With the Super Bowl behind us, it’s time for the boys of summer to migrate to their warm weather spring training fields. So find your sun glasses and baseball cap and plan a great Baseball Spring Training Camp Getaway to one of these Beds and Breakfast Inns near spring training ball parks.
There’s nothing like spring… a time for blooming flowers, home makeovers, and a tease of warm weather. But spring isn’t a tease for baseball fans.
You just purchased your season passes to the baseball games along with the limited addition baseball cap and baseball jersey. Now that you have your passes in tow and your gear on point, you can’t wait until the season starts. It’s almost as though the smell of popcorn and cheers from the crowd have not left you.
But, you don’t have to wait until summer to see your favorite MLB teams; spring training is the best time to get excited about the upcoming season. On your next spring getaway destination, you can break out your baseball gear and head to sunny Florida where the Grapefruit League goes to train, or Arizona to see the Cactus League prepare for the season.
Florida is the training base for the Grapefruit League that includes teams such as the Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and more.
Many of these MLB teams can be found sharpening their games in the South Gulf Coast Region, including Cliff Lee and the Phillies who train at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Want to be close to all the action? Stay at one of the four B&Bs in the area, including the Larelle House Bed & Breakfast. It’s the oldest Queen Anne Victorian on the Florida’s West Coast, and a stay there will put you a short stroll away from the shops, restaurants, and the famous white, sandy beaches.
Although your hand may not fit into your beloved mitt any longer, you know that your children share the love of the game, too. Pack the family up and treat your kids to a spring break they’ll never forget – seeing the Yankees in Tampa or the Tigers in Lakeland practice for the upcoming season. Plant City’s Strawberry House Bed and Breakfast will put you close to Disneyworld and right at the door step of one of the largest Strawberry growing regions in the United States. Don’t miss the world famous Florida Strawberry Festival held here in late February with tons of fresh strawberries, famous country music performers, and a huge midway with rides for the kids. Can’t make it then, don’t worry, Parkesdale Farm Market will be serving up gigantic strawberry shortcakes all season long.
Are you reminiscing about your days as a budding Penn State baseball player? You and your college buddies can talk about the good ole’ days with a glass of beer while watching the Pittsburgh Pirates spring training in Bradenton. After the game, soak your feet in the Gulf of Mexico located in the backyard of your suite at the Harrington House Beachfront located in Holmes Beach.
Fortunately for you, the love of your life is a baseball fan, too. Take him or her down to Fort Myers for a romantic getaway to the simply elegant Hibiscus House for the weekend. Take advantage of the Spa Therapy products in your room and create your very own spa experience. Later, make a trip out to Hammond Stadium that evening to watch the Minnesota Twins’ train.
If you and your besties are due for a girlfriends’ getaway, mark Kissimmee in Florida’s Central Coast Region on your map. You can soak in some warm Florida sun while watching Scott Feldman and the Houston Astros, and relaxing at The Courtyard of Lake Lucerne in Orlando. A gourmet brunch will get you energized for all of the day’s action, and a complimentary happy hour will be waiting when you return.
Feeling a little nostalgic about the weekend trips from Memphis to see the St. Louis Cardinals with your pops? You even had your first hot dog at one of those games. Create new memories with your father this spring and watch the St. Louis Cardinals or the Miami Marlins train for the upcoming season. Let your dad enjoy some R&R with a luxury spa package at the Casa Grandview Luxury Resort located in West Palm Beach in the South Atlantic Coast Region. You and your dad can talk Matt Holiday’s statistics over your made-to-order brunch before heading to Jupiter, FL, for the game.
Not a Grapefruit fan? Then try a little Cactus! The Cactus League includes teams such as the Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, and Oakland Athletics. Their training bases are in cities across Arizona, including Scottsdale which is centrally located to six of the team’s training stadiums, and where Bespoke Inn, Café & Bicycles is situated. Start your mornings off in this modern luxury inn with a three-course brunch at the inn’s award-winning restaurant. Then take advantage of this inn’s Cycling Vacation and ride through Downtown Scottsdale to Scottsdale Stadium to support the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants.
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