Super Bowl fever strikes Tampa in the weeks before and after the big game. Save a bundle by spending your entertainment dollars at these parties instead of on the $300 (or more) game tickets. It’s better to watch it elsewhere (plus, you’ll get a close-up view of Bruce Springsteen’s performance at half-time and all the high-priced commercials too). Here are the best events in town for football’s biggest party.
With pristine, secluded nearby beaches and a lively, colorful downtown Tampa, Florida, you need not even have Super Bowl tickets to make this an epic warm-weather getaway. Even if you’re not an NFL fanatic, the medley of the Bruce Springsteen halftime show, some of the nation’s best beaches, and a Mardi Gras-like atmosphere is motivation enough to start planning an unforgettable vacation.