I've traveled quite a bit throughout my life so far, but sports road trips are always my favorite. There are lots of historic sporting history scattered throughout the country that is definitely worth the gas, stress, and money.
1. Louisville, Kentucky
There are multiple cool sports experiences around the city, including Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby (come on 11!), the Muhammed Ali Museum, and the Louisville Slugger factory. Also, the Cincinnati Reds triple-a affiliate is based in Louisville, the Louisville Bats. If there's anything I can get behind, it's an entire factory of baseball bats.
2. Atlanta, Georgia
Many wouldn't expect Atlanta to be as large of a sports capital that it is, but the city is a sports heaven. The Centennial Olympic Park is a reminder of the 1996 summer Olympics and is a vast park in the middle of the city. Atlanta also hosts the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl every January, inside the famed Georgia Dome, which is also the home of the Atlanta Falcons. The College Football Hall of Fame is located in downtown and is three stories of football heaven.
3. New York
This one is very well known, but the city is the biggest sports market in the world. Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, is one of the nicest ballparks in the league (big fan of Mr. Met). There's also Madison Square Garden, which is one of the most significant sporting locations in the world. Yankee Stadium and MetLife Stadium also provide a solid atmosphere for vital teams to their respective leagues. The MLB is also headquartered in New York. The US Open (tennis) and the Belmont Stakes also take place in New York.
4. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
You won't want to forget your passport for this one. The NHL is headquartered in Toronto, which is also the home to the most successful original six franchise in the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Hockey Hall of Fame is also located in the city and is a must for all hockey fans. The Toronto Blue Jays and Raptors also create a fun atmosphere for any sports fan.
5. Boston, Massachusetts
As much as I don't like the Boston Bruins, the city is well-known for being a sports paradise. The New England Patriots are just a short distance away, and Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is a baseball fans' dream. The Bruins and Celtics also split use of TD Garden Arena, and are always successful and make deep runs into the playoffs.