5 Things to Do in Glendale During Spring Training

Baseball champions will be training at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona this spring. The state-of-the-art facility enters its fifteenth season as the Spring Training field for the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. You can cheer on your favorite team at one of the largest baseball complexes in the Cactus League that includes ample seating, plus picturesque walking trails, landscaped grounds, citrus groves, and extensive water features. After the thrill of strikeouts and stolen bases, your trip will be a home run when you experience all the action off the field. We’ve gathered five top attractions you’ll want to explore when you’re visiting Glendale to experience America’s favorite pastime. 

Westgate Entertainment District

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West Valley’s premiere entertainment district is Westgate Entertainment District. This dazzling display of dining, nightlife, shopping, concerts, sporting events, and celebrations of all kinds offers something for everyone.   

Tanger Outlets

Imported Image The only Tanger Outlets in the west is in Glendale, Arizona. The shoppers in your entourage will delight in more than 90 leading brand names and designer outlet stores offering high-end and outlet value shopping for fashion, footwear, home products, and more. Sports enthusiasts will want to stop by Adidas, Converse, Finish Line, Nike Factory Store, Reebok, and Under Armor for sure!  

Desert Diamond West Valley Casino

Imported Image After you’ve placed friendly wagers on your favorite baseball team, try your luck at the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino. You’ll find all the newest, hottest games, including 1,400 slot machines and electronic and live table games, in this 75,000 square feet entertainment destination.   

State 48 Funk House

Imported Image Cheers to the winners and losers of your spring training matchups at the State 48 Funk House. This craft beer collective features four different breweries, each with its own brewhouse and brewpub onsite. The scratch kitchen serves your favorites, from buffalo wings to burgers and signature appetizers and entrees such as totchos (tater tots smothered in beer cheese, pickled jalapenos, pico de gallo, black beans, and green onions) and a meatloaf melt. You can even play a few games of your own with 12 regulation bowling lanes, billiards, and shuffleboard.  

State Farm Stadium

Imported Image When State Farm Stadium isn’t hosting some of the biggest games in sports (the Kansas City Chiefs were recently crowned champions in February 2023, and basketball champions will be crowned at the Final 4 in 2024), the venue hosts more events. At the end of February, the Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show takes over the stadium. Then, Swifties will gather on March 17 and 18 for Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour, and from March 28 to April 1, the Mecum Auto Auctions returns to Glendale.