How to Plan Your Last Minute Super Bowl Trips

MetLife Stadium (home of Super Bowl XLVIII) looks pleasant here, but it will be quite chilly by Feb. 2. Photo courtesy MetLife Stadium.
MetLife Stadium (home of Super Bowl XLVIII) looks pleasant here, but it will be quite chilly by Feb. 2. Photo courtesy MetLife Stadium.

The Super Bowl is one of America’s greatest traditions, where football and party lovers unite for a one of a kind event. Whether you are a football zealot or just along for the party, knowing how to plan your Super Bowl weekend extravaganza is important.

For starters, the basic facts are crucial to know. First of all, the Super Bowl is on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6:25 p.m. ET. The game is at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey. And of course, the game features the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.

Chances are a road trip is a little too much with this polar vortex sweeping the nation, but the closest place to fly into is Newark, New Jersey.  However, the most economical place to fly into is the LGA airport in New York. The LGA airport is 16 miles away from Newark, but can save around $110 from your airfare. If you decide to fly into the Newark airport, it will take about 20 minutes to reach a hotel in East Rutherford and closer to the stadium. The LGA airport is about 30 minutes from a hotel in East Rutherford. Also, consider flying in on the Tuesday or Thursday before the weekend to save a little on your flight.

Although many hotels have already been completely booked for the Super Bowl Weekend, there are still some luxurious hotels still available.  If you are looking for some luxury during the Super Bowl weekend, The Club Quarters Hotel near Wall Street is very nice and another option is the Capri Inn, which is very close to all New York and New Jersey attractions. Another high-end selection is the Clarion Hotel Empire Meadowlands Hotel. This hotel will run you about $436 per night but is complete with all of the amenities you could ever need.

The tickets for the actual Super Bowl are extremely pricey. Through NFL.com, the tickets start at $2,700 and through StubHub.com, the tickets cost $2,550.

If you can’t afford the game, no worries! The street party in Manhattan at the Super Bowl Boulevard is sure to be just as fun as being at the actual game!

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