A Trip to Fenway

It’s April in Watertown, which means our World Series winning Red Sox are back in town starting April 9! Have you had a chance to see a game yet? Whether you’re new to the area or have never managed to make the short trek to historic Fenway Park, here’s everything you need to know to rock your first Sox game:

Before pressing the ticket purchase button, you’ll want to get clear on the best spots in the park to catch the hometown boys. Obviously if you can, er, swing seats behind home plate you’re golden; otherwise anywhere in the grandstands is optimal. You might also want to consider perching up on top of the Green Monster for a unique take on game happenings! Head here for the ultimate fan guide to Fenway seats.

Let Jimmy Fallon get you hyped for your first Fenway experience and rent Fever Pitch, the the ultimate Sox fan movie, filmed on location and loaded with Red Sox trivia (just don’t pull a Drew Barrymore or you’ll have to answer to Fenway security!).

No matter where you sit at Fenway you gotta eat – and like many parks elsewhere in the country, Fenway has really upped its culinary game expanding to everything from Short Rib Grilled Cheeses at the Sam Deck to a build-your-own salad bar. Head to Eater Boston to get straight on all the best places to eat before, during, and after the game.

Photo of Fenway Soft Serve courtesy Rachel Leah Blumenthal, Eater Boston

You won’t make it past the seventh-inning stretch unless you’re down with the right way (some way the ONLY way) to sing Sweet Caroline, the de facto Red Sox anthem traditionally played after the 6th inning ends. Learn from the master himself and check out this video of Neil Diamond leading a Fenway singalong.

  • When you arrive on game day (and by the way, save yourself a huge rash of aggravation and take the T), make sure to stop by one of the Fan Services Booths located at Gates B, D, and E to grab some beginners’ loot!

  • Finally, don’t foget to tag us in a Fenway selfie on Game Day (@eastendwatertown) and we’ll share it to our EEW Instagram!