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Baseball's Fields of Dreams


Featuring the Negro League Museum in KC, the Field of Dreams in Iowa, the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and more...


  • The Negro Leagues Museum
  • The Field of Dreams Movie Site near Dyersville, Iowa
  • Historic Galena, Illinois
  • Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame; stay at the elegant Otesaga Hotel - special Curator's Program at the Hall
  • Yogi Berra Museum at Montclair State University in New Jersey
  • Tour sites of Ebbets Field, the Polo Grounds, Yankee Stadium - visit the final resting place of Babe Ruth
  • 12 meals: 3 expanded conti breakfasts, 3 full breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Roundtrip airfare (Sacramento - Kansas City, Chicago - Albany, New York/Newark - Sacramento)
  • Door-to-door transportation
  • 5900/7000 Gold Passport Points



Daily Itinerary

Join Mark & Tyler for the baseball trip of a lifetime. It makes stops in Kansas City, Dyersville (Iowa) and Cooperstown (NY). You'll explore the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City, home of the legendary KC Monarchs, the "Yankees" of the Negro Leagues in the 1900's.  Walk among the early-season corn stalks at the Field of Dreams outside of Dyersville and explore 150 years of baseball history at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.  Along the way, we'll see a couple ballgames (pending the release of the 2023 schedule) and visit famous landmarks like the sites of the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field in NYC and Brooklyn. Pay your respects at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in New Jersey, final resting place of George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Yogi Berra, Billy Martin, James Cagney, and other legends.

Day 1

A mid-morning flight connects us to our Kansas City bound aircraft and we arrive in the late afternoon.  Dinner is included tonight to kick off our travels.  BW Premier KC Sports Complex - 2 nights (D)

Day 2

For many years baseball had a "double life." White players could play major leagues, but players of color were relegated to a "lesser" league. They couldn't stay in the same hotels, eat in the same restaurants, and in many cases were openly hated by the "real major leaguers." The quality of the competition was high, but acceptance by white society was not. Then came Jackie Robinson, and baseball, along with American society, would never be the same. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum tells the story of the pre-Robinson days. If you are a baseball fan, it's a story you should hear. We'll visit the museum today, and attend a KC Royals game in the evening! This is a town known for its meat, so we'll sample some great barbeque at popular Arthur Bryant's near the museum. The National WWI Museum is an option (admission included) afternoon stop. (B, L)

Day 3

It's about 5 hours from Kansas City to Dyersville, Iowa, home of The Field of Dreams, either by air through Denver, Chicago, or Minneapolis, or by coach. We've decided to stay on the ground and see the countryside, even traveling on a small classic piece of the original Lincoln Highway in Iowa, perhaps enjoying a meal in an old-fashioned diner. Best Western Inn & Suites - Historic Galena, IL (B, L)

Day 4

The Field of Dreams movie site is outside of Dyersville. It still looks pretty much like it did when the cameras were rolling. Visit and hear the story this morning. Back in Galena, grab lunch on your own and perhaps spend a little time in the shops before continuing on to Rosemont, outside Chicago, our home for the night. A tour or a game at historic Wrigley Field  is on our agenda for this afternoon/evening. Hilton Garden Inn (B, D)

Day 5

A late morning flight takes us non-stop to Albany or Syracuse, and from there it's only 90 minutes to the village of Cooperstown. Legend has it baseball was first played here. History says it's only a legend, but this picturesque spot certainly has the FEEL of being the home of baseball. We'll check into a special accommodation, the Hotel Otesaga, home of the Hall of Famers each year. Overlooking the lake by the same name, it's a ten minute walk from the village of Cooperstown. Your accommodations package includes breakfast and dinner in the elegant dining room. Hotel Otesaga - 2 nights (FB, D)

Day 6 

For a baseball fan, the ultimate dream is to walk the corridors of The National Baseball Hall of Fame to re-live personal and/or historical moments of our national pastime. When Sports Leisure Vacations visits, the museum curator brings out items not on display to the public and shares the story behind each piece, often related to the Giants and/or A's. Following the presentation you'll have time to explore the collection on your own. Also in town: Lots of baseball gift shops, the Fenimore Art Museum, and The Farmer's Museum. If you would like to visit one or both during the day we would be happy to provide transportation. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Back at your hotel, the porch offers a number of large rocking chairs with a lake view, perfect for a relaxing afternoon. (FB, D)

Day 7

An extended morning drive brings us to The Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York. It's the final place of baseball greats like Babe Ruth and Billy Martin, actor Jimmy Cagney, and other celebrities. We'll pause and pay our respects. We'll bring the trip to an exciting conclusion with an overnight stay in Times Square! If you like, we'll help you add a Broadway show to your itinerary, as most of the theaters are within walking distance of the hotel. Marriott Marquis Times Square (FB)

Day 8

A look at ballparks and ballpark sites is on the menu this morning. Starting with Ebbets Field, where the Brooklyn Dodgers played from 1913-1957. Next is where the Polo Grounds once stood. Actually, there were four Polo Grounds, the first one actually built for polo. It was the home of the Giants until they left for San Francisco. Just across the Harlem River is Yankee Stadium. How about a tour with lunch nearby? We'll stop before the airport at Montclair State University, home to the Yogi Berra Museum. We once met the late Hall of Famer here. The museum is a monument to Yogi, his life, and the Yankees. Our travels conclude at the Newark Airport, in time for our 7pm non-stop back to Sacramento.

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


Friday, May 26, 2023 to Saturday, June 3, 2023

9 Days, 12 Meals

3 expanded conti breakfasts, 3 full breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners


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