Super Bowl: The top 5 party hard host cities

What makes a great Super Bowl host city?

Stadium aside, it’s got to offer an electric atmosphere, an invitation to indulge in excess, amazing nightlife, tons of restaurants, interesting things to do outside of the game, tons of places to stay and a nice moderate climate.

Here’s our pick of the top five cities and regions from the 13 that have hosted America’s greatest sporting spectacle to date:

5) Dallas-Fort Worth

  • Number hosted: 1
  • Last hosted: 2011
  • Average February temperature: 61 high | 37 low
  • Party atmosphere: 5/10
  • Major pro: Arguably the best stadium in the league for views of the game
  • Major con: Freezing conditions

4) Los Angeles

  • Number hosted: 7
  • Last hosted: 1993
  • Average February temperature: 69 high | 49 low
  • Party atmosphere: 7/10
  • Major pro: Incredible array of things to do
  • Major con: The traffic

3) San Diego

  • Number hosted: 3
  • Last hosted: 2003
  • Average February temperature: 65 high | 51 low
  • Party atmosphere: 8/10
  • Major pro: SoCal’s famous easy-going outlook
  • Major con: Terrible public transportation

2) New Orleans

  • Number hosted: 10 (including 2013)
  • Last hosted: 2002
  • Average February temperature: 67 high | 48 low
  • Party atmosphere: 9/10
  • Major pro: New Orleans parties like every day is Super Bowl Sunday
  • Major con: Ranks as one of the least clean cities in the U.S.

1) Miami

  • Number hosted: 10
  • Last hosted: 2010
  • Average February temperature: 75 high | 63 low
  • Party atmosphere: 9/10
  • Major pro: The weather, the beaches, the nightlife, Miami’s the whole package
  • Major con: Stadium isn’t up to scratch

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