10 great American cities to catch sporting events
Sports are an integral part of American culture. From the gridiron to the hardwood to the diamond, men, women, and children throughout the country love the competition of athletics. These are just some of the better places to catch a game while on your vacation.
1. Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland? …Seriously? Yes, ! Home to the best player in the NBA, LeBron James, a visit to Cleveland to see the Cavs play is a must for any sports enthusiast. With an NFL and MLB presence also in the city, there are many teams to check out! Pro Tip: it gets cold in the winter. Really cold. Pack accordingly!
2. Los Angeles, California
Home to the Clippers, one of the most exciting team in the NBA, and the storied Lakers and superstar Kobe Bryant, has some of the best sports storylines in the country. Add an exciting Dodgers team, the NHL’s Kings, and an Angels team that is fast becoming elite, and you have a great sports city! Now if they could just get an NFL franchise.
3. Tampa, Florida
One of the most underrated cities in the United States has much more than beautiful beaches! is home to the Rays of Major League Baseball, the NFL’s Buccaneers, the Lightning of the NHL and some excellent college teams within driving distance offer much to enjoy.
4. Dallas, Texas
Home of the Dallas Cowboys football team, a Mavericks basketball team that’s consistently in the hunt for an NBA title, and a young Rangers team in nearby Arlington that's exciting to see grow, has a myriad of options for visitors.
5. Chicago, Illinois
The Windy City has some legendary sports teams, from the Bulls to the Bears to the Blackhawks, with the Cubs and White Sox to boot. has some of the best summers in the country, so try to plan your trip somewhere between May and September.
6. Green Bay, Wisconsin
Though only has one sports team, the Packers, it’s a team that is steeped in history and tradition, and is a must-stop for any sports fan.
7. Seattle, Washington
Home of the Seahawks football, Mariners baseball and the Seattle Sounders soccer teams, the city of has some of the best in-game experiences for any visitor looking to check out a professional sports game.
8. Boston, Massachusetts
The Celtics, the Bruins, the Red Sox, and the Patriots all call the city of and its surrounding area home. With a history littered with championships, catching any of these legendary teams is an incredible experience.
9. San Diego, California
The beautiful city of has much to offer visitors, from beautiful beaches to beautiful weather to much more. Tossing in the Chargers and Padres is just gravy.
10. Denver, Colorado
The is currently in a sports renaissance, with the Broncos one of the top teams in the NFL. The Nuggets are always a fun team to watch, with their breakneck speed and high flying athletics. And the Avalanche and Rockies always put on a good show also.