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Chicago a Little Something for Everyone!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Drive into Chicago during sunset to capture the magnificent skyscape and experience Chicago in an RV! One of the largest cities in the world, Chicago offers a little something for everyone.

Chicago Skyscape
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The Foodie

Chicago Style Hotdog:

It wouldn’t be a trip to Chicago without an authentic Chicago style hotdog! Get the best in the city at Portillo’s! Experience this perfect dog fully loaded with all the fixins in a perfectly steamed poppy seed bun.

Deep Dish Pizza:

This city is famous for its Delicious deep-dish pizza! Extra deep means extra room for cheese, sauce and extra toppings! Try Chicago’s best deep dish pizza at  Pequod’s Pizza. Wash it down with their own seasonal craft beer!

For the Architect Lover

Chicago Architecture
Photo Credit: Chicago.gov

Chicago Cultural Center:

Opened in 1897 and noted as a Chicago landmark and is the city’s official reception venue. Take the free afternoon tour and admire the stunning 38-foot-diameter mosaic glass dome.

Wrigley Building:

Comprised of two iconic buildings, both glazed in terra-cotta, they gleam in the city lights all hours of the day. Walking through the center doors brings you to a secluded park area along the Chicago River. Also, leading to the entrance of the Chicago Riverwalk.

For the Sports Fan

Chicago Bears:

Spend the afternoon with 61,500 other NFL fans at Soldier Field. Home to the Bears feel the energy of the game at this luxury stadium offering all the food, drinks and souvenirs you need to make this an experience you won’t forget.

Chicago White Sox:

There is no better way to spend an afternoon then at the ball park. Cheer for the home teams as you indulge in the many classic snacks. Don’t forget to order a craft beer and heat to your seat in the Guaranteed Rate Field and watch our favorite game.

For the Beach Lover

North Avenue Beach:

One of Chicago’s most popular beaches relax and watch the waves or watch the many joggers, rollerbladers and bikers cruise by on the Lakefront Trail. Many options to rent kayaks, SUPs, jet ski rentals. Relax in the sun and sand and take in the city Skyscape or play a round of volleyball.

Chicago Beaches
Photo Credit: Trip Advisor

Oak Street Beach:

Relax in the sand, spread out a blanket for an afternoon picnic, go for a swim or people watch. Close to downtown and the Magnificent Mile, this beach gives you an up-close view to some iconic Chicago buildings from this scenic beach.

 

Whatever your heart desires, this city has it! Pack the maps, rent your RV and get this fun city adventure started!

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Super Bowl 50 in a RV

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
Super Bowl 50 Logo

Are you counting down the days to Super Bowl 50? We sure are! And yes it’s Super Bowl 50 not Super Bowl L. The NFL has decided to celebrate this milestone by suspending the Roman numerals for this year only.

This Sunday’s game (January 24, 2016) the Super Bowl participants will be determined. The Denver Broncos will face off against the New England Patriots (AFC) and the Arizona Cardinals and the Florida Panthers (NFC) will duke it out for the conference championship games.

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan. The food, the buzz, the game. Getting down to the Super Bowl is always a bit of a feat. But what better way, than to arrive in style with an RV Motorhome. No drinking and driving needed. You just pull up and go. Plus, who wouldn’t love to stay in the Super Tailgate Village?

The Details of Super Bowl 50:

When: Sunday, February 7, 2016
Where: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California (home of the San Francisco 49ers)

Halftime show: Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Beyonce.

CBS Pregame programming

11 a.m. ET: Super Bowl 50: Before they were pros (NFL Films).
Noon ET: Road to the Super Bowl (NFL Films).
1 p.m. ET: Phil Simms All-Iron Team: Super Bowl Edition.
2-6 p.m. ET: The Super Bowl Today.
Kickoff is 6:30 p.m. ET.

Enjoy the tailgate, the food, the game all in an RV just minutes from Levi Stadium. Book your Super Bowl RV today!

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Professional Sports in Los Angeles

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Los Angeles isn’t all movie stars and shopping. The professional sports scene is alive and well. While there isn’t a professional football team, Los Angeles takes great pride in basketball with two NBA (National Basketball Association) teams and one WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) team. No matter what time of the year you decide to rent an RV in Los Angeles, you’ll be able to catch a professional game. While the NBA (basketball) and NHL (hockey) seasons are on hiatus, the MLB (baseball) season resumes.

Below we will list teams and information on professional and college sports in Los Angeles.

Basketball

  • NBA: National Basketball Association
  • WNBA: Women’s National Basketball Association
  • NCAA: National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • LOS ANGELES LAKERS
    • NBA (Pro)
    • Los Angeles Home: Staples Center
    • NBA Season: October to April, 2 months of playoffs follow
    • The LA Lakers hold the record for the longest consecutive win streak in US professional team sports.
  • LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
    • NBA (Pro)
    • Los Angeles Home: Staples Center
    • NBA Season: October to April, 2 months of playoffs follow
    • The Los Angeles Clippers won their first NBA playoff game in 13 years during the 2005-2006 season.
  • LOS ANGELES SPARKS
    • WNBA (Pro)
    • Los Angeles Home: Staples Center
    • WNBA Season: May to August, 2 months of playoffs follow
    • In 2001, the LA Sparks became the first WNBA team to go undefeated at home games for an entire season.
  • UCLA BRUINS BASKETBALL – MEN’SWOMEN’S
    • NCAA (College)
    • Los Angeles Home: Pauley Pavilion
    • NCAA Basketball Season: November to February, tournament in March follows
    • From 1964 to 1975 (the UCLA Basketball Dynasty), the UCLA Bruins won 10 titles in 12 seasons.
  • USC TROJANS BASKETBALL – MEN’SWOMEN’S
    • NCAA (College)
    • Los Angeles Home: Galen Center
    • NCAA Basketball Season: November to February, tournament in March follows
    • The USC Trojan’s men’s basketball team has more than 1,000 victories in college basketball.

Football

Unfortunately, Los Angeles hasn’t had a professional football team in the NFL since 1994.

  • NFL: National Football League
  • NCAA: National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • UCLA BRUINS FOOTBALL
    • NCAA (College)
    • Los Angeles Home: Rose Bowl
    • NCAA Football Season: August to December
    • The UCLA Bruins football team was nicknamed “Gutty Little Bruins” in the 60s because of their small physical size being offset by their speed, determination, and teamwork.
  • USC TROJANS FOOTBALL
    • NCAA (College)
    • Los Angeles Home: Los Angeles Sports Arena and Coliseum
    • NCAA Football Season: August to December
    • The USC Trojans and Notre Dame have had a rivalry since 1926. This rivalry is considered the greatest intersectional rivalry of all college athletics.

Baseball

  • MLB: Major League Baseball
  • NCAA: National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • LOS ANGELES DODGERS
    • MLB (Pro)
    • Los Angeles Home: Dodger Stadium
    • MLB Season: April to September, three rounds of playoffs follow
    • During the 2006 season, making it the fourth time in baseball history and the first time the final home run tied the game, four home runs were scored by the Dodgers in the ninth inning.
  • UCLA BRUINS BASEBALL
    • NCAA (College)
    • Los Angeles Home: Jackie Robinson Stadium
    • NCAA Baseball Season: February to June, tournament in June follows
    • Jackie Robinson Stadium is named after a former Bruins baseball player, Jackie Robinson.
  • USC TROJANS BASEBALL
    • NCAA (College)
    • Los Angeles Home: Dedeaux Field
    • NCAA Baseball Season: February to June, tournament in June follows
    • Dedeaux Field is named after the Trojans’ legendary baseball coach, Rod Dedeaux, who coached the team from 1942 to 1986.

Hockey

  • NHL: National Hockey League
  • LOS ANGELES KINGS
    • NHL (Pro)
    • Los Angeles Home: Staples Center
    • NHL Season: October to April, 2 months of playoffs follow
    • The LA Kings were transformed into a top NHL team after they successfully acquired Wayne Gretzky in 1988. Canadians were deeply disappointed by this trade. Gretzky was considered the NHL’s best player.
  • ANAHEIM DUCKS
    • NHL (Pro)
    • Los Angeles Home: Honda Center
    • NHL Season: October to April, 2 months of playoffs follow
    • Disney originally owned the “Mighty Ducks of Anaheim”. The Ducks’ original name came from the movie, The Mighty Ducks. Their name was officially changed to Anaheim Ducks in January of 2006.

Soccer

  • MLS: Major League Soccer
  • NCAA: National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • UCLA BRUINS SOCCER – MEN’SWOMEN’S
    • NCAA (College)
    • Los Angeles Home: Drake Stadium
    • NCAA Soccer Season: August to November, championship match follows
    • The Drake Stadium has been home to the UCLA soccer teams since 1969. It was revamped in 1999 at a cost of $1.5 million which was made possible by Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy. The field is called Frank W. Marshall Field. Marshall has been a fan of UCLA soccer for a long time and was a member of the men’s team in 1967.
  • USC TROJANS SOCCER
    • NCAA (College)
    • Los Angeles Home: McAlister Soccer Field, north of the University Park Campus
    • NCAA Soccer Season: August to November, championship match follows
    • Jim Millinder took over coaching in 1996, resulting in the Trojans making it to the NCAA tournament seven times.