San Diego is proud to be known as America’s Finest City, and our Preferred Partners give you the best that San Diego has to offer. World-class attractions, amazing dining options, excellent travel providers, and other top-notch tourism-related organizations are all part of the San Diego Bowl Game family. Make sure to include these great options when you plan your trip.
Where else can you experience the all new Shamu show “Believe,” touch and feed dolphins, count the teeth on a shark and come face-to-face with a polar bear? SeaWorld San Diego – it doesn’t get any closer than this.
World Famous San Diego Zoo
Visit the Zoo and meet some of the rarest, eldest and most exotic creatures on earth. Journey into the depths of Monkey Trails and Forest Tales, swing by the Children’s Zoo and visit our amazing habitats.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
A sister property of the Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is located approximately 30 miles from downtown and is a 1,800 acre wildlife preserve and natural habitat for herds of African and Asian animals.
LEGOLAND® California Resort is growing and there’s a lot to experience. The World’s First LEGOLAND® Water Park is now open with seven slides, a 45-foot LEGO® tower and the unique Build-A-Raft river. LEGOLAND California is home to more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. And right next to LEGOLAND, SEA LIFE Aquarium is the perfect way to introduce children to the wonders of the aquatic world.
Old Town Trolley Tours
Enjoy the award-winning sightseeing tours of the City of San Diego and Coronado aboard an Old Town Trolley. Tour at your own pace with their unique on and off service to eight stops including Old Town, The Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado, the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park Museums.
USS Midway Museum
Take a tour of the 47-year old odyssey that spanned the end of World War II and Desert Storm, and odyssey in which more than 225,000 Americans took part. Located downtown in San Diego at Navy Pier, Midway provides a dynamic and enriching experience “from boiler to bridge.” A visit to Midway instills a greater appreciation for courage, freedom, and service to country.
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Get ready to enjoy the sights and sounds of the magnificent San Diego bay as you choose from one of Hornblower’s harbor cruises, dining cruises or even a San Diego whale watching adventure!
Big Bay Balloon Parade
As always, this exciting family event brings together world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams, and a procession of enormous balloons-more than any other parade! Over 100,000 street-side spectators will enjoy the parade along with a nationwide television audience.
VIP Hospitality & Travel Packages
Fans can also purchase official Ticket & Hospitality Packages for the game from PrimeSport, the official VIP Hospitality and Travel Provider of San Diego Bowl Games.
Stadium Golf Center
Home to the Holiday Bowl’s annual “Hole-in-One Shootout”, Stadium Golf Center & Batting Cages is San Diego’s premiere practice facility since 1995. Located Just North of Qualcomm Stadium off the 15 Freeway & The Aero Drive Exit.
If you are interested in becoming a preferred restaurant of the Holiday Bowl, please download the 2014 Preferred Restaurant Partner Form.
Donovan’s Steak & Chop House
Donovan’s sets the standard of steakhouse excellence. An appealing atmosphere of rich mahogany, eye-catching paintings and bronze sculptures artfully bathed in soft, flattering light. Upscale and world-calss yet cordially friendly. Attentive unobtrusive service that accentuates every exacting detail. This is truly the place to be, relax and enjoy dining perfection.
Harbor House Restaurant
The Harbor House opened in 1980, and serves fresh fish, shellfish, premium steaks and local draft beers. We offer informal dining upstairs and on the outside decks as well as tablecloth/quiet dining downstairs. Come and enjoy our great city and harbor views.
El Indio is well known around the world for being dedicated to delivering the finest Mexican food. We are the birth place of the “Taquito” and make fresh tortillas daily. Come join us and discover the taste and freshness of real Mexican food.
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jersey Mike’s is an authentic East Coast style sub shop with fresh bread baked daily, crisp vegetables sliced each morning, and every sandwich is made to order right in front of your eyes. We have been voted best sub in virtually every market because of our mouth watering giant sized subs. Check out jerseymikes.com to see all of our locations and remember Jersey Mike’s – Always Fresh Sliced, Always Fresh Grilled!
Loaded toppings on our freshly baked crust is what makes Woodstock’s Pizza craveworthy. Customize any order with our gluten-free or wheat crusts, vegan cheese and six different sauces. We’ll deliver to you or host your group at either San Diego area location – Pacific Beach or SDSU area.
The Kaminski Family has called Poway home since 1961. Stan and June Kaminski, along with daughter Marsha and the rest of the Kaminski family, opened Kaminski’s BBQ in the heart of Poway. Kaminski’s offers Poway its first authentic BBQ House with Southern Hospitality!
Festivities Catering & Special Events
Festivities Catering & Special Events is a full service catering and event planning company. Festivities Catering has been the caterer of choice for the Sponsorship and VIP parties for the Holiday Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl for decades. In addition to our exemplary catering and gourmet tailgates our services include site selection, theme & décor concepts, rentals, event design, florals and all related services. Festivities’ goal is to exceed your expectations in every service we provide and allow you to be a worry-free guest at your own party. You can rely on our well-trained and experienced professionals to help bring your event vision to life and to create and produce successful, memorable events.
Picnic People is San Diego’s premier outdoor event specialist and has been creating memorable alumni tailgates for the Holiday Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl for the last 20 years. During that time Picnic People has done everything from obtaining stadium permits to providing delicious bbq, exciting music to pump up the fans, quick and easy guest registration, fun team décor and thorough event organization for almost every school in the Pac 10 and Big 12. They have also produced all of the team tailgates for the Poinsettia Bowl since its induction. Consider Picnic People your pre-game party experts!
The perfect experience for your catered event…that’s what we at Peartrees Catering, Inc. strive to achieve for each of our customers. Since 1984, we have earned a well-known reputation in San Diego for the highest standards of quality, in both delicious food and beautiful presentation. Our service is uncompromising and very responsive to your needs. We are known by our ability to create the perfect experience for your guests-exactly as you have requested it.
Please visit our preferred travel arrangement partner.
TROLLEY – Metropolitan Transit Services (MTS)
For general information, mapping trips and schedules, or to order special National University Holiday Bowl Commemorative Day Tripper passes (good for unlimited rides on trolley or bus) visit www.sdmts.com.
Power Plus Sound & Lighting, Inc.
Power Plus Sound & Lighting, Inc. is committed to providing the finest quality staff and equipment for any production need. Whether we are contracted to supply an entire production from concept to completion or are simply providing rental equipment for qualified users, our level of service will be consistently professional.
YMCA of San Diego County
The YMCA of San Diego County focuses their work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.