The Phillies have not seen the playoffs since 1993 (which was their only appearance since 1983). They are not exactly a team with a long history of success, but nevertheless their games can provide an entertaining atmosphere for visitors and locals. The beautiful Citizens Bank Park, opened in 2004, offers fans the feel of a classic baseball stadium. There are plenty of quality food and concession items albeit at a fairly expensive price (except on $1 hot dog days). Most seats provide a good view, but you'll pay at least $20 each for a decent one. The atmosphere is very family-friendly with activities for kids and the ever-popular Philly Phanatic, possibly the best mascot in professional sports. Sunday afternoon games are usually crowded, but good seats are not difficult to find during the week unless the team plays a local rival (like New York) or goes on a winning streak. Whether the Phillies make a serious playoff run is always in question, but going to a game provides a nice diversion and is a great opportunity to experience a first-rate baseball park. Plenty of parking available for drivers, but the public transportation system works well too.