Ultimate Travel Guide to our Top 10 Bowl Games

The end of the year means a lot of things, holiday parties, resolutions and BOWL GAMES! Cities across the country are preparing for pep rallies and fan fests-- and we want to take you to them. Get your pom poms ready!

1. Texas Bowl – University of Minnesota vs. Syracuse University
Houston’s Reliant Stadium will be draped in gold and orange when the Golden Gophers of University of Minnesota take on the Orangemen of Syracuse University at the Texas Bowl. Need a ride?
Route: Sunset Limited

2. Belk Bowl – University of Cincinnati vs. University of North Carolina
Help paint the city of Charlotte red, white and Carolina Blue because the Cincinnati Bearcats are playing the UNC Tar Heels. Kick off isn’t until the afternoon which means one thing, tons of tailgating!
Route: Crescent, Carolinian/Piedmont

3. Russell Athletic Bowl – University of Miami vs. University of Louisville
The ACC and the Big 12 battle it out in Orlando when The U plays the Cardinals. We'll do the driving, you bring  the school spirit. Deal?
Routes: Silver Service/Palmetto

4. Valero Alamo Bowl – University of Oregon vs. University of Texas
Travel to San Antonio for this matchup. Need a reason to go? We’ll give you three. One: Mack Brown’s last game (an end of an era); Two: The Ducks uniform, they never disappoint and Three: Good football. Need we say more?
Routes: Texas Eagle Sunset Limited

5. Hyundai Sun Bowl – Virginia Tech vs. University of California, Los Angeles
Western Texas won’t be the same after the Hokies play the Bruins at the 80th annual Sun Bowl, in El Paso, TX. Insider tip, set your alarm clock, because a 12 p.m. kickoff means early tailgate.
Routes: Texas Eagle, Sunset Limited 

6. AutoZone Liberty Bowl – Rice University vs. Mississippi State
Sammy the Owl and Bully the Bulldog will duke it out in Memphis at the Battle of the Bell AKA the Liberty Bowl. New Year’s Eve in Memphis sounds good to us.
Route: City of New Orleans 

7. Chick-fil-A Bowl – Duke University vs. Texas A&M
The Duke Blue Devils meet the Texas A&M Aggies in Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve. Can Duke hang with the SEC? Will this be Johnny Football’s last game? Oh, the suspense!
Route: Crescent

8. Capital One Bowl – University of Wisconsin vs. University of South Carolina
Start the new year in sunny Orlando for a Big Ten, SEC match up between the Wisconsin Badgers and the University of at the South Carolina Gamecocks at the Capital One Bowl. No guaranteeing Mickey Mouse, but you'll definitely be happy when we head south for this game.
Routes: Silver Service/Palmetto

9. Allstate Sugar Bowl – University of Alabama vs. University of Oklahoma
Bama might not be in the National Championship game this year, but the game won’t disappoint when they take on the Sooners  in New Orleans. Whether you sing Boomer Sooner or yell Roll Tide, our trains can get you to NOLA for the big game.
Routes: City of New OrleansCrescent and Sunset Limited 

10. Discovery Orange Bowl – Clemson University vs. Ohio State
The Clemson Tigers and THE Ohio State Buckeyes are set to meet up in beautiful Miami for the Discovery Orange Bowl. Scoop your train ticket  for New Year’s Eve fun and stay for the game. Good plan right?
Routes: Silver Service/Palmetto

Which college bowl game are you watching or attending?  Let us know in the comment section below.

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