SLIDE INTO SCOTTSDALE FOR SPRING TRAINING IN 2018
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Feb. 15, 2018) – Going, going, gone! The 2018 Cactus League Spring Training season is here, bringing with it a flurry of baseball activity to Scottsdale’s sunny Sonoran Desert. Starting Feb. 23 and running through March, catch the three-time World Series champs, the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium, and the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Arizona is also home to 12 other Major League Baseball teams’ spring training fields, each within a 45-minute drive of Scottsdale.
PLAYING THE FIELD
The games are a sight to see, but there’s plenty of action to be found just a stone’s throw away from the stadiums. Lace up your running shoes and participate in the 5K or 10K Scottsdale Giant Race on March 3, 2018, ending at Scottsdale Stadium. The weather is also perfect for teeing up an afternoon of golf at one of the City’s 51 golf courses. After a busy day, rest and relaxation are at your fingertips, with more than 70 hotels and 50 resort and day spas in Scottsdale, including the newest on the scene, Hotel Adeline.
HOME RUN DEALS
Finding the perfect stay in Scottsdale is an easy play.
- Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa is offering the Suite Package for Giants Fans, which includes a stay in one of the two largest suites at the resort, two tickets to a Giants home game, a $50 Uber gift card and a spring training prep kit with baseball essentials, with rates starting at $1,999.
- Hyatt Regency Scottsdale & Spa at Gainey Ranch is offering a $50 food and beverage credit per day when you book your stay with code HRS50, with rates starting at $399.
- The Hermosa Inn’s Play Ball package includes a baseball-themed amenity, two welcome cocktails and a daily $25 food and beverage credit, with rates starting at $439.
- The Scott Resort & Spa’s Spring Training Survival Kit comes with breakfast for two at The Canal Club plus two welcome cocktails and includes a baseball, sharpie, Cracker Jacks, sunflower seeds and sunscreen. Rates start at $289.
- Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia offers guests a 10 percent discount on a one-night stay, 20 percent for two nights and 30 percent for three to five nights, with rates starting at $299.
- Royal Palms Resort & Spa’s Triple Play package includes breakfast for two, a $50 credit to T.Cook’s and a $50 credit to Alvadora Spa. Rates start at $579.
GRANDSLAM OLD FAVORITES AND WHAT’S NEW
Enjoying a day of Giants baseball sets you up for plenty of post-game fun, too, as Scottsdale Stadium is within walking distance of Old Town’s best bars, restaurants and nightlife. Hall-of-fame worthy favorites include Brat Haus, Simon’s Hot Dogs and Two Brothers Tap House, but Scottsdale is also home base to new establishments Casa Amigos, Famous 48, Blind Dragon and Blue Clover Distillery.
Roughly 1,500 steps from Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art offers cutting-edge exhibits by renowned artists, including Claudio Dicochea, Luis Alfonso Villalobos and Annie Pootoogook. Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West’s newest exhibit, “A Spotlight on Contemporary Hopi Ceramicists and Kachina Doll Carvers,” features more than 55 ceramics and nearly a dozen kachina dolls.
For more ideas on what to see and do in Scottsdale during spring training, check out our Cactus League Fun in the Sun 2018 Spring Training Guide.