Batter up baseball fans, spring in West Palm Beach is one of the best times of year to get your fix of home run fun. As one of Florida’s three host cities for the Grapefruit League, West Palm Beach and Jupiter are home plate for the Washington Nationals, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals and local favorites, Miami Marlins.
The four teams play across two stadiums including the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, home to the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins, and the FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches, home to the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. While only a short 12 miles apart from each other, fans can easily travel between the two parks during the season to catch as many games as possible. For baseball fans, spring training is the best time to get up close to star athletes and see a bevy of teams in action they may not be able to the rest of the year, including fellow Grapefruit League teams like the New York Yankees, New York Mets and 2018 World Series Champions the Boston Red Sox, among many others.
After the final pitch, visitors can easily find more to do outside the ballparks. Both stadiums are within close distance to sun-soaked beaches, great dining, nightlife and entertainment and family-friendly activities. Shop, dine and be entertained at CityPlace in downtown West Palm, Mizner Park in Boca Raton or Downtown at the Gardens just a few minutes from the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.
Tap into the local brewery scene at the Twisted Trunk in Palm Beach Gardens or at the West Palm Beach Brewery and Wine Vault. Then sip, sample and savor the local culture on a West Palm Beach Food Tour complete with tastings from the area’s best restaurants mixed in with stops at historic homes and sites along the way.
Top cultural picks this time of year include the Downton Abbey Exhibition running through the end of April and the newly expanded Norton Museum of Art housing one of the finest collections in the Southeast. The options are endless with a dedicated Cultural Concierge available to help plan your itinerary.
Even if you just want to kick back at the hotel, both stadiums are surrounded by many Hilton family hotels so you can stay in the middle of all the action.
Whether you are looking to post up behind home plate or explore it all from West Palm Beach to Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter and Boca Raton, there is no beating the amazing spring weather and fun activities that abound.