Follow Mexico in Copa America!

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The Ultimate Soccer Fan Road Trip

Pack your green jerseys and follow the Mexican National Team around the U.S. as they kick their way to the Copa America finals! We have found the cheapest deals on travel and accommodation to keep your journey on a budget and we’ve scoured the host cities to find the most awesome attractions, must-visit bars and must-do activities you should check out while in town.

There’s no need to look anywhere else because we have all the expert travel tips to make your #SummerofSoccer an epic adventure!

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1st stop: Phoenix / Glendale, AZ

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[icon image=”fa-soccer-ball-o” size=”small” cont=”no” float=”left”]Mexico vs. Uruguay

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When:
June 5, 2016 @ 2 p.m. (local time)
Where:
University of Phoenix Stadium
1 Cardinals Dr
Glendale, AZ 85305

See our complete University of Phoenix Stadium guide!

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GlenDale AZ

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[tcol]LA to Phoenix from $20.00[/tcol]
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[tcol]Las Vegas to Phoenix from $24.00[/tcol]
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[tcol]San Diego to Phoenix from $44.00[/tcol]
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[tcol]Hotel rooms from $35/night[/tcol]
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[tcol]Hostel options from $43/night[/tcol]
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Wanna get there faster? Find great deals on flights to Phoenix.

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What to do in Phoenix?

Phoenix is a bustling city with lots of things to do and a vibrant nightlife. If you’re looking for a great party or a delicious meal, don’t forget to check out the Westgate Entertainment District. This area of town has many bars and offers great shopping, dining and entertainment alternatives in a vibrant outdoor setting. 

Check out our complete guide to fun things to do in Phoenix!

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Budget for Phoenix

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[tcol]Transit bus ride:[/tcol]
[tcol]$2 / Day-pass: $4
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[tcol]You’ll need at least $90-$120 for each day you spend in Phoenix.
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chiku-small Expert Tips from Chiku

  • Arrive in Phoenix by early morning on June 5.
  • It will take you around one hour one to get to the University of Phoenix Stadium using public transportation.
  • Leave no later than June 9 at 5 a.m. to make it to LA on time for the next game.

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2nd stop: Los Angeles, CA

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[icon image=”fa-soccer-ball-o” size=”small” cont=”no” float=”left”]Mexico vs. Jamaica

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When:
June 9, 2016 @ 4 p.m. (local time)
Where:
Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91103

See our complete Rose Bowl Stadium guide!

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rose_bowl_stadium_Photo by Bobak Ha’Eri / CC

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[tcol]06/6 Phoenix to LA from $26.00[/tcol]
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[tcol]06/7 Phoenix to LA from $20.00[/tcol]
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[tcol]06/8 Phoenix to LA from $21.00[/tcol]
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[tcol]Motel rooms from $60/night[/tcol]
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Wanna get there faster? Find great deals on flights from Phoenix to LA.

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What to do in LA & Pasadena?

The City of Angels is beautiful year-round, but in the summer, this California gem shines particularly bright. While you’re in town for Copa America, make sure you visit LA’s iconic sites like Rodeo Drive and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. If you have time, you can even hike up to the Hollywood sign or take a dip at the famous Santa Monica beach. 

Check out our complete guide to fun things to do in Los Angeles & Pasadena!

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Budget for Los Angeles

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[tcol]$5[/tcol]
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[tcol]$1.75 / Day-pass: $7
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[tcol]You’ll need at least $150-$160 for each day you spend in Los Angeles.
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chiku-small Expert Tips from Chiku

  • Arrive in LA by early afternoon on June 9 or before.
  • It will take you around one hour to get to the Rose Bowl from downtown LA using public transportation, so plan accordingly.
  • Leave for Houston no later than 8 p.m. on June 11 to make it on time for the next game.

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3rd stop: Houston, TX

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[icon image=”fa-soccer-ball-o” size=”small” cont=”no” float=”left”]Mexico vs. Venezuela

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When:
June 13, 2016 @ 6 p.m. (local time)
Where:
NRG Stadium
Reliant Pkwy
Houston, TX 77054

See our complete NRG Stadium guide!

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nrg_stadium_Photo by eschipul / CC

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[tcol]06/10 LA to Houston from $93.00[/tcol]
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[tcol]06/11 LA to Houston from $99.00[/tcol]
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[tcol]Motel rooms from $48/night[/tcol]
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Wanna get there faster? Find great deals on flights from LA to Houston.

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What to do in Houston?

Houston is a vibrant hub with many interesting attractions you can visit when you are in town like the NASA Space Center, the Houston Zoo and the Downtown Aquarium. You can also adventure a couple of miles outside the city and have a beach day in Kemah, TX.

Check out our complete guide to fun things to do in Houston!

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Budget for Houston

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[tcol]$13[/tcol]
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[tcol]$3.50[/tcol]
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[tcol]Transit bus ride:[/tcol]
[tcol]$1.25 / Day-pass: $3
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[tcol]You’ll need at least $90-$100 for each day you spend in Houston.
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  • Arrive in Houston no later than noon or early afternoon on June 13.
  • It will take you around 35-40 minutes to get to NRG Stadium from downtown Houston using public transportation.

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[icon image=”fa-money” size=”small” cont=”no” float=”left”]TOTAL TRIP BUDGET

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[tcol]Meals:[/tcol]
[tcol]approx. $300
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[tcol]Hotels:[/tcol]
[tcol]approx. $700
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The bottomline:

You will need around $1,100-$1,400 to follow the Mexican National Team in Copa America (not including game tickets).

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