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America's Best Vacations for Sports Fans: New England

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New England Hall of Fame Road Trip

A road trip through New England makes a worthy vacation for hoops, hardball, and racquet sports fans. Nearly 300 iconic players come alive at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA, where James Naismith created the game in 1891. Just 90 minutes away in Boston sits MLB’s oldest (and one of America’s best) baseball stadiums: Fenway Park. Tours include sitting on the notorious Green Monster, the frustrating, drama-making 37-foot, 2-inch-high left field wall. In nearby Newport, RI, the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s elegant grounds hold 13 grass courts that were host to the 1881 tournament that evolved into today’s U.S. Open.

Time Out: The Cat in the Hat and the Lorax (not to mention your childhood) are immortalized in bronze at Springfield’s Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.


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