Insider Guide to Spring Break in the Valley

Flying into Phoenix for your Spring Break and want to make the most out of your time? Explore our fantastic local Insider Guides, designed to help you plan the ideal trip to the Valley.

Plus, we got all the tips and tricks to help you navigate the Valley’s biggest event of the season, Spring Training.

Pro Tip: Grab a guide at any of our Scouted Businesses to peruse poolside or on your drive if you’re exploring the rest of Arizona (Check out our Roadtrip Guide).



Every year, the Cactus League descends on the Valley for Spring Training. Though nearly as old as baseball itself, Spring Training remains a novel adventure, boasting unparalleled player access, intimate ballparks, and the promise of a new season.

DATES & TIME // Thursday, February 22nd through Tuesday, March 26th. Purchase tickets…

WHERE //  With the Valley welcoming 15 teams, Spring Training takes place across 10 fields and facilities, though Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is widely regarded as the go-to. In 2023, the Cactus League brought in 1.6 million fans across all ballparks, which is a 34% increase from 2022 and hasn’t been reached since before the pandemic. View the Cactus League Map…

HIGHLIGHTS // The Charro Lodge tickets are the best of the season. Ticket and table prices include admission to Scottsdale Stadium and the Charro Lodge, an outstanding view of the game from patio-style seating adjacent to the San Francisco Giants’ bullpen, a program for each attendee, and complimentary food and beverage. Purchase tickets…

INSIDER INFO // Scottsdale Charros, a Volume 2 Member of The Scout Guide Phoenix & Scottsdale, are an all-volunteer, nonprofit group of business and civic leaders dedicated to supporting youth sports, education, and charitable causes. Spring Training is the premier annual fundraising event for The Charros via the Charro Lodge ticket. Over the last five decades, the Scottsdale Charros and The Charro Foundation have donated millions of dollars back to the community through grants and donations to local nonprofits and schools in the Scottsdale Unified School District. P.S. “Charros” translates to gentleman riders in Spanish.

We hope you have the best time exploring what the Valley has to offer! And if you choose to pop into any of the places we suggest, don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!