This is the perfect year to start planning that travel adventure you’ve been dreaming about. Sports travel is the ideal way to indulge two passions at once and fortunately there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of. Looking at the next couple of years, there are some notable 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 top sporting events in 2023 and beyond.
July 20 – August 20
Various Venues, Australia and New Zealand
There are plenty of reasons to get excited about the 2023 Women’s Worlds. There’s the soccer, of course, but that’s just the beginning. The 2023 tournament will be jointly held by two of the most beautiful countries on the planet: Australia and New Zealand. These popular destinations are adding to the appeal of this sought-after tournament. In addition to the elite soccer, the host cites provide the perfect backdrop for the trip of a lifetime.
We’ve already seen a lot of interest in this event and expect this to be one of the biggest World Cups to date. One of the great things about this tournament is that it allows for so many different travel experiences. Soccer fans can follow their team throughout the tournament or base themselves in their favorite city and let the soccer action come to them.
Las Vegas Street Circuit, Las Vegas, NV
There is perhaps no race more highly anticipated this year than the Las Vegas Grand Prix. Formula One returns to Vegas for the first time in 40 years and demand is high. With a host city often referred to as “the entertainment capital of the world,” this is sure to be a race unlike any we’ve seen before.
What makes this race so special? To start, the race will play out on a street circuit that includes the famous Las Vegas strip. Adding to the excitement is the fact that it will take place on a Saturday night, showcasing the city’s famous lights. We have some incredibly luxe VIP hospitality options for those looking to indulge in the ultimate Las Vegas GP experience.
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 an ideal 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.
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 it showcases the city at its best.
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, Monaco 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.
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.
July 26 – August 11
Various Venues, Paris, France
There’s nothing like the excitement, the national pride, and the atmosphere that comes along with the Summer Games, one of the top sporting events of 2024. Where else can you see the best athletes in the world competing in 32 different sports at one event?
In 2024, the Summer Games will take place in Paris, one of the world’s most beautiful destinations. The combination of this renowned event and popular travel hotspot makes the 2024 Summer Games even more appealing than usual. Our Summer Games guests can enjoy these Games in luxury at some of the best hotels in the city, including the Hôtel de Crillon and the Shangri-La Paris.
Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
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 2024.
The 2024 Super Bowl will be hosted by the city of Las Vegas for the first time ever. Las Vegas knows how to put on a show and we can’t wait to see their version of the big game. The venue for this highly anticipated event is the stunning Allegiant Stadium, which is sure to provide the ultimate football experience. In addition, Roadtrips’ guests will have access to top luxury accommodations including the Wynn Las Vegas, VIP parties, and the services of our onsite host team. This is one of those instances where the host destination will elevate the event to a whole new level.
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.
More Top Sporting Events
August 28 – September 10
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.
T-Mobile Park, Seattle, WA
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 2023 MLB All-Star Game will take place at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. It’s been over 20 years since Seattle last hosted the MLB All-Star Game and you can be sure they’ll put on an incredible fan experience.
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.
What’s your ultimate sports travel experience? If you’d like some help planning an amazing itinerary, let us know.