The World’s 7 Top Destinations for Sports Travel
 

Staff writer – February 28, 2018

Sporting events are one of the few things we can share across the globe, even if a language barrier exists between fans. Therefore here’s our top 7 picks for sports travel that any sports fan will love.

 
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1. Russia (multiple cities) 

 

In the first place, 2018 marks the first time since 2006 that the FIFA World Cup™ will be held in Europe, and football fans are scrambling to get there. With a total of 64 matches in 12 locations across 11 cities. Travel to Russia is one of the top sports destinations for 2018. Together with an Official Hospitality Package for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is a dream come true, and while you’re there, also to explore the incredible natural wonders, historical cathedrals, and bustling cities ripe coupled with culture.

 

2. Barcelona, Spain

 

Barcelona is a hotbed of activity for the soccer elite and their millions of fans. Home of teams FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, this city lives and breathes soccer, but you can also enjoy events such as marathons, windsurfing, and the Formula 1 world championship. Additionally be sure to visit in time to catch La Liga El Clasico. Also between competitions, relax at the bustling Boqueria Market and La Barceloneta Beach, or take a tour of the many fine museums, parks, and churches.

 

3. London, England 

 

London is a must-see destination for soccer, but it’s also worth noting that the city has hosted the Olympics three times and is well-known for its love of Tennis. Their love of all things sporty means sports fans from around the world will feel right at home. While visiting, take some time to explore London’s culture with attention to attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London.

 

4. Tokyo, Japan 

 

In addition awe-inspiring Tokyo is a top destination for sports fans. Baseball isn’t just the great American pastime—it’s taken Tokyo by storm and remains one of the city’s favorite sports. Some of the MLB’s best players hail from Nippon Professional Baseball, so Tokyo is a must-see for baseball fans. Between games, enjoy drinks with the locals, and also traditional Japanese cuisine, in order to immerse yourself in their unique culture.

 

5. Kiev, Ukraine 

 

Less than one month before the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia, Kiev will host the UEFA Champion’s League final. Visitors to Kiev can spend hours exploring the local culture, arts, and architecture, as well as they should be sure to stroll down Andriyivsky Descent—a street packed with historical landmarks.

 

6. Pyeongchang County, South Korea 

 

In the same way for a truly unique sporting experience, fans will want to visit Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics. With a staggering 102 events in 15 different sports, this event is a sport-lover’s dream. With beautiful palaces, bustling markets, and in particular a thriving culture, South Korea offers endless opportunities for travelers in order to absorb the atmosphere.

 

7. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 

 

Another key point, the 2014 FIFA World Cup was hosted in Rio De Janeiro and the national team has won five World Cups. In addition to the obvious love of soccer in Brazil, volleyball is quickly becoming a favorite sport, and with the country’s numerous Olympic medals as proof. In general visitors will want to spend some time enjoying the beaches where amateur volleyball is often a daily event.

 

In conclusion, there are many notable sports destinations in the world, especially the seven listed above are especially popular for 2018 thanks to the Olympics, the World Cup, and the European Champion’s League.