BATON ROUGE, LA – It is no surprise that LSU was named in the Top Ten Best Game Day Ambiance category by USA TODAY. How crazy does it get at LSU games? The ruckus has once registered on the Richter scale. When 92,000 revelers pack Death Valley to root for the Tigers on a Saturday night, anything can happen. But the party begins well before, as tailgaters set up camp and cook jambalaya, alligator, crawfish and other Cajun classics with plenty of refreshments. LSU offers the full college game day experience.

The 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award contest launches one new category each week, revealing its 20 nominees. In week five, winners are revealed, from an award category launched four weeks prior.  Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day.

Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from; relevant expert contributors and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each travel award category is displayed on its associated contest page.  All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award contest is accessible on the website.

“USA TODAY is thrilled to have this method of sharing what 10Best and USA TODAY readers and users love most,” said John Peters, president of USA TODAY Travel Media Group. “Our readers are well-informed, well-travelled and opinionated.  At the end of the day, content on our platforms is a reflection of them.  A destination, organization or business which finds itself the recipient of a 10Best Readers’ Choice Award has really accomplished something.”

Congratulations to LSU, and thanks to all who voted!