8. California Memorial Stadium, University of California, Berkeley
Popular Mechanics: “Fans’ view from inside the Bears’ home includes pine trees as well as the San Francisco Bay and its famed bridges. On the outside, the white exterior keeps fans marveling at the classic design of Memorial Stadium. And there’s always “Tightwad Hill” on the field’s east side where students try to catch a game for free from on high.”
Our Take: Catch a game from inside or outside the stadium, but you’ll struggle to get a most picturesque setting for a college football game than watching the Cal Bears at home in Northern California. The stadium was completed in 1923, was built as a memorial to veterans of World War II and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Also, it is smaller than other bowl stadiums on this list at just over 62,000 seats.