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Scottsdale Spots: Places to visit at San Francisco Giants Spring Training

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 10: Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants and teammates warm up before the spring training game against the Cleveland Indians at Scottsdale Stadium on March 10, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 10: Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants and teammates warm up before the spring training game against the Cleveland Indians at Scottsdale Stadium on March 10, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 25: An overall view of the spring training game between the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium on February 25, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Important Tips and Considerations for Spring Training Travel

  • Avoid booking hotels through discount travel sites (Expedia, Priceline, etc.), hotels have a tendency to overbook and lowest priority of reservations and room assignments are given to those who use discount travel sites.
  • Bring sunscreen and stay hydrated. Those of you who are not used to a desert environment will notice how quickly your skin and mouth dry up. Dehydration can lead to other complications, and will definitely ruin a vacation. Get yourself out of the sun if you feel yourself burning up or become nauseated, especially if have a headache or feel dizzy. Avoid drinking alcohol and sugary drinks in the heat, as they retain less water.
  • Players are people too, and you might run into some in town while you’re out. Remember, there are appropriate places to ask for an autograph or a picture, like during stretches and warm-ups before a game. Interrupting a player during their meal might leave a bad taste in their mouth (pun intended), and could even get you removed from the restaurant.
  • Utilize the Scottsdale Trolley for intercity travel. This free service is available and most shuttles run every 15-20 minutes, just make sure to plan out early enough in case service becomes congested. There is a special route/loop for Scottsdale Stadium, and those trolleys run 90 minutes before each game and 30 minutes after each game. For more information, click here.

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  • Have fun! Whether you’re taking time of off work or school, remember that this is your vacation. Scottsdale (and Arizona) has plenty to offer besides a baseball stadium, even if Spring Training is the highlight of your trip. Enjoy yourself!
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