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Root for the home team at Fenway Park, Boston, MA

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Journey through our long and storied sports history on the Massachusetts Sports Trail — from Greater Boston, where you can cheer on our championship sports teams, to Western Massachusetts, which celebrates the birthplace of two popular American sports — basketball and volleyball. You can also up your game by trying out our trails, rivers, tracks, fields, and greens for yourself.

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Greater Boston

Massachusetts is the State of Sports Champions, and Greater Boston is where you can see our professional sports teams and world-class athletes in action. First, no trip to Boston is complete without a visit to famed Fenway Park, the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball, where the Boston Red Sox have been playing since 1912.

Next up is TD Garden, New England’s largest sports and entertainment arena and home of the storied Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics franchises. Be sure to snap a photo with the statue of hockey legend Bobby Orr on your way in, and spend some time at the TD Garden Sports Museum, which has a half-mile of exhibits spanning two floors.

From there, head to Copley Square for another photo op: running across the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Ranking as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, first run in 1897! And in the evening, rest your head at Hotel Commonwealth, the official hotel of the Red Sox, where some rooms pay tribute to Boston sports history.

For a day trip outside of Boston, head 22 miles southwest to Foxborough to tour the 68,000-seat Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution. While you’re there, visit the Patriots Hall of Fame, celebrating the legendary team’s history.

Did you know?

Rich in sports history, it should be no surprise that sneaker companies Converse, New Balance, Puma, Reebok, and Saucony have headquarters in Massachusetts.

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Attractions

Gillette Stadium & Patriots Hall of Fame

ONE PATRIOT PLACE, FOXBOROUGH, MA 02035

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Experience game day at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA

Boston Marathon Finish Line

678-652 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON, MA 02116

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Fenway Park

4 JERSEY ST, BOSTON, MA 02215

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TD Garden & TD Garden Sports Museum

100 LEGENDS WAY, BOSTON, MA 02114

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Dining

Banners Kitchen & Tap

82 CAUSEWAY ST, BOSTON, MA 02114

Near TD Garden, here’s where you’ll find the largest restaurant TV on the East Coast (39.5 feet!), flanked by numerous other screens — perfect for cheering on multiple teams!

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Bleacher Bar

82A LANSDOWNE ST, BOSTON, MA 02215

Get an unobstructed view of the Red Sox and Fenway Park’s centerfield from under the bleachers.

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CBS Sporting Club

200 PATRIOT PLACE, FOXBOROUGH, MA 02035

Located in Foxborough’s Patriot Place, experience a unique sports bar experience with stadium-style seating and a 25-foot LED TV.

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Lodging

Hotel Commonwealth

500 COMMONWEALTH AVE, BOSTON, MA 02215

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The Verb Hotel

1271 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON, MA 02215

Rock out after the game at this music-themed boutique hotel, which conveniently sits 650 feet away from Fenway Park.

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For the Athlete in You

Community Boating

21 DAVID G MUGAR WAY, BOSTON, MA 02114

Rent a sailboat or kayak on Boston’s Charles River with the oldest public sailing organization in the United States.

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Middlesex Fells Reservation

4 WOODLAND RD, STONEHAM, MA 02180

Explore over 100 miles of mixed-use trails only a few miles from Boston’s city center.

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Track at New Balance

91 GUEST ST, BOSTON, MA 02135

This multi-sport, multi-level complex boasts a 200-meter track that’s designed to be the fastest in the world.

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North of Boston

Head North of Boston to visit the Essex Base Ball Club and see a baseball game played just like it was in 1864 — before gloves! Eat at Winner’s Circle, a 1950s-themed sports pub boasting an arcade, pool room, and more than 70 TVs. And get outside with CraneOutdoors, where you can take a guided hiking or kayaking tour through the beaches, dunes, woodlands, and marsh of the beautiful Crane Estate.

CraneOutdoors

THE CRANE ESTATE, 310 ARGILLA RD, IPSWICH, MA 01938

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Explore the boardwalk with CraneOutdoors, Ipswich, MA

Essex Base Ball Club

SPENCER-PEIRCE-LITTLE FARM, 5 LITTLE’S LANE, NEWBURY, MA

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Winner’s Circle

211 ELM ST, SALISBURY, MA 01952

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South of Boston

South of Boston is where you can celebrate our state’s rich golf heritage by visiting the Massachusetts Golf Hall of Fame and Museum. For lunch or dinner, visit GOAT City Pub and pay tribute to New England greats like former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the Greatest of All Time (GOAT). And for an outdoor activity, rent a kayak or canoe with Billington Sea Kayak, located on a large inland lake in historic Plymouth.

GOAT City Pub

184 W MAIN ST, NORTON, MA 02766

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Billington Sea Kayak

41 BRANCH POINT RD, PLYMOUTH, MA 02360

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Massachusetts Golf Hall of Fame & Museum

300 ARNOLD PALMER BLVD, NORTON, MA 02766

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Central Massachusetts

About an hour west of Boston, Central Massachusetts has a lot of love for America’s favorite pastime. First, visit Polar Park, which opened in 2021 in the heart of Worcester’s revitalized Canal District. Take a tour or catch a home game of the Worcester Red Sox — the “WooSox” — a Triple-A minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. You can also show your support for the Worcester Bravehearts, a summer collegiate baseball team that plays at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field.

If you’re looking for a quick bite before the game, try the popular George’s Coney Island, which has been serving the same hotdogs for more than 100 years. You can also explore a variety of eats near Polar Park by taking one of the Canal Food Tours. At the end of the day, check into the elegant Beechwood Hotel, located right downtown.

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Attractions

Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field

1 COLLEGE ST, WORCESTER, MA 01607

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Polar Park

100 MADISON ST, WORCESTER, MA 01608

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Dining

George’s Coney Island

363 PLANTATION ST, WORCESTER, MA 01605

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Lodging

Beechwood Hotel

363 PLANTATION ST, WORCESTER, MA 01605

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Vida Boutique Inn

110 VERNON ST, WORCESTER, MA 01610

This luxury bed and breakfast is housed in a Colonial Revival home that was built in 1906.

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For the Athlete in You

Central Rock Gym

299 BARBER AVE, WORCESTER, MA 01606

Test your fear of heights on over 16,000 square feet of climbing terrain.

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Go for a climb at Central Rock Gym, Worcester, MA

Game On Sports & Performance Center

100 GAME ON WAY, FITCHBURG, MA 01420

One of New England’s premier sports centers with 7 turf fields and 10 basketball courts, there’s also an onsite restaurant and arcade room.

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Western Massachusetts

Travel through Western Massachusetts to visit the birthplace of two popular American sports: basketball, invented in 1891, and volleyball, invented in 1895. Start at the 48,000-square-foot, three-story Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, where you can even try your hand at shooting hoops in various historical baskets. Enjoy classic American fare like burgers and steak at Max Tavern right onsite at the Hall of Fame.

From there, it’s a quick drive north to the International Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, which is dedicated to preserving the sport’s history and honoring its stars. About an hour west, watch the Pittsfield Suns play at Wahconah Park, which has one of the last remaining wooden grandstands in the U.S. When the day is done, stay at The Old Mill Inn, an historic property recently renovated in the style of a boutique, industrial hotel.

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Attractions

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

1000 HALL OF FAME AVE, SPRINGFIELD, MA 01105

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Shoot hoops at Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA

International Volleyball Hall of Fame

444 DWIGHT ST, HOLYOKE, MA 01040

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Wahconah Park

105 WAHCONAH ST, PITTSFIELD, MA 01201

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Dining

Max Tavern

NAISMITH MEMORIAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME, 1000 HALL OF FAME AVE, SPRINGFIELD, MA 01105

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Lodging

The Old Mill Inn

87 SCHOOL ST, HATFIELD, MA 01038

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Hotel Northampton

36 KING ST, NORTHAMPTON, MA 01060

This historic hotel has 106 guest rooms and suites, as well as two on-site restaurants, Coolidge Park Cafe and Wiggins Tavern Restaurant.

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For The Athlete in You

Crab Apple Whitewater

2056 MOHAWK TRL, CHARLEMONT, MA 01370

Choose between half- or full-day trips on the Deerfield River along the historic Mohawk Trail.

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Taconic Golf Club

19 MEACHAM ST, WILLIAMSTOWN, MA 01267-2823

Surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Berkshires, play golf at the #1 Best Public Golf Course in Massachusetts according to Golf Magazine.

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Cape Cod & The Islands

Visiting the Cape this summer? Spend a summer evening watching some of the best college baseball players in the U.S. The Cape Cod Baseball League has been the premier amateur baseball league in the nation since 1885. One in every six Major League Baseball players has played in this League. Prefer a stroll over a home run? Explore the Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuaries’ many miles of serene walking trails with locations across Cape Cod and the Islands.

Regional Driving Distances

If you’re traveling by car, we’ve made it easy to see your approximate driving distance and time.

Western MA SpringfieldCentral MA WorcesterSouth of Boston PlymouthGreater Boston BostonNorth of Boston SalemCape/Islands Hyannis
NYC3 hr (145 miles)3 hr 30 min (180 miles)4 hr 30 min (235 miles)4 hr (220 miles)4 hr 45 min (235 miles)4 hr 45 min (235 miles)
Albany1 hr 30 min(90 miles)2 hr (130 miles)3 hr 15 min(200 miles)2 hr 45 min(170 miles)3 hr 30 min (190 miles)3 hr 30 min(230 miles)
Hartford30 min (30 miles)1 hr (65 miles)2 hr (135 miles)1 hr 45 min(100 miles)2 hr (120 miles)2 hr 30 min (160 miles)
Providence1 hr 30 min (85 miles)1 hr (40 miles)1 hr (55 miles)1 hr (50 miles)1 hr 30 min (75 miles)1 hr 30 min (75 miles)
Burlington3 hr 15 min (210 miles)3 hr 45 min (240 miles)4 hr 35 min (255 miles)3 hr 30 min (220 miles)3 hr 30 min (220 miles)5 hr (285 miles)
Portland3 hr (190 miles)2 hr 15 min (140 miles)3 hr (150 miles)1 hr 45 min (110 miles)1 hr 30 min (100 miles)3 hr 30 min (180 miles)
Boston1 hr 20 min (90 miles)1 hr (50 miles)55 min (40 miles)- -45 min (25 miles)1 hr 30 min (70 miles)