Complete Travel Guide for San Francisco 49ers 2016 Road Schedule

View a photo of the city skyline, stadium exterior and stadium interior for all 10 road trips San Francisco will make next fall.

It's no secret that the Niners have one of the best traveling fanbases in the NFL.

Need proof? Just look at what the Faithful did in Dallas at AT&T Stadium a couple of years ago.

With last week's announcement of the 2016 schedule, we decided to provide our road-warrior fans with some travel suggestions for the 10 cities the team will visit next fall.

These are my recommendations for things to do and places to dine on 2016 roadtrips. Give us your favorite spots in the comment section below.

Denver– Preseason (Broncos)

Saturday, Aug. 20, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 7 p.m. kickoff local time

Something fun: The Colorado Rockies are home at Coors Field for a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs. The Friday game starts at 6:40 p.m. while the Sunday afternoon tilt has first pitch scheduled for 2:10 p.m. Coors Field is located just a five minute drive from Sports Authority Field in the heart of downtown Denver.*
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Something touristy: Red Rocks Amphitheatre is one of the most unique venues in the country. Opened in 1906, the open-air stage is nestled in the perfect acoustic surroundings of a natural rock formation. 

Something to eat: If you decide to take in a Rockies game, stop by ViewHouse rooftop bar and eatery. There's an awesome outdoor area complete with a volleyball net and cornhole boards. Try their 12-hour short rib poutine.

San Diego– Preseason (Chargers)

Thursday, Sept. 1, Qualcomm Stadium, 7 p.m. kickoff local time

Something fun: Two days after the 49ers conclude their exhibition slate, Chip Kelly's alma mater and former employer, New Hampshire, takes the field at Qualcomm Stadium to face San Diego State. Kickoff time for the Saturday gridiron matchup has yet to be announced.*
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Something touristy:There's a few options here. The San Diego Zoo, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016, is one of the most famous in the world. Mission Beach is probably the most popular in the area and boasts an amusement park to boot. And then there's the Gaslamp District if you need options to shop or eat with friends.*
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Something to eat:When in San Diego, you eat fish tacos. And according to locals, the best fish tacos reside at Oscar's Mexican Seafood. There's usually a line, but it's worth the wait.

Charlotte– Week 2 (Panthers)

Sunday, Sept. 18, Bank of America Stadium, 1 p.m. kickoff local time

Something fun: The U.S. National Whitewater Center is a place for thrillseekers. There's a man-made rafting course as well as rockclimbing, zip-lining and a canopy tour.*
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Something touristy:For racing fans, Charlotte is the sport's mecca. The NASCAR Hall of Fame tells the history of stock car racing and houses artifacts from legendary drivers. The annual induction ceremony is in January, but you can still see all the past greats who have been enshrined.*
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Something to eat: Cash only. Not open on Sundays or Mondays. Closes at 6 p.m. Lines out the door. That's how you know it's good. Price's Chicken Coop is supposed to serve some of the best fried chicken in the country. Your soul will be happy after leaving here.

Seattle– Week 3 (Seahawks)

Sunday, Sept. 25, CenturyLink Field, 1:05 p.m. kickoff local time

Something fun: Take the short ferry ride from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. It's $8 roundtrip and you'll get breathtaking views of the city skyline. There's plenty of shops and restaurants on the island if you choose to explore while you're there.*
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Something touristy:This is an easy one. Ride 605 feet to the top of the Space Needle. Then go walk around the iconic Pike Place Market. This is where fishermen toss their catches to brave visitors. It's also the home of the first Starbucks.*
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Something to eat: Our very own Joe Fann is a Seattle native and recommends visitors try Ivars. The restaurant is located on the water and has scenic views looking out onto the Puget Sound. You'll be in the Pacific Northwest, so seafood is a must. They're famous for their clam chowder.

Buffalo– Week 6 (Bills)

Sunday, Oct. 16, Ralph Wilson Stadium, 1 p.m. kickoff local time

Something fun: You could explore the city of Buffalo itself or if you're feeling extra adventurous you could make the two-hour drive to Syracuse to watch the Orangemen battle Virginia Tech in ACC football action on Saturday. Another option is the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, but that's a bit of a trek at four hours.*
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Something touristy: A short, 20-minute drive from Buffalo is Niagara Falls. Take a boat tour or view the roaring wonder from an observation deck. Don't forget your raincoat.*
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Something to eat: According to local legend, the chicken wing was invented at Anchor Bar in downtown Buffalo. Hmm, I wonder what kind of sauce they might recommend for your wings?

Phoenix– Week 10 (Cardinals)

Sunday, Nov. 13, University of Phoenix Stadium, 12:25 p.m. kickoff local time

Something fun: If you arrive in town early enough, Arizona State hosts Utah in Pac-12 football action on Thursday in nearby Tempe. This is the start of basketball and hockey season as well, so it's possible the Phoenix Suns and/or Arizona Coyotes are at home. For a morning activity, hike Camelback Mountain or Squaw Peak.*
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Something touristy:Watch an Arizona Fall League game at Scottsdale Stadium, the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants. Then go explore Old Town Scottsdale, which is packed with shops and restaurants.*
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Something to eat: When you think of food in Arizona, pizza probably isn't the first thing to come to mind. But downtown Phoenix actually owns one of the tastiest pizza spots in America. A visit to Pizzeria Bianco should be at the top of your list. Even a New Yorker like Jimmy Fallon gave his seal of approval.

Miami– Week 12 (Dolphins)

Sunday, Nov. 27, Sun Life Stadium Stadium, 1 p.m. kickoff local time

Something fun: The Miami Hurricanes play Duke at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday at a time to be announced later. The Miami Heat and Florida Panthers could be in town as well.*
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Something touristy: Two words: South Beach. Need I say more?*
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Something to eat: For the best Cuban food in Miami, make sure to stop at Versailles in the heart of Little Havana. The restaurant has been serving authentic Cuban for more than 40 years. Of course you have to order the Cubano sandwich.

Chicago– Week 13 (Bears)

Sunday, Dec. 4, Soldier Field, 12 p.m. kickoff local time

Something fun: Beginning in September, the Broadway smash hit "Hamilton" will take over Chicago's PrivateBank Theatre for daily performances. Based on demand in New York City, you should probably make arrangements now if you hope to score seats. The Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks will be in-season, too.*
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Something touristy: So many options here. Ride up the Willis Tower. Tour Wrigley Field. Walk around Millennium Park and take a picture in front of Cloud Gate (aka that bean-shaped silver art fixture).*
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Something to eat: Deep dish pizza and Chicago are ubiquitous, and Lou Malnati's reportedly has the best in the city thanks to its famous crust.

Atlanta– Week 15 (Falcons)

Sunday, Dec. 18, Georgia Dome, 4:05 p.m. kickoff local time

Something fun: The holiday season will be in full swing at this point. Stone Mountain Christmas is a hugely popular event in the Atlanta area for families. More than two million lights are used in the display. Music, visits from holiday characters and train rides make this a good option for travelers with kids. Keep an eye out for the Atlanta Hawks schedule to come out, too.*
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Something touristy:Tour the World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park or the College Football Hall of Fame. All three are located in the same general area in downtown Atlanta.*
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Something to eat: Dine like a Southerner at Mary Mac's Tea Room, which has been around for more than 70 years. Bring an empty stomach. Hello, big portions.

Los Angeles– Week 16 (Rams)

Sunday, Dec. 24, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 1:25 p.m. kickoff local time

Something fun: Hike up to the Hollywood sign in Griffith Park. Visit Disneyland with the kids for holiday-themed entertainment. Or watch any number of LA professional sports teams: Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Ducks.*
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Something touristy: Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios (Harry Potter world just opened) and countless other attractions will keep you busy.*
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Something to eat: I'm not even going to try to pick out a single restaurant in Los Angeles. Instead, let's go with a food truck. Kogi BBQ serves Korean-Mexican fusion that will knock your socks off. Allow me to recommend the Blackjack Quesadilla.

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