Tailgating Through the NFL

From stadium to stadium and division to division, we’ve crisscrossed the country highlighting all 32 NFL teams and their top tailgating experiences.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana

Also known as the racing capital of the world, the home of the Indy 500 is now a national historic landmark as well. Constructed in 1909, the Speedway, just outside the city limits of Indianapolis, features a museum with a collection of race cars – IndyCars, NASCAR, Formula One, Sprint, midget cars and more. 960 1280

Robert Laberge  

Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele, Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele, Utah

Covering 30,000 acres of densely packed salty earth, the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah are actually the remains of pre-historic Lake Bonneville. But for today’s auto enthusiasts, the Salt Flats are all about speed. Numerous land speed records have been broken here and anyone may bring their vehicle to the Bonneville Speedway for “Speed Week” in August. 960 1280

Witold Skrypczak  

Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

Car fans can drive the Autobahn to Stuttgart, the birthplace of the modern automobile. There they can visit the impressive Mercedes museum (shown) as well as the Porsche factory. 960 1280

JAVIER SORIANO  

North American International Auto Show, Detroit, Michighan

North American International Auto Show, Detroit, Michighan

The annual Detroit Auto Show, held each January, is one of the biggest auto events in the world. Manufacturers unveil new models and concept cars in Detroit. Other large-scale auto shows abound across the U.S., most notably in New York and Florida. 960 1280

Bill Pugliano  

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Havana may be the single best locale in the world to ogle classic American cars. After the 1960 embargo, American manufacturers could no longer export to Cuba, but as a result, many Cubans have gone to great lengths to update and maintain their pre-1960 cars. An estimated 60,000 of those vehicles are still on the road. 960 1280

Roberto Machado Noa  

Tesla Factory, Fremont, California

Tesla Factory, Fremont, California

Tesla’s new factory in Fremont, California is a technological marvel, currently open only to Tesla Model S, Model X and Roadster owners, however the company hopes to expand its tour program to a wider public in the future. In the meantime, if you’re one of the lucky few, you need to book your tour reservation at least three to four weeks in advance via email to factorytours@tesla.com. 960 1280

Tesla  

Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

NASCAR’s most prestigious race, the Daytona 500 has been referred to as the Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing. Thirty-minute tours of the Speedway are available to visitors, race schedule permitting. 960 1280

Jerry Markland  

Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan

Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan

The Henry Ford which comprises the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn is the largest outdoor-indoor museum in the U.S. Initially built to house the pioneering auto industrialist’s collection of historic paraphernalia, the museum now contains a wide variety of items related to antique machinery, industrialization and popular culture. The Henry Ford is situated between the Ford Dearborn test track and some Ford engineering buildings. 960 1280

Walter Bibikow  

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas

This public art installation along Interstate 40 in Amarillo, features ten Cadillac sedans from the 1949 through 1963 model years, buried nose down in the earth. Those in the know bring cans of spray paint to contribute to the automotive work of art. 960 1280

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NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, North Carolina

NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, North Carolina

A relatively recent addition to car lovers’ must-see lists, Charlotte’s NASCAR Hall of Fame opened in 2010 and honors the greats of NASCAR racing. The Hall of Fame hosts events and exhibits as well as a driving simulator. 960 1280

Bob Leverone  

Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Since 1929, Monaco has been home to one of the most glamorous and prestigious motor races in the world. The Monaco circuit runs through the city streets of Monte Carlo and along the nearby harbor for the Formula One race each May. Grandstands are set up in key locations for viewing. 960 1280

Mark Thompson  

Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California

Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California

Occupying a full block on Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile, the Petersen Automotive Museum is among the largest car museums in the world. Its twenty-five galleries showcase one hundred cars, while another hundred cars remain in its “vault.” 960 1280

FG/Bauer-Griffin  

Ferrari Factory and Museum, Maranello, Italy

Ferrari Factory and Museum, Maranello, Italy

Ferrari owners describe their visits to the company’s factory in Maranello Italy as a “religious experience.” Located not far from Modena, Italy, Ferrari has been producing cars here since the 1940s. The adjoining museum features sports cars as well as Ferrari memorabilia. 960 1280

Bloomberg  

Carhenge, Alliance, New England

Carhenge, Alliance, New England

Like Cadillac Ranch, Carhenge is a large-scale outdoor art installation composed of vintage automobiles. With 39 vehicles arranged in a circle and spray-painted gray, the piece is supposed to replicate England’s Stonehenge. 960 1280

The Washington Post  

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Pebble Beach, California

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Pebble Beach, California

Better known as the venue for an annual PGA tournament, the Pebble Beach Golf Course hosts the annual Concours d’Elegance each summer. The event showcases perhaps the best examples of collector cars in America and caps off Monterey’s annual Car Week the third week of August. 960 1280

Bloomberg  

A rock-climber takes on the Peabody Boulders in Buttermilks, Bishop, CA. 960 1280

  

Bungee-jumping as a sport became popular in the 1980s. Here a brave sole plunges high above a river. 960 1280

  

There are about 10 different Santa Maria Caves on the north side of Comino Island, the small island between Gozo and Malta. Some are dead ends, but others, like this one, offer breathtaking swim-throughs for cave divers. 960 1280

  

A parkour athlete and free runner performs in front of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. 960 1280

  

During a high jump, a motocross rider catches some air on a mountainous course. 960 1280

  

A mountain biker tackles a steep (and rocky) trail. 960 1280

  

Taking off from a cliff, a paraglider sails along the mountaintops. 960 1280

  

In Mt. Arapiles, Victoria, Australia, a rock climber clings to a ledge. 960 1280

  

That's not a shark tank, but a courageous scuba diver manages to get up close and personal with a shark. 960 1280

  

A skier goes airborne while free-riding through the Alps. 960 1280

  

A female and 2 male skydivers link together during freefall. 960 1280

  

The best free-diving spear fishers, like the one shown here, can hold their breath for 2 to 4 minutes. 960 1280

  

A surfer finds himself in the barrel of the wave in California. 960 1280

  

Whitewater rafters go over a waterfall on the Kaituna River in New Zealand. 960 1280

  

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Tour de France

Tour de France

The leader's yellow jersey is worn by the cyclist with the previous day's lowest aggregate time. 960 1280

Jean Catuffe, Getty Images  

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

A pack of riders cycle pass the citadel of Namur in the town of Wallonia in southern Belgium. 960 1280

Doug Pensinger, Getty Images  

Tour de France

Tour de France

A grueling race, the Tour de France has been compared to climbing three Mount Everests. 960 1280

Lionel Bonaventure, Getty Images  

King of the Mountains

King of the Mountains

The polka-dot jersey goes to the "King of the Mountains," or that day’s best climber. The polka-dot jersey was introduced in 1975, but the title has been a part of the race since 1933. 960 1280

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Tour de France

Tour de France

The Tour covers 2,000 miles with millions of people camping out at various points along the route to get the best view of the cyclists. 960 1280

Lionel Bonaventure, Getty Images  

Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall

Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall

An artwork composed of 450,000 post-it notes arranged to form the image of a cycling peloton is displayed on the ceiling of the Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall to celebrate the start of the Tour de France in Liege. 960 1280

Reuters   

Seraing, Belgium

Seraing, Belgium

The peloton makes the climb of the Cote de Seraing, which rises for 1.5 miles at a 4.7% grade, in Seraing, Belgium. 960 1280

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L Aiguillon Sur Mer

L Aiguillon Sur Mer

The peloton rides through the village of L Aiguillon Sur Mer which is bordered by the Lay River in western France. 960 1280

Robert Laberge, Getty Images  

Redon, France

Redon, France

Riders pass through the small French village of Redon, which was centered around an abbey before transforming into a rural community in the 1960s. 960 1280

Tim De Waele, Getty Images  

Mur de Bretagne

Mur de Bretagne

The riders race past an old church on their way to the summit of Mur de Bretagne which rises in such a straight line that the finish can be seen from the bottom. 960 1280

Bryn Lennon, Getty Images  

Dinan, France

Dinan, France

The peloton rolls through the ancient streets of Dinan, a quaint French village famed for its fifteenth-century architecture. 960 1280

Doug Pensinger, Getty Images  

Chateauroux

Chateauroux

A woman on a horse runs alongside the peloton on its way to Chateauroux, a town known for its athletics that boasts miles of bike paths. 960 1280

Jasper Juinen, Getty Images  

Saint Flour

Saint Flour

The riders head through the city of Saint Flour. Split into 2 levels, Saint Flour features the upper city on the volcanic plateau of Planèze and the lower city down in the Ander valley. 960 1280

Agence Zoom, Getty Images  

Carmaux

Carmaux

The cyclists make their way through rolling hills and seas of green grass to the mining town of Carmaux. 960 1280

Jasper Juinen, Getty Images  

Luz Ardiden

Luz Ardiden

The peloton makes the climb to the ski resort town of Luz Ardiden, nestled in the Pyrenees. 960 1280

Robert Laberge, Getty Images  

Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

The riders pass through the quaint village of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, known for its truffles, to the city of Gap. 960 1280

Doug Pensinger, Getty Images  

Pinerolo, Italy

Pinerolo, Italy

Riders make their way from Gap to Pinerolo, located southwest of Turin, Italy and famous for its fortress where a superintendent of finances to Louis XIV, Nicolas Fouquet, was imprisoned in the Iron Mask. 960 1280

Tim De Waele, Getty Images  

Col Du Galibier

Col Du Galibier

Preparing for an intense section of the race, the peloton rides up towards the Col Du Galibier, the ninth-highest paved road in the Alps. 960 1280

Doug Pensinger, Getty Images  

Grenoble, France

Grenoble, France

The cyclists arrive in the city of Grenoble in southeastern France at the foot of the French Alps. 960 1280

Robert Laberge, Getty Images  

Paris

Paris

The peloton heads into Paris for the final stage which has finished with laps of the Champs-Élysées since 1975. 960 1280

Jean Catuffe, Getty Images  

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