Super Bowl City on Super Bowl Weekend

Even if you're not into football or your team isn't playing, when the Super Bowl comes to your city, you make time to experience it.

When Super Bowl City was being set up, I made it a point to avoid the craziness and the crowds. As the week went on, I realized that I should go up to the city at least once to experience it. After all, how often does the Super Bowl come to your city?!

So, after some mental preparation, Melvin and I headed into the city yesterday morning to face the hoards of people who were inevitably there celebrating the experience and representing their teams.

As we stood in line, I found myself oddly at peace because although we were surrounded by crowds of people, there was a certain stillness that I found comforting. People and buses weren't whizzing by. I was standing in the street staring up at the beautiful buildings in awe of the stillness.

Once we got through security, that was a different story. Haha.

There were food stands scattered throughout the area and lots of family-friendly activities, one of which was a fun-looking zipline.

It was nice because I didn't feel claustrophobic trying to make my way through. They set it up well in the sense that things were spread out nicely (it was more like California Adventure Parks than Disneyland).

Super Bowl 50 excitement was everywhere! Even though I'm not the biggest football fan, I couldn't help feel feed off the excitement of the thousands of people walking around. I've posted a few pictures below that hopefully convey some of the energy, so enjoy!

There were a few sponsored areas on the outskirts of the Super Bowl City area, but one that stood out to me was the Levi's Lot. I appreciated the architecture and design of the place. Very cool.

There were a few sponsored areas on the outskirts of the Super Bowl City area, but one that stood out to me was the Levi's Lot. I appreciated the architecture and design of the place. Very cool.

The crowds were plentiful, but it looked like Bronco territory while I was there. I'm guessing the Panthers cheerleaders ended up doing something as well...? Maybe... I didn't stick around to see.

The crowds were plentiful, but it looked like Bronco territory while I was there. I'm guessing the Panthers cheerleaders ended up doing something as well...? Maybe... I didn't stick around to see.

So I made it through the crowds (with a happy attitude - haha) and was very glad that I made the effort to go. If you're in the area and have been debating, I encourage you to at least walk through the area for the experience. :) I'm not sure when they'll be taking everything down, so today might be your day. Go take advantage before / after the game!

Now for Super Bowl 50... Broncos? Panthers? Who are you rooting for?

Live on the Bright Side,