Roger Dean Stadium has the honor of being only one of two ballparks in Florida that hosts two Major League Baseball teams annually for spring training, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins. While Roger Dean Stadium is the focal point of the sports complex, there are 12 other baseball diamonds on the facility’s grounds along with a couple huge parking lots.

Your team will feel like a major league squad when they play at Roger Dean Sports Complex. In addition to this renowned sports complex, the city of Jupiter, Florida, and the surrounding area is brimming with many diverse attractions that your team will be chomping at the bit to visit. There is also a high concentration of restaurants in the area, giving you tons of dining options to choose from.


Things to Do

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary

Embrace the bright Florida sunshine by exploring Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. Devoted to the rehabilitation and provision of a safe habitat for many animals, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary opens its doors to guests to come and learn about their wildlife residents.

As you venture through the park you’ll come across falcons, bald eagles, parrots, and more. Bobcats, panthers, black bears, and river otters are some of the notable mammals living at the sanctuary. Some of the reptiles include snakes, alligators, and crocodiles.

While Busch Wildlife’s main goal is to rehabilitate wounded animals, they also pride themselves on educating people on conservation and animals. Activities are hosted every week throughout the day. Get up close with some of the wildlife in the animal encounters. Tour the sanctuary grounds and learn about the animals from the mouth of the staff. This is a unique activity that the whole team will love, so don’t miss out. 2500 Jupiter Park Dr, Jupiter, FL 33458


The Gardens Mall

The Gardens Mall is a massive shopping center full of stores, eateries, and an extravagant fountain, all just a quick drive from Roger Dean Sports Complex. If you’ve never been to Florida before, you should know that it rains practically every day. You’re going to need something to do when it starts pouring outside. The Gardens Mall could be the go-to place to wait out the weather.

Browse two floors with 160 shops and five anchor stores. Purchase some souvenirs for family and friends back home or shop for yourself. You won’t have to worry about putting your shopping on pause for too long to get something to eat. There is more than enough of a diversity of foods available at The Gardens Mall, so everyone can find something they’ll be interested in eating. 3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410


MacArthur Beach State Park

Roger Dean Sports ComplexYou can’t take a trip to Florida without spending some time at the beach. Stroll through a subtropical coastal habitat and get a taste of an unspoiled nature setting at MacArthur Beach State Park.

Once it starts to get a bit muggy, take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. Everyone should experience swimming in the ocean at least once, and now’s the chance. Then dry off and lounge around on the white, sandy two mile beach or keep the fun going by building sand castles.

MacArthur Beach State Park also has a discovery lab that houses a variety of tropical fish, turtles, and other reptiles. There are multiple beaches near the Roger Dean Sports Complex, but there’s no better choice than MacArthur Beach State Park. 10900 Jack Nicklaus Dr, North Palm Beach, FL 33408


Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf

Capitalize on the Florida weather and enjoy an afternoon playing some mini golf at Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf. The team has two 18-hole courses that they can test their putting skills on.

Both courses have a nautical theme and are designed with tricky obstacles that are meant to add strokes to your score. Adventure Golf’s courses are full of palm trees, water hazards, hills, and even the occasional dolphin or shark mannequin. Don’t forget to stop by the Burger Shack for a tasty hamburger and some cold, refreshing ice cream. 617 N A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477


Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Continuing with the trend of lighthouses, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is a popular historic landmark that attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. Commonly referred to as the Jewel of Jupiter, the lighthouse was constructed all the way back in 1860.

You and your team can climb the steps and witness the breathtaking view of Jupiter from one of the highest points in the city. Find out how tough the life of a lighthouse keeper was as the museum tells the story of these extraordinary people and showcases some of the equipment that was used to maintain the Jupiter Lighthouse. As an added bonus to this attraction, you can enjoy a one mile hiking trail and the adjacent beach once you finish up your tour. 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469


Cinepolis Jupiter

Going to the movies can be another ideal activity for whenever the weather turns sour. The number one theater experience near the Roger Dean Sports Complex is Cinepolis Jupiter. Your team will have 11 movie choices to pick from.

The theater has standard seats and the usual concessions like popcorn and candy, but Cinepolis can elevate the movie experience to the next level for a few extra bucks. Some of their rooms feature luxurious leather recliners, so you can watch your movie in the utmost comfort.

Cinepolis also expands on the typical theater concessions selection by serving up some other delectable dishes. There’s a decent amount of vegetarian and vegan options available too in case you have some teammates with these dietary preferences.

Kick off the meal with some shareables like mini corn dogs and spinach artichoke dip. Then for your entrée you have choices like sliders, pizza, and paninis. Come dessert time, the chocolate lava cake and brownie bites are two very tempting options. 201 US-1, Jupiter, FL 33477


Time Travel Escapes – Escape Rooms Jupiter

Bring the team to Time Travel Escapes – Escape Rooms Jupiter for a fun-filled hour of solving clues and getting into exciting situations. There are a total of nine escape rooms to choose from. Each one has their own level of difficulty. The best one for beginners is called Wild West Showdown. You need to use teamwork to help out the sheriff and escape the town before time is up.

If you’re looking for more of a challenge, One if by Land is a solid choice. Going back in time to the Revolutionary period, you are entrusted with helping Paul Revere figure out if the British are arriving by land or by sea and must then hang the correct number of lanterns from the North Church.

One of Time Travel Escapes’s most challenging escape rooms is Cosmic Collision. Team up, locate the laser beam, and fire it at the enormous meteor hurtling towards Earth before it crashes and destroys the planet. Gladiator’s Return, an ancient Rome-themed room, also puts even the most experienced escape room veterans to the test.

For a more physical escape room experience, try the Dinosaur or Vikings escape rooms. These rooms require players to get active by climbing, walking on uneven terrain, and taking part in other physical challenges. Time Travel Escapes also features three virtual reality escape rooms; the first of their kind in Palm Beach County.

Whichever one of these rooms you end up choosing, you and your team will have an awesome, albeit perplexing time at Time Travel Escapes.  401 Maplewood Dr, Jupiter, FL 33458


Places to Eat

Costello’s Trattoria

Roger Dean Sports ComplexCostello’s Trattoria’s food is so good you’ll think you’re in Italy while you’re eating it, but really you’ll be a stones throw from Roger Dean Sports Complex.

Keeping with the Italian restaurant tradition, Costello’s Trattoria has a large selection of pasta dishes. Whether you want ravioli, spaghetti bolognese, lasagna, or one of the many other types of pasta meals, Costello’s will satisfy.

It wouldn’t be an Italian joint without pizza. Costello’s has thin and thick crust pizza in both the traditional and Sicilian styles. They also have plenty of chicken dishes and even some hot sandwiches. 1209 Main St, Palm Beach, FL 33480


Suzy Q’s Hometown Diner

There’s no place cozier near the Roger Dean Sports Complex than Suzy Q’s Hometown Diner. At Suzy Q’s, you and your team will be treated like family. The staff strives to provide the best and friendliest service possible. The food is really good too.

Open from morning to mid-afternoon, Suzy Q’s makes for a great breakfast or lunch stop. For the most important meal of the day, breakfast, this diner has got you covered. Favorites like pancakes, French toast, waffles, and omelets are always big hits. When it’s time for lunch, Suzy Q’s cooks a couple chicken dishes as well as sandwiches, hamburgers, and some fresh salads. 225 Chimney Corner Ln, Jupiter, FL 33458


Hurricane Grill & Wings

With a motto like “Where shoes and shirts are required but… flip-flops and T-shirts are preferred,” it’s obvious that Hurricane Grill & Wings is a chill place to enjoy a meal.

Kick off lunch or dinner with a starter like bacon jalapeno cheese fries, fried pickles, or one of the many other tempting appetizers. Then for dinner, dive into delicious dishes like fish and chips, Beachside Chicken, and coconut shrimp. Their hamburgers are also popular with customers. 6230 W Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33458


Mrs. Smokeys Real Pit Bar-B-Q

Few things are more delicious than authentic, well-prepared barbecue. Your mouth might even start watering just thinking about it. Satisfy the craving after you work up an appetite at the Roger Dean Sports Complex with a meal at Mrs. Smokeys Real Pit Bar-B-Q.

If you’ve never had smoked chicken wings, there’s no better time than the present. Mrs. Smokeys makes some fantastic smoked wings. The brisket, ribs, and combo platters served with various meats and sides are also guaranteed to impress. 5430 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458


You can count on the Roger Dean Sports Complex and Jupiter, Florida, to show your team an awesome time. The excellent services and amenities of the sports complex will impress you and motivate you to return for another tournament down the road. The team will have so much fun that they’ll plead with you to go back as well.