Best Things To Do During MLB Scottsdale Spring Training (Updated 2024)

Being in Scottsdale during MLB Cactus League Spring Training should be at the top of every baseball lover’s bucket list. The affordable game tickets are just the start – there’s something very exciting about being able to see your favorite teams and players in a practice setting. It almost feels like a behind-the-scenes sneak peeks into the season, finding out the players to watch before anyone else. 

Seeing your favorite teams play in person? Amazing. Affordable tickets? Life-changing. Over 200 games in the Phoenix metro area to choose from? It doesn’t get any better than that.

People travel far and wide to experience MLB training season in Arizona – so finding other ways to enjoy the trip to Scottsdale will make it that much more memorable! From choosing the best location to stay at to finding activities for in-between games, you’re in for a whole lot more than just the MLB Spring Training games!

Scottsdale MLB Spring Training Pre-Game Bar Crawl

When game day rolls around, You’re going to want a solid pregame party to amp up for your team! That’s where we come in.

This Spring Training pre-game pub crawl is a grand slam! Pedal your way to two of our favorite bars with your fellow baseball fans, complete with adult beverages on board and exclusive drink specials, and get conveniently dropped off at Scottsdale Stadium in Old Town right before the game starts.


  • Two hour spring training pre-game pub crawl in Old Town Scottsdale — not to be missed!
  • Pedal the party bike steered by your amazingly personable captain to see the city and visit two of the best sports bars with your fellow fans where you’ll get exclusive drink specials.
  • Enjoy adult beverages from our shop on board the party bike, complete with rocking sound system and motor assist to keep things fun and easy
  • Coolers, ice, and cups provided for all parties.
  • Group pricing available for groups of 10 or more guests at check-out.
  • Optional all-inclusive drink package available at check-out: includes three drinks on the bike and two drink tokens for the bars! (select based on # of people in your group).

Tripadvisor named Arizona Party Bike the #4 experience in the US! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience it with your friends and fellow fans. Groups discounts for groups of 10+ and all-inclusive drink ticket packages available at check-out!


  • Check-In 30 minutes before the start time at Arizona Party Bike HQ (7034 E Osborn Rd, Scottsdale, AZ)
  • First Stop: Social Tap – 20% Off The Tab
  • Second Stop: Boondocks – Happy Hour All Day
  • Drop Off: In front of Scottsdale Stadium 15 minutes before game starts — a short walk from our location



This special pre-game pub crawl is only happening on dates when there is a home game at Scottsdale Stadium in Old Town. There are limited seats available. It is not to be missed! Check the dates below and make sure to reserve today to snag your spot!

  • Saturday, February 24 from 10:45 – 12:45pm (San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs at 1:05pm MST)
  • Monday, February 26 from 10:45 – 12:45pm (Giants vs Los Angeles Angels at 1:05pm MST)
  • Tuesday, February 27 from 10:45 – 12:45pm (Giants vs Seattle Mariners at 1:05pm MST)
  • Friday, March 1 from 10:45 – 12:45pm (Giants vs Texas Rangers at 1:05pm MST)
  • Saturday, March 2 from 10:45 – 12:45pm (Giants vs San Diego Padres at 1:05pm MST)
  • Tuesday, March 5 from 10:45 – 12:45pm (Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers at 1:05pm MST)
  • Thursday, March 7 from 4:45pm – 6:45pm (Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers at 7:05pm MST)
  • Saturday, March 9 from 10:45 – 12:45pm (Giants vs Oakland Athletics at 1:05pm MST)
  • Sunday, March 10 from 10:45 – 12:45pm (GiantS SS vs Chicago White Sox at 1:05pm MST)
  • Wednesday, March 13 from 10:45 – 12:45pm (Giants vs Cincinnati Reds at 1:05pm MST)
  • Saturday, March 16 from 10:45 – 12:45pm (Giants SS vs Cleveland Guardians at 1:05pm MST)
  • Sunday, March 17 from 10:45 – 12:45pm (Giants vs Colorado Rockies at 1:05pm MST)
  • Tuesday, March 19 from 4:45pm – 6:45pm (Giants vs Kansas City Royals at 7:05pm MST)
  • Friday, March 22 from 10:45 – 12:45pm (Giants SS vs Chicago Cubs SS at 1:05pm MST)
  • Saturday, March 23 from 10:45 – 12:45pm (Giants vs Arizona Diamondsbacks SS at 1:05pm MST)


All reservations in Scottsdale begin at our location in Old Town Scottsdale at 7034 E Osborn Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (map). When you arrive, you’ll check-in and be able to make any party supply or alcohol purchases that you need.

Make sure to arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time to ensure that we can check you in, verify waivers, purchase any party supplies and alcohol you need, play around a little, go over the rules, and leave on time. Do not be late as the party bike will leave at its scheduled time.

Free parking is available on 6th Street behind our location on a first come, first serve basis. However, we always recommend taking an Uber or Lyft!

Each bar stop is about 30-40 minutes, so you’ll spend about half the time on the bike and half at the bars. After your bar stops, we will drop you off in front of Scottsdale Stadium about 15 minutes before the game starts, just a few blocks from our location.

Note: All pub crawl riders must be 21 years of age or older.

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More Fun Things To Do During Scottsdale Spring Training Baseball Games

But first, tips for watching MLB Spring Training Baseball Games in Scottsdale

Prioritize your ideal Spring Training games

There are 200+ opportunities to see games over the span of 2 months. You have your favorite teams you need to see, and you may even be able to catch a rival game. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it – so plan accordingly! 

Buying tickets early? Have a flexible schedule

If you check too far in advance, you’ll see that you can buy tickets for ‘time TBD games.’ If you go for the early ticket route, make sure your schedule is flexible enough to make the game!

Looking for cheap fun? Sit on the lawn

While the best seat in the house may be behind home plate, you will have just as much fun for half the price on the lawn. This is the cheapest spot to enjoy the game. You may be farther away, but stretching out on a lawn chair or blanket makes the game 

Can’t get enough of the games? Buy season tickets

As far as season tickets go, this is an affordable one! Season tickets start at just under $500 and get you access to specific team games. This can also get you VIP access to the best seats, early ticket reservations, and parking. If you are planning on living at the fields this Spring Training, this is the option for you.

Different teams play in different locations

While all of the teams in the cactus league are within driving distance of each other, understanding your favorite team’s home field will help you find the best area to stay! The Giants, Rockies, and Diamondbacks all play within Scottsdale limits. The Dodgers, White Sox, and Mariners are all on the other side of the valley. If you’re coming in from out of town, keep that in mind when choosing accommodations! 

best things to do during spring training in scottsdale

Make a weekend of MLB Spring Training

Plan an MLB spring training pregame bar crawl or event

A game only lasts a few hours, but the party can continue. Whether you want to plan a pregame event or keep the fun flowing after the big game, pedal pub crawls with Arizona Party Bike will take your party to the next level. You will visit 2-3 bars, but the real fun happens during the commute. You can pedal and drink on a bike that fits up to 15 people! So, grab some fellow baseball fans to hit up some of the best party spots in Scottsdale.

Where to stay

Staying in Scottsdale for your Cactus League MLB Spring Training event will keep you in a central location for many of the fields, or at the very least, keep you in a very fun place before and after your commute to the game. 

When it comes to a great, spacious, private accommodation, a vacation rental is a way to go. Even in March, you just may get time to appreciate a private pool. And the shared living space for any group traveling makes the post-game discussion that much more comfortable. 

As for hotels, several centrally-located gems range from budget (Aloft Scottsdale) to trendy (Sonder the Monarch) to luxury (Fairmont Princess).

You can find tons of accommodations in Scottsdale, but make sure it is close to the Old Town action. As far as town sights go, this is the place to be. It also makes walking to the best Scottsdale restaurants and bars a snap. 

Buy more than peanuts and crackerjacks

A day full of field food is great, but you will probably want to round your ball day out with a really great dinner. 

If you’re in the mood for a leveled-up ballpark frank, Brat Haus is the place to go. Brat Haus is a popular casual, dog-friendly eatery with outdoor seating, a selection of house-made mustards, and the highest-quality brats you can find. It’s an ideal atmosphere to analyze teams and discuss upcoming games – and chances are there will be tons of other friendly people doing the same!

If you don’t want to choose between quality and quantity, the Old Town Tortilla Factory will deliver. With huge plates of mouth-watering Mexican dishes, tons of outdoor seating space, and margaritas for days, this is a great restaurant to get more than your fill of amazing food. Hang out under the strings of outdoor lights and reminisce on our favorite MLB moments!

MLB Spring Training Scottsdale

Take a couple of swings yourself

Nothing makes you miss little league quite like MLB Spring Training. If you and your friends want to relive your glory days playing some ball, head to the batting cages! 

There are a few batting cages around town to check out. Smash House is open to the public and rents out batting cages by the hour, so you and your friends can flex your pitching and hitting muscles in a casual environment. 

Try an Iconic Hike

Camelback mountain is surprisingly pleasant to visit during the early spring. It is a rare time in Scottsdale when you can take a late morning or midday hike without overheating – so take advantage of it! The unique cacti and red rock make this area perfect for short but beautiful little hikes – and you can choose a trail that matches your preference on difficulty level! 

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day

If you planned right, you will celebrate Spring Training and St. Patrick’s Day all in one trip. Can you name a more iconic duo? Go all out with your green, find some green-tinted beer, and witness a famous (or infamous) St. Patrick’s Day parade. And you can’t celebrate St. Paddy’s day without heading to Scottsdale’s most popular Irish pub, Pattie’s! Here’s a tip – Pattie’s is best visited on a party bike!

If you can’t get enough baseball in your life, Scottsdale in early spring is your “Field of Dreams.” Make your baseball trip memorable with a bar crawl worthy of the sport! Use our booking system below! 

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The Scottsdale pedal tavern holds up to 14 people for private parties. For groups that need more than one bar bike or extended time, please give us a call. We have 14 party bikes available for large groups up to 196 people. Smaller groups can book individual seats on the Old Town Pub Crawl!