Now that travel has begun to return, many of us have started planning the travel adventures that we could only dream about for the past year. Sports travel is the perfect way to indulge two passions at once and fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of. Looking ahead to 2022, there are some incredible, once-in-a-lifetime events on the horizon. To assist with your planning or to provide some inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of the world’s top sporting events in 2022.
November 21 – December 18, 2022
Various Venues, Qatar
There are plenty of reasons to get excited about the 2022 World Cup. There’s the soccer, of course, but that’s just the beginning. Qatar’s World Cup will be a true once-in-a-lifetime experience for those in attendance. The 2022 World Cup schedule could not be more convenient. The group stage treats fans to four matches a day, all within 46 miles of each other. Unlike past years, fans can base themselves in one hotel and experience multiple matches a day, or even follow their team, without ever checking out. It’s an ideal set-up for those who want to feast on the soccer at the highest level. Always a top sporting event, this year is sure to go down in history as one of the best ever.
All that said, it’s anticipated that there will be an extreme shortage of hotel accommodations for the tournament. Roadtrips is unique with an unparalleled selection of top Doha luxury hotels that we have been able to contract for the event.
February 4-20, 2022
Various Venues, Beijing, China
Those that love winter sports won’t find a better event than the Winter Games. Where else can you see the best athletes in the world competing in a variety of winter sports in one location? There’s nothing like the excitement, the national pride, and the atmosphere that comes along with the Winter Games, one of the top sporting events in 2022.
Next year Beijing will make history as the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games. This incredible destination is sure to impress visitors with its fascinating history, wonderful restaurants, and unique attractions. This is going to be an incredible event and we can’t wait to show our guests everything we love about Beijing and the Winter Games.
February 3-7, 2022
SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
There’s never been any doubt about the popularity of the Super Bowl. It’s one of the hottest tickets in all of sport. Next year’s edition is sure to be one of the best US sporting events for 2022.
The 2022 Super Bowl will be hosted by the city of Los Angeles and its incredible new venue. The $5 billion indoor-outdoor SoFi Stadium is built to provide ultimate football experience. Highlights include its translucent roof, open sides, and the spectacular 70,000-square-foot, double-sided, ovular video board. In case the stadium isn’t impressive enough, it’s surrounded by an 8.5 million-square-foot entertainment center that offers an abundance of shops and dining options among other amenities. In addition, Roadtrips’ guests will have access to two stunning hotels in the heart of downtown: the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles and the JW Marriott L.A. Live. This is one of those instances where the host destination will elevate the event to a whole new level.
July 13-18, 2022
The Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland
If you’ve ever wanted to attend the British Open, 2022 is the year to go. This historic tournament will celebrate its 150th anniversary at the birthplace of golf: The Old Course in St Andrews. As one of golf’s four major tournaments, the British Open is always a popular event and this one will likely be the most in-demand yet.
In addition to the golf, this event provides the perfect excuse to experience an authentic Scottish vacation. Our team can complete your British Open itinerary with classic Scottish accommodations, golf outings at the country’s most stunning courses, scenic hikes, visits to historic castles, and so much more.
April 4-10, 2022
Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
For golf fans, The Masters is the tournament. It’s the one on every golfer’s bucket list. The one that’s talked about throughout the year. The Masters is nothing short of magical and we wish everyone could experience this iconic event.
Each year, The Masters is one of our most popular sporting events and one that appeals to many, from father-son trips to corporate groups and everything in between. We’d love to help you walk the hallowed grounds of Augusta National and witness the world’s top pros make history.
All England Lawn Tennis Club, London, England
As travel destinations go, London’s got it all. Add in the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world and you’ve got one incredible combination. It’s the perfect way to kick off the summer: a little sightseeing, a lot of tennis, and the incredible city of London at your feet.
Wimbledon is great not only for the tennis but also for all the history and tradition that goes along with it. It’s unlike any other tennis grand slam and one that draws huge interest year after year.
May 26-30, 2022
Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
There are few destinations in this world more stunning than Monaco. With its rugged coastline, blue Mediterranean waters, quaint historic towns, incredible restaurants, and of course, the glamour and sophistication of Monte Carlo, it simply has it all.
To get the full experience, there’s no better time to visit Monaco than during Grand Prix weekend. The principality is the place to see and be seen as the VVIPs of fashion, entertainment, and sport flock to this beautiful part of the world. The Monaco Grand Prix is the marquee event on the F1 calendar and an absolute dream sports travel experience, whether you’re a fan of auto racing or not.
May 5-8, 2022
Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY
We’ve been to a lot of sporting events and can tell you that there is nothing else out there like the Kentucky Derby. It’s fun, it’s exciting, and it has so much more to offer than the elite horse racing. There are elements of fashion, celebrity, nightlife, luxury, and entertainment … and that’s just the event itself.
The host city of Louisville provides travelers with a burgeoning restaurant scene, charming luxury accommodations, and plenty of southern hospitality. Derby week is the highlight of the year in Louisville and showcases the city at its best.
May 27-30, 2022
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN
The Indy 500 is one of our most popular events and a perennial favorite of both our guests and our hosts. It’s a fun event that takes place annually on the Sunday preceding Memorial Day; the perfect way to spend the long weekend. This beloved race is IndyCar’s premier event, and also one of the three races that comprise the Triple Crown of Motorsport.
Dubbed “the greatest spectacle in racing,” the Indy 500 comes complete with all the pomp and circumstance one would expect from an event of this caliber. Travel packages to this world-class event can be custom-crafted for a wide range of budgets, attracting a large and diverse crowd that adds to the electric atmosphere.
August and September 2022
National Tennis Center, New York, NY
The US Open is the grand finale of the four grand slams on the tennis calendar. Each of tennis’s top tournament’s offers a different experience for fans and the US Open is definitely one of the most fun. The US Open is lively and exuberant — just like its host city New York — and has become a hotspot for A-list celebrities.
One of the best parts of attending the two-week long US Open is the opportunity to customize your itinerary create the ultimate tennis experience. Go early to experience the festival atmosphere and for a better chance of seeing your favorite players, some on intimate outer courts. Go later for the tournament’s thrilling final weekend and witness history in the making as the champions are crowned or legends unseated.
February 18-21, 2022
Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, FL
There are plenty of reasons the Daytona 500 is known as “The Great American Race.” Regarded as NASCAR’s most prestigious event, the race never fails to deliver thrilling and memorable moments.
And then there’s the host city of Daytona Beach. With warm sunshine, gorgeous beaches, and plenty of shops and restaurants, it’s a great place to escape to in mid-February. A highlight of the event is its venue, Daytona International Speedway. A $400 million renovation — aptly named Daytona Rising — has the speedway looking better than ever. Add in tickets to additional events and upgrade to club seats for the ultimate NASCAR experience.
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
For the ultimate summer vacation, consider baseball’s midsummer classic: The MLB All-Star Game. It’s an ideal opportunity to see the all of the sport’s biggest stars in one place. In addition to the big game, fans can immerse themselves in everything baseball at Workout Day, the Home Run Derby, The Futures Game, the Legends and Celebrity Softball game, and a long list of other events.
The 2022 MLB All-Star Game will take place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. This historic venue recently underwent a $100 million renovation, with the results improving the fan experience and modernizing this beloved stadium.
What’s your ultimate sports travel experience in 2022? If you’d like some help planning an amazing itinerary, let us know.