I love baseball. Spending a Sunday afternoon at the ballpark is a summer day well spent. Growing up, my first baseball game was at Veterans Stadium and now I frequent Citizens Bank Park, home of the Phillies.
When I’m traveling, I always find it a plus if I can take in a ball game. Nationals Park was the first park outside of my “home” stadium. And the Nationals were playing the Phillies. Home run. (Pun 100% intended)
Nationals Park is what I call a “new” park, similar to Citizens Bank Park. As I walked around the concourse I would have thought I was actually at Citizens Bank Park. There’s not the history that ballparks like Wrigley Field in Chicago or Fenway in Boston have but there is so much to take in (aside from the ballgame, of course). The most iconic probably being the Presidents’ race.
I think the highlight of any stadium visit is the food. And the food at Nationals Park? Awesome. BBQ, Virginia ham and biscuits, and crab cake sandwiches. There’s also the classics: hot dogs, pretzels, and beer.
Nationals Park was a great start in my travels to baseball stadiums around the country.