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Credit: The Beaches of Fort Myers- Sanibel

Beautiful beaches, glimmering Gulf of Mexico waters and more sunshine than you could ever hope to soak up are waiting for you on Marco Island this spring. One of the best times of year to enjoy a Marco Island vacation is in March—trust us, you’ll hit the ball out of the park when you visit us during this time of year. Why? Two words. Spring Training!

Plan a daytrip to nearby Fort Myers, Florida and enjoy Americas favorite pastime with all of your favorite players from the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox. Trust us, the experience is worth the 1 hour and 15 minute drive. Hop on I 75 and just head north.

The first stadium you’ll reach is Hammond Field, the spring home of the Minnesota Twins.

The Twins have called Fort Myers their home away from home since 1991. Each year, the Twins return to Hammond Field to play in front of 9,300 people, made up of locals and plenty of visitors who come to Florida just to see their teams play. Hammond Stadium hosts everything a seasoned Twins fan, or a new fan would want—including a menu that would please any Minnesotan, authentic cheese curds. Hammond Stadium and the CenturyLink Sports Complex are recognized as one of Baseball America’s Top-5 Spring Training facilities.

Hammond Field is located at 14100 Ben C. Pratt Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912. Visit their official website at http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/min/spring_training/ballpark/.

Just north of Hammond Stadium is Jet Blue park, home of the 2013 World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox. Jet Blue park, also known as Fenway South is the area’s largest spring training facility with seats for up to 11,000 people. The park plays homage to the official Home of the Red Sox, Fenway Park in Boston with its very own “big green monster” wall in left field. Thankfully, it comes without the frigid temperatures of Boston! Keep your eye out for the Red Sox’s game schedule, as it changes every year.

Jet Blue Park is located at 11581 Daniels Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33913. Visit their official website at http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/jetblue_park.jsp.

From the sand to sunsets, and this time of the year, spring training, your March getaway will satisfy every member of your family!