There are only five U.S. cities with all four major sports (NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL): Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Detroit. Additionally, these cities have all four major sports within their metropolitan area: New York City, San Francisco, Miami, Washington D.C., Dallas, Phoenix, and Boston.
When people think about sports travel and tours and great sports towns, they often think of those cities, and for good reason. Some of the greatest sports franchises of all-time reside in many of those cities that we mentioned, but that doesn't mean there aren't amazing cities all over the country showcasing amazing athletic competition.
Here are some of the most underrated cities around the U.S. when it comes to sports travel and tours:
- Annapolis, Maryland -- Annapolis is a beautiful coastal town with plenty of fun things going on. The Naval Academy is located there and you can catch one of the most iconic football programs in the country training and working out.
- Kansas City, Missouri -- The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the most talented and exciting football teams to watch, coming just one play away from representing the AFC in the championship game. Plus, the Kansas City Royals have become one of the best MLB teams over the last few years. KC is a very fun sports town.
- Las Vegas, Nevada -- It's hard to think about Las Vegas as being an underrated city, but when it comes to sports tours, it doesn't often come to mind. Put the gambling aside for a moment, Vegas will soon host the Raiders and is currently home to the darlings of the NHL: the Golden Knights!
- Memphis, Tennessee -- Memphis is an amazing sports town, both in its support of its lone sports team, the Memphis Grizzlies, and its beloved college, the University of Memphis. The Grizzlies' play inside the FedExForum, commonly referred to as "The Grindhouse," and is one of the few NBA arenas with a distinct personality.
Whether you're checking out any of these underrated cities or want to schedule some other sports travel and tour trips to other great towns, give Great Atlantic Sports a call today -- ask about their NFL packages and World Cup Packages!