Escape the Super Bowl. Head Here Instead.
Football has millions of fans across the country that can’t wait for super bowl week to arrive in Santa Clara. The people, the parties and of course the game, it’s a once in a lifetime weekend. But for some Bay Area locals, the thought of the Super Bowl coming to town might have them looking for a weekend getaway. If the hustle and bustle of the Super Bowl is too much for you and yours, than look no further because we’ve got a list of trainable locations that will let you escape the game.
If you live in Northern California, Santa Clara to Oakland is the perfect weekend (or day) getaway. Traveling to Oakland gives visitor sthe chance to explore the outdoors, taste eclectic cuisine and experience its arts and culture scene. As Oakland native Lukas Brekke-Miesner shared, “Our artistic and cultural personality is informed by an established history of jazz, blues, funk, soul, graffiti and hip-hop innovation. With that as a backdrop, present day artists working in a variety of mediums – including industrial arts – have emerged in West Oakland and Jingletown.” If you’re looking for a weekend getaway with a little of flair, give Oakland a try.
Known as America’s Farm to Fork Capitol, Sacramento is a great location for the super bowl escapee looking for that quintessential foodie focused getaway. From high end dining, to casual eats to happy hour or cozy coffee spots, the ‘eat, drink and be merry’ motto is alive and well in Sacramento. Check out local blogger The Lipstick Giraffe’s recommendations, then book your trip and begin the search for your next memorable meal.
Portland by way of Emeryville
This Super Bowl getaway is a little longer, a little farther and totally worth it. Board the Capitol Corridor then transfer to our Coast Starlight and before you know it, you’ll be soaking in the views and relaxing on the ride to Portland. Once in Portland get ready to unwind and discover. Try one of the many local breweries, dive into a local restaurant but most importantly, get ready to find out why ‘Keep Portland Weird’ isn’t just the unofficial motto but a way of life.