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Play Ball with the New York Yankees or Mets This Season

Things to do in New York City

The 2019 baseball season is underway and if you are thinking of catching a game this year, there are a few things to consider when planning your day at the ballpark. Taking in the big league play of the two teams from the Empire State is always one of the top things to do in New York City all summer long. Yet even though they may play the same sport and in the same league, your experiences will differ more than just in your choice of attire.

New York Yankees

The New York Yankees play in the heart of The Bronx in the newly-constructed version of Yankee Stadium. Even though the old building may have been torn down, the new home of this AL East perennial favorite is full of architectural elements from the past, acting as a shrine to the greatness of this storied franchise. A trip to the ballpark is more than just seeing a game here – you can feel the history of the game (no matter if the stadium may be only a decade old). They offer Pre-Game Tours and have a bevy of food and drink options, so you may wish to arrive early to take in all of the sights away from the diamond.

New York Mets

While a trip to Flushing Meadows in Queens to see a New York Mets game at Citi Field is only less than 10 miles away from their cross-town rivals’ ballpark, the experiences are a world apart. Without the aura of the history of the pinstripes, a day at this ballpark, modeled after the famed Ebbets Field, still has the classic feel of America’s Pastime with a focus on family-friendly fun! Family Sundays include a dash around the bases for the kids and if you arrive before the game, there are many activities such as carnival games, face painting and live music to keep the little ones entertained long before the first pitch is thrown.

Hotels in NJ

The Yankees may be a better bet to see a win, but to have a day full of fun with your whole family, you may wish to choose to cheer on the Amazins in blue and orange. Are you ready for your baseball game and looking to stay at one of the top nearby hotels in NJ? Then, take a look at The Wilshire Grand special deals and book your room today!