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Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans — Rooms Available

Friday, September 28th, 2012



Whether you plan to actually go to the game, or just go down to New Orleans for a great time, Super Bowl XLVII weekend (January 31 – February 4, 2013) promises to be an overall incredible experience. With the explosion of the secondary ticket market, you can make your way into the stadium for the right price; the really difficult aspect of the weekend to lock down is quality hotel rooms in a convenient downtown location.

Luckily for you, Sports Power Weekends has that aspect of the planning covered!

Below are several options for lodging in New Orleans, with a varying number of rooms available and nights required. Rooms are listed in prices low to high (see map of hotel rooms here):

Two rooms are available at this property and require a two-night reservation (Sunday night and Monday night). The Audobon Room (king bed with twin size fold out) and Orleans Street (queen bed with day bed) are available, and can be reserved at $400/night.

A one-bedroom second floor apartment with a queen bed, small bathroom,  kitchen, and a living room with two single beds is available for $400/night (four night minimum).

All three rooms at this property are available and require a four-night minimum. The Grand Suite consists of a queen bed, sitting area with couches and chairs, and a large bathroom. The Loft Suite is an upstairs space that both a queen and twin bed, a bathroom, and access directly to the deck. The final room consists of a queen bed and bathroom. The property includes a garden area and a pool, as well as a kitchen area and dining room in a shared space.

The three rooms are $400/night each, and must be rented out together.

This room (the Esplanade room) is great for a couple, and consists of a queen-sized bed with matching daybed on the second floor of the property. There is a small dressing area just off of the bathroom. The property is located in the Garden District, on a tree-lined street in a peaceful neighborhood about three miles from the French Quarter. The room is $450/night, and requires a three-night stay (Friday-Monday).

The property is located on Royal Street just east of the French Quarter in the Marigny district. The second floor suite has a full bed and a separate living room with a full-size pull-out futon and bathroom. This would be a good room for a couple, and requires a four-night stay at $500/night.

We have 10 total rooms at this property (two 2-bedroom suites; eight 1-bedroom suites) — which is a few blocks east of Jackson Square — that all require a three-night stay. The 2-bedroom suites consist of one bathroom, a separate kitchen, and a living room with a full size fold out for $600/night, whereas the 1-bedroom suites are $500/night.

This European style B&B is about 15 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the French Quarter. Of the nine total rooms, four have one bed plus a sleeper couch and the remaining five have one bed only. The property has a lakefront location, and requires a three-night stay at $450/night.

Eleven rooms of this property are available and consist of one bed. The front patio is a great area for gathering as a group. The property is three blocks from Pat O’s and the famous Cat’s Meow, right in the heart of the French Quarter. It is a two-night rental (Saturday and Sunday nights) at the cost of $1,000/night.


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To purchase your room, please contact Jared Cooper at (646) 397-5350 or Jared.Cooper@SPWtravel.com.

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SEC Roadtrip Package: Ole Miss at LSU

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012



Have you always wanted to check out a classic SEC matchup, but don’t want to deal with searching for game tickets for your group, finding a designated driver, paying for gas and parking, getting seated at a crowded restaurant or bar before the game, and all of the hassle that goes with traveling to sporting events. Well Sports Power Weekends can eliminate those hassles!

Check out yet another SEC Sports Power Weekends package for the fall — Ole Miss at LSU on November 17 — and reserve your spot today!

The experience includes:

  • Upper level ticket (Section 641) to Ole Miss at LSU at Tiger Stadium on November 17 (Kickoff at 2:30 PM CT)
  • Roundtrip coach bus transportation from New Orleans to Baton Rouge (departing from the JW Marriott on Canal Street at 10 AM CT)
  • Designated BYO tailgate spot for three hours prior to kickoff (next to Lot W by the LSU softball field)
  • Senior Day and final home game of LSU season
  • All taxes and fees

Cost: $65 per person

 

For additional information, contact Jared Cooper at (646) 397-5350 or Jared.Cooper@SPWtravel.com.

The purchase of these packages is subject to the following Terms and Conditions, which can be found here.

Top NFL-College Football Sports Power Weekends in 2012

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012


There are so many great NFL-college football weekends each fall that it is hard to pare down the list. Nonetheless, here are, in my opinion, the 50 best NFL-college football Sports Power Weekends of 2012. The main criteria for this list was that it must include an NFL and college game. There are plenty of great weekends in September that feature MLB games with a great NFL or college game, but I wanted to highlight weekends that included at least two different football games.

I’d love to hear your feedback if you think I am overlooking a great weekend, or ranked one too high.

For more information about planning or booking a Sports Power Weekend package, please contact Jared Cooper at Jared.Cooper@SPWtravel.com, (646) 397-5350, or via twitter at @SportsPowerWknd.

1. Chicago, September 21-23

Friday
  • St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
Saturday
  • Michigan at Notre Dame
Sunday
  • Rams at Bears

Wrigley Field, Notre Dame Stadium and Soldier Field during one incredible weekend based out of the Windy City. Sign me up!

2. New York, September 5-9

Wednesday
  • Cowboys at Giants (NFL Kickoff Game)
  • US Open Tennis
Thursday
  • US Open Tennis
Friday
  • Atlanta Braves at NY Mets
  • US Open Tennis
Saturday
  • USC vs. Syracuse at MetLife Stadium
  • US Open Tennis (Women’s Final)
Sunday
  • Bills at Jets (Home Opener)
  • US Open Tennis (Men’s Final)


Three games at MetLife Stadium on this weekend, including the first game of the 2012 season featuring the defending Super Bowl champs against their bitter rival, the Jets home opener, and Heisman and top pick front-runner Matt Barkley from USC. Also see Citi Field on Friday as the Mets host the Braves.

3. New Orleans, November 3-5

Saturday
  • Alabama at LSU
Sunday
Monday
  • Eagles at Saints (Monday Night)

A rematch of last year’s National Championship Game with the winner in great position to win the SEC West takes places on Saturday in Baton Rouge. On Monday night at the Superdome, the Saints host the Eagles in an NFC showdown.

4. Los Angeles-San Diego, November 24-25

Saturday
  • Notre Dame at USC
  • Stanford at UCLA
Sunday
  • Ravens at Chargers

The historic rivalry between Notre Dame and USC leads us to the Coliseum. A day later and two hours south, two perennial AFC heavyweights face off in San Diego. A nice Thanksgiving weekend in southern California.

5. Dallas, November 22-24

Thursday
  • Redskins at Cowboys (Thanksgiving)
Friday
Saturday
  • TCU at Texas
  • Baylor vs. Texas Tech (Cowboys Stadium)

Another great Thanksgiving option, this time in the heart of Texas. The Cowboys continue their Thanksgiving tradition, this time hosting their division rivals. On Saturday in Austin, TCU and Texas clash in the newly-remodeled Big XII. Cowboys Stadium will also host Baylor and Texas Tech on Saturday. (more…)

Top Sports Power Weekends By City: April-June

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Below are the top Sports Power Weekend options in 30+ major cities in North America. They are ordered in market size and often include cities and towns surrounding the major metropolitan area. To find a specific city, press Command+F and type in the city name.

If you are interested in discussing offerings to any of these cities for any of these weekends, please contact us at Jared.Cooper@SPWtravel.com or (646-397-5350) for more information.

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Top Sports Power Weekends: April 22-24

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011



The first round of the NBA and NHL playoffs is heating up, and it is creating some travel opportunities for sports fans, particularly in big cities that have teams in both sports in the playoffs. Add in MLB home weekends and the occasional MLS game, and it is hard to find a reason not to travel.

I present to you the 10 best Sports Power Weekends of April 22-24. To purchase a Sports Power Weekend package, please contact us at info@SPWtravel.com.

1. Philadelphia

Friday
  • Sabres at Flyers (Game 5)
Saturday
Sunday
  • Heat at 76ers (Game 4)

Philly is the only city in the country that brings you an NBA and NHL playoff home game this weekend. The Flyers host the Sabres in a pivotal Game 5, and the 76ers look to make their way back into their series against the Heat. The Wells Fargo Center has an intense slate of games on their hands this weekend.

2. New York

Friday
  • Celtics at Knicks (Game 3)
  • Diamondbacks at Mets
Saturday
  • Diamondbacks at Mets
Sunday
  • Celtics at Knicks (Game 4)
  • Diamondbacks at Mets

The Knicks have lost two heartbreaking games to the Celtics in Boston, but Madison Square Garden will be rocking on Friday night as Game 3 comes back to New York. Game 4 takes place on Sunday, and all the while the Mets are in town against the Diamondbacks as well.

Also see: New York City Guide

3. Washington/Baltimore

Friday
  • Yankees at Orioles
Saturday
  • Rangers at Capitals (Game 5)
  • Yankees at Orioles
Sunday
  • Yankees at Orioles

For New York sports fans, if you aren’t in New York, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore will be your weekend home away from home. The Yankees travel down to Camden Yards to face the Orioles for a weekend set, and the NY Rangers face a potentially make-or-break Game 5 at the Verizon Center in the nation’s capital. The Acela should be packed with New Yorkers making their way to the mid-Atlantic.

Also see: Washington/Baltimore City Guide

4. Anaheim/Los Angeles

Friday
  • Predators at Ducks (Game 5)
  • Red Sox at Angels
Saturday
  • Red Sox at Angels
  • Timbers at Galaxy
Sunday
  • Red Sox at Angels

Anaheim will be the site of a huge Game 5 between the Nashville Predators and the hometown Ducks, as well as an Angels home series against the Boston Red Sox. The Sox have always had the Angels’ number in the postseason, so there is some residual tension that should make for a good late-April series.

Also see: Los Angeles City Guide

5. Pittsburgh

Friday
  • Nationals at Pirates
Saturday
  • Lightning at Penguins (Game 5)
  • Nationals at Pirates
Sunday
  • Nationals at Pirates

Not only do the three rivers converge in Pittsburgh, but so do the NHL playoffs and MLB regular season. The Pirates and Nationals are hovering around .500 and look to get their head above water. Meanwhile, the Penguins and Lightning face off in a meaningful Game 5 on Saturday.

6. San Francisco

Friday
  • Braves at Giants
Saturday
  • Kings at Sharks (Game 5)
  • Braves at Giants
  • Chivas USA at Earthquakes
Sunday
  • Braves at Giants

The defending World Series champs welcome the Atlanta Braves to AT&T Park for a three game set, but Saturday it is all about San Jose. The Sharks face the LA Kings in a Cali battle as Game 5 gets underway at the Shark Tank. Also on Saturday, the SJ Earthquakes will face Chivas USA in some MLS action. It is LA vs. the Bay on Saturday.

Also see: San Francisco City Guide

7. New Orleans

Friday
  • Lakers at Hornets (Game 3)
Saturday
Sunday
  • Lakers at Hornets (Game 4)

There is hardly a better weekend for a Lakers fans to make a visit to New Orleans than this one. Friday and Sunday will feature playoff matchups with the Hornets, who are looking to knock off the two-time defending champs. New Orleans Arena, just like the Superdome next door, can get rocking in support of New Orleans sports teams.

Also see: New Orleans City Guide

8. Atlanta

Friday
  • Magic at Hawks (Game 3)
Saturday
Sunday
  • Magic at Hawks (Game 4)

As mentioned, the Braves are out of town in San Francisco, so all of the city’s attention is on the Hawks. Having stolen home-court advantage from the Magic, the Hawks welcome Dwight Howard and Orlando to Philips Arena for Games 3 and 4.

Also see: Atlanta City Guide

9. Detroit

Friday
  • Coyotes at Red Wings (Game 5 – if necessary)
  • White Sox at Tigers
Saturday
  • White Sox at Tigers
Sunday
  • White Sox at Tigers

With the Red Wings leading the Coyotes 3-0 in their first round series, there may not be a need for a Game 5. If there is, Joe Louis and Comerica Park provide some weekend entertainment as the Wings and Tigers take over the Motor City.

10. Chicago

Friday
  • Dodgers at Cubs
Saturday
  • Dodgers at Cubs
  • Dynamo at Fire
Sunday
  • Canucks at Blackhawks (Game 6 – if necessary)
  • Dodgers at Cubs

Similar to the Detroit SPW, there may or may not be an NHL playoff game in Chicago this weekend. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks look to keep their series with top-seeded Vancouver alive. Also, the Dodgers are in town to face the Cubs at Wrigley Field, and the MLS Fire host the Dynamo. The Bulls are on the road in Indiana, but their presence will be felt in the Windy City this weekend.

Also see: Chicago City Guide

Top Sports Power Weekends: April

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011



Below are the top Sports Power Weekend options in 30+ major cities in North America. They are ordered in market size and often include cities and towns surrounding the major metropolitan area. To find a specific city, press Command+F and type in the city name.

If you are interested in discussing offerings to any of these cities for any of these weekends, please contact us at info@SPWtravel.com for more information.

1.    NEW YORK

April 1-3 Thursday
  • Tigers at Yankees (Opening Day)
  • NIT Finals
Friday
  • Flyers at Devils
Saturday
  • Tigers at Yankees
  • Hurricanes at Islanders
  • Canadiens at Devils
  • Dynamo at Red Bulls
Sunday
  • Tigers at Yankees
  • Cavaliers at Knicks
  • Heat at Nets
April 8-10 Friday
  • Nationals at Mets
  • Knicks at Nets
  • Penguins at Islanders
Saturday
  • Nationals at Mets
  • Devils at Rangers
Sunday
  • Nationals at Mets
  • Bruins at Devils
April 15-17 Friday
  • Rangers at Yankees
Saturday
  • Rangers at Yankees
  • Earthquakes at Red Bulls
Sunday
  • Rangers at Yankees
April 22-24 Friday
  • Diamondbacks at Mets
Saturday
  • Diamondbacks at Mets
Sunday
  • Diamondbacks at Mets
April 29-May 1 Friday
  • Raptors at Yankees
  • NFL Draft (Day 2)
Saturday
  • Raptors at Yankees
  • Sporting KC at Red Bulls
  • NFL Draft (Day 3)
Sunday
  • Raptors at Yankees

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Top Sports Power Weekends: March 25-27

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011


The tides are beginning to change as the calendar approaches the flip from March to April. College basketball season has only two weekends remaining as the NCAA Tournament has reached the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matchups, Spring Training will break and give way to the regular season after this week, the NBA and NHL are in playoff stretch run mode, and the MLS just kicked off. It makes for some very significant and hard-fought games, and thus some great Sports Power Weekend options.

I present to you the 10 best Sports Power Weekends of March 25-27. To purchase a Sports Power Weekend package, please contact us at info@SPWtravel.com.

1. Anaheim

Thursday
  • Duke vs. Arizona and San Diego St. vs. UConn
Friday
  • Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers
Saturday
  • NCAA Tournament Regional Finals
  • Toronto Raptors at Los Angeles Clippers
  • Colorado Avalanche at Los Angeles Kings
  • Colorado Rapids at Chivas USA
Sunday
  • New Orleans Hornets at Los Angeles Lakers

What makes this weekend so great is that not only are the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games much more competitive and exciting than that some of the early-round mismatches, but you also get a chance to see some of the NBA’s biggest stars on the Tournament off days. Blake Griffin and Kobe Bryant fighting for the Staples Center spotlight on Friday night in nearby LA will be great, as will seeing Chris Paul take on those same Lakers on Sunday. The Honda Center in Anaheim is only about 30 minutes from LA, but with that traffic it could take three times as long.

Also see: Los Angeles City Guide

2. Newark

Friday
  • Ohio State vs. Kentucky and Marquette vs. North Carolina
  • Milwaukee Bucks at New York Knicks
Saturday Philadelphia Flyers at New York Islanders
Sunday
  • NCAA Tournament Regional Finals

The Prudential Center has no doubt been a success since opening just a few years ago, and with the Nets and Devils as its current primary tenants, it has put on its fair share of events. Newark will once again be on display as the Regional Semis and Finals roll into town, but New York City also throws itself into the fray with a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on Friday night. Public transportation will makes the trip from Manhattan to Newark seamless and inexpensive, and there is no shortage of things to do on Saturday while no Tournament games are being held in the area.

Also see: New York City Guide

3. New Orleans

Thursday
  • Wisconsin vs. Butler and BYU vs. Florida
Friday
Saturday
  • NCAA Tournament Regional Finals
Sunday

New Orleans is another one of those weekends that doesn’t even need another sporting event to put it over the top. The Superdome is a manageable walk to the French Quarter for some postgame fun, and the food down in the area is hard to top. This will be a great long weekend starting on Thursday.

Also see: New Orleans City Guide

4. San Antonio

Friday
  • Kansas vs. Richmond and Florida State vs. VCU
Saturday
Sunday
  • NCAA Tournament Regional Finals

San Antonio’s River Walk and the Alamo are good attractions to check out when you’re not attending Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games at the Alamodome. San Antonio is a very spread out city, so staying in the River Walk area is definitely worth it.

Also see: Houston & San Antonio City Guide

5. Tampa Bay-Orlando

Friday
  • Nets at Magic
  • Hurricanes at Lightning
  • Spring Training
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational
Saturday
  • Spring Training
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational
Sunday
  • Spring Training
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational

There is plenty to do this weekend in central Florida as Spring Training concludes with its final weekend, the Magic and Lightning are both home on Friday night, and the Arnold Palmer Invitational comes to Orlando. This is your last chance to see Grapefruit League action, so make it count.

6. Phoenix

Friday
  • Hornets at Suns
  • Spring Training
Saturday
  • Sharks at Coyotes
  • Spring Training
Sunday
  • Mavericks at Suns
  • Spring Training

Just like the Grapefruit League, Cactus League action comes to an end this weekend as well. With some many MLB teams training within a short radius of Phoenix, this is a great opportunity to check that out in addition to two Suns games and a Coyotes game in Glendale.

7. Boston

Friday
  • Bobcats at Celtics
Saturday
  • Rangers at Bruins
  • DC United at Revolution
Sunday

The Celtics are fighting for the top spot in the East, and the Rangers and Bruins will just be fighting. The TD Garden is the place to be this weekend with both teams in action and few games left on their collective home slates. Also check out the Revolution at Gillette Stadium in some early-season MLS action.

Also see: Boston City Guide

8. Chicago

Friday
  • Grizzlies at Bulls
Saturday
  • Ducks at Blackhawks
  • Sporting KC at Fire
Sunday

Like the aforementioned Celtics, the Bulls are gunning for the number one seed in the East. They take on the Memphis Grizzlies at the United Center on Friday night, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks take on the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. The MLS Chicago Fire host Sporting KC on Saturday as well.

Also see: Chicago City Guide

9. Philly

Friday
Saturday
  • Whitecaps at Union
Sunday
  • Kings at 76ers
  • Bruins at Flyers

The Philly SPW starts off on Saturday as the Union host the newly introduced Vancouver Whitecaps in their first-ever meeting. Sunday sees a Wells Fargo Center doubleheader as the 76ers and Flyers host the Sacramento Kings and Boston Bruins, respectively.

10. Atlanta

Friday
  • Canucks at Thrashers
Saturday
  • Nets at Hawks
Sunday
  • Senators at Thrashers

Philips Arena has a full slate this weekend with two Thrashers games and the Hawks hosting the New Jersey Nets on Saturday. The Hawks will be playing for playoff positioning, bit they’ll have to stop Deron Williams and the Nets to get the win.

Also see: Atlanta City Guide

March Madness the perfect opportunity for a Sports Power Weekend

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011



What is so great about the NCAA Tournament – besides everything – is that with the games slated for particular times on either Thursday and Saturday, or Friday and Sunday, fans can plan their weekends and budget their time accordingly. Also great is the one-day gap in games that allows the fan to explore the city they are in, and even see another sporting event or two if time permits.

For this reason, the NCAA Tournament (with the conference tournaments bundled in) is the greatest event on the calendar for a Sports Power Weekend. Check out the tournament sites below with the dates of the NCAA Tournament games being played, as well as any other sporting event that can be attended on the same weekend.

To customize a Sports Power Weekends package to any of these sites, contact info@SPWtravel.com for pricing and options.

April 2-4 (Final Four and National Title Game)

Houston Friday
  • San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets
  • Reese’s College All-Star Game
  • PGA Shell Houston Open
Saturday
  • Final Four
  • PGA Shell Houston Open
Sunday
  • Atlanta Hawks at Houston Rockets
  • PGA Shell Houston Open
Monday
  • National Title Game

Houston officials and schedule-makers did a great job bringing in the Shell Houston Open this weekend, as well as having two Rockets games in between the Final Four and Title Game at Reliant Stadium. This is a Sports Power Weekend option that not only offers a tent-pole event in the Final Four, but also a fun spectator event like a PGA Tournament, and two NBA games for the basketball nuts.

Top Sports Power Weekends: February 18-20

Monday, February 14th, 2011



Only the NBA Finals create a bigger buzz than the All-Star weekend festivities, and that might even be in question with the NBA All-Star Game taking place in Hollywood. It is no surprise that LA tops the list of Sports Power Weekends for February 18-20, but numbers two and three on the list may surprise you. As we approach March Madness, expect to see college basketball front and center on these lists.

I present to you the 10 best Sports Power Weekends of February 18-20. To purchase a Sports Power Weekend package, please contact us at info@SPWtravel.com.

1. Los Angeles

Friday
  • NBA All-Star Weekend
  • Northern Trust Open
Saturday
  • NBA All-Star Weekend
  • Northern Trust Open
Sunday
  • NBA All-Star Weekend
  • Northern Trust Open


With all of the pomp and circumstance that regularly accompanies the NBA All-Star Weekend, putting the festivities in LA will likely blow all previous attempts out of the water. The Rookie Challenge takes place on Friday night, the dunk contest and three-point shoot out take place during the All-Star Saturday Night lineup, and the 60th  NBA All-Star Game takes place Sunday at the Staples Center. In nearby Pacific Palisades, the Northern Trust Open will be underway for a mid-day visit.

Also see: Los Angeles City Guide

2. Raleigh, NC

Friday
  • Flyers at Hurricanes
Saturday
  • Boston College at UNC
  • Florida State at Wake Forest
Sunday
  • Georgia Tech at Duke


It is as if the college basketball gods are handing down a gift this weekend. Spreading out the ACC schedule so that a fan can catch a UNC game on Saturday and a Duke game on Sunday is just too much to pass up. Throw in some NHL action on Friday night, and a North Carolina SPW is in order.

3. Louisville-Lexington, KY

Friday
  • UConn at Louisville
Saturday
  • South Carolina at Kentucky
  • Fordham at Xavier
Sunday


Fans in Kentucky will no doubt take umbrage with falling behind Raleigh on this list, and they have a point. With a Big East battle coming to the newly minted KFC Yum! Center on Friday night, and an SEC clash at Rupp Arena on Saturday, this is a bluegrass weekend you just don’t want to miss. Hit up Graeter’s Ice Cream to put the cherry on top, literally.

4. New York City

Friday
  • Rangers at Devils
  • Harlem Globetrotters
Saturday
  • Pitt at St. John’s
  • Kings at Islanders
  • Harlem Globetrotters
Sunday
  • Flyers at Rangers


The weekly contender for the top spot falls down to number four this week, but there is still plenty to see in NYC. The Harlem Globetrotters take their family friendly entertainment to Madison Square Garden on Friday and Saturday, and MSG also hosts the Johnnie’s and a classic Rangers matchup. Get familiar with the World’s Most Famous Arena.

Also see: New York City Guide

5. Chicago

Friday
  • Blue Jackets at Blackhawks
Saturday
  • Villanova at DePaul
Sunday
  • Penguins at Blackhawks


The defending Stanley Cup champs welcome the Pittsburgh Penguins to the United Center on Sunday, anchoring a weekend that sees another Blackhawks game on Friday, and Villanova, one of the Big East’s top teams, come into the windy city to face DePaul.

Also see: Chicago City Guide

6. Milwaukee

Friday
Saturday
  • Seton Hall at Marquette
Sunday
  • Penn State at Wisconsin


The state of Wisconsin is still riding high off of the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl win. Bask in reflective glory and join the cheeseheads as they cheer on Marquette on Saturday in Milwaukee and Wisconsin on Sunday in Madison.

7. San Francisco-Oakland

Friday
Saturday
  • Avalanche at Sharks
  • USC at Stanford
Sunday
  • UCLA at Cal


No NBA? No problem. The San Jose Sharks welcome the Colorado Avalanche into The Tank, and the southern California basketball teams take on their northern California Pac-10 counterparts.

Also see: San Francisco-Oakland City Guide

8. Miami

Friday
  • Red Wings at Panthers
Saturday
Sunday
  • Clemson at Miami


OK, so the Heat are out of town, but hey, it is a holiday weekend in the middle of February. You are telling me you don’t want to be in Miami? Check out the BankUnited Center and the BankAtlantic Center for some great action on Friday and Sunday. Bank on it!

9. New Orleans

Friday
Saturday
  • Marshall at Tulane
Sunday
  • Florida at LSU


These are certainly not the sexiest college basketball matchups of the weekend, but the fact that the weekend will be based out of Nawlins more than makes up for this. Some great Cajun food and jazz music will spice up this weekend nicely.

Also see: New Orleans City Guide

10. Buffalo

Friday
  • Blues at Sabres
Saturday
  • Rutgers at Syracuse
  • Senators at Maple Leafs
Sunday
  • Capitals at Sabres


Friday and Sunday Sabres games bracket the weekend, and Saturday provides some options. Basing out of Buffalo, you can either make the trip to Toronto for the Ottawa Senators-Toronto Maple Leafs game, or head to Syracuse as the Orange host Rutgers at the Carrier Dome. Having to decide between those two is what we call a good problem.

Top 10 Sports Power Weekends: December 17-19

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

As December reaches its mid-point, the NFL reaches its stretch run, the NBA and NHL hit their stride, and college basketball approaches conference play. This overlap creates a plethora of Sports Power Weekend options. I present to you the 10 best Sports Power Weekends of December 17-19. To purchase a Sports Power Weekend package, please contact us at info@SPWtravel.com.
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