College Bowl Games Travel Deals
September 20th, 2010
Football lovers like just about any excuse to go see a game live and in person, but when you’re talking about a bowl game in the BCS then it’s even better. Sure, it’s always more fun if your school’s team is in one of the bowl games, but even if you’re technically a neutral it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the game anyway.
If seeing one of the BCS bowl games is on your agenda this year, then here are some articles designed to help you save money on your trip. Visiting any of the four cities that regularly host college bowl games doesn’t have to cost a fortune, although it can easily cost more than it should.
Do a little bit of research before it’s time to book your trip and you’ll be more prepared to scope out the good deals and know when to say no.
>> The dates for the BCS games for the 2011 – 2012 season are – Jan 2 (Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl), Jan 4 (Orange Bowl), Jan 3 (Sugar Bowl) and Jan 9 (National Championship Game, New Orleans)
Airfare is usually the biggest part of any trip (unless you’re springing for the super-deluxe seats at the game), so the best way to cut your overall travel expenses is to make sure you find the best possible price on your airline ticket. The four cities that host BCS games are popular travel destinations, so don’t wait until the last minute to research and book your flight.
>> Read more about finding cheap airfare to college bowl games
Getting a great deal on airfare is an excellent start to organizing your travel plans for a bowl game, but don’t forget to look for savings in the accommodation department, too. There are travel deals to each of the four BCS host cities linked from this article, so you can keep an eye on deals to each place – including airfare deals, hotel deals, and even vacation packages.
>> Read more about finding travel deals to BCS bowl games
Speaking of vacation packages, even if you think you’ve found one that’s a great price, you won’t know it’s a great price unless you compare the cost of its individual components with what you’d pay if you bought them individually. Yes, this requires doing a little bit of math, but it’s worth it unless you’ve got very deep pockets.
>> Read more about how to figure out whether college bowl game vacation packages are a good deal
Getting Tickets to BCS Bowl Games
As mentioned, if airfare isn’t the biggest line item of your trip to a BCS game, then the tickets to the game could be. If you don’t have friends in high places, then here are some places to look for tickets to the college bowl games.
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