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See a City then a NBA or NCAA Game

After football season ends and I patiently await baseball season to begin (for me, winter finally ends when baseball arrives), my attention for about six weeks turns to basketball. I really don’t follow much basketball throughout the year, but having gone to a big sports school and enjoying a little b-balling myself, I do always enjoy some of the action on the court.

So, now my attention is on the NBA All-Star Game and March Madness leading up to The Big Dance (or also known as the NCAA Final Four). The great news about these games is they are not only fun to watch on TV but because they have presence throughout the country and are in many big cities, they are also easy to get to. And if you are unable to actually have courtside seats to one of the games, there are always special events and activities surrounding the big games. Here is a quick wrap-up of what’s going on both professionally and on the collegiate level:

  • Feb. 18-20: NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles -- the game is on Sunday night, Feb. 20. Since this is such a popular weekend to visit LA, the best savings can be found by staying outside the city. Some of the perks? Closer to the beach! The Wyndham Orange County has rooms at $89 per night, including parking and breakfast. Or stay at the 4-star Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa for $159 nightly and get a $100 credit.

Then let the March Madness begin:

Can’t make it to this year’s events? Next year the NBA All-Star game will be held in Orlando and the NCAA Final Four will be held at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

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Friday, February 11, 2011
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