Sunday, September 1, 2013 – Welcome to the last California Baseball Tour of the 2013 season as teams will be in full playoff mode as they prepare for the stretch run. Our tour begins in Southern California over Labor Day Weekend as you meet up with your personal Triple Crown Travel guide the morning of Sept. 1 at the LAX Marriott, our first Marriott hotel on this tour. Once you meet up with your host and your fellow baseball fans, we will head out to Dodger Stadium for an afternoon game versus the San Diego Padres that starts at 1:10 PM. Enjoy the wonderful sunny weather from your lower level, shaded seats as these two NL West teams battle it out on the field. After the game, we will stop by LA Live which features a variety of restaurants, bars, and entertainment for everyone’s taste, before heading back to our Marriott hotel for the evening.
Monday, September 2, 2013 – After your included hotel breakfast, we will head down to Anaheim as the Los Angeles Angels will be hosting the Tampa Bay Rays. Before the game that night, we will stop by the Downtown Disney entertainment complex where you will have ample opportunity to shop, eat, catch a movie, or enjoy some of the free street performances throughout the outdoor promenade. There are numerous dining establishments and entertainment options available before we head to Angel Stadium and your prime, lower level seats to watch the Angels take on the Rays. After the game we will head back to our deluxe Anaheim hotel just a few blocks from the stadium for a night of rest before we head down to San Diego the next day.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 – On Tuesday morning we will make the short journey along the Southern California coastline to San Diego. We will check in to our San Diego hotel and head over to the Downtown Gaslamp District which offers up blocks of restaurants, bars, and shops that cater to everyone’s needs. Enjoy lunch and the beautiful waterfront location before the Padres play the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants that evening. Petco Park will surely be rocking in this battle of NL west foes. After the game enjoy the nightlife right at your doorstep before turning in for the evening.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 – On Wednesday, we journey up Pacific Coast Highway 1 taking in the beautiful sights before arriving at breathtaking Hearst Castle. We will have the opportunity for a private group tour of this magnificent castle built by the publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst over a period of 28 years. After our tour we will head over to the charming town of San Luis Obispo, CA for a night of rest.
Thursday, September 5, 2013 – After enjoying our included hotel breakfast we head up the California coastline once again through one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in the world. We will pass through Big Sur, Carmel, and Monterrey, CA before reaching our Bay Area Marriott hotel. We will have plenty of time to settle in before we head to O.co Coliseum to watch the A’s take on their new American League West counterparts the Houston Astros. You can’t get any better seats as we will be seated on the Lower Field Level just a few rows from the playing surface. After the game we will head back to the comforts of our Marriott hotel for the evening.
Friday, September 6, 2013 – On this day, you will have all morning to explore the city as you see fit. From your prime hotel location you are free to explore all of the Pier 39 attractions. Take a tour to Alcatraz Island, check out the aquarium, watch the famous sea lions lounging on the dock, have some chowder in a bread bowl, or just relax and take in the views. All of these entertainment options and more are just outside your door. Later that evening, we will head over to AT&T Park as the Arizona Diamondbacks are in town to battle the San Francisco Giants. This stadium is hard to beat when challenging for the best baseball atmosphere in the country. There is no better way to finish up our California Baseball Stadium Tour than with a visit to this gem of a ballpark located right on San Francisco Bay. This NL West showdown may likely have playoff implications and the sold out crowd will surely add to the excitement. After what should be a fantastic game we will head back to our San Francisco hotel for our final evening.
Saturday, September 7, 2013 – At the conclusion of this fantastic California Baseball Tour, you can check off all five California stadiums from your baseball travel bucket list. Make sure you say good-bye to your friends from the tour and start preparations to check off more stadiums during one of our tours in 2014.
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