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Travel Tips: How to Make the Most of a Sports-Centered Trip


Lars Leetaru

Major sporting events, such as the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby and the World Series, offer enticing entertainment worth traveling for, said Craig Fravel, the president and chief executive of the Breeders’ Cup, the annual international horse racing championships. “There’s so much energy around big sports games and races, and anyone can have a good time at them even if they’re not into the sport,” he said.

Mr. Fravel shares his advice on how to make the most out of a trip to see a popular sporting event:

STAY AT AN AFFILIATE HOTEL Most notable sporting events have a few partner hotels that offer attendees favorable rates and attractively priced themed packages. These properties also usually provide free shuttles to and from the event, alleviating the hassles of navigating through traffic and finding parking. But Mr. Fravel’s top reason to stay at a partner hotel is because attendees are surrounded by like-minded fans. “You’re in the thick of the action,” he said. Find an affiliate hotel by looking on the event’s website or by calling the venue’s box…

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