Super Bowl

The National Football League’s annual championship game and America’s biggest television event of the year, the Super Bowl is about going big. Around the country, fans set up to watch the year’s most expensive commercials, the most meatball-laden buffets, the most elaborate live musical performances, and, of course, the spectacle of football itself. There’s no getting around it: getting tickets to the Super Bowl is hard. Travel + Leisure can help you plan for (or around) the biggest game of the year.Have a Game Plan for Game DayAs when traveling to any major or large-scale event, book your flight as early as possible. (Flight prices to any given Super Bowl’s host city can increase more than 230 percent in the week before the game.) In fact, your wisest bet is to make a hotel reservation and possibly also purchase plane tickets before the conference champions are decided. If you only plan to travel if your favorite team makes it to the Super Bowl, be sure to look for reservations and tickets that are refundable. Another tip: booking a room a healthy distance away from the stadium can save you as much as $200 per night.Tickets on the secondary market can start at a whopping $3,200. If you don’t manage to get tickets from an authorized seller, consider tailgating. Otherwise, plenty of Super Bowl-related events and activities take place around the stadium and host city, so you don’t have to make it inside the arena to have a good time.Organizing the Best Super Bowl PartyJust because you aren’t planning to travel to the next Super Bowl doesn’t mean you can’t have fun at home. Follow T+L’s annual Super Bowl coverage to find the best bars and food near you on Game Day.

Most Recent

See Inside the $20-million Houston Mansion Where Lady Gaga Stayed for the Super Bowl

This story originally appeared on People.com.  When Lady Gaga wasn’t slaying or mic dropping at the Super Bowl LI halftime show, she was kicking back in this $20 million estate in Houston, Texas, courtesy of Airbnb. The 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom property, also known as Villa Encantado, boasts classic architectural styles and all of the amenities Gaga and her crew could possibly need, including a resort-inspired pool, movie theater and fitness center.
Read More

More Super Bowl

The Best Places to Watch the Super Bowl in America

While the Super Bowl itself will be going down at the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, 43 miles south of San Francisco, consider this: when it’s time for the Carolina Panthers to take on the Denver Broncos, there’s only space for 75,000 fans. Even if you’re a football die-hard, chances are you probably won’t be one of them. The next best place to catch the game? Right where you live. If you can't make it to Santa Clara or don't feel like shelling out $6,000 for a ticket, don't fret. Just as the teams get ready for this major face-off, we've rounded up the top pre-game activities happening before the excitement hits February 7—as well as the best events happening on Super Bowl Sunday. From San Francisco to Denver to Charlotte, and several other spots along the way, we found the best places to watch the Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. Even the towns who don’t have a team competing (read: most of them) haven’t let it dampen their spirit: Classic watering holes in places like Washington, DC, and Dallas have big parties in the works. One of the biggest surprises? Our love for this sport has made its way across the pond, and spots across London are hosting parties to celebrate “American-style football” this weekend. Get ready for all-you-can-eat-and-drink parties (and lots of wings), 24-foot TV screens, and even a Super Bowl 5K race. From coast to coast, and to the U.K., here’s a rundown of the best events leading up to Super Bowl 50 and where to watch the event come game day.
Read More