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West Coast Baseball Tours in May 2015

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Thu, Oct 16, 2014 @ 07:05 AM

Dodger Stadium,west coast baseball tours,baseball toursOur West Coast baseball tours are becoming increasingly popular. It's easy to see why... They include fantastic cities up and down the California coast; one of the best of the new ballparks, AT&T Park; and the historic Dodger Stadium. The extended versions of the tours have options that include SAFECO Park in Seattle and Coors Field in Denver, too. 

These tours start the week of Memorial Day, so it's a perfect time to extend your vacation. 

WEST COAST PLUS MAY 
The full West Coast Plus tour begins in LA/Anaheim, includes 7 games in 7 different stadiums, and plenty of time to explore these great cities. Click here to see the details.
Tue, May 26, Angel Stadium- Padres @ Angels, TBD
Wed, May 27, Dodger Stadium- Braves @ Dodgers, TBD
Thu, May 28, PETCO Park- Pirates @ Padres, TBD
Fri, May 29, Travel to San Francisco
Sat, May 30, Oakland Coliseum- Yankees @ A’s, TBD
Sun, May 31, AT&T Park- Braves @ Giants, TBD
Mon, Jun 1, Safeco Field- Yankees @ Mariners, 7:10PM
Tue, Jun 2, Coors Field- Dodgers @ Rockies, 6:40PM
Wed, Jun 3, Guests Depart

WEST COAST MAY
The full West Coast tour includes the 5 California stadiums and Seattle. Click here to see the details.
Tue, May 26, Angel Stadium- Padres @ Angels, TBD
Wed, May 27, Dodger Stadium- Braves @ Dodgers, TBD
Thu, May 28, PETCO Park- Pirates @ Padres, TBD
Fri, May 29, Travel to San Francisco
Sat, May 30, Oakland Coliseum- Yankees @ A’s, TBD
Sun, May 31, AT&T Park- Braves @ Giants, TBD
Mon, Jun 1, Safeco Field- Yankees @ Mariners, 7:10PM
Tue, Jun 2, Guests Depart

CALIFORNIA GOLD MAY 
The California Gold tour takes in 5 games in all 5 California stadiums, and plenty of time to explore these great cities. Click here to see the details.
Tue, May 26, Angel Stadium- Padres @ Angels, TBD
Wed, May 27, Dodger Stadium- Braves @ Dodgers, TBD
Thu, May 28, PETCO Park- Pirates @ Padres, TBD
Fri, May 29, Travel to San Francisco
Sat, May 30, Oakland Coliseum- Yankees @ A’s, TBD
Sun, May 31, AT&T Park- Braves @ Giants, TBD
Mon, Jun 1, Guests Depart

SOUTHERN CAL MAY 
The Southern Cal tour begins in LA/Anaheim for two nights, finishes in San Diego, includes 3 games in 3 different stadiums, and plenty of time to explore these great cities. Click here to see the details.
Tue, May 26, Angel Stadium- Padres @ Angels, TBD
Wed, May 27, Dodger Stadium- Braves @ Dodgers, TBD
Thu, May 28, PETCO Park- Pirates @ Padres, TBD
Fri, May 29, Guests Depart

BAY AREA MAY 
The Bay Area tour has you staying in San Francisco three nights, includes 2 games in 2 different stadiums, and plenty of time to explore the City by the Bay. Click here to see the details.
Fri, May 29, Arrive in San Francisco
Sat, May 30, Oakland Coliseum- Yankees @ A’s, TBD
Sun, May 31, AT&T Park- Braves @ Giants, TBD

Mon, Jun 1, Guests Depart

ABOUT OUR TOURS 
One thing you'll notice about our tours - We typically offer a long tour that lasts for 7-8 days, in this case the West Coast tour. We then offer shorter versions of that tour at the same time, such as the Southern Cal and Bay Area Tours. This allows you to choose the tour that best suits you.

Whether you choose a long or short tour, you'll always receive a Big League Tours experience. You'll get:
- Premium seats at all the games,
- Stadium tours, when schedules allow,
- Great hotels in the heart of the city or next to the ballpark,
- Big League Player Experience, 
- Sensible itineraries, 
- Big League Tours welcome gift, and a 
- Big League Tours host!

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Soak up the California Sun on our West Coast Tours

Posted by Doug Lawson on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 @ 01:20 PM

Our West Coast Tours are some of the most popular every year. In 2014, we are adding some new variations that include 3, 4, 7, & 8 night vacations, and we're offering them in two different months. You can select the Full West Coast Tour, the California Gold Tour, the Southern Cal Tour, or the Baseball on the Bay Tour. Below are the links to all of our tours out West next season. Don't forget- book by Dec. 15th and get 5% off. Use discount code EARLY when booking your tours. 

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Please feel free to call or email with any questions.

 

 

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West Coast Tour, May 2014: LA/Anaheim, San Diego, San Fran & Oakland

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 @ 06:30 PM

An always popular baseball tour is a trip to the West Coast to see all of the California baseball stadiums plus Safeco Field in Seattle. And that's just what this tour has to offer. You'll have three nights in Los Angeles/Anaheim to take in a couple of games as well as explore some sites.

The first day of the tour, you'll see the Yankees play the Angels at Angel Stadium. We expect this to be a night game so you'll have time to get to the hotel, check in and get settled, and then meet the tour group to go to the ballpark.

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The next day is a completely free day. You could spend the day at Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm, take a tour of Hollywood, or hang out on the beach. It's completely up to you.

The following day offers a game at historic Dodger Stadium. You'll be amazed that this ballpark is over 60 years old! You'll arrive early with time to explore the stadium before settling into lower-level seats for the game. The last day in Southern California is in San Diego, where we'll stay in the Gaslamp Quarter and be there in plenty of time for a game at PETCO Park.

Then, on Saturday, it's off to San Francisco. It's a short flight and then you'll check into theAlcatraz,baseball trips hotel in the heart of the city. You'll have the evening on your own to explore the city, eat at a great restaurant, or just relax. On Sunday, the game is at AT&T Park between the Braves and the Giants.

Monday, you'll have more time to take in the Bay Area sites. This would be a perfect day to go to Alcatraz, take a trip up to wine country, visit Ghirardelli square, or take a ride on a San Francisco trolley. Then you'll meet up with the group to catch the game at the Oakland Coliseum between the Rays and Athletics.

The final day of the tour has you jumping on a quick flight to Seattle, taking in a game at Safeco Field, and staying at a hotel in the middle of the action in Seattle. Extend your stay in Seattle or plan to leave late in the day so that you can see the Space Needle, visit Pikes Place Market, or take in some beat poetry in ways that only Seattle can serve it up. Want some food suggestions? Let us know - we can help!

As always, you’ll enjoy first class hotels, lower level seats, stadium tours, an MLB player experience and memories that will last a lifetime. No tour company does it like Big League Tours. We hope you will join us on this extensive tour. 

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014


Tags: baseball tours, baseball travel, baseball road trip, AT&T Park, Angel Stadium, Dodger Stadium, PETCO Park, Safeco Field, Giants, A's

AT&T Park - West Coast Baseball Tour Part IV

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 @ 08:15 AM

ATT Park entranceAtop most fans list of favorite baseball stadiums is San Francisco's AT&T Park. If it's not their favorite, it's almost always in their top five. And for good reason. 

This ballpark is listed right in the middle of stadium sizes in the MLB, as the 16th largest. The way that the ballpark is configured makes it feel like one of the smallest, though. The feeling of intimacy at AT&T is one of its best features.

And speaking of features, this park is filled with plenty of unique features - the interesting angles and dimensions of the outfield, the view of the Bay, McCovey Cove, the Levi's mitt and Coca Cola bottle (with a slide in it) in the outfield, and the kids play area. 

It's a great place to see a baseball game. They also offer one of the best stadium tours in the MLB if you can squeeze it in on your baseball trip.  

Tags: stadium tours, San Francisco, baseball stadiums, AT&T Park, Giants

Exploring Frisco, Rocco's Cafe - West Coast Baseball Tour Part III

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 @ 01:00 PM

The following day we took our west coast baseball tour guests to San Francisco. We hopped a short flight and arrived at SFO in the early afternoon. Once we checked into our hotels, everyone had the afternoon and evening on their own to go see the sites. We provided 3-day metro cards that allowed our guests to use the public transportation to go practically anywhere in the city.Chef Don

By now, I'm sure you're picking up on my love of food. Yeah? So when in San Francisco, a city that's known for its great food, how could I not explore just a bit? We opted to go to Rocco's Cafe, a local Italian spot that we discovered by watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.  

Chef Don, founder of Rocco's, paid our table a visit and chatted with us for quite a while. Turns out he's quite the baseball fan. In fact, Rocco's is so close to AT&T Park and the food is so good, that we've heard several of the Giants players, managers and staff members frequent the restaurant. I'm sure that several members from the visiting teams make their way to Rocco's too. If they don't, they're missing out!

Tags: San Francisco, west coast baseball tour, baseball travel, AT&T Park, Giants

Vida Blue Joins Big League Tours in San Francisco

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 @ 06:58 PM

Vida Blue - Following his Major League debut the summer of 1969, Vida was the 1971 American League CyVida Blue at Big League Player Experience Young Award winner and Most Valuable Player. As part of the Oakland A's, he won three World Series Championships in 1972, 1973 and 1974. He appeared in six All Star Games and was the first pitcher to start an All Star game for both leagues.

Blue played for three teams - the A’s, Giants, Royals. He was traded to Giants in 1978 for 8 players and $390K and promptly won 18 games that year. The Mansfield, Louisiana native resides near San Francisco and actively promotes the game of baseball. You can see more of Blue's statistics on the MLB.com site.

We're very excited about the returning of Vida Blue as part of our Big League Player Experiences on our West Coast and Bay Area Tours. Vida has made a couple of appearances for us (appearance in 2006 at Chop House above and in 2008 below at AT&T Park during Giants batting practice) and is always a fan favorite.BLT Group at AT

About the Big League Player Experiences - Get inside the game like never before when you meet up with Big League ballplayers on each of our baseball road trips. Players like Vida Blue, Bill Lee, Dave Parker and Tom Browning have joined us on our tours. Join us on a Big League Tours and you'll see what our guests tell us is the favorite part of their experience. See more about the Player Experiences.

Tags: San Francisco, ballpark tours, AT&T Park, Giants, A's, Oakland, Coliseum