ROGER DEAN STADIUM
If You Go ...
Jupiter is 23 miles from Palm Beach and even farther away from Miami, so you must be really, really into baseball in order to make a pilgrimage. Jupiter is in the midst of a planned Florida community (the Abacoa Development), with all the good and bad that it entails -- good for residents, who can be assured of the basic services they need as part of a larger development, but bad for tourists, who find that there's usually not enough to keep their attention on a continued basis. You're pretty much in the middle of nowhere in Jupiter, and you should plan accordingly.
There are other spring-training venues within an easy driving distance. You could head 35 miles up the coast to Port St. Lucie (where the New York Mets train) or 65 miles down the coast to Fort Lauderdale (where the Baltimore Orioles train).
Where to Stay: There are no hotels within walking distance of Roger Dean Stadium, so you'll need to have a car to make your way around. (There's ample parking around the stadium, but you'll need to fork over more than a few bucks for the privilege.) Within two miles of Roger Dean Stadium is the Fairfield Inn and the Wellesley Inn; within 10 miles are the Best Western Palm Beach, the Hilton Singer Island, and the Doubletree.
Flying In: The closest airport is Palm Beach International Airport, which is about 20 miles away from the Jupiter area. Most major airlines fly into PBI, including American, AirTran, Continental, Delta, jetBlue, Southwest, Northwest, United, and US Airways.
You may also want to consider flying into Fort Lauderdale Airport or Miami International Airport and then driving to Jupiter if the fares are significantly cheaper. Miami International Airport is only 84 miles away from Roger Dean Stadium -- and Fort Lauderdale Airport is even closer -- so if you can save a few bucks for the price of a short drive, you should do so.
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