12/27/2012 07:51 am ET

BCS Bowl Travel: What To Do Besides Go To The Game (PHOTOS)

Since the world thankfully didn't end, college football fans are gearing up for their Super Bowl.

In case you hadn't heard, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame will take on Alabama's Crimson Tide in the main event on January 7 in Miami. Of course, the BCS bowl series comprises four other events: the Rose Bowl, the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl.

Fans from across the country will be descending upon the cities of Pasadena, Glendale, New Orleans, and Miami to cheer on their favorite teams. And, to help fill those waking hours that aren't consumed by the game, tailgating for the game, or celebrating after the game, we've prepared a short primer for each of the destinations to offer some inspiration.

Check out our suggestions below, and add your favorite things to do in these cities in the comments below.



BCS Travel Guide