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This year has been a fantastic time for sports fans. After so many of last year’s events were postponed due to COVID-19, this has resulted in 2021 becoming packed with major sporting events. This exciting time in sport has brought so much for sports fans to look forward to this summer. From wondering if Rahm can win Back-to-Back Major Championships in the Same Year? at The Open, to attempting to guess who will top the medals table at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, 2021 is undoubtedly an exciting time for sport.
Seeing all the major sporting competitions happen in the same year is a rare occurrence and will certainly make it one to remember. Unfortunately, many of these competitions have taken place without spectators present, which means sports fans can only watch the action from home. If you usually like to travel to watch major sports events in person, you are likely to feel like you have really missed out over the last couple of years.
If watching the many sporting events that have taken place during 2021 has increased your enthusiasm for sport, then why not give your next vacation a sporting theme? While you may have missed watching this year’s sports events in person, there is no reason not to get out there and enjoy a vacation packed with sports-related fun. There are loads of ways to give your holiday a sporting theme, so if you need some inspiration, why not give some of these vacation ideas a try?
Visit an Olympic Stadium
Being a spectator at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games may not have been possible this year, but this doesn’t mean you need to miss your opportunity for an Olympic experience. Instead, you could take a trip to an Olympic stadium from past years and see the enormity of the venues for yourself.
If you fancy a trip to the United Kingdom, you could travel to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the venue for the London 2012 Games. While you are here, you could follow in the footsteps of swimming legends and take a dip at the London Aquatics Centre. If cycling is more your thing, a trip to the Lee Valley VeloPark is a must. Here, you can hire a bike and try out the velodrome for yourself, test your skills on the Olympic BMX track, or follow the mountain biking trails.
Another fantastic Olympic venue to visit is the place where it all began, Athens. A visit to Athens, Greece is an experience you will never forget. The original home of the modern Olympics, the Panathenaic Stadium, was first used to host the Olympics back in 1896. If you prefer to travel further back in time while in Greece you could visit Olympia and see the home of the ancient Olympics. This incredible site was home to the games from 776 BC until 393 AD.
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Take an Activity Holiday
If you live and breathe sport and being active is part of your daily routine, then chances are you really miss it when you are away on vacation. Why not maintain your activity levels during your trip with an action-packed holiday? If adrenaline sports are your thing, then a vacation focused on outdoor sports is sure to satisfy your need to stay active.
If you hope to try something new while you are away, you could choose a multi-sports vacation at an activity center to keep you occupied and learning new skills. Climbing, abseiling, kayaking, and rafting are all excellent activities to try out if you love the thrill of trying out new sporting experiences.
Adrenaline sports are not for everyone, so if you prefer something a little calmer, you could choose one of the many other activity holidays available. From horse riding to surfing, there are many different activity holidays to choose from. Taking one of these trips is an excellent way to learn an entirely new skill or improve your technique. With the help of expert coaches and plenty of time to hone your skills, you are sure to see a significant improvement in your ability. Being able to focus solely on one sport without the distractions of everyday life is an excellent way to immerse yourself in doing something you love. You are sure to feel a strong sense of accomplishment at the end of your vacation when you see how much progress you have made.
Take a Tour of an Iconic Soccer Stadium
Visiting a world-class soccer stadium is an experience you will never forget. Stepping out and seeing the vast football pitch and the atmosphere of the crowd is an exhilarating experience. As most of the largest football stadiums are located in cities, you will have the opportunity to not only experience seeing an impressive stadium but also to enjoy a cosmopolitan city break at the same time.
There are so many iconic football stadiums across the world that are worth a visit. One of the most spectacular venues is the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This awe-inspiring stadium is a must-visit destination for every football fan. If you fancy a trip to Rio, why not book a stadium tour of the Maracanã and maybe watch a match while you are there too. Other fantastic soccer stadiums to visit include the Allianz Arena in Germany, which is home to Bayern Munich, the San Siro in Italy, which is home to AC Milan, and the Nou Camp in Barcelona, Spain.
Go on a Sailing Trip
Being out on the water and away from the usual routine of daily life is a liberating experience. If you are a keen sailor or even entirely new to the sport, you will have the perfect opportunity to build your skills and enjoy an entirely unique experience on your sailing trip. Being part of a crew and sailing a boat is an incredibly satisfying experience. The mixture of working hard as part of a team during the day and being able to relax in the evenings is a perfect way to bond and make new friends. This is a vacation that is sure to create lots of happy memories and one that you will remember forever.
There are many different choices of sailing holidays to choose from. As there are lots of different types of sailing vessels, you will find yourself spoiled for choice when deciding on just one. Choosing a sailing holiday for your ability level is best, especially if you are a beginner. Otherwise, trying to keep up with more experienced sailors could make your trip feel more pressured than fun.
Improve Your Game at a Golfing Resort
Golfing fans have a wide choice of vacations to select from. Many golfing holidays are based within luxury resorts making them ideal for those looking for an extra-special break. You can enjoy playing surrounded by stunning scenery on top-class courses in locations across the world from the Dominican Republic to the Algarve. Many of these resorts offer all-inclusive stays so you can enjoy fine dining, access to beautiful beaches, and onsite spas during your trip.
Where Will You Go on Your Sporting Vacation?
As you can see, there is a wide array of vacations to choose from that are ideal for sports fans. Whether you want to visit iconic sporting venues, swim in an Olympic pool, or enjoy an adrenaline-packed activity holiday, you are sure to find something that suits your tastes. The big question is, where will you visit first on your next sporting vacation?