Many claim baseball, football, or even golf as America's favorite pastime.
However, many fail to mention one of the biggest appeals to sporting events that keeps people coming back no matter the result of games.
Whether you're on an East Coast campus indulging in greasy cheese-steaks or on a West Coast experience diving into a plate full of fresh seafood, nothing beats a pregame gathering before your team takes the field.
With the addition of music, alcoholic beverages, and of course, parking lot football, it's easy to see why so many college football fans choose to partake in such a lifestyle.
Want to get in on the burgers, beer, and barbecue? The tricky part isn't finding a tailgate party.
It's finding the elite, nationally-known tailgate parties in those same parking lots outside of your home stadium.
With a little help and a desire to enhance your game-day experience to its full potential, let's take a look at where you can do just that hours before kickoff.
*Note: As of March, Georgia has decided to put strict restrictions on its tailgaters. Because the pregame festivities were, in this case, too awesome, the fans are being punished for their elite tailgating skills. Therefore, this slideshow is dedicated to the once flourishing parking lots of Sanford Stadium.