Monday, October 8, 2012

College Football Bowl Games & Vacation Rentals: A Perfect Match

Map courtesy of DirecTV

College footbal season's in full swing and the first Bowl Championship Series (BCS) rankings will be released on October 14th, with weekly updates until the final rankings are released December 2nd. If you've got a favorite collecge football team and it looks like they'll make it to a bowl game, consider going with a group of fans and staying in a vacation rental. You'll have the privacy of a home in a beautiful bowl city location. Or, if you prefer to get away with your spouse and avoid crowds, try a condo or smaller home. You''ll find amenities equal to hotels, often with more affordable rates.

Click here for a complete list of bowl games. You'll find all the best vacation spots--Miami, Los Angeles, Pheonix, Pheonix, Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas, Hawaii, and more.

Pre and post-game beach time in Miami, anyone?
Even if you're not a college football fan, you might consider a winter break vacation in a city hosting a bowl game. The cities always have a lot going on during bowl week--parades, festivals, parties and more. Plus, big-time sporting events bring an electricity to an area that's hard to match. While even smaller bowls, such as the Outback in Tampa or the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, bring a heightened level of fun to their repsective cities, the larger bowls (those affiliated with the BCS), truly have a big game atmosphere. The BCS bowls are: the Orange Bowl in Miami, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, both on January 1st, the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on January 2nd, the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, AZ, on January 3rd and the BCS Title Game in Miami on January 7th.