The Ultimate Baseball Itinerary
It may still be chilly outside, but Baseball season will be here before we know it. With the Red Sox’s season starting later this month and the home opener coming up quickly on April 2nd, fans are starting to gear up. We are lucky here at The Langham, Boston because not only is our hotel located just a few T-stops from Fenway Park, but it is also minutes from some of the most popular places to watch the game Downtown. And below we have put together the ultimate baseball fan itinerary for a trip to Boston
Where to get drinks before the game
Whether you are a Red Sox fan or not, the energy in Boston on a game day is electric. If you will be heading to Fenway Park to watch the game, it can be nice to grab a drink with your friends Downtown before hopping on the Green Line. Since you will be able to enjoy all the beer and hot dogs your heart desires over at Fenway, why not treat yourself to a nice cocktail at Mariel just up the street from The Langham, Boston. Located only a few buildings away in Post Office Square, the lively afterwork atmosphere is a fun way to start off an evening before watching the Red Sox. Their cocktail and bar bites menu is impressive so don’t be afraid to try something new before heading to America’s most beloved ballpark.
How to get to Fenway
Fenway Park is most easily accessible from the T on a game day. Hop on the Green Line from Government Center or Park Street, which are both under a 10-minute walk from the hotel and take any train, except the E train to the Kenmore stop. From there you are just a 5-minute walk from the ballpark.
Where to Grab a Bite and Watch the Red Sox
If you don’t have tickets to the game, don’t worry there are still plenty of ways to get in on the fun. There is no better time to visit one of our classic sports bars than during a Red Sox game. For the full fan experience, take the T toward Fenway and all around the ballpark, there is an array of bars and restaurants that will be playing the game and serving up some baseball-watching-appropriate meals. Some of our favorites in the Fenway area are: Cask n’ Flagon and Tony C’s. These are classic sports bars, serving pub fare with a surplus of TVs so you can enjoy a meal while not missing a minute of the game.
However, if sports bars aren’t for you, but you still want to experience the energy of the neighborhood during Baseball season, Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster and Hojoko are all amazing options as well. These restaurants offer the same buzzing atmosphere, but the menus are more business casual, rather than baseball casual.
How to Celebrate a Win
Nothing beats being in Boston after a Red Sox win. Just walking home after a win is exciting in and of itself, but if you are looking for a place to celebrate all night long to get the true fan experience, Landsdowne Street is filled with bars that get pretty raucous whether the Red Sox win or not. This is always a great place to start after the game. Some you won’t want to skip are: Loretta’s Last Call and Landsdowne Pub. So grab your ball caps and gear up for a true Bostonian adventure you won't forget!
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