The Great American Sports Fan Vacation

Niala Samnarine

By Niala Samnarine

May 14, 2014

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in May, 2014 is flying by! Late spring and early summer are known for two things: great weather and vacations.

For sports fans there is one legendary tour that almost all have heard of: seeing every stadium (in your favorite sport) and by default, seeing every team in that league! However, for most fans, travelling to all of these places just isn’t feasible so instead, why not take one EPIC sports fan vacation?

The real problem is: how do you decide where to go?? Well, luckily there are so many options that come bundled with access, amenities, tickets, parties, accommodations and more, that all you really need to do is pick your destination and go!

Viva Las Vegas: UFC

If America’s playground is on your bucket list why not make a world class sporting event your excuse to go?

UFC Sports VacayUFC® 173 and UFC® 175 are slated to take place on May 24 at MGM Grand Garden Arena and on July 5 at Mandalay Bay Events Center, respectively.

Through UFC VIP Experiences you can not only witness these events from the best views around the Octagon™, but you can also meet and greet with world class UFC fighters, Octagon girls and UFC personalities as part of our UFC VIP Hospitality Party Venue.

The party is stocked with gourmet food buffets, premium open bars, interactive elements and more! In addition, depending on your package, get reserved seating at the Fighter Q & A, weigh-ins, rehearsal, and sound check. Guests can also choose to include luxury accommodations, so that the only thing this trip to Las Vegas will be missing is YOU!


Attend UFC 173 in Las Vegas


Get Me to Las Vegas for UFC 175

The Big Apple: NBA Draft, NBA All-Star

The most famous city in the world: New York City. There are always a million things to do in the city that never sleeps, and for a big sports fan that still holds true!

This summer and early next year NYC will play host two of the NBA’s biggest events: the 2014 NBA Draft and the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend!

NBA Draft and ASG

With Official NBA Draft Ticket Packages, hardcore college basketball and NBA fans converge to watch the best prospects find their new homes in the NBA. Official Packages include an opportunity to meet and greet with Brooklyn Nets PF Mason Plumlee, as well as access to an exclusive hospitality party venue! Eat, drink and be merry: with gourmet food and top shelf beverage options fans get the ultimate pre-draft party. Additionally, take a tour of the draft floor, NBA Chalk Talk Draft Analysis and get amazing seating options for the 2014 NBA Draft!


Take Me to the 2014 NBA Draft

Official 2015 NBA All-Star Ticket Packages have not been released as of today, but be the first to know by getting on the wait list. In the past, packages included access to Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s events, a spot at the exclusive hospitality party venue complete with delicious food and beverage, interactive elements and NBA Legend meet and greets.

Last year, guests were able to meet Dominique Wilkins, Horace Grant, AC Green and Bruce Bowen! Additionally, guests can select packages that get them access to an exclusive post-game, on court experience, gift bags, accommodations and more.


Get Info on the 2015 NBA All-Star Game

With NYC as the background for these two amazing events, it’s every basketball fan’s ultimate sports vacation!

Canton, OH: Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Want to explore a smaller city? How about Canton, Ohio? I know what you’re thinking..

“What is there to do in Canton?”

Well, if you’re a football fan, Canton should be a must on your sports vacation list. The city is home to the prestigious Pro Football Hall of Fame. Every year, during this special weekend a new class of NFL elites are inducted and enshrined into the Hall. Additionally the first game of the NFL pre-season is played during the Hall of Fame Game. This summer, the Buffalo Bills will be lining up against the New York Giants, in what’s sure to be an exciting game!

PFHOF Experience

For fans planning on attending this fun-filled, football fiasco, Official Pro Football Hall of Fame Ticket Packages are now available through NFL On Location. With a variety of package options, guests can expect the best seats in the house to see the Gold Jacket Ceremony, Enshrinement Ceremony and the Hall of Fame Game. Packages also include admission to view the Hall of Fame at your leisure throughout the weekend, tailgating the Enshrinement Ceremony and Hall of Fame Game with the NFL, and meeting the Class of 2014 and already enshrined Hall of Fame members.


Go to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Indianapolis, IN: MotoGP™

This racing hub gives Moto fans an excuse to take a trip to this great city for another epic sports vacation. In August, MotoGP™ fans can experience the heart-pounding action of the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix in high style and luxury.

MotoGP Vacation

Through the MotoGP VIP Village™ guests will experience the thrill of a moto racing in the most high-end, all-inclusive fashion possible. Talk about treating yourself! With amenities too plentiful to list learn more about this amazing racing experience:



Experience MotoGP Racing  in Indianapolis


Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the events: F1™, USCC, College Football

Ever dreamt of visiting the lone star state? Well you have not one, but three opportunities to do so within the upcoming months! With the Formula One™ United States Grand Prix in November buckle in for three days of race action. Official F1™ USGP Ticket Packages are direct from Circuit of The Amercias™ and include everything you need for a fabulous sports vacation!

F1 Vacation

Packages include driver meet and greets, premium seats, VIP access, optional luxury accommodations, ground transportation and so much more.


Experience F1 Racing in Austin!


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If you’re looking for something a little sooner, not to worry because Texas still has your answer: United Sportscar Championship & World Endurance Championship in September!

By planning your sports vacation with an Official USCC & WEC Ticket Package you’ll get everything you need to enjoy this epic weekend of racing and tons more. Get tickets for Friday, and Saturday races including access to a VIP Hospitality venue with gourmet fare, premium bar, interactive experiences, a driver legend meet and greet and so much more.


Texas, USCC & WEC Championships:  Get Started Here

If racing isn’t really your thing, a Texas vacation is still in the cards with the first EVER College Football Playoff National Championship. In January 2015, college football will culminate its season with the all new College Football Playoff system and you can be part of history (while getting your sports vacay fix!)

CFP LogoAs an Official Event Experience Provider, tickets come direct from the source, offering guests the security of valid tickets and getting them some of the best seats to the game. Additionally, packages include access to the ultimate pregame: VIP Hospitality Experience with full gourmet fare and top shelf open or cash bars, along with College Football Legends appearances and tons of interactive elements. Packages also include souvenir items and optional luxury accommodations.


Start My College Football Playoff  National Championship Experience!

California Love: Breeders’ Cup and UFC

Beautiful weather, gorgeous landscapes and some of the most exciting sporting events of the year! For horse racing fans the iconic Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park in CA is a must-attend. With all the glitz, glamour, tradition, and excitement around this event, booking a sports fan vacation to Cali just makes sense!

Official 2014 Breeders’ Cup Packages are available now and are the only way to get the ultimate VIP experience at this prestigious event. With packages available to cater to every desired experience, horse racing’s elite have no excuses not to attend!

Breeders Cup

Official Packages include various seating options, as well as hospitality venues with various gourmet food and open or cash bar options. Guests can opt for packages with private wagering and restrooms to make their experience even more elevated, as well as opting in for luxury accommodations.


Get Info on Attending the 2014 Breeders' Cup

Looking for something a bit more gritty? UFC® 176 hits California in late August and with the fight cards we’ve seen this year, this event is sure to be the best one yet.


UFC VIP Experience has your Official UFC® 176 Ticket Packages with everything included to make this the perfect sports fan’s vacation. Get a seat with the best views of the Octagon, reserved seating to Fighter Q & A, Fighter weigh-ins, rehearsal, sound check, backstage tours, behind-the-scenes access and entrance to an exclusive VIP Hospitality party venue.

Hospitality includes delicious gourmet food buffets, premium open bar, fighters and Octagon girl meet and greets and more! Guests can also opt for luxury accommodations to make this vacation a breeze to plan!


Plan My Trip to California  and UFC 177!


Arizona: Super Bowl and Pro Bowl

Does a trip to the desert tickle your fancy? For football fans early next year it should, as both the 2015 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIX are slated to take place in Arizona!

Pro Bowl VacationTalk about an epic sports fan vacation, any NFL fans out there should be jumping at this opportunity. Witness, not one but, two of the biggest events in football: with the Pro Bowl see the best players from every team compete in an unconferenced game that delighted fans in 2014 AND just a week later witness the two best teams in the NFL compete for the biggest prize in the sport!

Whether you’re looking to attend one or both of these huge games NFL On Location has your ticket. Official 2015 Pro Bowl Ticket Packages have not been released yet but you can be the first to know (and plan your vacay!) by getting on the wait list:

Get Info on the 2015 Pro Bowl


describe the imageFor football fans looking to attend the biggest football game of the year you can start you planning right now! Official 2015 Super Bowl Packages are available and include all the amenities to make this not only an epic vacation, but a bucket list trip that you will never forget!

Official Packages include (of course) a ticket to the game, access to a VIP hospitality party venue with NFL player and cheerleader meet and greets, as well as tons of delicious gourmet fare, open bars, interactive elements, live performances and SO much more. Depending on your package you will receive either a gift bag full of Official Super Bowl goodies or a voucher to redeem the merchandise of your choice, moreover guests have a dedicated VIP security entrance (no long lines to get into the game) as well as optional parking and accommodations.

Time to get cracking on that ultimate football fan vacation:


Take Me To Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX


Kentucky: Derby and Oaks

With the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Oaks just behind us, horse racing fans are still reeling from what was an incredible weekend! Many are already gearing up to head back to Churchill Downs for the 141st Derby and Oaks races and with all the inclusions they received with an Official Package who can blame them?

Start planning your sports fan vacation to Louisville, KY and see what all the fuss is about with an Official 2015 Kentucky Derby Ticket Package. With a huge range of pricing and seating options fans with any budget can attend this bucket list event.

Derby Vacation

Official Ticket Packages are direct from Churchill Downs® and include tickets, party venues with exclusives you can't obtain anywhere else, such as jockey meet and greets, gourmet food options premium bars, private wagering, among others; add on optional travel, lodging, exclusive parties and excursions over Derby Weekend and it’s a vacation that you can’t plan anywhere else.


Plan My Vacation to the   2015 Kentucky Derby!

Which of these events are your idea of a great American sports fan vacation? Which would you love to travel to? Share your favorites in the comments and let us know which ones we’ve missed!