Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey will be the first Super Bowl to be played outdoors in a cold-weather destination.
Travel agents, why not suggest that football fans head south to sea, sun and sand instead of spending thousands of dollars to shiver on a cold stadium seat?
Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa in St. Lucia is offering its fourth annual "Big Game Weekend" package, enabling fans to watch the game poolside on super-sized screens in the company of NFL alumni, such as former Giants running back Billy Taylor.
The package includes an "Ask the Pro" session, autographs, a football game on the beach, kayaking, archery and beach volleyball.
Prices for the football weekend start at $755 per person, double, for a four-night package Jan. 30-Feb. 3, not including air. Bookings must be made by Jan. 25; specify "Big Game" when booking.
-- Gay Nagle Myers