Preferred Partners

San Diego is proud to be known as America’s Finest City, and our Preferred Partners give you the best that San Diego has to offer. World-class attractions, amazing dining options, excellent travel providers, and other top-notch tourism-related organizations are all part of the San Diego Bowl Game family. Make sure to include these great options when you plan your trip.


Where else can you experience the all new Shamu show “Believe,” touch and feed dolphins, count the teeth on a shark and come face-to-face with a polar bear? SeaWorld San Diego – it doesn’t get any closer than this.

2011_sdzoo_175.jpgSan Diego Zoo
Visit the Zoo and meet some of the rarest, eldest and most exotic creatures on earth. Journey into the depths of Monkey Trails and Forest Tales, swing by the Children’s Zoo and visit our amazing habitats.

2011_sdsafari_175.jpgSan Diego Zoo Safari Park
A sister property of the Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is located approximately 30 miles from downtown and is a 1,800 acre wildlife preserve and natural habitat for herds of African and Asian animals.

2010_legoland_175.jpgLEGOLAND California
LEGOLAND® California Resort is growing and there’s a lot to experience. The World’s First LEGOLAND® Water Park is now open with seven slides, a 45-foot LEGO® tower and the unique Build-A-Raft river. LEGOLAND California is home to more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. And right next to LEGOLAND, SEA LIFE Aquarium is the perfect way to introduce children to the wonders of the aquatic world.

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Enjoy the award-winning sightseeing tours of the City of San Diego and Coronado aboard an Old Town Trolley. Tour at your own pace with their unique on and off service to eight stops including Old Town, The Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado, the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park Museums.

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Take a tour of the 47-year old odyssey that spanned the end of World War II and Desert Storm, and odyssey in which more than 225,000 Americans took part. Located downtown in San Diego at Navy Pier, Midway provides a dynamic and enriching experience “from boiler to bridge.” A visit to Midway instills a greater appreciation for courage, freedom, and service to country.

Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade parade
As always, this exciting family event brings together world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams, and a procession of enormous balloons-more than any other parade! Over 100,000 street-side spectators will enjoy the parade along with a nationwide television audience.

VIP Hospitality & Travel Packages


Fans can also purchase official Ticket & Hospitality Packages for the game from PrimeSport, the official VIP Hospitality and Travel Provider of San Diego Bowl Games.

Click Here to purchase official Holiday Bowl VIP Ticket Packages!

Click Here to purchase official Pointsettia Bowl VIP Ticket Packages!


mts_175Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)
For easy transportation around San Diego, take the MTS buses and trolleys. For more information on the free MTS m-Ticket app, visit

goldfield_175Goldfield Stage
Relax in one of our sedans, executive vans, mini coaches, or motor coaches for 1 or 100 people, as we take you to and from the airport, to the Bowl games or around to the many sights and attractions of San Diego. You can leave the driving to Goldfield Stage for your group. Click here for more information!


stadiumgolf_logo.gifStadium Golf Center
Home to the Holiday Bowl’s annual “Hole-in-One Shootout”, Stadium Golf Center & Batting Cages is San Diego’s premiere practice facility since 1995. Located Just North of Qualcomm Stadium off the 15 Freeway & The Aero Drive Exit.


Click here to book your travel!
If you are interested in becoming a preferred hotel partner of the Holiday Bowl, please download the 2015 Preferred Hotel Partner form.


If you are interested in becoming a preferred restaurant of the Holiday Bowl, please download the 2015 Preferred Restaurant Partner Form.

donovans.jpgDonovan’s Steak & Chop House
Donovan’s sets the standard of steakhouse excellence. An appealing atmosphere of rich mahogany, eye-catching paintings and bronze sculptures artfully bathed in soft, flattering light. Upscale and world-calss yet cordially friendly. Attentive unobtrusive service that accentuates every exacting detail. This is truly the place to be, relax and enjoy dining perfection.

09_hh_logo.jpgHarbor House Restaurant
The Harbor House opened in 1980, and serves fresh fish, shellfish, premium steaks and local draft beers. We offer informal dining upstairs and on the outside decks as well as tablecloth/quiet dining downstairs. Come and enjoy our great city and harbor views.

el_indio.jpgEl Indio
El Indio is well known around the world for being dedicated to delivering the finest Mexican food. We are the birth place of the “Taquito” and make fresh tortillas daily. Come join us and discover the taste and freshness of real Mexican food.

JMlogoHolidayBowl 130x130Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jersey Mike’s is an authentic East Coast style sub shop with fresh bread baked daily, crisp vegetables sliced each morning, and every sandwich is made to order right in front of your eyes. We have been voted best sub in virtually every market because of our mouth watering giant sized subs. Check out to see all of our locations and remember Jersey Mike’s – Always Fresh Sliced, Always Fresh Grilled!

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Loaded toppings on our freshly baked crust is what makes Woodstock’s Pizza craveworthy. Customize any order with our gluten-free or wheat crusts, vegan cheese and six different sauces. We’ll deliver to you or host your group at either San Diego area location – Pacific Beach or SDSU area.

kbbq_175.jpgKaminski’s Bar-B-Que
The Kaminski Family has called Poway home since 1961. Stan and June Kaminski, along with daughter Marsha and the rest of the Kaminski family, opened Kaminski’s BBQ in the heart of Poway. Kaminski’s offers Poway its first authentic BBQ House with Southern Hospitality!




Picnic People
Picnic People is San Diego’s premier outdoor event specialist and has been creating memorable alumni tailgates for the Holiday Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl for the last 20 years. During that pp.jpgtime Picnic People has done everything from obtaining stadium permits to providing delicious BBQ, exciting music to pump up the fans, quick and easy guest registration, fun team décor and thorough event organization. They have also produced all of the team tailgates for the Poinsettia Bowl since its induction. Consider Picnic People your pregame party experts!

Peartrees Catering
The perfect experience for your catered event…that’s what we at Peartrees Catering, Inc. strive to achieve for each of our customers. Since 1984, we have earned a well-known reputation in San Diego for the highest standards of quality, in both delicious food and beautiful presentation. Our service is uncompromising and very responsive to your needs. We are known by our ability to create the perfect experience for your guests-exactly as you have requested it.

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Boudin Bakery is world-famous for creating The Original San Francisco Sourdough French Bread™, baked with the same mother dough since 1849. In addition to our signature tangy crunchy chewy sourdough bread the Boudin menu offers crave-able food selections such as decadent grilled cheeses, seasonal salads, hearty sandwiches and flavorful soups served in our original sourdough bread bowls.  Like our sourdough bread, our food is made to order fresh daily, with simple, honest ingredients.

Travel Arrangements

Please visit our preferred travel arrangement partner.

2013 mts logoTROLLEYMetropolitan Transit Services (MTS)
For general information, mapping trips and schedules, or to order special National University Holiday Bowl Commemorative Day Tripper passes (good for unlimited rides on trolley or bus) visit

Other Partners

2015_cpr_175Classic Party Rentals
Renowned for providing exceptional client services with a fresh and innovative approach to handling the most important events in San Diego. Offering an unparalleled range of inventory that includes exclusive furniture, china, specialty linens, lighting, heating, flooring, tenting and more.

2014_newbelgium_175New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium Brewing is the Official Beer Partner of the San Diego Bowl Game Association. Click here for more information on the variety of New Belgium products.

2011_powerplus_175.jpgPower Plus Sound & Lighting, Inc.
Power Plus Sound & Lighting, Inc. is committed to providing the finest quality staff and equipment for any production need. Whether we are contracted to supply an entire production from concept to completion or are simply providing rental equipment for qualified users, our level of service will be consistently professional.