Lots to do and see in Phoenix if traveling to Championship game

Phoenix, AZ. (Source: Fox Carolina)

Many Clemson die hards are either en route to see the Tigers take on Alabama or already there. Those who live and breathe Phoenix everyday say it's a great place to explore.

"There are some folks in Phoenix that were a little worried like okay, Clemson made this game... it's a long way away," said Scott Dunn with Visit Phoenix.

Dunn is the senior director of marketing and communications for Visit Phoenix and said he used to live in South Carolina and knows the mentality of a Clemson fan. "I assured all my Pac-12 and Phoenix friends, Clemson will not only travel they'll bring a big orange army," Dunn said.

And although Phoenix hosts a lot of big sports events, Dunn said there's plenty to do outside the stadium. "They'll probably want to spend at least one day and maybe everyday in downtown Phoenix, that's where the championship campus is."

Visit Phoenix lists many things to do on their website. On the outskirts of town, you can take a Jeep tour, as well as desert mountain biking tours. And in the downtown area, "There's free concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday, followed by fireworks each night," Dunn said.

If you're interested in the food scene, in the city known as "the valley of the sun," ESPN reporter Samantha Ponder, a Phoenix native tweeted some of her favorite places to go and one of them is Little Miss Barbeque.

"We're expecting a much bigger pick up I think tomorrow and Saturday so I think we're cooking about 40 percent more than we normally do, just for people coming in from the game," said Scott Holmes, owner of Little Miss Barbeque.

He said a lot of the out of town customers he's already seen are thanks to Ponder's recommendations, and he's hoping to see many more Clemson fans in the coming days.

If you are interested in checking out more things to do while in Phoenix for the championship game, you can find a full list on the Visit Phoenix website, VisitPhoenix.com.

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