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Phillies fans, head to Chavez Ravine for a visit to face the Dodgers

A view of scenic Chavez Ravine
A view of scenic Chavez Ravine

As the springtime moves along, the baseball season kicks into high gear. As the end of April comes upon us, the Phillies will head out west for a long, almost week and a half visit in what could be an important road trip to define their season. Included amongst these games is a four game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, April 21 to 24. It’s California dreamin’ in the springtime.

There are so many things that a tourist needs to do in the Los Angeles area that they may not be able to fit them all in on this trip. If you have never been to Los Angeles, then Hollywood is a must-visit for you. Stroll the Boulevard and check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame or take a tour of the Chinese Theatre or the Dolby Theatre (where the Oscars are held).

If you’ve ever wanted to be in the studio audience of a sitcom or a talk show, this trip is the time to do it. Whether it’s a sitcom, game show or talk show, the apex of entertainment happens in the LA area and you can search for how to get free tickets here. If you simply want to tour the different studio options, you can partake in that as well.

If you want to combine a studio tour with a first-rate amusement park, then Universal Studios Hollywood is a necessity on this trip. If you are a nostalgic Disney fan, then Disneyland in Anaheim is on your itinerary. If you are a roller coaster enthusiast, Six Flags Magic Mountain is worth the trip just north of the city limits, but it’s not to be outdone by Knott’s Berry Farm, which is also located in Anaheim less than a mile from Disneyland.

If you are looking to enjoy the days not spent in the ballpark relaxing on the beaches, then the Los Angeles area is chock full of sandy havens that are known worldwide for beautiful views and even more beautiful people. Laguna Beach, Malibu and Venice Beach are some of the more known locales, among many others. When you are done the day on the beach, do not miss out on the bright lights of a night at the Santa Monica Pier with its famous Ferris wheel.

When it comes to game time, Dodger Stadium, referred to as Chavez Ravine by many locals and broadcasters, is one of baseball’s historic landmarks and is often mentioned in the same breath with the Fenways and the Wrigleys of the world. The stadium opened in 1962 and is built into the side of a mountain, which allows for breathtaking views as the sun sets. As the first month of the baseball season rolls on and the Phillies scratch to earn their place at the top of the NL East, make your way west for a spring vacation you will never forget.