Warm Up in These Spring Training Destinations

  • Diablo Stadium in Tempe, spring training facility of the Angels

    Tempe, Arizona

    Tempe, home of Arizona State University, has all the trappings of a college town – a hopping nightlife, interesting shopping and several outdoor cafes perfect for a pre-game meal. After watching the Los Angeles Angels play at Tempe Diablo Stadium, head to the pedestrian-friendly Mill Avenue downtown district for dinner and a movie or stage production.

    Photo courtesy of Dave Nakayama

  • Sunset in Lake Buena Vista, home of Walt Disney World

    Lake Buena Vista, Florida

    A spring vacation to Lake Buena Vista combines two awesome elements: Walt Disney World and baseball. The Atlanta Braves make their early spring home at Champion Stadium located within the Disney-operated ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. When you're not watching a ball game, you'll have the Disney parks, excellent golf courses and a host of restaurants to keep you busy.

    Photo courtesy of Experience Kissimmee

  • Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale

    Scottsdale, Arizona

    Sunny Scottsdale hosts three Major League teams each year, the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium, and the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks at the Salt River Fields. Scottsdale is also home to some of the state's best golf courses, shopping and resort spas in the heart of the Sonoran Desert.

    Photo courtesy of paul hill/iStock

  • Beach on Siesta Key

    Sarasota, Florida

    Baltimore Orioles fans are in luck, because Sarasota, home of Ed Smith Stadium, is lovely in spring. This gulf coast community enjoys some of the best beaches in Florida, if not the entire country, and has become one of Florida's major cultural centers with tons to do. For a little culture with your sports, be sure to visit the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

    Photo courtesy of NicsPix/iStock

  • Goldfield Ghost Town just outside of Mesa, AZ

    Mesa, Arizona

    There's no need to brave the frigid winds of Chicago to cheer on the Cubs. Instead, head south to Mesa, Arizona to watch them play at Hohokam Stadium. Spring temperatures are perfect for golfing or outdoor adventures in the Arizona desert, and families with kids can make the short hop to nearby Goldfield Ghost Town

    Photo courtesy of Visit Mesa

  • Fort Myers, Florida

    You'll be swapping snow for sand when you come watch the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins play at JetBlue Park and Hammond Stadium in beautiful Fort Myers. After the ninth inning wraps up, visit the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, check out the Fort Myers Beach pier, or head over to nearby Sanibel for some seashell hunting.

    Photo courtesy of Giorgio Fochesato/iStock

  • Camelback Ranch in Glendale

    Glendale, Arizona

    Glendale is home to Camelback Ranch, where the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers come to train each spring. As one of the largest suburbs of the Phoenix area, there's plenty to do before the first pitch and after the final at-bat. Westgate City Center is the place to be for dining and nightlife, while historic downtown is known for its excellent antique shopping.

    Photo courtesy of John Verive

  • Aerial view of Clearwater Beach

    Clearwater, Florida

    To see the Philadelphia Phillies take their first swings of the season, you'll have to snag tickets to a game at Bright House Field in Clearwater. When you're not soaking up the sun on Clearwater Beach – one of the best in the state – enjoy the town's waterfront dining, join a sunset celebrations on Pier 60 or visit Winter the dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. If that's not enough, you'll have all the offerings of nearby St. Petersburg as well.

    Photo courtesy of Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater

  • Downtown Phoenix

    Phoenix, Arizona

    If there's one sport Phoenix knows better than golf, it's baseball. So between tee times, catch some of the spring training action as the Milwaukee Brewers play at Maryvale Baseball Park and the Oakland Athletics play at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. After the games, you'll have the plethora cultural and artistic offerings of Phoenix at your disposal.

    Photo courtesy of photoquest7/iStock

  • Tampa, Florida

    While cold temperatures keep most New Yorkers indoors, the New York Yankees will be playing ball under sunny skies in Tampa at Steinbrenner Field. More spring fun can be had at Tampa's own Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium and a few excellent downtown museums.

    Photo courtesy of CJMGrafx/iStock

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