10 Iconic Things You Can Only Do in America

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Rediscover your patriotic streak this summer with an iconic American experience. Eat a Fenway Frank at a Boston Red Sox baseball game. Ride the historic 1927 wooden Cyclone roller coaster on Coney Island. Stand speechless at the edge of the Grand Canyon. These 10 nation-defining pastimes and places are nostalgic things you need to experience at least once in your lifetime.


Baseball at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

There's no denying America's love for its favorite pastime, especially in Boston among Red Sox fans. Fenway Park is considered hallowed ground, with seats so close to the field that you can hear the crack of the bat and feel part of the game. Babe Ruth pitched here, and a red-painted seat in right field marks the spot where one of Ted Williams' longest home runs landed. Traditions reign supreme at this 102-year-old ballpark. The scoreboard is still changed by hand, and the 37-foot "Green Monster" wall in left field has haunted pitchers for seven decades. Lining up for a Fenway Frank is as much a part of the ritual as booing the Yankees or signing the right-field foul pole with a Sharpie. You'll stand up and sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch and join the crowd again in the eighth for Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline."

Don't Miss: Official Fenway Park tours share the stories of the legends, show you the signatures defacing Pesky's Pole in right field, and give you a chance to sit atop the Green Monster.

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