Tackle Your Trip to the Super Bowl

Use your mobile device to get to the big game.

By on January 17, 2014

From the player celebrations to the fans and TV commercials, everything about the Super Bowl is big and colorful. This year’s Roman numeral is XLVIII and as the first two letters suggest, it’s an extra large day of viewing and eating for many. However, more than 400,000 fans are expected to travel to the big game. If you are planning on making the trip and spending some quality time in New Jersey and New York City before or after the game, your mobile device can help you travel to and navigate the Garden State and the Big Apple.

If you’re flying into the New Jersey/New York area, head to the airport early and have your mobile device on hand with your airline’s mobile app to track departure time and gate changes. Apps like Priority Pass can help you find convenient airport lounges if you are stuck with a layover or delay. If you need to change a flight on the go, Next Flight is another handy app that can provide you with a list of all flights available from every airline.

If you are visiting the Big Apple, public transportation is your best bet for activities like checking out Central Park, visiting Times Square and making your trip to the stadium. The Citymapper app can help plan a journey with real-time transit information, whether you’re taking the subway or a bus. It also provides you with live accident information and local weather conditions, and it even alerts you when your stop is approaching.

If you’re looking for a more private ride around the city streets or to the big game, you can take advantage of car services such as Uber. Use the Uber app to receive a fare quote, reserve a ride and pay for your trip.

Are you more interested in the area’s culinary delights than in stadium food? OpenTable allows you to browse more than 20,000 restaurants by price, location and cuisine type as well as make reservations – so you’ll never be hungry.

Of course, even if you don’t have a ticket to the Super Bowl, you can catch all of the action with the NFL Mobile app. For the first time, the NFL Mobile app powered by Verizon lets Verizon Wireless NFL Mobile premium customers live-stream the post-season games and the Super Bowl online or on a mobile phone.