Looking for things to do during the MLB 2018 All Star Week in Washington, DC? Here are five fun ideas to keep you busy this mid-July.
1. Tour the neighborhood around the ballpark
The neighborhood around Nationals Park has seen an incredible transformation since the ballpark opened ten years ago. Sign up for the Trip Hacks DC Ballpark Neighborhood tour to discover what it was like before the Nationals arrived, hear about best locals’ hang outs, and learn about what the 10+ tower cranes operating in the neighborhood are building.
The Ballpark Neighborhood tour runs daily July 14th – 17th at 10am. Use the coupon code PLAYBALL for a discount on your tour!
2. Check out Fanfest
Hop on Metro and head over to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to meet MLB players, get autographs, and celebrate the game of baseball. Fanfest runs daily July 13th – 17th. Tickets are available to the general public on the official MLB website; however, check out Stubhub as well for possibly discounted tickets.
3. Get tickets to the Home Run Derby or All-Star Game
If you’re coming to Washington, DC for the All-Star Game, you probably already have your tickets secured. If you don’t, you won’t be able to walk up to the Box Office and buy them. However, there are still tickets available on Seatgeek and Stubhub if you don’t mind paying a premium.
4. Sign up for a Monumental Trivia Tour
Which former president is credited with inventing the 7th inning stretch? Sign up for a Trip Hacks DC Monumental Trivia tour and you’ll get a chance to answer questions like that during a 3-hour walk around the monuments and memorials on the National Mall. This popular tour runs every Saturday in the summer, including the evening of July 14th.
5. See the baseball exhibits at our museums
Cool off from the Washington DC heat and humidity and check out some of the baseball themed exhibits at our museums. Baseball in America at the Library of Congress traces the history of the national pastime using items from the library’s collection. Over at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy baseball fans can check out Playball: Navy and the National Pastime which explores the role that baseball has played in the U.S. Navy over the years. Lastly, Sports: Leveling the Playing Field at the National Museum of African American History and Culture showcases the role that African American athletes have played in the development of sports. Make sure to check out our video about how to get free tickets to see this amazing museum.
Enjoy your trip!