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Road to Miami: Tips to planning your Super Bowl road trip

Fun facts about the Super Bowl
Posted at 11:34 AM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 06:56:36-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the Kansas City Chiefs victory over the Tennessee Titans to claim the AFC Championship title and a trip to the Super Bowl, many fans in Chiefs Kingdom will be planning trips to Miami.

The Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium for Super Bowl LIV.

Not only are Chiefs fans flocking to purchase AFC Championship and Super Bowl gear, but they're also buying game tickets and airfare.

Some fans will undoubtedly take the cheaper, but longer route to get to Miami.

According to Google Maps, the drive from Kansas City takes 21 hours and 30 minutes.

Notable stops on the trip include St. Louis, Nashville, Atlanta and Orlando.

St. Louis

Many Chiefs fans are likely familiar with things to do in St. Louis. It's a great place to stop if you're bringing the whole family.

The St. Louis Zoo is one popular attraction. It's located in the Forest Park area and is free to the public.

Another popular stop is the City Museum, an interactive museum for all ages.

If you're looking for a place to eat, St. Louis residents recommend visiting The Hill. It's the Italian neighborhood of the city, and boasts some delicious, authentic Italian food.

And of course, you can't forget to stop at the Gateway to the West on your trip east. The Gateway Arch is a must-see for anyone driving through the city. Take a tram ride to the top, or simply check out the museum. Either way, the National Park provides a great place to stretch your legs.

Nashville

Now, some Chiefs fans might be hesitant to stop by the home of the Tennessee Titans. The fans from Nissan Stadium might not be so welcoming after the Chiefs kept the Titans from making a Super Bowl appearance.

However, there's plenty to do in Nashville outside of football, especially if you're a country music fan.

One hotel not only makes a good stop for the night, but it's also a popular attraction. The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center is located right by the famed Grand Ole Opry theater, where lots of country stars made it big. It's full of incredible plant life and canals you can ride a boat through.

If you are a fan of country music, you might want to swing by the Country Music Hall of Fame.

If you're looking for a different type of history, the Parthenon might be fore you. It's a replica of the one that stood in Ancient Greece thousands of years ago but it's located in Nashville's Centennial Park.

Nashville is also popular for its nightlife. Anyone looking to hear some live music and maybe get a little dancing in should visit the bar district, Broadway, before they continue on their way south.

Atlanta

There are few southern cities as bustling as Atlanta.

There's plenty to do in such a big city, but there are a few highlights to check out if you're just stopping through.

The Georgia Aquarium is one of the best in the country. It's also the only one that houses whale sharks.

Soda drinkers might want to check out the World of Coca-Cola. Visitors can learn about the history of the corporation and taste over 100 Coca-Cola beverages from around the world.

If a tour about soda isn't your thing, maybe try a tour of CNN or of movie locations around Atlanta. The Marvel Universe films, The Hunger Games and even Stranger Things shot some of their biggest scenes in the city.

Fans who want to keep with the theme of the trip can visit the Chick-fil-a College Football Hall of Fame and learn some more about the great athletes that went on to be Super Bowl champions in the past.

Orlando

Home to the "Happiest Place on Earth," Orlando makes a great stop for both kids and kids at heart.

There are pretty much two things visitors plan to do in Orlando: Visit a park at Disney World, or visit Universal Orlando Resort.

Those who want to experience all the joy of being a kid again can visit one of Walt Disney World's five parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios or Typhoon Lagoon.

Anyone who is more into superheros or witches and wizards can visit Universal Orlando. The park includes everything from Harry Potter to the Minions from Despicable Me.

There are numerous hotels associated with the Florida theme parks, so there are lots of options for places to stay.

There is also plenty to do, with places like Disney Springs and the Universal CityWalk. Both include plenty of food options and evening entertainment.

Miami

If you're taking the trip all the way to Miami, you're probably going to do more than just watch some football.

The sunny city is conveniently located on a prime strip of Florida coach with lots of Atlantic Ocean beaches.

Many travelers choose to get some sun on Miami Beach or across the way at Virginia Key.

If beaches aren't your thing but you still like the water, you could pick an ocean excursion or a trip to the Everglades National Park.

Those looking for a cultural experience can visit the Little Havana neighborhood and get a taste of the rich Cuban culture and cuisine found in Miami.

Other popular stops include the Zoo Miami, Coral Castle Museum, Venetian Pool and The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science.

Hotels will be in high demand during the Super Bowl, but visitors who don't mind a short drive could check out places to stay in Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach or even one of the Florida Keys.