2024 Mancation Ideas

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Written By UltimateSportsRoadTrip.com

Ready for an awesome mancation guys? You’ve come to the right place!! At UltimateSportsRoadTrip.com, I love helping sports fans plan their fantasy sports road trips. I’ve been planning my own sports road trip for over a decade, and now I want to share my best “2024 Mancation ideas” with you!

Imagine hitting the road to catch back-to-back games, soaking in the adrenaline-pumping action of your favorite sports. These mancation ideas are coast-to-coast guy trips that range from UFC fights, F1 races, catching your favorite MLB team, NFL games, rock concerts and more..

No matter what you’re into, I’ve tried to come up with the very best sports road trip ideas across the U.S. Gear up, gather your crew, and get ready for an unforgettable journey filled with thrilling sports, good company, and lasting memories.

Dan Brewer, owner of UltimateSportsRoadTrip.com, is excited to be at his very first NFL game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.
My very first Mancation – a Packers game at Lambeau Field!!

June 2024 Mancation Ideas

June 6 – 8, 2024 – New York City, NY

Events: Horse Racing & Major League Baseball

This exciting New York City sports road trip that combines the thrill of major league baseball with the excitement of elite horse racing. Kick off with two electrifying baseball games featuring the New York Yankees, followed by the iconic Belmont Stakes. This mancation takes sports fans to two of the most iconic sports venues in America.

The many levels of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NY are filled with fans watching an MLB game.

Proposed NYC Mancation Itinerary:

Logistics Notes: The Belmont Stakes horse race is held at the Saratoga Race Course, which is roughly 180 miles north of Manhattan. Be sure you plan your transportation to the race track carefully as it gets very busy on race weekend.

The Belmont Stakes Website has a very useful page on how to get to Saratoga Race Course. You may need to sacrifice the Dodgers / Yankees game on Friday night if you need to make Friday your travel day.

The Belmont Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course is an exciting event for a boys trip to New York.

Where to stay: Yankee Stadium is located just north of Manhattan in the Bronx. It’s much more fun to stay in Manhattan and take the subway to the game. I’ve been to NYC many times and my favorite district to stay in is Midtown Manhattan – anywhere between Bryant Park and Central Park.

For the Belmont Stakes, there’s a cluster of hotels around the Saratoga Race Course which would make a good base for the horse race. These hotels will fill up really early, so don’t delay.

June 28 – 29, 2024 – Las Vegas, NV

Events: UFC 303, Soccer and Garth Brooks

Vegas!!!! There are few places on earth more exciting for a mancation than Vegas! And there’s a great opportunity for a Vegas mancation in late June when UFC superstar Conor McGregor returns to the octagon for the first time in two years.

In addition to the UFC pay-per-view card, you can choose between seeing international soccer at Allegiant Stadium or country music superstar Garth Brooks at Caesars Palace. I was lucky enough to see Garth Brooks in concert once, and it’s one of the greatest shows I’ve ever seen – and I’m not even a country music fan!

Dan Brewer, owner of the Ultimate Sports Road Trip blog, stands in front of Allegiant Stadium before a Raiders vs Packers game on Monday Night Football.
Me at Allegiant Stadium to see the Raiders & Packers on MNF.

Proposed UFC in Vegas Mancation Itinerary:

Where to Stay: The Mandalay Bay is the best choice if you are going with the Copa America / UFC combo, while Caesars Palace is a great choice if you are choosing the Garth Brooks option.

The Mandalay Bay hotel is so close to the Allegiant Stadium that you can easily walk to Raiders games.
Mandalay Bay is right next to the stadium in Vegas.

That said, it’s so easy to get around the Las Vegas Strip by Uber/taxi, so any of the mega casino resorts will do for this mancation – simply pick your favorite.

August 2024 Mancation Trip Ideas

August 28 – Sept 1, 2024 – Atlanta, GA

Events: PGA Tour Championship, NCAA Football & Green Day Tour

I love a good mancation which has a wide variety of events to see. This late-August Atlanta mancation is built around the PGA Tour championship tournament, but there’s two awesome events which may pull you away from the East Lake Golf Club.

Green Day kicks off this mancation with their Saviors Tour to Truist Park (home of the MLB Atlanta Braves). Then catch a round or two of PGA golf, before taking Saturday off to see the Aflac Kickoff Game at Mercedes Benz Stadium. This year the game features two Division 1 powerhouses – Clemson vs Georgia.

Finish off your Atlanta mancation by catching the final round of the PGA Tour Championship.

Proposed PGA Mancation Itinerary:

the exterior of Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA prior to the Super Bowl.

Where to Stay: Most of this Atlanta mancation revolves around the PGA Tour Championship, but there doesn’t appear to be any hotels in the surrounding area. In this instance, I’d recommend getting a rental car and a hotel in midtown Atlanta, which gives you an exciting, yet central location to base your mancation.

Read more: How to get to the PGA Tour Championship.

September 2024 Mancation Ideas

September marks the beginning of the NFL season. Don’t miss my post of NFL Trip ideas!

September 6 – 9, 2024 – New York City, NY

Events: US Open Tennis & Major League Baseball

New York City is one of the greatest mancation destinations in the world! This awesome sports road trip focuses on the final weekend of the US Open tennis tournament, and throws in two baseball games with NYC’s iconic ball teams. This itinerary promises a dream trip for tennis and baseball enthusiasts alike!

Proposed NYC Mancation Itinerary:

Rafael Nadal plays in the US Open Tennis tournament at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.

Where to Stay: Given that Citi Field (the home of the Mets) and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (home of the US Open Tennis tournament) are located right next to each other, it makes sense to get a hotel near City Field. You can easily catch a subway to Yankee Stadium for the game on Monday.

October 2024 Mancation Ideas

October 18 – 20, 2024 – Austin, TX

Events: F1 Racing, Concerts and NCAA Football

Confession time… I knew nothing about F1 racing until I started watching Drive to Survive on Netflix. And now, just like everyone else who watched the show, I can’t get enough F1 racing. Going to an F1 race is the highest item on my mancation bucket list!

I’m going to try really hard to make it to Austin for the 2024 Formula 1 Pirelli United States Grand Prix. This year’s lineup looks awesome. There are two versions of this F1 guys trip that you can choose from:

An F1 race is an amazing mancation idea. Here Max Verstappen drives a Red Bull F1 car.

Austin F1 Trip Option #1

You can buy a 3-day pass for the F1 event in Austin. This pass includes the practice race on Friday, the F1 Sprint on Saturday and the United States Grand Prix race on Sunday.

As if seeing all that F1 action wasn’t enough, there are two post-racing concerts on the Friday and Saturday. Sting will hit the stage on Friday night, while rap superstar Eminem will perform on Saturday.

(Three day Austin F1 passes without the concerts are also available and are noticeably cheaper).

Austin F1 Trip Option #2

If you’d rather skip the practice and qualifying sessions, you can catch the beloved Texas Longhorns play the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon. This is, of course, followed up with the United States Grand Prix race on Sunday. Division I football and an F1 race in the same weekend?!? Amazing!

the football stadium in Austin where the Texas Longhorns play NCAA Division 1 football.

Where to Stay: The two venues for this mancation are pretty far apart, so staying in downtown Austin hotel would be a good compromise. Downtown Austin is the heart of the city’s nightlife and offers good highway connectivity to the Circuit of the Americas.

And that’s it! I hope you found a great mancation idea for your guys trip. Bookmark this page and keep coming back as I keep updating this page as more events get announced.