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 tour of Los Angeles, a guided bus tour of the Grand Canyon plus the excitement and shows of Las Vegas, or take the scenic route and add a few days to your Los Angeles tour to explore the California Coast up to San Francisco. Alternatively, take in the sights of the parade and then escape winter with a tropical cruise along the legendary Panama Canal, or explore the sights, sounds, and culture of Southern California from Santa Barbara to Palm Springs to San Diego.
Celebrate the next Tournament of Roses Parade the way it was intended to be experienced—in Pasadena!
Rose Parade & Coastal California Tour
Enjoy the highlights of California's two most famous cities, along with the stunning coastline that lies between them. This option adds a four-day extension to our Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour, so that you can enjoy a leisurely coastal California exploration and end your tour in San Francisco.
Fly to Los Angeles, home to movie glitz and glamour and hub for the great American New Year’s tradition the Rose Parade. Start your trip by attending an included exclusive evening viewing of the stunning, hand-decorated Rose Parade floats. Discover the highlights of LA on a city tour, where you'll have a chance to see the famous Chinese Theatre and the Dolby Theatre where each year the Academy Awards take place (outside viewing). Then, it's time for the big day! You'll watch the unforgettable spectacle of the 130th Tournament of Rose Parade from your reserved grandstand seats. Afterward, take a stunning tour north along California’s coastline to San Francisco, stopping in Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Big Sur and Monterey. Along the way visit the famed Hearst Castle. End your exciting vacation in the heart of San Francisco for a city tour, including Alcatraz Island – a must see and often inaccessible since admission is limited. This trip is sure to be a highlight of your year!
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Rose Parade & Highlights of Southern California
IntroductionCombine the iconic Rose Parade with some sunny time in Southern California. From the "American Riviera", Santa Barbara, to Palm Springs, an oasis in the desert including a visit to Joshua Tree National Park, and back to the coast and beachy San Diego - this tour will brighten your winter time!
Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour
Join YMT for one of our most popular tours! Experience the spectacular 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade along with an insider perspective on the famous parade by attending an exclusive evening viewing of the magnificent, hand-decorated floats. Next, enjoy a tour of sunny Los Angeles. Tour the “City of Angels” and see the handprints of famous stars at the Chinese Theatre, along with the Dolby Theatre where each year the Academy Awards take place (outside viewing), Beverly Hills. Then travel to Pasadena to view the unforgettable spectacle of the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade from your reserved grandstand seats. Includes 4 nights hotel accommodations, official Rose Parade Program, YMT seat cushion, sightseeing, knowledgeable guides and porterage at hotels.
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