Fenway Park

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Seeing a game at the Red Sox's stomping ground Fenway Park is a quasi-religious experience for many people. The catch? As charming as the oldest ballpark in the Majors is (it dates from 1912), it's also the smallest (with about 38,000 seats), so tickets are hard to come by.

As the ample guided tours will have you know, the celebrated stadium boasts a colorful history. It opened just days after the Titanic sank; for decades, fans thought it must have been an omen, as the Sox didn't win a World Series for 86 years. This was also put down to the "Curse of the Bambino," after owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in 1919. However, the spell was famously broken in 2004, an event depicted in the US film adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel Fever Pitch. The most famous part of the stadium is its 37-foot-high left-field wall, known affectionately as the Green Monster.

Venue name: Fenway Park
Contact:
Address: 4 Yawkey Way
Fenway
Boston

Opening hours: Box office 9am–5pm Mon–Fri & game days. Tours 9am–4pm daily; game days 9am–3hrs before game
Transport: Kenmore T
Price: Tickets: Game $12–$90; Tours $10–$12