6 Ways To Enjoy Fenway Park
We scored an amazing flight deal to Boston from Minneapolis ($86 Round Trip) and our good luck did not stop there! As luck would have it, the Red Sox were playing at home during our visit so we were able to see Fenway Park for the first time. Here are 6 ways to enjoy Fenway Park!
6 Ways To Enjoy Fenway Park
Book Fenway Tickets ASAP
The minute you know you’re going to Boston, check to see if there’s a home game. Heck, depending on how serious of a baseball fan you are, you may even want to book your trip around a Red Sox home game when they’re playing your favorite team. We purchased Red Sox tickets before we booked our hotel because it was one of the things I had to see before leaving Boston. The Red Sox were playing the Oakland A’s which didn’t have any sentimental value to me, I just wanted to see a game while we were there!
I studied the seating map intently. I’m a little cheap so unfortunately, sitting in the Green Monster (or should I say Green Monstah) was not something I considered, as cool as that would have been. Seats in the Green Monster will start at $140 per seat. We ended up with seats in Box B2 row H in right field (cost $28 each), we were just about 15 yards away from the Oakland Bullpen and had a beautiful view of the stadium and game.
Join Red Sox Nation
If you’re not already a member we suggest joining the fan club for Red Sox Nation. Membership costs $25 per year. With membership, you get to watch batting practice during home games from the Green Monster! This was absolutely worth $25. It’s worth noting that we also purchased a Red Sox Nation membership for Kelly because they quit allowing a +1 to batting practice. I think the security guard would have let her through but we bought the membership anyway. Side note, you get a Red Sox sticker and membership card for joining. In my opinion, even for one-time use, it was worth it to join.
PRO TIP for attending battting practice. You have to go to Gate C which is on the backside of the Stadium. Totally out of alphabetical order. It’s on the same side as House of Blues.
Book a Fenway Tour
In addition to the game, I highly recommend a tour of Fenway Park. It’s very cool to be in the bowels of the stadium and have it pretty much to yourself. It’s over 2 hours. The tour guide is full of history regarding baseball at Fenway Park, You’ll need to show up 15 minutes before your tour. The tour meets in the gift shop across the street from where you purchase your tickets.
Allow Time to Walk around Fenway Park
The exterior of the stadium is very walkable and I suggest doing that. There are plenty of places to eat nearby. By Chloe, Wahlburgers, House of Blues, just to name a few. There are also plenty of street vendors selling hot dogs, brats, etc. You’ll hear music playing, food vendors yelling and cooking and of course, there is plenty of people watching to do also. There is a palatable excitement on game day. It’s a juxtaposition being there earlier in the day and then a few hours before game time, it’s like a circus just came to town. Walls become vendor stands, a crowd suddenly appears.
We ended up walking by where all the player’s park. The vehicles ranged from practical to Bentley. This is for nothing more than amusement. Also amusing, walking by where all the policeman park. You’ll hear some hard-core Boston accents which is fun for us with hard-core Minnesota accents.
Grab a bite or beer at The Bleacher Bar
This is a one-of-a-kind experience. The Bleacher Bar is literally beneath the center field of Fenway Park. Look to the left and you’ll spot the famous Ted Williams red seat. Look straight on the field of Fenway through the garage door that is protected by a cage. Of course, look to the right and see the “Monstah!” We’re told it’s packed during games and we can see why. Since we devoted most of our day to what we call the Fenway Experience we had plenty of time to sit there during the non-peak time and had a front-row seat. Time it right and you’ll be treated to warm ups or other happenings on the field!
Leaving an Evening Game at Fenway
We stayed in Copley Square at the Westin. It was easily walkable and clocked in just over a mile. There are hundreds of people walking and we felt very safe doing so. An Uber, Lyft, hotel shuttle or cab is always an option! One thing to note if you attend an evening game. The game got over just before 10 pm and we assumed there’d be a place to eat on our walk home. Most restaurants closed at 10 pm. Luckily, we found an awesome takeout spot near Berklee College of Music called Teriyaki House. This kind of surprised us. If you know you’ll want to eat after the game, make sure to do your research beforehand.
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Getting To Fenway
Boston Red Sox
4 Jersey Street
Boston, MA 02215