Foxboro is about 35 minutes away from Boston and it’s a good experience to make a weekend out of it. You can spend one day up in New Hampshire up in the mountains, hit Boston for nightlife and good food before heading to the game on Sunday. As for gameday, arrive around 8am for a 1pm kickoff, get your food prepared the night before, and enjoy the entire game day experience by tailgating in the lots prior to the game.
What to Eat
CBS Sporting Club
Three words for you: Bacon cheeseburger rangoons. If this isn’t enough to convince you to check out the CBS Sporting Club right in the heart of Patriot Place, then maybe the rest of their expansive menu, their huge indoor and outdoor bars, and their Belichick Challenge cocktail will convince you. If you can make it for happy hour, Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m., you can get a Bud Light or Modelo plus your choice of one select appetizer (including those bacon cheeseburger rangoons) for just $12.
Also located in Patriot Place, Bar Louie offers upscale bar food and features everything from flatbreads to salads, entrees to burgers, and an extensive selection of cocktails, beer, and wine. If you get a chance, enjoy brunch on their rooftop patio on Saturdays and Sundays.
Biggest tourist attraction
Patriots Hall of Fame
The Patriots have so much history to celebrate, and the Patriots Hall of Fame pays tribute to the good, the bad, and the seven Lombardi Trophies. The Building Blocks exhibit walks visitors through the storied history of the Patriots. Try your hand at math and science-based football trivia at the In the Numbers exhibit. And the Super Bowl Experience is a must-see for all Patriots fans.
Under the radar attraction
Boston Duck Boats
If you haven’t seen any of the championship parades from Boston’s major sports teams, let me explain myself. It’s mostly known for holding the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics or Bruins as they tour through the city following a championship but the general public can hop on them too. They are mini trucks that can turn into boats when needed. This is a great way to get a tour of the city as you’ll stop by all of the historic spots in Boston, both on the street and through the water.
Game day experience
Gillette Stadium at Patriot Place has plenty of parking spots both inside the stadium and out. Tailgating is one of the best parts about the gameday experience as thousands of fans pack into the lots within miles to the stadium. They do a very good job with traffic, getting people in and out of there in a relatively short amount of time. The stadium is located on Route 1, and there’s just two ways to get there so it can get pretty hectic, so avoid Ubers as much as possible. There’s a new train that takes you from Boston to Foxboro, and that will definitely be the easiest way to get to and from the stadium.