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Raiders 2021 schedule: Which are the best road trips destinations for games this season?

Now that both travel and stadiums are opening up more, let’s start some game weekend trip planning!

NFL: Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs
Raiders fans at Arrowhead
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

While the Las Vegas Raiders’ home games are going to be finally open to fans this season, it might be cheaper to take a road trip to see them as tickets for Allegiant Stadium are too damned expensive!

We’re betting that most of you didn’t see the Raiders play live in 2020 so now it’s time to start travel planning.

To encourage you to get packing, I’m going to rank the best Raiders’ road trip options in 2021 based on game day experience, location and convenience.

NFL: Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers
Raiders’ take over in Carson
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oct. 4 at Los Angeles Chargers (Monday night) 5:15 p.m. PT on ESPN

This is an easy trip to make, L.A. is great — and of course — it is your duty being part of the Raider Nation to take over SoFi Stadium. Chargers home games are also Raiders home games ... and the tickets are probably easier to nab than when the Rams play at home.

Dec. 12 at Kansas City Chiefs 10 a.m. PT on CBS

This would have been No. 1 if it wasn’t December (Kansas City can get bitterly cold this time of year). But the chance to take another victory lap at Arrowhead is also too good to pass up.

Nov. 25 at Dallas Cowboys (Thanksgiving Day) 1:30 p.m. PT on CBS

Your family may never forgive you, but seeing a Raiders-Cowboys game in Dallas on Thanksgiving Day is a bucket list experience. Plus, AT&T Stadium is awesome.

Jan. 2 at Indianapolis Colts 10 a.m. PT on CBS

Downtown Indy is underrated. It is so easy to get around and there is lots of fun to be had. There are indoor skyways so you can stay out of the January weather, too, so there’s way worse places to spend New Year’s weekend.

Oakland Raiders v Pittsburgh Steelers
The Nation in the ‘Burgh, 2015
Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Sep. 19 at Pittsburgh Steelers 10 a.m. PT on CBS

My wife was among the many Raiders’ fans in attendance when they played the Steelers at Heinz Field in 2015. She can’t stop talking about how fun of an experience it was. It’s time to get back there.

Nov. 7 at New York Giants 10 a.m. PT on CBS

The weather shouldn’t be too bad. A trip to New York is always a winner, but this isn’t the easiest place to get to,

Oakland Raiders v Denver Broncos
Derek Carr, fans in Denver
Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Oct. 17 at Denver Broncos 1:25 p.m. on CBS

It could be 80 degrees in October or it could be 20 degrees ... or both in the same day. Denver is a nice place to visit and the game day experience is easy. But there’s better options this year.

Dec. 18 or 19 at Cleveland Browns TBD

For most of the year, Cleveland gets a bad rap. But not this time of year — it’ll be COLD for sure.