Don’t miss a moment of the March Madness action with a day stay hotel from HotelsByDay. There’s still plenty of time to secure your tickets and a day booking hotel to join in on the fun. Many people fly in the day of the game and fly out late after. With early check in and late check out hotels, HotelsByDay can help you make the most of out this exciting tournament! We’ve included some of the most exciting stops during this NCAA champion basketball playoffs to share a bit on all the fun the areas have to offer.

On March 18, the Beehive State will be abuzz with swooshing baskets! Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT, is hosting a second session of the NCAA playoffs. In addition to having a fabulous transit hotel near the airport and stadium, there’s plenty to do in Salt Lake. Not normally known for its consumption of alcohol, Salt Lake City actually has some of the nation’s best breweries, all conveniently near the arena. Check out Epic Brewing Company, Red Rock Brewing Company, or the Squatters Pub Brewery, just to name a few of the most popular. Of course, the Wasatch Mountain Range offers a stunning rugged backdrop to this manly daycation of basketball and brews.

Do you know the way to San Jose? We do! On March 23 & 25, the seat of Silicon Valley is hosting the West Regional rounds at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA. On the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, the area is also home to the “gastropub.” Featuring excellent cuisine with top-of-the-line beer, places like Firehouse No. 1, The Farmer’s Union, and 1621 Bistro have folks clamoring for more. There’s also some of the best Mexican fare in the country! Best burritos can be found at Cafe Rosalena, where their chorizo breakfast burrito is a real winner, or try the Florentine burrito and ask for extra orange sauce – go ahead, live a little, it’s your daycay and you’re doing it a new way with HotelsByDay!

Take a bite out of the Big Apple. On March 24 & 26, New York City is hosting the 2017 East Regional at the famed Madison Square Garden. This the place half day stay dreams are made of. In addition to having a range of amazing day booking hotels around the city, the area around MSG has some unique attractions. Places like the Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos is right across the street and not only offers great drinks but has rousing live entertainment. The Pig N Whistle harks back to a time when men were men, drinks were stiff, and wallpaper was oak paneling. Touted as the best-kept cigar bar secret on the East Coast, NYC Fine Cigar is located on West 36th Street and a perfect place to stogie up après game.

The Final Four

The NCAA Final Four culminates at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on April 1 & 2. No games are complete without some wings and Phoenix has some of the best. Native Grill & Wings has some of the hottest and most exotic, pineapple teriyaki wings, why not? Buffalo Wild Wings has a tremendous selection of premium beers as well as delicious wings. Zipps Sports Grill has magic golden wing sauce, along with whiskey, and of course, beer. Phoenix also has three Hooters strategically placed around town. No matter which day stay hotel you choose, having a great time is guaranteed.

Check out the NCAA March Madness website for tickets. And check out the amazing day stay hotel options from HotelsByDay.

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Denise is a professional editor, writer, and columnist. She was assistant curator to Robert Rauschenberg for 12 years, creating content for press releases, publications, and films, along with managing the digital archives. Over the next 12 years, she was a web managing editor for a national animal agency. She currently has a column in a popular cat publication and works as a freelance editor with clients ranging from tech startups to Washington DC think tanks.