Sometimes you just want to enjoy a holiday where you can take advantage of some of your other loves in life. Sure you might love the idea of heading away on vacation to enjoy the relaxation, good weather and some of the sights and experiences of your chosen place.
But, many people also have other loves in their lives like hobbies including sports. Often, seeing some of these sports in real life action at some of the most loved events can also form part of your bucket list. So combining the two could be an option.
I wanted to share with you four sporting events that take place in the US with their locations and why perhaps they should be something for you to consider for your next vacation.
The Kentucky Derby
You may want to take advantage of a real iconic sporting event in the US and that is the Kentucky Derby. It starts on the first Saturday of may and sparks the two-week festival, meaning there is so much on offer at this time of year.
It takes place in Louisville, Kentucky, and it can really be a fabulous hotspot for a vacation while combining it with the enjoyment of the Kentucky Derby. Louisville itself sits on the Ohio river, and not only would you have the enjoyment of the race but you also have the Kentucky derby museum which could just be the icing on the cake for your trip.
The Kansas Speedway
Since 2011 the Kansas Speedway has become an event in the state of Kansas not to be missed. If you love the thrill of motor racing and are a motorsports enthusiast then this event is for you. Stay in places that are close by or near the airport for easy commutable access for the vent but to also enjoy everything else that Kansas city can offer.
Known for its BBQ, Jazz heritage and beautiful fountains, Kansas city really does have it all.
The Masters in Georgia
Is golf your thing? Do you enjoy the atmosphere, the scenery, and the activity you get to endure while following the golfers around the course? Then The Masters really is the event to attend.
One of the most iconic events in the history of golf takes place in Augusta. If you fancy going here, it isn’t just the golfing that will keep you occupied. Take a stroll along the Augusta Riverwalk, enjoy the museum full of fantastic exhibitions and even the Morris Museum of art could be worthwhile visiting.
The U.S Open in New York
Finally, another sport that can appeal to many is tennis, so if you fancy watching one of the four grand slams then head over to New York for the U.S Open.
Taking place in Flushing Meadows it is one of the most iconic Tennis tournaments that will see you witness events like the Men’s and Ladies Singles, the doubles and even the kids take on the accolade.
If you like the idea of visiting New York you have the iconic NYC with some of the best sights such as The Empire State Building and the Statue Of Liberty to name a few.
Other events you might want to experience
There are other great sporting events in America that happen to take place. Some in the same location and others in different states each year. After all, some sporting events need to be hosted in different locations. Here are some of the other options you might want to consider.
MLB All-Star Game
This is baseball’s biggest game of the season and is often held in different states of America. You will find it in places like Los Angeles, Denver, Philadelphia and Seattle to name a few.
The best advice would be to look online and determine when the next game location is. They are always hosted in some of the best Major League Baseball stadiums so you are bound to be happy with the choice of location.
One of America’s most-watched races the Daytona 500 race takes place at Daytona National Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Many people coming to spectate this race will also get to experience Florida.
Florida is a much-loved state in the USA and one of the best locations for a holiday. Orlando and Miami are just two of the highlights but you also have the Florida Keys as an excellent vacation hotspot after you have watched this famous race.
The NFL Draft
The National Football League Draft has always taken place in New York, so this could be the perfect reason to explore the delights this city has to offer. The NFL Draft is a prime date in the diary for any American Football fan and is one of the best experiences to have.
This will be momentous for the season ahead, so you might want to ensure that you get to experience it in the city of New York.
The Superbowl is by far one of the best sporting events in America. So much so that over 200 countries now broadcast and televise the Superbowl. This is for other highlights including the halftime show and the adverts that take place in between.
The Superbowl is the biggest date in the American football diary and is definitely one of the highlights if you are a sporting fan. American football is like no other sport. There is adrenalin, there is passion, and there is fun. It has it all and the Superbowl is the event to watch. It is hosted in states such as Louisianna, California, Arizona and Nevada.
The best advice would be to check out the dates and locations before booking so you can ensure that you make the most of the event.
So there you have it. Some of the locations and some of the best sporting events that you might want to experience. I hope that this has given you some inspiration for locations where you could combine your love of sport.