Baseball is back with Spring Training’s Grapefruit League exhibition games dotting Florida’s coast this week and the entire month of March. This affords Miamians a privileged first glimpse of their favorite teams in action just a short drive away.
Whether you’ve got your eye on Jose Fernandez’s arm--the Miami Marlins pitcher who won last year’s National League Rookie of the Year Award--or you want to take your hat off to Derek Jeter’s last season as a New York Yankee, a Spring Training game inside one of Florida’s intimate stadiums is a special treat for any true fan.
If you’re ready to hit the road in pursuit of America’s pastime, a handful of resorts on the east and west coast are making it a little easier for you to plan your trip with overnight stay and game day packages.
The Resort: Jupiter Beach Resort
The Deal: Root for the home team, the Miami Marlins, during their exhibition games at Roger Dean Stadium, which is also the Spring Training home of the St. Louis Cardinals. Jupiter Beach Resort is making your game day planning a breeze with their “Diamond MVP Spring Training” package, which includes:
If you’ve already got your tickets to the game, opt for Jupiter Beach Resort’s “Play Ball! Spring Training” package, which includes:
To reserve or for more information on either package, call 866-943-0950 or click here
The Resort: Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach
The Deal: If you’re making your way to Steinbrenner Field with tickets in hand or any other Tampa Bay area Spring Training game, the Sandpearl Resort invites you to stay oceanfront with their “Sandpearl Beach and Baseball” package, which includes:
The Resort: The Resort at Longboat Key Club in Sarasota
The Team: Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium
The Deal: Don’t feel like making the drive to Sarasota to cheer on the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium during Spring Training? Take advantage of The Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Jet Away For the Day package and charter a private jet for you and seven of your closest friends starting at $8,500. Catch the game and take advantage of the gulf front resort’s spa, golf or tennis courts and be back in Miami by dinnertime. If you’d rather make the drive and spend the night, rates start at $515 per night. For more information and to book your stay, click here or call 800-237-8821.