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The Fenway Faithful: A Century of Boston Baseball

Program Number: 19621RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/16/2013 - 8/20/2013;
Duration: 4 nights
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Price starting at: $979.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Baseball
Meals: 11; 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

In 2012, Fenway Park celebrated its 100th anniversary and cemented its legacy as one of the country’s most historic landmarks. Celebrate over a century of baseball in Boston and trace the trials and tribulations of the games most storied franchise. Get caught up in Red Sox fever as you attend a game and go on a private, behind-the-scenes exploration of Fenway Park. Hear tales from the Huntington Avenue Grounds — site of the first-ever World Series — and relive Boston baseball memories like the Babe’s reinvention of the game, Ted Williams’ path to .400 and Big Papi's playoff heroics against the Yankees in 2004.




Highlights

• See the Red Sox play the Yankees, and experience one of Baseball's biggest rivalries at Fenway Park.
• Take in a Class A minor game with the Lowell Spinners at LeLacheur Park
• Soak up revolutionary history and more on an expert-led walk along the Freedom Trail.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles a day on city streets, some cobblestones;some stairs.



Extensive use of public transportation. Due to the MLB ticket policy, we cannot reimburse participants for a cancelled game due to weather. We will do our best to provide an alternative activity and reschedule if possible.




Date Specific Information

8-16-2013

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Boston

Home to many of America’s “firsts” — subway, park, public library — Boston is the oldest American metropolis with a dazzling array of historical lessons at every turn. From harbor to hillside, street to storefront, Boston offers history at its finest.



Accommodations
Full service, downtown hotel located steps away from public transportation.
Meals and Lodgings
   Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
  Boston 4 nights
 Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: In the heart of historic Back Bay stands an equally legendary landmark. Built in 1927, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is a member of Historic Hotels of America, and recipient of the Successful Meeting Pinnacle Award for delivering excellence in meetings. With an unmatched location, the hotel are adjacent to the Public Garden with its Swan Boats and the chic boutiques, art galleries and restaurants of the world-famous Newbury Street. Rich in history, the hotel offers the same luxury, hospitality expertise, service and splendor today that have attracted United States Presidents, international corporations, and celebrities in the past.
  Contact info: 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116 USA
phone: 617-426-2000
web: www.bostonparkplaza.com/
  Room amenities: Electronic Key System, High Speed Internet, Voice mail, Data Ports on Phones, Cable TV, In-room Pay Movies, 24 Hour Room Service, Iron and Iron board, Wake-up calls, Hair dryer, Alarm clock, Windows can be opened
  Facility amenities: Every guestroom offers full room service, voice mail, modem lines, movies and more. Guest room amenities include a courteous, full service concierge staff, travel services and fitness facilities.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Varies based on availability For pre and post night reservation call Boston Park Plaza reservation agent Esther Lo at 617-457-2423 (Monday-Friday 10:30am-6pm EST) to book pre and/or post nights. Make sure to state your program number (this is a 4 or 5 digit number) and that you are with the Road Scholar group. A limited number of rooms are available at a Road Scholar group rate if booked 30 days prior to your program start date. For all other Hotel needs please call Road Scholar at 617-521-5373
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Varies based on availability For pre and post night reservation call Boston Park Plaza reservation agent Esther Lo at 617-457-2423 (Monday-Friday 10:30am-6pm EST) to book pre and/or post nights. Make sure to state your program number (this is a 4 or 5 digit number) and that you are with the Road Scholar group. A limited number of rooms are available at a Road Scholar group rate if booked 30 days prior to your program start date. For all other Hotel needs please call Road Scholar at 617-521-5373
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:00 PM You will be staying at Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers that night.
  End of Program:
12:00 PM You will be staying at Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Overnight Valet parking at the hotel is 46/night. Self Parking located across the street is 31.00 for every 24 hour period. Please see Motar Mart Self Parking directions for more details
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Boston
  Nearest city or town:  Cambridge, South Boston
  Nearest highway: I-90, 93
  Nearest airport:  Logan International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Boston
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

The Silver Line

 

 
 

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An alternative to the Blue Line, the Silver Line Bus is a terrific way to get from the airport to South Station, about 1 mile to the hotel. approximately $2.00.

 

Taxi

 

 
 

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Taxi service to and from Logan Airport is approximately $35.00. Taxi Service from South Station is $10-15.00. From Back Bay Station is $7-$10. From North Station is $15-$20

 

Amtrak

 

 
 

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Advanced Reservations Required

   

Boston's Back Bay Station, located 0.5 miles from the hotel serves all routes from the South. North Station located 1.5 miles from the hotel serves all routes coming from the north.. Please visit www.amtrak.com or call1-800-872-7245. The closest subway stop to the Park Plaza is the Arlington "T" Stop on the Green Line. From North Station take the "T" green line outbound to Arlington St. The stop is one block from the hotel. From Back Bay station walk or take a taxi

 
Driving Directions
  From Logan Airport to Park Plaza Boston Follow signs to Sumner Tunnel/Boston. Take the ramp onto RT-1A S/William F McClellan Hwy. Merge north onto Interstate 93 and take the Storrow Drive - Exit 26. Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at Back Bay/Copley Exit. At lights, take left onto Beacon St, and then take an immediate right onto Arlington St. The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is the 2nd building on the left after the park
  From North to Park Plaza Boston Take Route I-93 South into Boston. Take the Storrow Drive - Exit 26 off of I-93. Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at the Back Bay/Copley Exit. At lights, take left onto Beacon St, and then take an immediate right onto Arlington St. The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is the 2nd building on the left after the park
  From South to Park Plaza Boston Follow I-93 North towards Boston. Take the Storrow Drive - Exit 26 off of I-93. Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at the Back Bay/Copley Exit. At lights, take left onto Beacon St., and then take an immediate right onto Arlington St. The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is the 2nd building on the left after the park.
  From West to Park Plaza Boston Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte. 90 East) into the city. Exit at Copley Square (22) and follow straight onto Stuart St. Follow to the 5th set of lights and turn left for the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Registration/Orientation/Welcome Dinner/Fenway Orgins
(Friday, August 16)
   
 Arrive To: Please check-in with the hotel and then stop by the 4th floor to pick up your welcome packet any time between 3:00-4:45 PM.
 Afternoon: Orientation
 Dinner: Welcome Dinner
 Evening: Discuss the evolution of Fenway Park and baseball in Boston at the beginning of the 20th century with baseball author and historian Richard Johnson.
   
Accommodations: Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Fenway Park Tour/ Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Game
(Saturday, August 17)

Note: *Today we will be walking & taking the subway*



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy Breakfast
 Morning: Explore America's oldest baseball park still in use with an offical Fenway Park Guide. Participants will have an opportunity to stand on the "Green Monster", see the Ted Williams Seat, and trace the history of Americas most beloved ball park!
 Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant
 Afternoon: Red Sox vs New York Yankees Game 4:05 PM (Time of game may change due to MLB regulatations)
 Dinner: Dinner on your own at the Ball Park. Try a famous Fenway Frank!
   
Accommodations: Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Free Time/Lowell Spinners Game
(Sunday, August 18)

Note: *Time of game may change due to teams schedule*



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast
 Morning: Free Time
 Lunch: Coach to Lowell, MA the home of the Lowell Spinners.Enjoy at picnic lunch at LeLacheure Ball Park home of the Lowell Spinners
 Afternoon: Attend a Lowell Spinners game the Class A Affiliate team of the Boston Red Sox
 Dinner: Dinner in Boston
 Evening: Return to the hotel
   
Accommodations: Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Ted Williams Presentation/Freedom Trail
(Monday, August 19)

Note: *Today we will be walking and taking the subway*



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast
 Morning: From Ted Williams and Babe Ruth to Roger Clemens and Big Papi, Fenway has been home to baseball's most legendary players. Delve into Fenway's storied past and discover baseball's most memorable moments. Trace Ted Williams' Path to 400, The Babe's transformation into a hitting powerhouse, Big Papi's post season heroics against the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS, and much more.
 Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant
 Afternoon: Enjoy an escorted walk along part of Boston’s Freedom Trail led by a local historian. See the Granary Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, and Faneuil Hall.
 Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant in Boston.
 Evening: Return to Hotel
   
Accommodations: Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: TD Garden/Program Departures
(Tuesday, August 20)

Note: *Today we will be walking and taking the subway*



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast
 Morning: Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins and Celtics
 Lunch: Lunch Vouchers
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Boston Greater Boston Visitor's Bureau
For all information on Boston activities and places to visit please check the web site below. For additional information, visit www.bostonusa.com/
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year


Author: Glenn Stout


Field of Our Fathers: An Illustrated History of Fenway Park 1912-2012


Author: Dick Johnson


Red Sox Century


Author: Glenn Stout and Dick Johnson


Red Sox Nation: An Unexpurgated History of the Boston Red Sox


Author: Peter Golenbock


Ted Williams: A Portrait in Words and Pictures


Author: Glenn Stout and Dick Johnson


The American Game: Baseball and Ethnicity


Author: Lawrence Baldassaro and Dick Johnson




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