Planning your trip to Scottsdale, Ariz.


Kimpton's Firesky Resort & Spa, 4925 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Ariz.; (480) 945-7666, Within a 10-minute drive of both Salt River Fields and Scottsdale Stadium as well as walking distance of Old Town Scottsdale. The hotel's Play Ball Spring Training package includes a basket of baseball snacks and bucket of beer at check-in. Doubles from $199.

Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, Ariz.; (602) 955-8614, Boutique hotel featuring 34 hacienda-style suites and Lon's at the Hermosa, an upscale indoor/outdoor dining experience featuring regional comfort-cuisine and seasonal three-course menus. The Spring Escape package requires a minimum stay of three nights at various casita levels beginning at $329 a night.

Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, Ariz; (480) 248-2000, Retro-chic hotel and night life spot with roots in Hollywood celebrity culture of the 1950s. Valley Ho's Spring training package includes a Signature Guest Room, breakfast at ZuZu each morning of stay, VIP nightclub access, and a discount shopping book for Scottsdale Fashion Square beginning at $249 a night.


The Mission, 3815 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, Ariz.; (480) 636-5005. A short drive from Salt River Fields and just around the block from Scottsdale Stadium, the Mission serves upscale modern Latin cuisine in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Dinner entrees $12-$32.

Roka Akor, 7299 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Ariz.; (480) 306-8800, Stylishly appointed sushi bar and Japanese robata grill. Entrees start at $14.50.

Papago Brewing Co., 7107 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale, Ariz.; (480) 425-7439, Fantastic tap room and package beer selection to go also features a light fare menu including custom and specialty pizzas, sandwiches and bar snacks.


For Cactus League tickets and info,

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Cactus League spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, 755 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, Ariz. Tickets: (480) 270-5000 and through Ticketmaster,,,,

Scottsdale Stadium spring training home of the San Francisco Giants, 7408 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, Ariz.; (480) 312-2586,,

Camelback Ranch, spring training home of the Dodgers and White Sox, 10710 W. Camelback Road, Glendale, Ariz.;,, www,

Tempe Diablo Stadium, spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels, 2200 W. Alameda Drive,

Tempe, Ariz.; (480) 350-5205,,


Cactus League,

Scottsdale Convention and Visitor's Bureau, (480) 421-1004,

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