Want to escape the cold weather and travel to Florida for a few days? Use your love of baseball as an excuse to book your plane ticket.
Football season is officially over, which means the region is one step closer to opening day, welcoming back the Nats and baseball season with open arms. But first, the team has to head to The Palm Beaches in Florida for spring training.
Being held from Saturday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, March 22, the Nats will play their spring training games in Palm Beach County at FITTEAM Ball Park of The Palm Beaches and Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, kicking off with a rematch between the Nats and the Astros on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6:05 p.m. at FITTEAM.
The Nats’ spring training includes 31 games, 23 of which are being held in Palm Beach County. Below, find special events being held during spring training, as well as information on two hotel packages for those planning on catching a spring training game in person. Single-game tickets to spring training are on sale at nationals.com/spring.
- Saturday, Feb. 22: Opening night and post-game fireworks
- Sunday, March 8: Max Scherzer bobblehead giveaway to the first 500 fans
- Thursday, March 12: Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees
- Wednesday, March 18: Adam Eaton bobblehead giveaway to the first 500 fans
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Available Feb. 20-March 22, three-night minimum stay
Located less than a mile from Roger Dean Stadium, Homewood Suites by Hilton is offering its newly launched Home Run at Homewood package for spring training. Baseball fans who book the package will enjoy complimentary breakfast and dinner (for stays Monday through Thursday); a complimentary beer or wine during the daily happy hour; a box of peanuts and Cracker Jack at check in; one souvenir foam finger to bring to the game; and complimentary transportation to Roger Dean Stadium. // 4700 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; rates begin at $354
Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Available Feb. 20- March 24
Located 43 miles north of FITTEAM Ball Park, Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa offers a quiet, beachfront vacation. Its Spring Training and Sandcastles package features up to 20% savings on best available rates; daily breakfast for two; and a welcome amenity, including a Hutchinson Shores beach bag, baseball and sharpie for autographs at the spring training games. Use code TRAIN to access the package’s deals. // 3793 NE Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach, Florida; rates begin at $288
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