Phoenix spring training

Will be visiting Phoenix next week, staying in Scottsdale, primarily to catch the last week of baseball spring training, but also just to get away & enjoy some (hopefully) nice weather. Thought about a side/day trip to Sedona maybe, if doable. Any advice/can’t miss tips much appreciated esp. re : baseball, good mexican food/margaritas/happy hours, (not necessarily in that order!)
Thanks in advance everyone! :slight_smile:

As I always make a point to say: don’t miss Los Dos Molinos.
Best New Mexico style food in the state.

If you want other eating suggestions, just ask. There are limitless numbers of restaurants in Scottsdale, most of which are just OK. If you want some really good food, I believe in staying away from the big-name chains.

Goodyear, AZ is just west of Phoenix and it’s the spring home of the Cleveland Indians (and I think the Reds too).

I was there several years ago and they had a (very) minor league hockey team (Phoenix Roadrunners?). If you like hockey, the game was a blast. And we got tickets right on the ice for about $10 IIRC.

Sedona is an easy coiuple hour’s drive from Scottsdale and well worth the trip. Get an early start do some hiking and scenic drives. Take the long way back through the former ghost town, Jerome. Airport Mesa is a good place to take in the sunset if you stay that late or overnight.

Do you already have a place to stay in Scottsdale? If not, I’d recommend the Hospitality Suites on Scottsdale Road. It’s nothing special, but it’s cheap, clean, has swimming pools, cooked breakfast included, and has a FREE HAPPY HOUR for a couple hours each night. It also has a free airport shuttle and is located only a few blocks from an Enterprise Car Rental location, which lets you dodge the super-high fees/taxes that get added if you rent from the airport.

For food I liked Carlsbad Tavern on Hayden Rd. I didn’t think Old Town Tortilla Factory lived up to the hype.

Hike Camelback if you’re up for the challenge, but start early.