If you’re a sports fan and looking to take a trip with your recreational vehicle (RV), there are several beautiful locations around the nation to put atop your to-go list.
There are 30 Major League Baseball teams: 29 of them are in the United States, with the Toronto Blue Jays in Ontario being Canada’s lone MLB club. The 29 American-based teams’ ballparks and their spring training facilities are located in different areas across the nation.
If you’re looking to visit different cities, states and ballparks in your RV, there are all sorts of different locations and trips to plan around. Here are a handful of the top spring training vacation destinations to consider for your trip on the road.
The Sunshine State is home to two MLB clubs in the Tampa Bay Rays and the Miami Marlins (previously the “Florida Marlins”), who play in the AL East and the NL East divisions, respectively.
Miami has only qualified for the postseason three times in history — 1997, 2003 and 2020 — but they went on to win the World Series in their first two playoff appearances. The Marlins play at the beautiful LoanDepot Park in Miami that opened in 2012, the same year the organization introduced new jerseys and logos and rebranded themselves as the “Miami Marlins.
About 265 miles north of LoanDepot Park is Tropicana Field, the home of the Rays, in St. Petersburg. The Rays have played their home games at this venue since their inaugural season in 1998.
If you’re traveling in your RV during spring training season, you can check out a Rays’ exhibition game at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte (about 86 miles south of St. Petersburg. The Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals play their spring training games at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.
The Red Sox, their spring training facility of JetBlue Park is located in Fort Myers.
If you’re a Red Sox fan, Massachusetts betting apps have you covered throughout the whole MLB season which is currently underway.The Red Sox play their games at the historic venue of Fenway Park but have die hard fans here in Fort Myers that always show up to support during spring training.
Also, the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals play their spring training games at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, which is located in West Palm Beach. Check the schedules for each team in spring training and see if you have time to check out all three facilities during your RV trek out here.
Florida, of course, is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches as well. You’ll definitely want to stop at several of them while you’re on the road. Make no mistake, the inviting waters will simply be too difficult to pass up in the scorching weather.
The Copper State is home to one Major League franchise in the Arizona Diamondbacks, who entered the league as an expansion franchise with the Rays in 1998.
Arizona’s home games are held at Chase Field in the downtown Phoenix area. The DiamondBacks and Colorado Rockies play at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, located at the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Com in Scottsdale.
The state is also home to a plethora of spring training facilities that you’ll want to check out here.
15 of the 30 MLB teams train here in Arizona ahead of the regular season in the Cactus League. The spring training facilities are located in different parts around the state, including Phoenix, Peoria and Tempe.
And if you’re traveling through the state in RV? Be sure to spend several days at the world-famous Grand Canyon National Park. Simply park your RV at one of the many campgrounds and enjoy the gorgeous nature the canyon has to offer.
There are so many beautiful golf courses and hiking/mountain biking trails to enjoy throughout Arizona as well. The Twin Buttes Loop, Sedona trail and Chuckwagon and Black Canyon Trail are just some of the best trails that locals and tourists enjoy here.