Rose Parade Tours & Vacation Packages
The Tournament of Roses Parade is an American New Year’s tradition, a festival of elaborate, flower-filled parades, marching bands, and more held in Pasadena, California, every January 1st. You’ve watched the pageantry and beauty of the parade on television—isn’t it time you saw the floats in person?
Rose Parade guided vacations offer much more than the parade. Combine your trip to the parade with a land tour of Los Angeles or take the scenic route and add a few days to your Los Angeles tour to explore the California Coast up to San Francisco. Celebrate the next Tournament of Roses Parade the way it was intended to be experienced—in Pasadena!
Rose Parade & Coastal California Tour
Rose Parade Vacation Package Details
Fully immerse yourself in the pomp and circumstance of the 135th Rose Parade, then take the scenic route up the California coast to San Francisco.
Los Angeles is abuzz in the days leading up to the Rose Parade, and you'll be in the middle of the excitement. You'll enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the float barn where the flower-covered stars of the parade are getting their finishing touches by a huge team of volunteers. Add to that a private presentation and dinner with the Tournament of Roses Committee, and you'll be an expert by the time the parade begins. The day of the Rose Parade, your grandstand seats are perfectly placed for optimum parade viewing.
The excitement of the Rose Parade will fade into the background as you travel up the coast to scenic beachside towns and landmarks, including Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, and Monterey. One of the grandest homes in the world, Hearst Castle, overlooks the waves in San Simeon. Is it any wonder that presidents and Golden Age movie stars looked forward to an invite?
Your journey ends in San Francisco with a tour of city's top landmarks. This is a New Year adventure you'll never forget!
Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour
Rose Parade Vacation Package Details
Experience the spectacular stagecraft and creativity of the 135th Rose Parade, the perfect way to ring in the new year. There is plenty to do in the City of Angels in the days leading up to the Rose Parade, from watching the sun set over the Pacific to taking a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Join in the excitement of the Rose Parade by taking a behind-the-scenes look at the floats. It’s a flurry of activity in the Rose Parade Event Tent, where dedicated teams are putting the final touches on the massive flower-covered floats. YMT guests are also invited to a private event with the Tournament of Roses Committee. Learn the history and traditions of the parade from the legendary White Suiters, the exclusive team of volunteers who make the parade possible.
When it’s finally time for the parade, you’ll be front and center for all the fun. YMT’s grandstand seats line the central stretch of the parade route. Watch jubilant marching bands, equestrian units, the celebrity Grand Marshal, and the world’s most elaborate floats pass by from some of the best seats in the house. What a way to welcome 2023!
Rose Parade, Palm Springs & Mexico Cruise
Rose Parade, Palm Springs & Mexico Cruise Vacation Details
Experience the irresistible pomp and circumstance of the 135th Rose Parade on an unforgettable tour of the City of Angels before heading south to Palm Springs and San Diego and embarking on a cruise of Mexico’s finest resort towns. Ring in the New Year like never before!
Start your adventure with a 4-night stay in LA. You’ll explore Hollywood, eat at the legendary Original Farmer’s Market, and get the chance to experience all the glamour the city is famous for. As for the Rose Parade? Enjoy this iconic event with style, enjoying exclusive access, events, and grandstand seating.
Your next stop is Old Hollywood’s favorite desert oasis. Palm Springs was a mecca for Golden Age actors and will make for a memorable experience before you head to San Diego, California’s southernmost major city. Enjoy a city tour, a tour of the USS Midway Museum, and plenty of free time to explore. Then you get to depart for your dreamy Mexican cruise!
Rest and relax in the picturesque ports of Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, and historic Laredo. What a way to say adios to 2023! Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Rose Parade Tour!