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bobbythigpen
12-19-2005, 08:22 PM
I'm not sure if it's too early for this, but I'm going to be in Tucson for spring training March 9-12. Wondering if WSIers have tips on (relatively) cheap places to stay, Sox bars to hit, etc. It's entirely too cold, so the only thing to do is buy plane tickets to Arizona.

Fake Chet Lemon
12-19-2005, 11:06 PM
Drive to Phoenix at night to party.

Theanticub
12-19-2005, 11:37 PM
I'm not sure if it's too early for this, but I'm going to be in Tucson for spring training March 9-12. Wondering if WSIers have tips on (relatively) cheap places to stay, Sox bars to hit, etc. It's entirely too cold, so the only thing to do is buy plane tickets to Arizona.

In Tucson, there are a TON of good places to go. Depending on how old you are, there are tons of college bars to go to on the UofA campus. There is a place called chicago's right near campus that is a nice chicago bar.

peeonwrigley
12-19-2005, 11:56 PM
I'm also in the midst of planning a trip to Spring Training (my first) so any hotel suggestions, as well as any other general suggestions are appreciated.

Viva Medias B's
12-20-2005, 12:18 AM
Here is what (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=933304&postcount=29) I posted in early November. For things to do in Tucson, here is the link (http://www.visittucson.org/) to the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau.

peeonwrigley
12-20-2005, 12:59 AM
Here is what (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=933304&postcount=29) I posted in early November. For things to do in Tucson, here is the link (http://www.visittucson.org/) to the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Thanks for the links.

Here is the link to the entire thread w/ lots of info (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62003)

mike squires
12-20-2005, 01:07 AM
Screw the bars unless that is your thing. I really enjoyed going to the mountains and taking a little trip on a trail and watched the sunset with my wife. It was funny. We were going to a game right after picking up the rent a car. The A's and someone. We got turned around and were going in the wrong direction. We ended up catching a Sox/Giant game just in time. Only in Tucson can you do that!!! I love getting there early to the games. The atmosphere is much more laid back. The stars are more willing to sign, you can walk away with 4 or 5 balls in one BP sitting...Have fun. Can't go this year. THe wife messed up the checkbook!

MasQbellesa
12-20-2005, 03:25 AM
Greasy Tony's
828 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson

Greasy Tony's menu speaks for itself:
"NO CHARGE FOR EXTRA GREASE!!!

michned
12-20-2005, 06:19 AM
I'm not sure if it's too early for this, but I'm going to be in Tucson for spring training March 9-12. Wondering if WSIers have tips on (relatively) cheap places to stay, Sox bars to hit, etc. It's entirely too cold, so the only thing to do is buy plane tickets to Arizona.

Try and book your hotel asap, as March is the big tourist month down here, and it will be even busier this year with more people coming down to see the Sox.

mjharrison72
12-20-2005, 10:09 AM
If you've got a car and are interested in anything educational, check out the Sonora Desert Museum (http://www.desertmuseum.org/) and Old Tucson (http://www.oldtucson.com/), which was a movie set for Westerns. I've never been, but I hear Colossal Caves (http://www.colossalcave.com/welcome.html)is also fun.

Kuzman
12-20-2005, 11:19 AM
If you've got a car and are interested in anything educational, check out the Sonora Desert Museum (http://www.desertmuseum.org/) and Old Tucson (http://www.oldtucson.com/), which was a movie set for Westerns. I've never been, but I hear Colossal Caves (http://www.colossalcave.com/welcome.html)is also fun.

I was at Old Tucson last spring, fun little place. I think were gonna hit the zoo this year, people say its a nice little one so i figured why not. Check out an expedia try and get a good deal, and remember book em early that place will fill up in a heartbeat!

Paxson93
12-20-2005, 11:33 AM
Does anyone know if there are any nice campstesites in or around Tucson?

dirty_k
12-20-2005, 02:22 PM
Not sure if the national park has camping (the park is in two sections) but it has excellent hiking. There's also a cave state park not far away - make a reservation for a tour. Nogales for Tijuana-style shopping if you are in to that. There's an inexpensive hotel downtown that was great for economical type people. Not much downtown though and most people would probably prefer the outskirts of town (suburban style areas that can be found anywhere). There's also scenic roads in the area to view rocks / desert areas. I need to get back there!

Chicken Dinner
12-20-2005, 02:35 PM
http://www.springtrainingmagazine.com/cws.html

MarySwiss
12-20-2005, 03:37 PM
http://www.springtrainingmagazine.com/cws.html

Yeah, and anyone who's planning to make the trip to either Tucson or Phoenix also might want to pull up the link Peeonwrigley posted in message #6. There's a ton of information on that thread.

Chicken Dinner
12-20-2005, 03:58 PM
Here's another link:

http://www.cactus-league.com/fields/white-sox.html

Hagan
12-20-2005, 04:52 PM
Here is the biggest tip, buy the minor leaguers pizza and beer and they will love you since they make so little money. I will be going down there to in march