With the 2015-2016 NFL regular season already underway, it’s shaping up to be another great season of football. If you’re looking to make this the year when you travel to see a game in person, then check out our list below of the top NFL games to travel for this season.
- New England Patriots @ Indianapolis Colts (Sunday Night, October 18)
- Oakland Raiders @ San Diego Chargers (Sunday, October 22)
- San Fransisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, November 22)
- New England Patriots @ Denver Broncos (Sunday Night, November 29)
- New York Jets @ New York Giants (Sunday, December 6)
- San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos Sinday, January 3, 2016)
New England Patriots @ Indianapolis Colts (Sunday Night, October 18)
City: Indianapolis is home to the Indy 500. For Motor sports enthusiasts, the Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame Museum is only a 10 minute drive from Lucas Oil Stadium. On those crisp cool Mid-Eastern nights, there are plenty of cultural events and concerts to keep visitors happy and entertained. On the weekend of the game, the “America’s Got Talent Live – The All-Stars Tour” will be presented at the Old National Centre on October 16. There are also plenty of shopping malls and nightclubs within a short taxi ride from the stadium.
Match-up: – This game will feature two teams that are picked to represent their respective divisions in the Super Bowl.
Oakland Raiders @ San Diego Chargers (Sunday, October 22)
City: Daytime is San Dido offers many of the top tourist destinations in America. Only a 10 minute drive South will land the visitor at the original Sea World. A 10 minutes drive to the North puts the visitor at Legoland Amusement Park. Finally, a 10 minute drive in any other direction provides access to some of the most prestigious golf courses in America. At nighttime, it’s off to the Gaslight District filled will San Diego’s best bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Match-up: The Chargers and Raiders have one of the most heated rivalries in the NFL dating all the way back to the old AFL days.
San Fransisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, November 22)
City: Seattle in November is what poets and songwriters have been writing about for centuries. The home of grunge music has long been a favorite location for alternative music, theater and cultural events. If visitors want a glimpse of the great Northwest, a trip to the top of the famous Space Needle for cocktails will set the stage for a panoramic view of the Washington mountains and Pacific Ocean.
Match-up: By game time, these two teams may be sitting at the top of the NFC West. Over the past five years, this has become one of the top rivalries in the NFL as one of these two teams has represented the conference in the Super Bowl over the last three years
New England Patriots @ Denver Broncos (Sunday Night, November 29)
City: For skiers and winter sports fans, Denver is centrally located among some of the best ski resorts in the world with both Vale and Aspen are but a short drive away from Sports Authority Field. For visitors who wish to stay local, there is plenty of museums and cultural venues to occupy both days and nights. For NBA fans, the Denver Nuggets will be hosting the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, November 27.
Match-up: – This game represents what will probably be the last showdown between future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning who might be retiring at the end of the year.
New York Jets @ New York Giants (Sunday, December 6)
City: New York City in wintertime brings out some of the great holiday traditions in America. From ice-skating at Central Park to Christmas shopping at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, this is truly the city that never sleeps. Visitors can see the World Trade Center or Empire State Building by day, and hit Broadway or a Knicks NBA game at night. They can also dine at an endless list of five-star restaurants.
Match-up: Whether either team will still be in playoff contention remains to be seen, but this game will still be played for bragging rights in America’s largest city.
San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos Sinday, January 3, 2016)
City: It’s back to the snow and mountains of “Mile High City” in Colorado for the last regular season game of the year. It’s cold this time of year, so visitors might want to enjoy indoor facilities like the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. At night, there are more than enough quality restaurant, concert venues and nightclubs to keep visitors busy for weeks.
Match-up: This game will most likely be Peyton Manning’s final regular season game of his illustrious career.