Step up to the plate this February and March during Cactus League Spring Training in Scottsdale, where many of the destination’s hotels and resorts are offering overnight packages that are nothing short of a homerun. By day, watch the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium or the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, and by night enjoy fun and funky accommodations at local favorites such as W Scottsdale, CopperWynd Resort & Club and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Plus, enjoy peripheral spring training activities that are perfect for couples, families and friends.
Kick off the season with the second annual Spring Training Festival at Scottsdale Civic Center Park Feb. 16 and 17 where you can swoop up your favorite team’s swag, purchase spring training tickets, participate in interactive games and take photos with your favorite Cactus League team mascot.
With all 15 of the Cactus League’s Major League Baseball teams represented, this one stop shop merges the past and present with guest appearances from former baseball greats and events such as The Mad Science of Baseball, a symposium of many of the nation’s top sports researchers discussing longstanding baseball trends and performing live interactive experiments.
Plus indulge in tasty hotdog toppings from the best restaurants and stadiums in the greater Scottsdale area and vote for your favorite at Yelp! Kitchen Stadium. Admission to the festival is $5 for adults, with kids 10 and under free.
After wrapping up the festivities, stay in the heart of thriving downtown when you book the W Scottsdale’s spring training package, which includes a W Scottsdale baseball hat, a baseball for autographs, a box of crackerjacks and bag of peanuts, complimentary transportation to Scottsdale Stadium, and two cocktails. Room rates start at $345 per night Feb. 21 through March 30.
For a romantic spring training getaway with your honey, book the spring training package at CopperWynd, just east of Scottsdale in Fountain Hills. Valid Feb. 22 through the end of March, this packages includes a $50 food and beverage credit and two $25 spa vouchers. Rates start at $229 per night. For media information, contact Christina Wong at email@example.com or 310-586-7148. Planning a spring training rendezvous for the entire family? Hit one out of the park when you stay at The Westin Kierland Resort.
Home to the all-new Kierland FlowRider board sport simulator, plus a 110-foot-long waterslide, lawn chess, basketball, outdoor game tables and RC Car Race Tracks, The Westin Kierland is the ultimate family destination. And during the 2013 spring training season, enjoy rates starting from $389, plus a $100 daily resort credit.