vs. Atlanta, Georgia
The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Florida State Seminoles will face off in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game to open the 2020 season in a Big 12 vs. ACC showdown. The game is set for Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 and will be played in the 2-year old Mercedes-Benz Stadium which played host to the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, the 2019 Super Bowl and the 2020 NCAA Final Four.
The 16th installment of the nation’s longest-running kickoff game will be the fourth time the West Virginia Mountaineers and Florida State Seminoles have played to date, and the first time since 2010, with Florida State winning all three contests. The Seminoles will continue the ACC’s long-standing tradition of appearances in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game (12), while West Virginia remains the only Big 12 school featured, making its second appearance. It will also mark the first matchup between ACC and Big 12 schools in the game.
Join All About Destinations on a 3-day trip to cheer on the Mounataineers and explore wonderful Atlanta, GA! The tour package includes transportation and accommodations. Tickets to the game are not included and should be purchased on an individual basis.
Day 1 (Lunch/Dinner)
Morning motorcoach departure from Elkins, WV (7:00am) (additional pick-up locations are possible) to begin a wonderful two-day tour that offers a unique experience in our nation's capitol. Upon arrival in Washington D.C., we will first take a Spirit Cruises Potomac River cruise with lunch included. This cruise will offer an opportunity to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom and also The Pentagon, Washington Memorial, Air Force Memorial and much more. Following our lunch cruise, we will stop by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (The White House) for photo opportunities and then visit the White House Visitor's Center. Our group dinner will be at Carmine's Italian Restaurant for authentic Italian cuisine. After a wonderful meal, we will conclude the evening with a nighttime Memorials and Monuments Tour with a licensed Washington, DC tour guide. This is the classic Washington walk. You’ll visit a selection of the city’s famous memorials: National World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial (the Washington Monument and Thomas Jefferson Memorial are seen and discussed from a distance.) There’s something for everyone--neoclassical architecture, modern sculpture, haunting remembrances of war, historical insights, and even funny tales. After a fantastic first day in Washington, DC, we will venture to our hotel, the Holiday Inn Greenbelt to settle in for the night.
Day 2 (Breakfast Buffet)
A wonderful breakfast buffet at the hotel (check-out) is followed by departure to Washington, DC to view the National Cherry Blossom Parade! This parade is one of DC’s largest spectator events, the high-energy National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade is a vibrant springtime tradition set against the backdrop of DC’s most iconic landmarks along Constitution Avenue. The Parade is rain or shine. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival.
The afternoon finds you in The National Mall for lunch (on your own) and time to visit several of the Smithsonian Museums. The Smithsonian Museums are world class attractions with a variety of exhibits ranging from a 3.5 billion-year-old fossil to the Apollo lunar landing module. Visitors enjoy examining more than 137 million objects, including many irreplaceable historic artifacts, works of art, scientific specimens and cultural exhibits. Admission to all of the Smithsonian museums is free. With 19 museums and galleries, there truly is something for everyone. The finale of of visit is a tour our The United States Capitol. The US Capitol is among the most symbolically important and architecturally impressive buildings in the nation. It has housed the meeting chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate for two centuries. The Capitol, which was started in 1793, has been through many construction phases. It stands today as a monument to the American people and their government.
Following our tour, we will visit Souvenir City for a brief shopping excursion of Washington, DC souvenirs and then depart for home (@7:00pm). Your return trip aboard the motorcoach takes in the beautiful scenery along the way, while you reminisce on two exceptional days of tour and travel to our nation's capitol and the beautiful cherry blossoms! A stop will be made for dinner on your own. Estimated time of return is 11:55pm.
Activity Level for this tour:
$100.00 per person
Round-trip Motorcoach Transportation
2-Night Hotel Accommodations
1 Ticket Admission to Football Game
Transportation to Downtown Atlanta
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WVU Collesium Parking Area
TRAVEL DISTANCE (ONE-WAY)
625 Miles from Morgantown to hotel
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