While it would be great to go witness the Super Bowl in Arizona this year, it's a huge cost to actually get into the stadium and watch the game unfold live. However, with the experience on television being arguably better than in person, why not go to Phoenix and take part in the event without the lines and $15 beers?
What is becoming a new fad is to rent out a house, apartment, or upscale hotel nearby and experience the festivities the week beforehand, then watch the actual game with their friends on the big screen TV. It makes sense - you'll have the amenities, space and style to throw a large party in the area and still get the feel of the event.
There are hundreds of people in the area advertising their high-end homes for the occasion. Some are within walking distance of the game, some on golf courses, and some right in the thick of downtown. Of course you can search all of them at once on AllTheRooms. We are still seeing over 1200 homes and 180 hotels offering great rates around the game.
So why rent a house? The Super Bowl isn't just a Sunday pastime anymore it's a week-long festival worthy of taking a vacation for. There are dozens of events throughout the entire week preceding the game.
Here is a sample of events encompassing the game: