RV Camping to 2015 Grapefruit League Spring Training

Are you pacing the floor, anxious for Major League Baseball to begin? While you’re waiting, why not take an RV camping trip to Central Florida, where Grapefruit League stadiums host fifteen MLB teams in pre-season play during March?

That’s right—your favorite MLB teams are playing in scenic Florida towns like Jupiter, Port St. Lucie and Kissimmee. It’s your chance to check out the new talent on each team and watch the play up close and personal before the regular season starts.

Camping in a motorhome as you take in the games keeps your Grapefruit League vacation affordable, comfortable and close to the stadiums. You can also enjoy the flexibility of driving Grapefruit League Baseball in Floridato the next town to watch another game. Sound exciting? Then let’s get started planning!

Grapefruit League Spring Training

In March of every year since 1889, major league teams have traveled to sunny Florida to warm up their skills. From Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota to Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, teams like the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees thrill their fans at games throughout Central Florida.

Why not take in as many games as possible during your Florida RV vacation? Within an easy drive, you can watch the teams play that may be too far distant when you get back home. Here’s a link to each team’s Grapefruit League schedule to help you plan your itinerary.

Plenty of RV Campgrounds in Florida

No need to worry about finding convenient RV campgrounds while in Florida for Grapefruit League Spring Training. Our handy guide to Florida RV campgrounds is your first stop for reserving just the right campsites, whether you decide to move around to catch the most games possible or make one Florida city your home base.

Convenient Florida RV Rentals

With two convenient El Monte RV rental sites near major Florida airports, it’s easy to fly in and pick up your home-away-from-home. Flying into Miami? No problem—our Miami El Monte RV location is a short ride from the airport. Prefer to arrive at Orlando International Airport? Our Orlando location is less than twenty miles away.

We’ve also collected some helpful tips for getting the most out of your Grapefruit League experience.

Still hesitating on the ‘Go’ button? Let’s review three outstanding reasons to make the trip:

  1. As many as eight games per day are played in Grapefruit League Stadiums,
  2. An RV rental keeps your Florida vacation on budget, and
  3. Outstanding motorhome camping is always close by.

Grapefruit League games give RV travelers the perfect excuse to go camping in Florida this March. This exodus to Florida Grapefruit League action might just become your family’s annual must-do excursion!

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Planning Your Best-Ever Spring Break RV Camping Trip!

Many US schools will observe Spring Break this year during March, so it’s high time you planned your family’s best-ever Spring Break RV Camping Trip! We’ve done the research for you on some favorite Spring Break camping destinations. All that’s left to do is make your campground reservations and pull the cover off your RV (or make your RV rental reservation.)

To make things even easier for you, we’ve sorted our findings by region. Consider these exciting Spring Break destinations for your family RV trip:

Northeastern US RV Camping Destinations:
March and April may be chilly in the Northeastern States, but a “ski and RV” vacation could still be perfect for your Spring Break plans. These northeastern ski resorts offer all the amenities RV campers need to enjoy an exhilarating day at the slopes AND comfortable RV camping:

  • Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort in New Hampshire’s White Mountains is perfectly located for a Spring Break ski vacation. This first-class RV resort is minutes away from King Pine Ski Area, where skiers and snowboarders are enjoying this winter’s excellent snow base.
  • StoneyBrook Campground in Lehighton, PA is a short drive from Blue Mountain Ski Area in the legendary Poconos. There’s plenty of snow this year, so come enjoy this resort’s thirty-plus trails or the family-friendly tubing runs. The kids will love you for it!

Southeastern US RV Camping Destinations:

  • If your RV camping family is begging for a stay near the beach this Spring Break, why not book a campsite at North Jacksonville/Kingsland KOA in Kingsland, Georgia? Located on the Florida/Georgia border, your campground will be close to Cumberland Island National Seashore, Fernandina Beach and the charming Victorian town of Fernandina, FL.
  • Here’s another fantastic idea for a family Spring Break RV trip – plan your visit around Florida’s Grapefruit League Spring Training Schedule. MLB games at towns like Bradenton, Fort Myers and Kissimmee offer the chance to see top-ranked players at smaller, family-priced venues.

Southwestern US RV Camping Destinations:

  • Speaking of Major League Baseball Spring Training, why not spend Spring Break catching Cactus League games in Arizona? Follow the Kansas City Royals, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants and a dozen other MLB teams at Spring Training games in the Phoenix Metro Area. Plan to camp at Desert’s Edge RV Park on Black Canyon Hwy. or Apache Palms RV Park in Tempe for luxury, comfort and affordability.

West Coast US RV Camping Destinations:

  • Come to California for Spring Break and you’ll still be talking about your trip next year! Here are three beautiful spots to visit for exciting California Spring Break family memories:
    • San Diego has plenty of outdoor fun in store for families. Visit the Mission Beach Boardwalk, Belmont Park and the awesome San Diego Zoo. Beautiful weather and top-rated campgrounds like Campland on the Bay complete a picture-perfect Spring Break RV trip to San Diego.
    • Want to surprise the kids with gorgeous mountain views and the chance to fish for bass, bluegill and crappie on a sparkling freshwater lake? Bring along the boat on your RV Spring Break trip to Southern California and enjoy the amenities at Lake Elsinore Marina and RV Resort. Settled against the Ortega Mountains, California’s largest freshwater lake offers enough outdoor recreation to keep your active family occupied.
    • You can’t go wrong with the myriad attractions of San Francisco for Spring Break! Camp at Marin RV Park in Greenbrae and take advantage of Bay Area transit buses and ferries to get you where you want to go. Golden Gate National Recreation Area has an incredible variety of national treasures for your family to explore – Muir Woods National Monument, Point Bonita Lighthouse and Alcatraz Island, just to name a few. The City of San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods also host thrilling shops, restaurants and attractions waiting to be discovered by Spring Break visitors.

Now aren’t you glad you stopped by this blog to get tips for your family’s Spring Break RV camping trip? America’s outdoor wonderlands, cultural treasures and exciting urban areas are waiting to make this year’s Spring Break RV trip unforgettable.

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RV Camping to Cactus League Spring Training!

We’ve really got baseball on our minds here at El Monte RV, and we’re hearing from lots of clients about their need to see a game. Fortunately, the month of March offers RV campers the chance to several major league teams in action in Arizona. Why not hit one out of the park in March by planning an RV trip to see Cactus League spring training games?

Where the Teams Play
Eleven Arizona stadiums host fifteen major league teams for Cactus League spring training baseball games. Whether they’re in Greater Phoenix or located in Tucson, these venues work hard to provide both the perfect training facilities and exciting major league action for the fans.

We’ve put together a quick list of teams and stadiums, to make your planning a little easier. You can also check out these two websites to stay on the ball about schedules, stadiums and teams: CactusLeague.com, and SpringTrainingOnline.com.

Cactus League Stadiums and Teams:

Phoenix Area:

  • Camelback Ranch – Glendale, AZ – Chicago White Sox, LA Dodgers
  • HoHoKam Stadium – Mesa, AZ – Chicago Cubs
  • Goodyear Ballpark – Goodyear, AZ – Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians
  • Surprise Stadium – Surprise, AZ – Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers
  • Tempe Diablo Stadium – Tempe, AZ – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Maryvale Baseball Park – Phoenix, AZ – Milwaukee Brewers
  • Phoenix Municipal Stadium – Phoenix, AZ – Oakland Athletics
  • Peoria Sports Complex – Peoria, AZ – San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners
  • Scottsdale Stadium – Scottsdale, AZ – San Francisco Giants

Tucson Area

  • Kino Sports Complex – Tucson, AZ – Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Hi Corbett Field – Tucson, AZ – Colorado Rockies
  • Once you’ve chosen the games you’d like to watch, start planning the perfect RV trek to spring training. Let’s look at some of the terrific RV campgrounds close to Cactus League stadiums.

    We’ve heard rave reviews about Arizona Cowboy RV Park in Mesa, so why not plan to catch at least one Cubs game and camp in a peaceful country setting? Another park close to Cactus League action is Apache Palms RV Park in Tempe.

    On the outskirts of Tucson, you’ll find picturesque Amado, AZ, home of DeAnza RV Resort. Enjoy the best in RV camping while catching the Diamondbacks and Rockies in action.

    So, what are you waiting for? Spring training games in the Cactus League are a great way to see several major league baseball teams play within a one hundred mile radius. The friendly folks at our Phoenix RV Rentals and Tucson RV Rentals locations are ready to help you pick the right RV rental for your trip. Isn’t it time for you to head for Arizona?

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    RV Camping to Grapefruit League Spring Training In Florida

    Did you know that fifteen major league baseball teams head to Florida each year for spring training? During the month of March, more than a million fans watch “Grapefruit League” spring training games, and RV campers who love baseball are always in the stands.

    The possibilities for being in the stands are fantastic, with some early planning. Here’s a quick look at the Florida cities that host Grapefruit League games each year (courtesy Florida Grapefruit League Association):

    • Atlanta Braves – Lake Buena Vista
    • Baltimore Orioles – Sarasota
    • Boston Red Sox – Fort Myers
    • Detroit Tigers – Lakeland
    • Florida Marlins – Jupiter
    • Houston Astros – Kissimmee
    • Minnesota Twins – Fort Myers
    • New York Mets – Port St. Lucie
    • New York Yankees – Tampa
    • Philadelphia Phillies – Clearwater
    • Pittsburgh Pirates – Bradenton
    • St. Louis Cardinals – Jupiter
    • Tampa Bay Rays – Port Charlotte
    • Toronto Blue Jays – Dunedin
    • Washington Nationals – Viera

    We did a little advanced scouting and found some great RV campgrounds near spring training venues. Use our list to help plan your trip, or reserve a campsite at your own favorite Florida campground, instead.

    Here are our top picks for Florida RV campgrounds this spring:

    • Sun-n-Fun RV Resort – Sarasota: Your family will love this very large camping resort close to the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates spring training fields.
    • Calusa Cove RV Resort – Fort Myers: Why not plan to see both the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins in Grapefruit League games? This beautifully wooded RV campground is the perfect home base.
    • Bay Bayou RV Resort – Tampa: Camp in luxury and watch the New York Yankees work out at George Steinbrenner Field, a miniature replica of Yankee Stadium.

    As you can see, there are fifteen great venues to visit in March if you enjoy combining great baseball action with comfortable RV camping. So, here’s the game plan: use this handy link to Grapefruit League team schedules, plan an itinerary and then contact one of our Florida RV Rental locations to reserve a motorhome for the trip. With RV rental locations in Miami, Orlando and Palm Harbor, picking up your RV for your spring training pilgrimage is a breeze. See you at the stadium!

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