2011 MLB All-Star Game travel packages

This year's MLB All-Star Game is scheduled for July 12th at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. If you've been waiting to get your travel package for this big event, now is the time to go for it. Though some have already sold out, there are still some good ones left.

The All-Star Game is held on Tuesday, yet the excitement begins on Friday, July 8th with the start of the All-Star FanFest at the Phoenix Convention Center. This continues through the 12th. Sunday offers a double header back at Chase Field for the Taco Bell All-Star Sunday, and Monday gives you the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the State Farm Home Run Derby.

Though most packages offer some basic choices to start with, there are a number of options available to customize your travel package. If you'd like to add something to your package, most can upgrade to include additional days at your hotel, and tickets for other events in the days prior to the big game. Any of the additional events will, of course, be added to the original package price.

A solid, established company is generally the best choice for this type of itinerary, so here are some of the best options to get your travel package for the MLB All-Star Game.

The Great Atlantic Travel & Tour Company

Two basic packages are offered here. Both include:

* Two nights hotel stay - check in July 11th, checkout July 13th

* Reserved tickets to the All-Star Game, upper level foul pole/down the line seating

*Tour staff services

* Taxes and Gratuities

The Standard Package is for a stay at the Hampton Inn or a similar establishment, starting at $675 per person with double occupancy. The Superior Hotel Package is at the Radisson or similar, and starts at $825 per person with double occupancy.

All-Star Game tickets can be upgraded with both of these packages. Tickets for the Home Run Derby are also available, as well as extra nights at your hotel. You are responsible for airfare or other travel arrangements and expenses.

Roadtrips

The basic package here offers some additional amenities, starting at $1,095 per person with double occupancy.

* Two nights stay with first class accommodations - check in July 11th, checkout July 13th

* Reserved tickets to the All-Star Game, choice of several seating options

*Tickets to FanFest

* Daily Breakfast

* On site Roadtrip host and hospitality services

* All-Star commemorative gift package, Roadtrips custom ticket holder and lanyard

* Taxes and service charges

A variety of additional options are available for upgrading this package. Airfare is one of these, along with ticket upgrades, additional event tickets, suite upgrades, and more.

Sports Traveler

This basic package starts with a three night stay at the Embassy Suites Phoenix - Biltmore, and includes a few more extras. Double occupancy starts at $1,295 per person, with occupancy available for up to four people per room at $895 per person.

* Check in July 10, Check out July 13

* Home Run Derby tickets, upper level down the line seating

* All-Star Game tickets, upper level down the line seating

* Daily breakfast, afternoon cocktail reception

* Three day full size car rental

* Ticket holder and lanyard

* Taxes and services excluding rental car fuel and local taxes

Extra nights are not available with this package. Ticket upgrades are available. You are responsible for airfare or other travel arrangements and expenses.

A travel package is a great way to ensure you receive your accommodations and tickets in a timely manner, and as ordered. The service is generally of high to very high quality, so you can enjoy your time in Phoenix and at the All-Star events free from uncertainties and unwanted stress.

Sources:

MLB, All-Star Game 2011

The Great Atlantic Travel & Tour Company, All-Star Game

Road Trips, 20MLB All Star Game Packages

Sports Traveler, 2011 MLB All Star Game 3 Night Embassy Suites Phoenix - Biltmore

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Updated Thursday, Jun 23, 2011