Your Guide to Making the Most of Spring Training in Florida

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Spring training is upon us! You know what that means: training camps (and events) are popping up all over the place. So, what activities should you plan to experience some fun during spring training? Here's a list of some fun things to do while in town for spring training and beyond!

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Tour The Training Facilities

If you are going to be in Southwest Florida for the Spring Training events, there is no better time to visit the training facilities. Find out where your team or favorite baseball star will be practicing:

These training facilities are most active this time of year and host various events for loyal fans who have traveled to Florida just for spring training. You will be able to see your favorite players start their training routines to get warmed up for the upcoming season. 


Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

Everybody loves a good game of mini golf—so, while you are waiting for the big games, why not take the family for an outing? Smugglers Cove locations are all over the South Florida map, including Bradenton, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Indian Shores, and Madeira Beach.

Smugglers Cove is an adventure-style mini golf course that's not only pirate-themed but has a live alligator exhibition. Every one of the Smugglers Cove locations has a unique course design that includes caves, waterfalls, and pirate ships, giving you and your family a one-of-a-kind adventure. Make your trip to Florida's southwest coast even more fun and memorable than last year at Smugglers Cove!



If you've ever been to Florida, you know there are amazing exhibitions all over. Bradenton, Sarasota, and Fort Myers are just a few cities where you can find art, science, and nature museums that the whole family will enjoy. Here are just a few suggestions for your next visit:



You can't visit Florida without hitting the beaches, especially in the spring! With warm (but not too hot) and consistently sunny weather, this is the best time of year to enjoy a fantastic view of the ocean or try out your favorite watersport. There are so many beaches to choose from, but here are a few that we would suggest:

  • Bunche Beach Preserve (Fort Myers)
  • Longboat Key
  • Siesta Key (Sarasota)
  • Anna Maria Island (Bradenton)
  • Indian Shores
  • Madeira Beach
  • Clearwater Beach
  • Sanibel (Fort Myers)


Try Out A New Restaurant

While you are in town for spring training, it might be a great time to make a reservation and enjoy a meal at one of the many family-friendly restaurants. Before you head out, though, you are going to want to make sure tables are available and book your reservation if needed to ensure you get in.

Since you are probably traveling, you might want to have a more adventurous dining experience. If your family is looking forward to a seafood dinner, then you might want to visit Dry Dock Waterfront Grill. For something a little more relaxed, fun, and amusing, you can visit O’Leary’s Tiki Bar & Grill for great food, live music, and salty breezes.  

While a game of mini golf at one of the Smugglers Cove locations might be fun—you came here to see professional ball games. Therefore, you and the family will not want to miss a moment of the pre-season schedule to see your favorite teams and players. Don't forget to grab a coupon and check the schedule at Smugglers Cove to check out what adventures, programs, and fun events they have planned for spring training. 

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Topics: family fun, things to do