For about as long as
there's been Major League Baseball, there's been "Spring
Training", the traditional period in February and March when teams
gather, practice, prepare for the upcoming season and play
exhibition games. These spring games are usually against
other Major League and minor league squads, but also include some
games against college baseball teams.
Major League spring training facilities are split between Florida (the "Grapefruit League") and Arizona (the "Cactus League"). Whether you go southeast or southwest, the stadiums are located much more closely together than during the regular MLB season, making it very easy to create your own "Spring Training Tour" to see multiple teams. To help you plan your trip TheRealPlaces.com offers this guide to the hotels closest to each Major League Baseball spring training stadium.