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Walk in the Footsteps of Sports Heroes with Day Trips

If you’re a sports fan, you might want to plan a trip around a big game, such as a finale match between two fierce rivals. If you’re already planning the trip, why not take the opportunity to see where your favorite stars grew up or trained to become the legend they are today? Or maybe you can plan that trip outside the regular season so that you can keep your fandom going even when there isn’t a big game.

Here are a few day trips you might want to plan if you are a fan of these stars:

Louis Zamperini

Louis Zamperini was an Olympic distance runner whose life inspired the film Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie. He grew up in Torrance, CA and you can take a walking tour around the South Bay of significant places in his life. Some sites on the tour includes the home where Zamperini grew up on Gramercy Avenue, the high school where he started his track career (and that is now named after him), and a historical society that hosts the largest collection of Zamperini memorabilia, among others.

LeBron James

The basketball great was born in Akron, Ohio, and you can take a tour of some places from his life. Some stops should include the Akron City Hospital where he was born, the St. Vincent-St. Mary High School where started his basketball career, and his childhood home.

Eli Manning

Manning was born in New Orleans, which offers a lot of sights outside of the places important to the football great’s life. You can tour the area to find Manning’s childhood home, his high school and places where he practiced.

With a little research, you can find all the important places of your favorite sport star’s life and plan a great trip. You can also learn more about them by following them on Twitter. You might even get a response!

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