My wife to be and I have decided to hit the road for our honeymoon this summer after our nuptials in June. Now I know I am a lucky man but she is generally really excited to check out new parks and American cities. We are from Ottawa, Canada and two years ago I took her to Fenway Park and she fell in love with the whole experience. Baseball has been a big part of our relationship as I have been a competitive Little League coach throughout my courtship. This culminated this past summer in my teams winning of a national championship and a trip to Williamsport and the Little League World Series. She has been along for the ride and been a great supporter. So when we sat down to think of a honeymoon baseball we knew would be at the forefront.

Here is our planned itinerary for this August:

Depart Ottawa on August 13 and overnight in Toronto.
August 14: Pirates @ Tigers in Comerica
August 15: Padres @ Cardinals Busch Stadium
August 17: Jays @ White Sox US Cellular
August 19: Jays @ Brewers Miller Park
August 20: Jays @ Brewers Miller Park
August 22: Orioles @ Cubs Wrigley Field
August 23: Rays @ Jays Rogers Centre

We are both really looking forward to checking out these ballparks and cities. If anyone has been and can offer any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

Mark

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Comment by WILLIAM VARELA (17) on February 22, 2014 at 10:32am

SINCE YOU ARE GOING FROM CHITOWN TO MILWALKEE , IF YOU COULD LEAVE EARLY. A GREAT BREAKFAST SPOT - FRANKS DINER IN KENOSHA WISCONSIN ON THE WAY UP TO MILWALKEE , THE GARBAGE PLATE VERY GOOD. DINER SHOWN ON DINERS,DRIVEINS AND DIVES WITH GUY FIERI . WHILE IN MILWALKEE VISIT THE LAKEFRONT BREWERY , GOOD BEER FREE SAMPLES GREAT LITTLE TOUR AND FREE BEER GLASSES AT THE END.AND BUY SOME BEER FOR THE GAME. HAVE A GREAT TIME AND HAPPY TRAILS.

Comment by jvolks (19) on February 3, 2014 at 11:20am

Hey Mark,

My wife and I did the same thing for our honeymoon in 2011. You'll really enjoy Chicago and St. Louis will surprise you. Each sumer since we have tried to visit different ballparks. The Budweiser tour is a must and Forest Park if you have time is a nice place to visit. I agree that Fridays in Miller is a good place to eat before one of the games at Miller.

Have fun and congratulations!

Comment by Matthew B on January 27, 2014 at 11:52am

I would recommend picking up the ultimate baseball roadtrip 2nd edition book off amazon. Milwaukee Brewers I would recommend picking up some bleacher seats. Right field is nice on the lower level with the overhang keeps you in the shade. Take the Lakefront brewery tour if you have time (or Miller Brewery), check out the bar called The Safehouse (kind of hard to find). Get coffee at Alterra right off Lake Michigan (walk along lincoln memorial dr). There are a handful of places that will shuttle you to the game if you don't want to pay for parking. Get there early and make friends with the locals to enjoy a tailgate (you may see the racing sausages out and about). Go in to the stadium early and be sure to walk around as there are a lot of different interactive things and places to get great pictures. TGI Friday's has amazing long islands (best bang for your buck in the park).

Comerica is awesome too. The statues and art around the stadium / entrances is amazing. You have to ride the ferris wheel and merry go round.

Enjoy the trip!

Comment by Brandon H (10) on January 27, 2014 at 6:18am

If you're a fan of BBQ, Pappy's in St. Louis is a must go. Best BBQ ive had. Be ready for a long line... but its worth it.

Comerica has a LOT going on inside the park. Ive been to 10 parks now and Comerica is still my favorite. Really any type of food and many different beers and beverages. Statues, Baseball Ferris wheel, Tiger carousel, ect... Best tip for Detroit is dont take anything a bum hands you(American Flags)... LOL

Comment by Lisa (16) on January 23, 2014 at 12:10pm

That sounds awesome! I may be able to offer more advise later this summer as I will be hitting a few of those on your list for the first time, but I'll mention a few little things about the parks I do know.
St Louis--Busch Stadium is awesome! I noticed you'll be there Friday, possibly into Saturday. If you don't mind splurging a little for a hotel, Hilton at the Ballpark is very fun on the weekends. (It's usually between $200-$275 a night). It's literally across the road from Busch Stadium and has an outside bar and band after the games. Lots of fun. Of course there's lots of other things: Budweiser tour (FREE), Arch tour, Grants Farm (FREE), City Museum ($12), St Louis Zoo (FREE, although shows and parking isn't.) We go every other year when the Cardinals play the Reds, we usually sit on the Coca Cola Patio, all you can eat or drink seats. Or above home plate in the 2,3, or 400 level. The view from all of them are great.
Wrigley: I was there in 2004, we sat up from 3rd base and had a great view. I would suggest NOT sitting in the bleachers or outfield because you won't be able to see the little guy poke his head out of the scoreboard every time the score changes. Have fun! And Congrats a little early!

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