College Football Bowl Game Travel Guide 2017

Are you in? Here’s where to go and what to do when you’re there.

CITRUS BOWL PRESENTED BY OVERTON’S

ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Camping World Stadium, January 1st, 1 p.m. ET 

Notre Dame vs. LSU

 

 

The most obvious choice in Orlando to plan a trip around is Walt Disney World Resort and we’re not even going to attempt those recommendations. Here are some other (equally cool) things you can do in Orlando…

 

(Click on the bolded names of places we suggest below to visit their sites)

 

 

 

Grand Bohemian Hotel Lobby

 

 

STAY

 

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando is downtown and features various luxury suites. The lobby is host to an art gallery, featuring 100 works of art by various local and regionally recognized artists. Don’t forget your free in-suite massage courtesy of Poseidon Spa.

 

Nice view, Waldorf-Astoria…

 

 

Waldorf Astoria Orlando is everything you’ve come to expect from Waldorf Astoria: restaurants, golf, spa. Enjoy!

Villas of Grand Cypress is a resort featuring 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature-designed golf, a 21-acre Academy of Golf and even catch-and-release fishing. They offer shuttle transportation to Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Orlando just in case the family wants to do their own thing. (Wink wink….we see you!)

 

EAT

 

 

Have a little breakfast salad at The Vineyard Wine Company (hey, there’s shrimp)

Kres Chophouse in downtown Orlando since the 1930s, ages their beef in house and hand cuts it to order. Their seafood is delivered daily straight from the coast.

 

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant shouldn’t be missed. It was the first of its time in Central Florida, which makes it the best. Obviously.

 

The Vineyard Wine Company in Lake Mary is a forty minute drive from Orlando, but they rack up awards for their exquisite wine selection. Bonus: the food is really, really good.

 

DO

 

Obviously, there’s the big mouse in the room here. May we suggest a visit to the Kennedy Space Center? And while we know LSU fans don’t give a damn about this suggestion, why not see Gatorland, the “Alligator Capital of the World”? (They said it! Not us! We’ve been to Louisiana! We know things!)

 

 

 

For a complete listing of this year’s bowl games and full TV schedule, visit www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/page/cfpbowls2017/2017-18-college-football-playoff-bowl-schedule.

 

Check out these links for the rest of our College Football Bowl Game Travel Guide 2017:

 

ROSE BOWL PRESENTED BY NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL PASADENA, CALIFORNIA

 

ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

 

PLAYSTATION FIESTA BOWL GLENDALE, ARIZONA

 

CAPITAL ONE ORANGE BOWL MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA

 

GOODYEAR COTTON BOWL CLASSIC ARLINGTON, TEXAS

 

CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL ATLANTA, GEORGIA

 

OUTBACK BOWL TAMPA, FLORIDA

 

FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE MUSIC CITY BOWL NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE