Baseball reporters Nick Cafardo and Peter Abraham offer tips on how to get the most of your trip to spring training.
Places to eat
• Nino’s (Italian)
• Prawnbroker (seafood)
• Blue Pointe (seafood)
• The Edison (Fort Myers Country Club)
• Mona Lisa (Italian)
Things to do (besides watch baseball)
• Visit Sanibel and Captiva (beaches, restaurants).
• Visit shopping outlet malls.
• Go fishing.
• Go house hunting (real estate bargains).
• Go walking/running.
Places to eat
• Blue Pointe
• Bistro 41
• Matzaluna on Sanibel Island
• Shoeless Joe’s
Things to do (besides watch the Red Sox)
• You can play golf at dozens of courses in the area. You literally can’t drive more than a few minutes without being close to a course.
• Go to the beach at Sanibel Island or Fort Myers Beach.
• Go fishing. There are as many places to get a nibble as there are to play golf
• Go shopping. There are a lot of outlets stores in the area.
• Go see another team play. The Twins are in Fort Myers and the Rays are up the road in Port Charlotte.
Tips for fans attending spring training
• Be polite asking for autographs. Yelling out last names is not being polite.
• Get to know an usher. He could help you find a better seat.
• Sunscreen! You’ll be red as a Maine lobster sitting in those stands without it.
• Go watch the minor leaguers work out or see them play.