Visitors Guide to Rose Bowl Game and Parade

If coming to Los Angeles, one must have a visitors guide to the Rose Bowl Game and Parade happening in Pasadena.  This year, both will take place on Monday, January 2nd, 2017, as opposed to the typical New Years Day.  That’s because the Tournament of Roses that puts on both events has a “never on a Sunday” tradition dating back to 1893.  This was done to assure that horses hitched outside churches wouldn’t be spooked during events.  There’s no more horses (other than those in the parade itself), but the tradition continues. There will still be plenty of celebrating on New Years Eve along Colorado Boulevard with visitors and parade watchers grabbing the best seats along the route for the parade 

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Private Sightseeing Tours in L.A. for November, December

With Halloween in our rear-view mirror, it’s time to concentrate on private sightseeing tours in L.A. for November and December.  We can normally expect things to slow down a bit after summer for September and October, but private tour requests have been pretty consistent.  This goes for November as well, with dozens of advanced bookings already on our Glitterati Tours calendar. Booking private sightseeing tours in L.A. in advance is always recommend.  Just like one would book their restaurants, hotels, VIP studio tours, and museums. November bookings can be somewhat hit and miss with some days fully booked and some days wide-open.  That changes completely come the final two weeks of December and into January.  It’s obviously a very busy 

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Rose Bowl Game and Rose Parade in Pasadena, California

Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills welcome the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Stanford Cardinals on January 1st, 2016.  With the popular Rose Parade in the morning attracting about 1 million curbside viewers and the Rose Bowl Stadium capacity of approximately 92,000, Pasadena will certainly be jammed packed with visitors.  Some guests stay about 35 minutes west in areas like Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. It’s a short scenic trip, as the Santa Monica Mountain Range nestles up to the stunning San Gabriel Mountain Range bordering Pasadena. Planning your visit?  Check out Glitterati Tours “LA Info” tab on things to do, restaurants, and hotels. From The Tournament of Roses Official Website: 2016 Rose Parade Grand Marshal Ken Burns 

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Los Angeles Welcomes the Rose Bowl Participants

New Years traditions are a big part of the Southern California experience, and Pasadena is our epicenter.  The Rose Bowl game brings tens of thousands of folks to our city, and over a million people enjoy our wonderful Rose Parade. Glitterati Tours congratulates the  No. 2 CFP-ranked Oregon Ducks, and the No. 3 CFP-ranked Florida State Seminoles, champions of the ACC Conference.  They will take center-stage and play in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET), Thursday, January 1, 2015, at the Rose Bowl Stadium. This will also mark the 7th appearance to the Rose Bowl for the Ducks, and the first time for the Seminoles. 

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Rose Bowl Game and Booking Now for the Holidays

New Years Day is less than 2 months away.  If you’re coming to Los Angeles over the holidays, we stress the importance of booking NOW for your accommodations, dining and entertainment.  Usually starting just after Thanksgiving, tourism picks up big time in Los Angeles.  We’re are a major destination for both domestic and international travelers. With over 92,000 extra guests in town for our Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, hotels in the general vicinity will be booked solid.  Many attendees to the Rose Bowl game prefer to stay in the Hollywood or Beverly Hills area.  It’s approximately 35 minutes west of Pasadena, but also much closer to popular spots like The Grove, The Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, Grauman’s Chinese 

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