For the first time in nearly three decades, Super Bowl Sunday is returning to Los Angeles. The National Football League’s biggest game has a storied past in the City of Angels, from the inaugural Super Bowl match-up in 1967 to record-setting performances by future Hall of Famers.
While the on-field action is taking place at SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13, you don’t have to sit on the sidelines when it comes to making the most of your SoCal trip. Discover Los Angeles has created a weekend playbook that offers sports fans a curated guide for exploring the city’s culture, history, and attractions. Whether it’s seeking out iconic stadiums like the Rose Bowl or sipping your way through bars to fuel up pre-game, here’s a glimpse of what not to miss during your Super Bowl getaway.
With 10 professional teams spanning football, hockey, baseball, basketball, and soccer, there’s no shortage of world-class facilities in the self-proclaimed sports capital of the world. Three days of all-star attractions and tours offer fans a chance to bleed blue at Dodger Stadium or snap a selfie outside the Crypto.com Arena, which features bronze statues of Los Angeles Lakers’ legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and boxer Oscar De La Hoya. If motorsports are more your speed, this itinerary includes a pit stop at Petersen Automotive Museum and its limited-run Formula One exhibit.
Lights, Camera, Action
From the Hollywood Hills to the shores of Malibu, Los Angeles County is where movie magic happens. The region has served as a backdrop for cult classics and Academy Award winners such as Ford v Ferrari, which transformed the Porsche Experience Center into a 1960s Michigan test track. Legendary sites, including the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Venice Skatepark, are also stars in their own right, featured in documentaries such as 16 Days of Glory and Dogtown and Z-Boys. Hit the star-studded streets with this guide to see locations featured in sports films ranging from Rocky and Million Dollar Baby to Point Break and The Karate Kid.
Sip and Savor
Grab a stool at an epic sports lounge like Tom’s Watch Bar at L.A. Live, where beers flow from 50 serve-yourself taps and a 360-degree viewing room broadcasts games on 150 TV screens. For tailgating needs, order a 54-inch pie that serves up to 70 of your closest friends from Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria. Whether you’re seeking a food challenge to satisfy your competitive streak or a watering hole walking distance from SoFi Stadium, Discover Los Angeles. has dozens of recommendations for dining and drinking before, during, and after the Big Game.
The Ultimate Fan Experience
Ready to get your head in the game? A pop-up theme park at the Los Angeles Convention Center offers immersive activities, autographs, and photo ops for fans of all ages from Feb. 5–6 and Feb. 10–12. The Super Bowl Experience features such NFL artifacts as 55 years of championship rings, on-field clinics for kids ages 6 to 14, and interactive challenges that put your skills as a quarterback or kicker to the test. Check out this guide to 10 must-visit activities (out of more than 30 attractions and exhibits) and be sure to purchase tickets in advance to avoid long lines at the box office.