I don’t know if it’s obvious, but we’re a baseball family. So of course, when planning our vacation, we had to figure out a way to visit a ballpark we had never been to before. Going to Atlanta was barely out of the way to Charleston, so we decided that we’d take in a Braves game at Turner Field while we were on the road!
Our seats were OK…we were more interested in seeing the whole park than where we were sitting, which is why we went for the super-cheap outfield seats, instead of our preferred spot behind home plate or along the baselines. We were shocked at how few fans were at the ballpark!
The best part of visiting a new ballpark (for me at least) is seeing what is unique to that location. In Atlanta, this includes a lot of Delta sponsorship, Waffle House, and references to Hank Aaron everywhere!
And the giant drum that leads the infamous Tomahawk Chop!
There were plenty of opportunities for family photos, as well:
We also enjoyed walking around “Monument Grove:”
And seeing the different views from different places in the ballpark:
And one last tribute to Hank Aaron in the parking lot:
I don’t think I’d ever care to go back to Atlanta (the traffic was a nightmare!), but I’m glad to say I’ve been to yet another Major League ballpark!