The best of the majors, minors, and more

Updated: May 1, 2007, 2:02 PM ET

Summer is finally here, and it's time to engage in two great American traditions of the season: hitting the road and going out to the ballpark.

ESPN SportsTravel has put together 10 sample road tours across the country which visit some of the best ballparks in both the majors and the minors, plus a few special baseball stops along the way, such as the Hall of Fame and the Field of Dreams movie site.

Look for dates for these or any other major or minor league road trip you'd like to take with our Baseball Road Trip Planner*, which allows you to compare and sort schedules for teams you choose. Enjoy.

• Trip 1 - Red Sox Trail: From Farm to Hub
Portland - Lowell - Boston - Pawtucket - Orleans
Road Trip Planner: Trip 1

• Trip 2 - New York State of Mind
Cooperstown - Hudson Valley - Bronx - Queens - Brooklyn - Staten Island
Road Trip Planner: Trip 2

• Trip 3 - William Penn Fan Club
Camden - Philadelphia - Reading - Williamsport - Pittsburgh
Road Trip Planner: Trip 3

• Trip 4 - South Atlantic Circuit
Norfolk - Durham - Hickory - Asheville - Augusta - Charleston
Road Trip Planner: Trip 4

• Trip 5 - Mid-South to the Majors
Little Rock - Memphis - Louisville - Indianapolis - Dayton - Cleveland
Road Trip Planner: Trip 5

• Trip 6 - Midwest Classics
Chicago (2) - Dyersville - Omaha - Kansas City (2) - St. Louis - Sauget
Road Trip Planner: Trip 6

• Trip 7 - Lone Star State Swing
San Antonio - Round Rock - Arlington - Fort Worth - Frisco
Road Trip Planner: Trip 7

• Trip 8 - Rocky Mountain Highlights
Orem - Salt Lake City - Denver - Albuquerque
Road Trip Planner: Trip 8

• Trip 9 - Bay Area Brethren
Fresno - Stockton - Sacramento - Oakland - San Francisco
Road Trip Planner: Trip 9

• Trip 10 - Southern California Love
Los Angeles - Anaheim - Rancho Cucamonga - Lake Elsinore - San Diego - Pt. Loma
Road Trip Planner: Trip 10

• Postscript: Six more great ballparks
Baltimore - Birmingham - Oklahoma City - Evansville - Greenville - Savannah

More: Classic major-league routes in the Baseball Road Trip Planner
• I-95: Boston - New York (2) - Philadelphia - Baltimore - Washington
• Midwest: Milwaukee - Chicago (2) - St. Louis - Kansas City
• California: San Francisco - Oakland - Los Angeles (2) - San Diego

Ballpark reviews - majors:
• Page 2's summer tour from 2003, plus the new parks in Philly, St. Louis, and San Diego

Ballpark reviews - minors:
• Minor League News: Top 10 Minor League Ballparks 2006
• Baseballparks.com: All-Star Minor League Parks
• BallparkReviews.com
• Charlie's Big Baseball Parks Page

*Schedules for minor league teams in independent leagues are not available

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