Anyone who gets to visit Boston would automatically notice how sporty the city is. Sports definitely is a very big thing in Boston and most of its people are very athletic or just plain sports fans. If you happen to be in Boston on a vacation or even just a business trip, you really have to see the following sports-related tourist sites:
Are you a fan of baseball? Then you know Fenway Park is located in Boston, right? Opened in 1912, the Fenway Park has been witness to so many beautiful and very memorable games of America’s favorite past time. From the time it was opened, it has always been the home of the Boston Red Sox. If you are lucky, you get to see the Red Sox practice. If you get to see Fenway, do not forget to take a photo near popular features like ‘The Triangle,’ ‘The Green Monster’, and ‘Pesky’s Pole.’ Considered to be one of the most popular sports venues in the world, Fenway Park is definitely something that you would not want to miss when in Boston.
The TD Garden is a multi-purpose arena which is most commonly known for being the home of the Boston Celtics, one of the most legendary teams of the NBA. The TD Garden is well-known for its very distinct parquet basketball court. It has been the venue for so many great games of the Boston Celtics. It was where the team played during the 2008 Finals and the 2010 Finals – both games played against its super rival team, Los Angeles Lakers. Not only is the TD Garden home to the Celtics but to the Boston Bruins as well. If you are a hockey fan, then you probably know that already. Non-sporting events like concerts are also held at the TD.
Another great sports venue to visit is the Matthews Arena. Opened in 1910 and has been in operation since then, it is today’s oldest indoor ice hockey arena in the world. It used to be where the Boston Bruins and the New England Whalers played. Now, it is the home of the Northeastern Huskies. Also a basketball arena, it is considered to be the second home of the Boston Celtics. It is a very historic venue since so many historic greats have hosted events in the arena. These include presidents, Teddy Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy, Charles Lindbergh, Jack Dempsey, and Alan Freed.
George Wright Golf Course
If you are a fan of golf then you would want to visit the George Wright Golf Course, located at West Street. Opened in 1938, it is definitely one of the most beautiful golf courses in the country. It was designed by no other than Donald Ross, a reputable designer and golf lover. It is currently managed by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. From April to November, it is open every day. So if you happen to be at Boston during that time period, you should take the opportunity to visit the George Wright Golf Course.
To visit these sites, you can always take public transportation. But public transportation can quite frustrating and inconvenient during the rush hours. This is where touring on a rented car becomes practical. Rent a car from Boston City Ride!