Come for the games and stay for even more thrills with hard-hitting NCAA football matches.


Updated Dec. 7, 2023

Already the Theme Park Capital of the World, Orlando is making a serious play to be recognized as the country’s college football capital by hosting a full season of NCAA football bowl games and other key matchups, including:

  • 2023 Pop-Tarts® Bowl (Dec. 28, 2023)
  • 2024 Cheez-It® Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1, 2024)
  • 2024 Hula Bowl (Jan. 13, 2024)

Plus, the NFL Pro Bowl Games return to Orlando on Feb. 4, 2024. Get our guide to the action — and tips for experiencing Orlando like a champion — ahead of this year’s unforgettable NCAA season.

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Vacation Like a Champion During Orlando’s NCAA Football Season

Florida Blue Classic football game at Camping World Stadium
Courtesy Florida Citrus Sports

Never-Ending Adventures

Between world-famous theme parks and amazing attractions, acclaimed dining, incredible resorts, outdoor adventures, one-of-a-kind neighborhoods, and other reasons to visit — including plenty of new things to see — you won’t lack for adventures off the gridiron when you come to Orlando for one or more NCAA games this season. You can also save on many of our most popular experiences with authorized discount tickets from Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com.

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To make the most of your visit, request a free one-on-one appointment with our knowledgeable Vacation Planners. They’re eager to help you draft the perfect gameplan for a winning trip to Orlando.

Aerial view of the lazy river pool at the Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort
Lazy River at Holiday Inn Club Vacations

Championship Accommodations

Orlando’s hotels and resorts are champions when it comes to amazing pools — and most boast heated water in case the weather’s chilly during your stay. You’ll find plenty of extras, too, such as lazy rivers, waterslides, underwater sound systems, lazy rivers and sandy beaches. Some even have their own onsite water parks.

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You can also save on your stay with special offers from Visit Orlando. For example, Orlando World Center Marriott has an Orlando Bowl Game Exclusive Offer with 15% savings plus a $25 nightly resort credit for stays between Dec. 26, 2023, and Jan. 3, 2024. See what other offers are available.

Bartender at The Ravenous Pig
The Ravenous Pig, a MICHELIN Guide Bib Gourmand in Winter Park

Hall of Fame Dining & Nightlife

There’s no better way to celebrate a big win (or dull the pain of a loss) than feasting like royalty, which you can do in style at thousands of restaurants throughout the area. With so many choices, you’re sure to find the perfect meal — especially when you factor in our MICHELIN Guide dining, celebrity chefs and homegrown culinary heroes, and ample farm-to-table freshness.

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You can also get your pre-game on in style at one of our many craft breweries or, if you like a side of fancy with your football, our wineries and wine bars. And if you can’t score tickets to the game, you can always catch it in big-screen glory at numerous sports bars and other nightlife venues.

Couple on kayaks on a lake at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
Kayaking at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

More Ways to Win

What else do you like to do while you’re on vacation? You’ll find it in Orlando. Authentic neighborhoods, wild ecotourism, rich diversity, uplifting arts and culture, electric nightlife, sensational shopping, and much more is waiting for you every time you visit.

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In short, no matter who you’re rooting for in this year’s bowl games, you’re going to win in Orlando. See which games are coming, make your plans and secure your tickets today.

2023-24 NCAA Football Games in Orlando

Florida Blue Classic football game at Camping World Stadium
Camping World Stadium in Downtown Orlando’s West Lakes Market Street District (Courtesy Florida Citrus Sports)

These NCAA matches give you the opportunity to see top college players at Camping World Stadium in downtown Orlando’s West Lakes Market Street District, as well as the UCF FBC Mortgage Stadium east of downtown.

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Part of the International Drive Entertainment District, aka I-Drive, Pointe Orlando is hosting pre-game parties for all three upcoming bowl games, including the Pop Tarts® Bowl Pep Rally (Dec. 27, 2023), the Cheez-It® Citrus Bowl Pep Rally (Dec. 31, 2023), and the Official Hula Bowl Fan Fest (Jan. 12, 2024). Participating teams’ bands and cheerleaders will perform at the first two, along with special appearances by the head coaches, and players will be on hand for selfies and autographs at the latter. Don’t miss the fun!

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2023 Pop-Tarts® Bowl (Dec. 28, 2023)

Now in its 34th year, the 2023 Pop-Tarts® Bowl will feature the Kansas State Wildcats playing the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Part of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the matchup will be televised on ESPN and kick off at 5:45 p.m.

Florida Citrus Sports Citrus Bowl stadium crowd camping world stadium
Courtesy Florida Citrus Sports

2024 Cheez-It® Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1, 2024)

The Iowa Hawkeyes and Tennessee Volunteers will take the field for the 2024 Cheez-It® Citrus Bowl. Kicking off at 1 p.m. and airing on ABC, this is the seventh-oldest collegiate bowl game in the country, having started in 1947 as the Tangerine Bowl. It is also part of the NCAA Division 1 FBS football season.

2024 Hula Bowl (Jan. 13, 2024)

The Hula Bowl returns to Orlando’s UCF FBC Mortgage Stadium, home of one of Florida’s most exciting college football teams: the UCF Knights. Player invitations for this NCAA all-star game, which will be televised on CBS, are determined by the Hula Bowl Selection Committee based on the athletes’ potential to make a professional football team roster, providing an action-packed preview of future NFL stars.

Still not enough football for you? Don’t forget about the 2024 NFL Pro Bowl Games, returning to Camping World Stadium on Feb. 4, 2024. Building off last year’s reimagined format, this year’s edition will feature a multi-day competition with exciting skills challenges and action-packed flag football games. Stay tuned for details, and start planning your football getaway to Orlando.


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