Road Trip Tips

Road Dawgs: Tips to make the most of your gameday travel

An away game against South Carolina means one thing: Dawgs from all over will be on the road this weekend to watch this classic SEC match-up in Columbia. But it won’t be the only time Bulldog fans hit the road this season—whether you’re traveling to Columbia, Jacksonville, Starkville, Lexington, or heading home to Athens, check out these tips to make the most of your next college football road trip.

Set the tone

Every great movie is supported by an award-winning soundtrack. The same goes for a great road trip. Jerry Tanner understands that it’s vital to have a playlist tailored for the occasion and that’s why he curated Songs for Dawgs. It’s sure to set the tone for the journey.

(And, if you’re feeling nostalgic, consider throwing it back to this playlist we created for the 2022 National Championship game. Why stray from what works?)

Stay well fed

Perhaps one of the most essential factors in road trip success are snacks. Whether you stock up a cooler or stop along the way, these additions will add to the fun. Be sure to check out these tailgate recipes from UGA alumni:

And, it’s always a good idea to scope out local restaurants wherever you’re headed. If you’re coming to Athens, check out a few local restaurants featured on our TikTok to stay well fed during your stay and the ride home.

Never Bark Alone

No doubt celebrating a Georgia win is even better with fellow Dawgs! Invite your most spirited friends and family to ensure a weekend for the books. And if you can’t travel to a game, be sure to find an official game-watching party near you. Those watch parties are the best way to get the ultimate game day experience and meet fellow Bulldogs in your area.

Bulldogs, we can’t wait to see you in red and black this season—no matter where you’re headed. Safe travels and GO DAWGS!

Looking to show your Bulldog pride on your road trip vehicle? Check out our UGA state decals. 

Visit our UGA Alumni Football HQ for events, free downloads and more all season!