen are on the 1st base side of Globe Life Field; while the away bench & bullpen are on 3rd base side.

Travel Notes

It’s $1 Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday for fans under 13.

~tlcoats1 sec 326 row 9 seat 1

Don't Mess with Texas Baseball Road Trip Options:

  1. No Houston double-header:Catch the Skeeters/Express a day later & drive to Arlington early on the 11th.

  2. Rangers/Astros only trip:Pick two days between July 6-11th (minus the 8th), & jump on 45 North or South for 3.5ish hours.