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Restaurants Open Christmas Day 2016

Not all of us will be home for Christmas, or comfortably seated with friends and family for a Christmas feast… some of us will be on the road.

I-4 travelers looking for a holiday meal can find it quite difficult. You’re tired and hungry so you jump of an exit only to find that every restaurant is closed.

An increasing number of chain restaurants are choosing to remain open during the holidays, or at least opening for limited hours to meet customer demand.

Here’s out list of chain restaurants open for business on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2016. (This listing will be updated as additional information becomes available.)

Restaurants located at Interstate Service Plazas and Welcome Centers may be required to stay open.

  • A&W Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Arby’s – Company owned locations will close Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Franchise locations may be open.
  • Au Bon Pain – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Auntie Anne’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bahama Breeze – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Baja Fresh – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Bakers Square – Open Christmas Eve. Open Christmas Day.
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Benihana – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bennigan’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Big Boy Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Black Angus Steakhouse – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Blimpie Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bob Evans Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Bonanza Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bonefish Grill – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Boston Market – Some locations may be open on Christmas Day.
  • Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Burger King – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • California Pizza Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Carl’s Jr. – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Carrows Restaurants – Most restaurants are open 365 days a year.
  • Carvel Ice Cream – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Checkers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Cheesecake Factory – Open Christmas Eve. Most locations will be closed Christmas Day.
  • Chevys Fresh Mex – Most locations are open 365 Days a Year.
  • Chick-fil-A – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Chuck E. Cheese’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Church’s Chicken – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Cici’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Claim Jumper – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Cold Stone Creamery – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Corner Bakery Cafe – Open Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.
  • Country Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Cracker Barrel – Close Christmas Eve Day at 2 pm and closed on Christmas Day.
  • Culver’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Dairy Queen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Dave & Buster’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Del Taco – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Denny’s – Most locatiopns are open 364 days a year.
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Domino’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • El Pollo Loco – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • El Torito – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Famous Dave’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fazoli’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fire Mountain Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Firehouse Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Friendly’s – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fuddruckers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Golden Corral – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Ground Round Grill & Bar – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Hardee’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • HomeTown Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Hooters – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Houlihan’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Huddle House – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • IHOP – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • In-N-Out Burger – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Jack-in-the-Box – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Jersey Mike’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Joe’s Crab Shack – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Johnny Rockets – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • KFC – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Kobe Japanese Steakhouse – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Krystal – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Legal Sea Foods – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Logan’s Roadhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Lone Star Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Long John Silver’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Luby’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Marie Callender’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • McDonald’s – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Melting Pot (The) – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Miami Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Miller’s Ale House – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Mimi’s Cafe – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Morton’s Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Ninety-Nine Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Old Country Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Olive Garden – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • On The Border – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Outback Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • P.F. Chang’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Panda Express – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Panera Bread – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Papa Gino’s Pizzeria – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Papa John’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Piccadilly Cafeteria – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Pizza Hut – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Pollo Tropical – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day and closed Christmas Day.
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Quiznos Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Rainforest Cafe – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Rax Roast Beef – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Rally – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Red Lobster – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Round Table Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Roy Rogers Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Ruby Tuesday – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Ryan’s – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Sbarro – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Schlotzsky’s Deli – Most locations will be open Christmas Evea Closed Christmas Day.
  • Shakey’s Pizza Parlor – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Shoney’s – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Sizzler Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Smashburger – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Smokey Bones – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Sonic Drive-In – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Starbucks – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Steak ‘n Shake – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Subway – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Taco Bell – Open Christm,as Eve. Company owned locations are closed on Christmas Day. Franchised locations may be open.
  • TCBY – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Texas Roadhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • TGI Friday’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tijuana Flats – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tim Horton’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tony Roma’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • UNO Chicago Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Chrtistmas Day
  • Waffle House – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Wayback Burgers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Wendy’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Whataburger – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • White Castle – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Wienerschnitzel – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Wingstop – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Zaxby’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.

This list reflects information gathered from various sources. We are not responsible for it’s accuracy. This list will be updated as additional information becomes available. Open locations may have limited hours of operation.


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I-4 / I-75 Ramps to Close Sunday and Monday

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that I-4 construction will result in the following traffic impacts.

  • Tampa, FL – The northbound I-75 exit ramp (Exit 261) onto westbound I-4 will be closed between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Sunday and Monday (December 11 and 12) nights. The closures could change to other nights for weather or other reasons, so be prepared for possible detours Sunday through Thursday nights.

DETOUR: Drivers will directed onto eastbound I-4 to use Exit 10 (CR 579), turn left at the top of the ramp onto northbound CR 579, cross over I-4, then turn left to enter westbound I-4.


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Best, and Worst Times to Travel This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only a few days away and reports are saying that this Thanksgiving holiday will be a record breaker as far as highway travel is concerned.

I-4 can be a real bear with tons of traffic and plenty of short tempers. Here are a few tips to help make the voyage less stressful:

Getting There:

  • The absolute worst time to get on the road is the day before Thanksgiving (Wednesday, November 23) and if you leave in mid-afternoon (3 p.m.) you definitely won’t be a happy camper once you get there.
  • If you have no choice but to leave on Wednesday, make it as early as possible. Start you trip no later than 6 a.m. to avoid traffic delays.
  • The Sunday before Thanksgiving (November 20) is the best day to leave for your Thanksgiving road trip, the earlier, the better.
  • Thanksgiving morning is also a good time to leave, the earlier , the better.

Returning Home:

  • The day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 25) before 6 a.m. is the best day and time to return from your Thanksgiving trip.
  • Saturday and Sunday (November 26 and 27) late afternoon are the worst days and times to return from your Thanksgiving road trip. Avoid being on the road between 11 a.m and 6 p.m. Traffic will be heavy during those times.
  • If you have no choice but to leave on Saturday, try leaving as early as possible (before 6 a.m.) to avoid traffic delays.

Depending on where you’re heading, and how long the trip will be, you might be able to schedule the time when you are on the road to at avoid the worst of it.

Adjust your schedule or route and consider these options:

  • Take a bypass route around large cities
  • Tune to a radio station and monitor the traffic reports
  • If you have mobile access, Use live-traffic-reports.com to monitor traffic
  • Stop at a rest area if headed in heavy traffic and wait until the worst of it has subsided
  • Avoid shopping districts (Black Friday is usually gridlocked around major shopping areas)

Drive responsibly and have a safe trip!


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Restaurant Discounts for I-4 Road Warriors

Here’s a new website  for those of us looking to save some money on meals for our next trip down I-4.  511Coupons.com points you to coupons, special deals and discounts for restaurants throughout the United States.

Fast food, fast casual, casual, family style, ethnic and fine dining restaurants are all represented on this website. You’ll find just about every national and regional chain here as well, with info on individual offerings.

It’s another great travel tool for anyone planning their next vacation, weekend getaway or business trip. 511Coupons.com


For more I-4 information, visit www.i4exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to Interstate 4. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Tampa to Daytona!

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I-4 Ramps to I-75 to Close, Detours in Place October 23 and 24

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following ramp closures from I-4 to I-75 in Tampa as part of the Interstate improvement project.

  • The eastbound and westbound I-4 Exit 9 ramps onto northbound I-75 may be closed between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Sunday and Monday (October 23 and 24) nights. The closures could change to other nights for weather or other reasons, so be prepared for possible detours Sunday through Thursday nights. Here are the planned nights and detour routes:
    • Eastbound I-4 to northbound I-75 closed Sunday night. DETOUR: Bear right at the ramp split to go south on I-75, use Exit 260 to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard/SR 574, turn left at the top of the ramp and go east on SR 574 over I-75, then turn left and enter northbound I-75.
    • Westbound I-4 to northbound I-75 closed Monday night. DETOUR: Bear left at the ramp split to go south on I-75, use Exit 260 to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard/SR 574, turn left at the top of the ramp and go east on SR 574 over I-75, then turn left and enter northbound I-75.

For more I-4 information, visit www.i4exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to Interstate 4. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Tampa to Daytona!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-95 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide, I-10 Exit Guide and I-75 Exit Guide.

Lane and Shoulder Closures on I-4 in Tampa Area This Week

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts on I-4 and I-75 in the Tampa area thru October 8, 2016:

  • Tampa, FL – Motorists should be alert to shoulder closures between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday (October 3 – 8) on the following ramps: northbound I-75 to westbound I-4 and both the eastbound and westbound I-4 ramps to northbound I-75.
  • Tampa, FL – One lane may be closed and controlled by flagging operations on Sligh Avenue under the I-4/I-75 interchange area any time of the day or night Monday through Saturday (October 3 – 8).

For more I-4 information, visit www.i4exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to Interstate 4. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Tampa to Daytona!

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Night Lane Closures and Detours in Tampa I-275/I-4 Interchange Area

Multiple lanes may be closed in each direction of I-275 from west of Ashley Drive/Scott Street/Tampa Street (Exit 44) to north of I-4 (Exit 45B) from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. through Thursday (May 26) nights.

Closures and detours will be adjusted as needed for traffic leaving the Tampa Bay Lightning playoff game Tuesday night.

Also, Southbound I-275 traffic may be detoured off at the downtown exit between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. through Thursday (May 26) nights. DETOUR: All southbound mainline traffic will be directed off at Exit 45A to Doyle Carlton Drive. Drivers will turn right onto Doyle Carlton Drive, right onto Palm Avenue, right onto Tampa Street, then turn right onto the ramp to re-enter southbound I-275.


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Legoland Florida Resort to Expand With New Attractions and Accommodations

LEGOLAND Florida Resort announced an unprecedented slate of projects that will deliver additional on-site accommodations, an immersive new theme park land with a cutting-edge, interactive attraction, the first-ever expansion of its water park, a new, action-packed “4D” theatrical attraction and an all-new summertime event filled with fireworks and special entertainment, giving guests even more reasons to play – and stay.

NEW! LEGOLAND Beach Retreat – opening mid-2017
This whimsically themed vacation resort combines the fun of surf, sand and sun with the creativity of LEGO® bricks on a picturesque site next to Lake Dexter, adjacent to the theme park. Distinguished by a colorful LEGO lighthouse, the village-style, lakefront resort will feature 83 single-story duplex units, offering 166 separate accommodations that sleep up to five.

Designed with the same combination of imagination and kid-centric detail that made the 10-month-old LEGOLAND Hotel an immediate hit, the all-new LEGOLAND Beach Retreat offers a great way for larger families and friends to vacation together. Amenities will include a themed pool, a sandy play area, a buffet-style restaurant and complimentary transportation to and from the theme park.

NEW! LEGO NINJAGO World – opening early 2017
Inspired by the popular series of LEGO building sets and the long-running TV show “LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu,” this all-new, fully immersive theme park land invites guests to step into a magical, martial arts kingdom where they’ll experience a first-of-its-kind attraction that blends eye-popping, 3D computer animation, “4D” atmospheric effects and groundbreaking technology by Montreal-based Triotech.

On LEGO NINJAGO The Ride, up to four guests per vehicle blast animated fireballs, lightning, shockwaves and ice using nothing more than their hands as they travel through dojos mastering their skills before teaming up to defeat a powerful villain. Riders collect points and scores are displayed when each quest is complete. The thrilling attraction is the epicenter of a new area featuring multiple hands-on, interactive experiences that will hone kids’ physical skills like NINJAGO heroes Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane and Nya, before their ultimate test on LEGO NINJAGO The Ride.

NEW! Creative Cove featuring Build-A-Boat – now open
A fun expansion area at LEGOLAND Water Park adds a brand-new attraction, Build-A-Boat, where kids can create and race LEGO watercraft through fast-flowing rivers alongside cheering crowds in a setting inspired by the popular LEGO City Coast Guard sets. Nearby, the existing Imagination Station lets little ones build and play with colorful DUPLO® bricks in a water-filled activity center. Additional dining offerings, increased seating capacity and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire water park round out the all-new offerings for 2016.

NEW! “LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D: The Book of Creativity” – opening May 26, 2016
Set in the futuristic Kingdom of Knighton, this all-new theatrical attraction pits five young knights against the evil Jestro and his sidekick, the Book of Monsters, in a battle for control of a rare book of magic that gives its owner tremendous power. Based on the new LEGO series of building sets and the just-launched TV show, the 12½-minute, immersive experience combines 3D computer animation with “4D,” real-world effects that bring the high-tech action bursting off the screen and into the audience.

Elsewhere in the theme park, kids will discover six exclusive shields that unlock unique NEXO Powers within the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: Merlok 2.0 mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

NEW! LEGOLAND Night Lights – Summer 2016
The resort will debut its latest all-new event in June, a celebration of summertime fun featuring extended park hours, meet-and-greet opportunities with favorite LEGO characters, exclusive opportunities to build alongside LEGO Master Model Builders and a spectacular, brick-tacular NINJAGO fireworks display that will light the night above Lake Eloise with brilliant colors and triumphant music. Held exclusively at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, the party is included with park admission and will take place every Saturday and Sunday from June 18 to July 31.

The exciting new projects represent the largest period of growth in the nearly 4½-year history of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, a rapid trajectory of expansions that has included LEGOLAND Water Park (May 2012), LEGO STAR WARS™ Miniland Model Display (November 2012), LEGO World of Chima™ (July 2013), DUPLO Valley (May 2014), LEGOLAND Hotel (May 2015), Heartlake City (June 2015), and phased restorations of the historic Cypress Gardens botanical wonderland, which recently celebrated its 80th anniversary.


For more I-4 information, visit www.i4exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to Interstate 4. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Tampa to Daytona!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-95 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide, I-10 Exit Guide and I-75 Exit Guide.

2016 Spring Training – Florida’s Grapefruit League

Spring is in the air… and spring training has begun! Florida is the home of Major League Baseball’s Grapefruit League and spring training 2016.

Spring training typically lasts about six weeks, starting in late February and running until just before the season opening day (and often right at the end of spring training, some teams will play spring training games on the same day other teams have opening day of the season), traditionally the first week of April. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training first because pitchers benefit from a longer training period. A few days later, the position players arrive and team practice begins. Team members normally wear their batting practice uniforms for the duration of spring training and only wear their normal jerseys beginning on Opening Day.

Below you’ll find 2016 Spring Training park information, maps, and home game schedules for all the teams. Catch a game!

George M. Steinbrenner Field

3802 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33614
Spring Training Home of the New York Yankees

New York Yankees

New York Yankees 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Wednesday, March 21:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 31:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Saturday, March 51:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Monday, March 71:05 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 101:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Friday, March 111:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Sunday, March 131:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Wednesday, March 166:35 PMToronto Blue Jays
Friday, March 186:35 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, March 191:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Tuesday, March 221:05 PMNew York Mets
Thursday, March 246:35 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, March 271:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, March 286:35 PMDetroit Tigers
Tuesday, March 291:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Thursday, March 311:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
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Florida Auto Exchange Stadium

373 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698
Spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays

Tampa Bay Rays 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Wednesday, March 21:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 41:07 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, March 51:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Monday, March 71:07 PMAtlanta Braves
Tuesday, March 81:07 PMMinnesota Twins
Friday, March 111:07 PMBoston Red Sox
Sunday, March 131:07 PMTampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, March 151:07 PMBaltimore Orioles
Thursday, March 171:07 PMCanada Jr. League
Friday, March 181:07 PMHouston Astros
Saturday, March 191:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Sunday, March 201:07 PMPittsburg Pirates
Wednesday, March 231:07 PMNew York Mets
Thursday, March 241:07 PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 261:07 PMNew York Yankees
Monday, March 281:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Tuesday, march 291:07 PMTampa Bay Rays
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Joker Marchant Stadium

2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33809
Spring training home of the Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Monday, February 291:05 PMFlorida Southern College
Tuesday, March 11:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Friday, March 41:05 PMNew York Yankees
Sunday, March 61:05 PMMiami Marlins
Tuesday, March 81:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Wednesday, March 91:05 PMWashington Nationals
Saturday, March 121:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Monday, March 141:05 PMNew York Mets
Tuesday, March 151:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Thursday, March 171:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 201:05 PMWashington Nationals
Monday, March 211:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Tuesday, March 221:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Friday, March 251:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 271:05 PMHouston Astros
Tuesday, March 291:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 311:05 PMNew York Yankees
Friday, April 11:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
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Space Coast Stadium

5800 Stadium Parkway, Melbourne, FL
Spring training home of the Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, March 31:05 PMNew York Mets
Saturday, March 51:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Monday, March 71:05 PMMiami Marlins
Thursday, March 101:05 PMHouston Astros
Friday, March 111:05 PMNew York Mets
Sunday, March 131:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Monday, March 141:05 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 171:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Saturday, March 191:05 PMNew York Mets
Monday, March 211:05 PMHouston Astros
Wednesday, March 235:05 PMNew York Yankees
Thursday, March 241:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 271:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Monday, March 281:05 PMMiami Marlins
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Champion Stadium

700 Victory Way, Orlando, FL
Spring training home of the Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Tuesday, March 11:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Thursday, March 31:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 51:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Tuesday, March 81:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 111:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Saturday, March 126:05 PMWashington Nationals
Monday, March 141:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Wednesday, March 161:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Thursday, March 171:05 PMHouston Astros
Friday, March 181:05 PMMiami Marlins
Sunday, March 201:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 246:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 251:05 PMHouston Astros
Saturday, March 261:05 PMNew York Mets
Monday, March 286:05 PMHouston Astros
Wednesday, March 301:05 PMNew York Yankees
Friday, April 16:05 PMTampa bay Rays
Saturday, April 21:05 PMDetroit Tigers
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Osceola County Stadium

631 Heritage Park Way, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Spring training home of the Houston Astros

Houston Astros

Houston Astros 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Friday, March 41:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Saturday, March 51:05 PMNew York Mets
Sunday, March 61:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Tuesday, March 81:05 PMWashington Nationals
Wednesday, March 91:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Friday, March 111:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Sunday, March 131:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Tuesday, March 151:05 PMWashington Nationals
Wednesday, March 161:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 171:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Tuesday, March 226:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 231:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Saturday, March 266:05 PMMiami Marlins
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Bright House Field

601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater, FL 33765
Spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Sunday, February 281:05 PMUniversity of Tampa
Tuesday, March 11:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 31:05 PMHouston Astros
Friday, March 41:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 61:05 PMNew York Yankees
Tuesday, March 81:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday, March 91:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Thursday, March 101:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 121:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 171:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Friday, March 181:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Sunday, March 201:05 PMHouston Astros
Tuesday, March 221:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Friday, March 256:35 PMToronto Blue Jays
Saturday, March 261:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Tuesday, March 291:05 PMNew York Yankees
Wednesday, March 301:05 PMHouston Astros
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McKechnie Field

1611 9th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponents
Wednesday, March 21:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 31:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Friday, March 41:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 61:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, March 71:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Wednesday, March 191:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Friday, March 111:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, March 131:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 171:05 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 191:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, March 211:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 231:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, March 266:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, March 276:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Monday, March 281:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Wednesday, March 301:05 PMBoston Red Sox
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Hammond Stadium

14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912
Spring training home of the Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, March 37:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Saturday, March 51:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Tuesday, March 81:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 91:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 111:05 PMMiami Marlins
Sunday, March 131:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Wednesday, March 167:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Sunday, March 201:05 PMNew York Yankees
Monday, March 211:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Tuesday, March 221:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Wednesday, March 231:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Saturday, March 261:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Tuesday, March 291:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 301:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 311:05 PMBoston Red Sox
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Tradition Field

525 NW Peacock Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Spring training home of the New York Mets

New York Mets

New York Mets 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Friday, March 41:10 PMMiami Marlins
Sunday, March 61:10 PMAtlanta Braves
Monday, March 71:10 PMDetroit Tigers
Wednesday, March 91:10 PMNew York Yankees
Thursday, March 101:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Saturday, March 121:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Friday, March 186:10 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, March 201:10 PMBoston Red Sox
Monday, March 211:10 PMMiami Marlins
Thursday, March 241:10 PMHouston Astros
Friday, March 251:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 271:10 PMWashington Nationals
Tuesday, March 291:10 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 3012:10 PMWashington Nationals
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JetBlue Park

11581 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913
Spring training home of the Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Monday, February 291:05 PMNU/BC Doubleheader
Wednesday, March 21:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Friday, March 41:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, March 61:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Monday, March 71:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Saturday, March 121:05 PMMiami Marlins
Monday, March 141:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Tuesday, March 156:05 PMNew York Yankees
Thursday, March 171:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Friday, March 181:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Saturday, March 191:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Thursday, March 241:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 256:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Sunday, March 271:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Monday, March 281:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
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Charlotte Sports Park

2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Wednesday, March 21:05 PMWashington Nationals
Thursday, March 31:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Sunday, March 61:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Wednesday, March 91:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 101:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Saturday, March 121:05 PMNew York Yankees
Sunday, March 131:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, March 151:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 181:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Saturday, March 191:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Friday, March 251:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 271:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Wednesday, March 301:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 311:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
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Ed Smith Stadium

2700 12th St, Sarasota, FL 34237
Spring training home of the Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Wednesday, March 21:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Saturday, March 57:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Monday, March 71:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Tuesday, March 81:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 101:05 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 121:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, March 141:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Wednesday, March 161:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Thursday, March 177:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 201:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Thursday, March 241:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Friday, March 251:05 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 261:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, March 296:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 306:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 313:05 PMAtlanta Braves
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Roger Dean Stadium

4751 Main Street, Jupiter, FL 33458

Spring training home of the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals

Miami MarlinsSt. Louis Cardinals

Miami Marlins 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Tuesday, March 11:05 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 41:05 PMWashington Nationals
Saturday, March 51:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, March 81:05 PMNew York Yankees
Thursday, March 101:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 131:05 PMNew York Mets
Tuesday, March 151:05 PMNew York Mets
Wednesday, March 161:05 PMWashgington Nationals
Thursday, March 171:05 PMNew York Mets
Saturday, March 191:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Tuesday, March 221:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 241:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Friday, March 257:05 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, March 271:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 301:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
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St. Louis Cardinals 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Wednesday, March 21:05 PMFAU
Thursday, March 31:05 PMMiami Marlins
Sunday, March 61:05 PMWashington Nationals
Monday, March 71:05 PMNew York Mets
Wednesday, March 91:05 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 111:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Saturday, March 121:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, March 141:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Friday, March 181:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Sunday, March 201:05 PMMiami Marlins
Monday, March 211:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 231:05 PMMiami Marlins
Saturday, March 261:05 PMWashington Nationals
Monday, March 281:05 PMNew York Mets
Tuesday, March 291:05 PMWashington Nationals
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Dates, times and teams subject to change. All times ET.


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Top 5 Spring Break Destinations

Where are we going on Spring Break in 2016?

After a long winter, Spring Break couldn’t come soon enough for many of us. Google has determined the top Spring Break destinations based on searches related to Spring Break travel. Here are the top 5 destinations where US travelers may be headed this year.

Panama City Beach, Florida

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Gulf of Mexico view from Panama City Beach – Panama City, Florida

Panama City Beach is a city in Bay County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico coast. The city is often referred to under the umbrella term of “Panama City”, despite being a distinct municipality from the older and larger inland Panama City to the east, making Panama City and Panama City Beach two separate cities. Panama City Beach’s slogan is “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” due to the unique sugar-white sandy beaches of northwest Florida.

Panama City Beach has been a popular vacation destination, especially among people in the Southern United States. The city is also a very popular spring break destination, sometimes having been referred to as “The Spring Break Capital of the World,” due to about 100,000+ college and high school students who would arrive during the months of March and April.

South Padre Island, Texas

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Beach of South Padre Island, Texas

South Padre Island is a resort town in Cameron County, Texas. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Area. The town is located on South Padre Island, a barrier island along the Texas Gulf Coast accessible via the Queen Isabella Causeway from the town of Port Isabel.

South Padre Island is home to many watersport activities, with personal water craft rental, kiteboarding and dolphin watches being the most popular. Other favorites are horseback riding adventures on the beach and ecological tours that explore Padre Island National Seashore.

In March, the island is a popular spring break destination for college students from around the world. The rest of the year it is a popular family resort destination, with July being the most crowded.

Disney World, Bay Lake, Florida

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Main Street of the Magic Kingdom at Disneyworld, Bay Lake, Florida

The granddaddy of all theme parks, and the number one vacation destination, Disney World is a perennial favorite for Spring Breakers. Disney World, is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake, Florida, near Kissimmee and Orlando, and is the flagship of Disney’s worldwide corporate empire. The resort opened on October 1, 1971, and is the most visited vacation resort in the world, with an attendance of over 52 million annually.

Disney property covers 27,258 acres, housing 27 themed resort hotels, nine non–Disney hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, four golf courses, one nine-hole walking golf course for young golfers, two themed miniature golf courses, one camping resort, a downtown-like shopping district, and other entertainment venues. Magic Kingdom was the first and original theme park to open in the complex followed by Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which opened later throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

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Hogsmeade Village inside Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida

Spring Breakers aren’t necessarily looking for an ocean view and sandy beaches. If you’re a theme park fan and yearn for state-of-the-art attractions and entertainment, this is the place. The Universal Orlando Resort, commonly known as Universal Orlando, is a theme park resort in Orlando, Florida. Universal Orlando is the largest property operated by Universal Parks & Resorts, is the largest resort in Orlando, Florida, and is the second-largest resort in Greater Orlando after Walt Disney World.

Universal Orlando consists of two theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure), a night-time entertainment complex (Universal CityWalk Orlando), and four Loews Hotels (Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Cabana Bay Beach Resort).

Cocoa Beach, Florida

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View of the Atlantic Ocean from Cocoa Beach, Florida

Cocoa Beach is a city in Brevard County, Florida. It’s a destination year-round, and one of America’s favorite Spring Break locations. You’ll find 6 miles of ocean beaches with excellent beach access from one end of the city to the other, 3 oceanfront parks, a 27-hole public golf course on the Banana River, excellent hotel / motel accommodations , and a wide range of dining choices to fit the taste buds and budget of everyone.

Be awed – Watch a space launch from the Beach! Kennedy and Cape Canaveral Space Launch Centers are just a few miles to the north. Even the locals come out to watch the spectacular views of day and night launches. Or spend a day visiting the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – less than 30 minutes away.

Cocoa Beach is just minutes from Florida’s fastest growing port – Port Canaveral. Embark from the world class cruise terminals aboard affordable cruises to exotic Caribbean destinations or take a day cruise aboard a casino ship. Deep-sea fishing boats and day sails are also available at the Port.

Source: Google Trends, Jan. 2011–Jan. 2015, Travel, United States.
Source: Google Data, Feb. 2015, United States.


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