Bowl season is upon us. Time for that extra week or practice or a chance to win the coveted national title. If you’re lucky your team is playing in one of the semifinals or semi meaningful games. If not, I suggest throwing down a few bucks on your personal favorite illegal gambling site to keep things interesting.

Either way, bowl season has a lot of ground to cover. And just like the staff here at Sports Vacations we want to help you cover that ground while you’re burning those last few PTO days you forgot to utilize. The saturated schedule leaves the market price for a decent ticket at a reasonable cost outside of the New Years six.

That’s why we’ve handpicked three great road trips you can take to get your extra fix of college football madness as a spectator, not a couch potato.

#1: Short and Sweet Southeast

  • Total Distance: 441miles
  • Drive Time:        6.5hours
  • Days Off:            0
  • Cost Factor:       $$$$
  • birminghamBowl Game: Birmingham Bowl
  • Location: Birmingham, AL
  • Date: Dec 29
  • Start Time: 2PM
  • Teams Playing: South Carolina vs. USF
  • Best lower level ticket price: $60
  • music city bowlBowl Game: Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
  • Location: Nashville, TN
  • Date: Dec 30
  • Start Time: 3:30PM
  • Teams Playing: Nebraska vs. #21 Tennessee
  • Best lower level ticket price: $100
  • chick-fil-a bowlBowl Game: Chick-Fil-A Bowl
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Date: Dec 31
  • Start Time: 3:00PM
  • Teams Playing: #1 Alabama vs. #4 Washington
  • Best lower level ticket price: $300

#2: The All American

  • Total Distance: 624 miles
  • Drive Time:        9 hours
  • Days Off:            0
  • Cost Factor:       $$
  • camping worldBowl Game: Camping World Independence Bowl
  • Location: Shreveport, LA
  • Date: Dec 26
  • Start Time: 4:00PM
  • Teams Playing: NC State vs. Vanderbilt
  • Best lower level ticket price: $21
  • zaxbys bowlBowl Game: Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Date: Dec 27
  • Start Time: 11:00AM
  • Teams Playing: Army vs. North Texas
  • Best lower level ticket price: $50
  • advocare100Bowl Game: Advocare V100 Texas Bowl
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Date: Dec 28
  • Start Time: 8:00PM
  • Teams Playing: Texas A&M vs. Kansas State
    • Best lower level ticket price: $63
  • valero alamoBowl Game: Valero Alamo Bowl
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Date: Dec 29
  • Start Time: 8:00PM
  • Teams Playing: #12 Oklahoma State vs. #10 Colorado
  • Best lower level ticket price: $110

#3: The Florida Swing

  • Total Distance: 320 miles
  • Drive Time:        4.75 hours
  • Days Off:            2
  • Cost Factor:       $$$
  • st petersburgBowl Game: St. Petersburg Bowl
  • Location: Tampa, FL
  • Date: Dec 26
  • Start Time: 11:00AM
  • Teams Playing: Mississippi State vs. Miami (OH)
  • Best lower level ticket price: $Low
  • Russell_Athletic_BowlBowl Game: Russell Athletic Bowl
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Date: Dec 28
  • Start Time: 5:30PM
  • Teams Playing: Miami (FL) vs. #16 West Virginia
  • Best lower level ticket price: $78
  • C1B_logo_2008Bowl Game: Capital One Orange Bowl
  • Location: Miami, FL
  • Date: Dec 30
  • Start Time: 8:00PM
  • Teams Playing: #11 Florida State vs. #6 Michigan
  • Best lower level ticket price: $250

Whether you want an action packed Texas sized weekend or a slow stroll through the Sunshine State, bowl season is sure to have something for you.

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