With 30 teams across the country, visiting new Major League stadiums can be challenging. On most occasions, you stick with your local club and maybe venture off to a stadium within driving distance for a special event. However, some Major League ballparks need to go on your bucket list because they require at least one visit.
Oracle Park is one of the most beautiful and elegant settings in Major League Baseball. Some would even argue that it is one of the top venues in the world. Oracle Park boasts numerous small details that make it a must-see for all baseball enthusiasts, from McCovey’s Cover to the enormous baseball glove in left field. Lastly, the cherry on top is that you’ll be in San Francisco, so you can enjoy the stunning city after the game.
A ballpark with a similar vibe to Oracle Park is PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The two stadiums opened within a year of each other and have shared several quirks. PNC is also near a body of water, making splash hits in the Allegheny River possible. And when you combine the gorgeous skyline and Roberto Clemente Bridge, your jaw will hit the floor from its beauty. The only downside of visiting PNC Park is watching the Pirates, who are in a never ending rebuild.
The new Yankee Stadium did an excellent job of transferring the tradition of the old ballpark to the new one. Even if it lacks the tradition and grandeur of the previous Yankee Stadium, the new Yankee Stadium is a must-see spot. Visitors should try and stop by Monument Park to learn about the Yankee greats like Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle. Even if you loathe the Yankees, you can appreciate that they are baseball royalty.
Fenway Park is baseball’s oldest venue, with more unforgettable moments occurring on the field than any other ballpark. Any baseball fan needs to see the Green Monster, Pesky’s Pole, and Ted Williams’ red seat from his over 500-foot blast with their own eyes. Fenway Park isn’t going away anytime soon either; the federal government has declared it an official historic landmark.
If someone has ivy growing around their house, it’s easy to grab the perfect baseball bat, ball, and glove and pretend they are hitting in the “Friendly Confines” of Wrigley Field. Not only is the ballpark majestic, but the downtown social scene might be more enjoyable than the game itself. There have been several renovations to Wrigley Field over the past few years, but the charm remains.
Putting these Major League Ballparks on a bucket list is an easy choice for a diehard baseball fan. You get a little bit of the modern ballpark to feel with PNC and Oracle and then the historical element of Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field, and Fenway Park. Don’t hesitate to start that baseball road trip today.
Most people would agree that your wedding can be cold, calculating, and painstakingly tedious throughout the planning process. However, it can become an important and memorable day with enough organization. To help you plan a wedding that will be both beautiful and exciting, we’ve put together a list of five things to do before your wedding.
First, the impossible task of gathering all of the people you need to be involved in planning your wedding is what gives everyone else headaches. For everything to go smoothly, it’s best to start in your own family and reevaluate, adding other people as appropriate. Remember that getting everyone on board means that every person will have something to contribute and exercise a little power. Involve your parents early on. They might disagree, but they’ll respect that planning a wedding is something they helped birth.
While most people aren’t sure where to start when planning a wedding, many have found that the best concept is to incorporate customizations so everyone can have their ideas. If you want to choose a particular type of band for your reception:
Try booking one before booking the venue or special-occasion dinner with them as attendants at your teppanyaki dinner or sushi party.
Get in touch with a photographer who knows how to work with your wedding requirements or a florist that specializes in the specific designs you want.
Find out whether the venue you have in mind offers on-site catering or if they can hook you up with a preferred vendor. If your preference is ballroom dancing or country music, it would be helpful to find out what band and song list they would use for your reception.
Look for the right engagement ring insurance; it would be best if you consider checking out different jewelers so you can get several estimates for how much it will cost to insure your ring.
Deciding who should be included in your wedding can sometimes cause more stress than actually planning the wedding itself. Most couples have a difficult time deciding whom to invite. Suppose you can think of someone who would make an exceptional guest, invite them to your wedding, but don’t assume that this person is already invited. This is why it’s crucial to go through your parent’s list and ensure every name is crossed off the guest list one at a time until you feel satisfied that everyone was invited by someone else.
After everyone has been invited, next on the agenda should be choosing a venue and renting a hall, catering hall, or banquet hall – whatever type of setting you might want for the reception. Don’t forget to consider extras, such as an orchestra or DJ. This is the stage of the planning process when you can decide whether to get married at the location you contracted for your wedding or choose another venue. Suppose you’d like something more elaborate than the reception hall, such as a ceremony in conjunction with a reception at an upscale restaurant. In that case, it might behoove you to consider asking for an upgrade on your contract.
A wedding with no theme is like making a cake without icing; it will not be as fun or memorable. Working with a professional wedding planner is typically a good idea if you can’t afford to create the theme you want from scratch. One of the most popular themes is rustic weddings and barn weddings. It’s recommended that you try to attend a couple of days worth of other weddings before deciding on what type of theme yours should be, except for Indian wedding themes, which are relatively similar. This way, you have an idea of what you might like, what it will cost you, and how much time it will take to pull off.
Hopefully, this will help you plan a memorable and inexpensive wedding. If you don’t want to make things too painful, consider taking a vacation or removing the stress by getting married on a cruise ship where you can enjoy your honeymoon at the same time. This will make planning your wedding so much easier because most of the work has been done for you, and there are many options available.