If you are an avid sports fan and have traveling plans on the card, get geared up and plan your dream vacation to a sports destination itself.
There are endless possibilities and it is likely that your end destination will depend on your sport of choice. So have a look through the following destinations each of which boast of their very own sport events. It is highly likely that everyone will find something.
1. Lord’s and Wimbledon in London
Known by all fans of cricket and located in the heart of London the Lord’s Stadium is the “home of cricket”. The first Ashes tour was hosted here in 1882, a test match between England and Australia.
It has a capacity of 32,000 making it one of the most sought after destinations for sports fans in the world. Wimbledon in London is another attraction for sports fanatics. Wimbledon is held every year in June and July since 1887; visit the spot at this time to get a life time experience.
2. Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne
Also known as the AFL Grand Final ground this is the location of the annual battle between the two greatest AFL teams. Its ominous sloping seats and oval shape will remind you of Roman coliseums.
3. Monaco Grand Prix held in Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo hosts the most prestigious car race on earth which is the Monaco Grand Prix. Its tracks winds through the tight streets of Monaco Europes glam capital each May. Monaco is the most glamorous event of the F1 being held since 1929.
4. Cliff diving in southern Italy
Contestants’ diving from a 27m tall cliff into the ocean is part of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Polignano a Mare is the best venue to watch this from. Over 40,000 fans gather around the seaside cliffs just to catch a glimpse of the action.
5. Aspen in Colorado
Aspen is the home of the X games. The best skiing athletes compete in this ski resort on every January. Outside the Olympics this is sport’s ultimate contest on snow. While famous athletes like Shaun White compete, off-piste international bands, DJs and all night parties will provide you with the ultimate entertainment.
6. Augusta, Georgia
For golf lovers, this place is known as heaven. Sited in America’s Deep South in Georgia, it’s golf’s best battle ground and the tournaments are worth a watch be it in any season.