It was the Super Bowl yesterday in Arizona, one of the most popular sporting events in the world. If you’re interested in traveling to go attend the next editions (or the festivities that come with it), I wanted to share the future Super Bowl locations for 2024 and 2025.
You can go to the Super Bowl host city to attend the game of course (but it will cost you the same as at least 1 full month of traveling in affordable countries just for the ticket $$$).
But you can also go just to experience the excitement and atmosphere of the days leading up to the big game. There are always plenty of (usually free) activities and events for football fans, organized by the NFL directly (or not). And it’s very festive in the city in question.
Here are the details of the future locations of the Super Bowl, which are known in advance because it is always held in a neutral site.
Map of future Super Bowl locations
Here is the infographic version.
So there are just 2 future Super Bowl locations announced:
- 2024: Las Vegas, Nevada
- 2025: New Orleans, Louisiana
These are 2 very popular cities for travelers (and the naming rights to the 2 future Super Bowl stadiums belong to travel brands too).
The selection of a location for the 2026 edition, which is going to be the 60th Super Bowl, should take place this year. Some rumors are targeting Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, in the San Francisco area. To be continued.
Super Bowl 2024 (LVIII): Las Vegas
- Airport: Las Vegas (LAS)
- Stadium: Allegiant Stadium
- Date: February 10, 2024
The city of the 2024 Super Bowl
The home of the Raiders, who moved from Oakland to Las Vegas to get a brand-new stadium, will host the Super Bowl for the very 1st time. It’s also the 1st Super Bowl for Las Vegas of course.
In October, I went to Las Vegas for the 1st time in almost 10 years for a music festival and I saw the stadium, which is near the Strip, from the outside and it is really impressive (the Raiders were playing at home the weekend I was there, but my festival was precisely on the Sunday).
Even on the plane when landing or taking off, the stadium is all black and beautiful to see from above. The stadium, the newest in the NFL, was designed to have an intimidating atmosphere.
The company that purchased the stadium’s naming rights, Allegiant, is an ultra low-cost airline (ULCC). Allegiant serves a few airports across the US border, including Plattsburgh (PBG), Niagara Falls (IAG), Kalispell (FCA), and Bellingham (BLI). They often have very cheap flights.
The only other time I’ve been to Vegas, in 2013, happened to be with Allegiant, who had flights to Vegas from Plattsburgh at that time. When I tell you that I’m an expert on ULCCs, it’s because I’ve known about them and flown with them for a long time.
The city of the 2024 Super Bowl
Las Vegas, a very festive and lively city, is a perfect place for an event like the Super Bowl.
That’s actually why Las Vegas is going to have 1 of 5 Formula 1 races in North America in 2023, a 3rd race in the United States (an iconic evening race right on the Las Vegas Strip).
I personally find Las Vegas a bit tacky and overly touristy, but many people love this city. It’s certain that for those who enjoy things like losing their money to casinos, nightlife, expensive restaurants, overpriced brand name stores, and shows of all kinds, it’s definitely a city that has a lot of that. It’s just me; I don’t like any of that.
That’s why we always tell you that every traveler is different and that the best way to make your trip more enjoyable is to plan and prepare everything yourself like a responsible adult, according to your own preferences and tastes. You’re always your own best advocate. It’s also the best way to have a more affordable trip, as mentioned in our free ebook with 100+ travel tips.
That said, like anywhere else in the world, there are interesting things in Vegas: after 67 countries and 47 US states visited, there has never been a place I regretted going to. It’s all about choosing the right amount of time to spend in each place.
In Vegas, I liked the Arts District which is where the locals go themselves. The Fremont Street Experience downtown is also very different from everything on the Strip, which is quite artificial.
These 2 places happen to actually be within the city limits of Las Vegas, which is not the case with all the Strip hotels (except for The STRAT hotel), the airport, the soccer stadium, the Golden Knights arena, etc. In short, most travelers who go to Las Vegas don’t even really set foot in the city of Las Vegas itself ironically.
As an architecture fan, seeing the buildings on the Strip is interesting because it’s quite unique in the world to have so many themed complexes in one place. Seeing all the lights and neon at night is beautiful. The Bellagio fountains are a classic for a reason.
The pyramid is very cool, it’s certainly at the top of the pyramids I’ve seen in the world, after the one in Giza, Egypt, and the Bass Pro Shops pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee. The new giant ball that is under construction, the MSG Sphere, is already something striking, when it’s finished it will be even more so.
If you want a unique immersive art experience, there’s Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart which is pretty cool, in the AREA15 complex. Taking a roadtrip to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon is absolutely awesome. Anyway, that’s enough of an introduction to Las Vegas, I can talk about it in a more detailed article.
Super Bowl 2025 (LIX): New Orleans
- Airport: New Orleans (MSY)
- Stadium: Caesars Superdome
- Date: February 9, 2025
The stadium of the 2025 Super Bowl
The home of the Saints, which opened in 1975 and is one of the oldest in the league, was completely renovated after the Hurricane Katrina disaster, which turned it into an emergency shelter for thousands of residents. It will host its 8th Super Bowl, a record for a single stadium (and NOLA will equal Miami for the number of Super Bowls for a single region).
When I went to see the Saints play, it was a useless preseason game, unfortunately. But the dome’s cavernous atmosphere was still great, so imagine! The famous stadium is a city icon. It’s downtown, right next to the French Quarter, or the Vieux Carré if you prefer.
The last Super Bowl that took place in the stadium had the infamous 34-minute power outage in the middle of the game. Let’s just say the NFL didn’t like that. In 2025, it will be 13 years between Super Bowls for New Orleans, the longest timespan for the city since the Saints were founded in 1967.
The company that bought the stadium’s naming rights, Caesars, operates casinos/hotel complexes under various brands. They have about 50 properties, including several in Las Vegas, the host of the previous Super Bowl.
The city of the 2025 Super Bowl
New Orleans is one of my favorite American cities, another city known as a party city. The Super Bowls there have always been very popular.
A few times I went, when there were big college football games in nearby Baton Rouge, fans of the visiting teams were prominent with their college colors all over the French Quarter and downtown.
But there is really something for everyone in New Orleans. I’ve been there 7 times and I love it, even if I don’t like nightlife at all. It’s such a unique city, with French, Cajun, Creole, and Caribbean influences.
Just walking around the French Quarter is beautiful. Jackson Square is a classic, especially because the Café du Monde, where you can try the famous, very powdery donuts, is right across the street. Pralines and king cakes are other sweet classics.
In terms of food, New Orleans has probably the most unique cuisine in the United States as well, whether it’s po-boys, muffalettas, gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee… you’ll love it if you’re a foodie.
Whether you’re a jazz fan or not, you should at least go and experience a show in the city where jazz was born. But you should absolutely not do it in the French Quarter. New Orleans connoisseurs know that Frenchmen Street is the place to go.
Seeing Bourbon Street at night is still an experience, it’s pretty special. Another thing that is unique to the city is everything that is related to the voodoo and macabre theme. In fact, it’s one of the few cities where visiting cemeteries is a must!
A neighborhood I love outside of the French Quarter is the Garden District. It’s very pretty. You can even go there with the city’s famous streetcars. The Garden District is where Magazine Street starts, it’s a lively street that is very popular with the locals. The Tremé district allows you to see another side of the city with a different architecture and atmosphere.
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The future locations of the Super Bowl in 2024 and 2025 are already known: Las Vegas and New Orleans. Without having to pay thousands of dollars for tickets to the actual game, just being in town during the event can be very festive!
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