Fenway Park in Back Bay

Fenway Park is home of the Boston Red Sox and one of the oldest baseball stadiums in the United States. In fact, it is the oldest in the United States that is still used for its original purpose. It opened in 1912 and has been a landmark in Boston ever since.

When it comes to Fenway Park, the main reason to visit is to see a home game of the Boston Red Sox. Travelers should plan well in advance for these games. The Boston Red Sox has the longest succession of home game ticket sellouts in Major League Baseball history. In other words, tickets should be purchased well in advance of any game at Fenway Park.

Getting to Fenway Park is easy, but it is not advisable to take a personal vehicle. There are parking garages in the area, but they fill up quick. The local trains service the area in three places. Travelers can take the Green Line of the T to Kenmore Station or Fenway Station. It is a shorter walk to Fenway from the Kenmore Station, despite the misleading name of Fenway Station. Commuters using the Framingham/Worcester Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail can disembark at the Yawkey Station. However, the Red Line is more convenient for travelers who are not already situated on the Framingham/Worcester Line.

On game days, Yawkey Way, the street on which Fenway Park officially lies, has a variety of vendors that offer food and souvenirs. There is also an official Red Sox store along Yawkey Way. On the other side of the park lies Lansdowne Street. The street is home to bars, concert venues and food vendors. Those looking for a sit down meal need only wander within a few blocks of Fenway Park to find it. There is an UNOs on the corner on the way back to Kenmore Station. There are numerous options, including Boston Beer Works, on Brookline Ave.

Visiting Fenway Park on game day is an exciting event for visitors and Bostonians alike. Even if travelers do not want to take in a game, they can take in the atmosphere and energy by strolling the Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood on game day. The park is clearly visible with the Green Monster making itself known, so photo opportunities are not lacking for those who cannot get into the park.