Rose Parade Spectacular
With New Year's Eve Gala
5 Days | December 29, 2024-January 2, 2025
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Celebrate New Year’s with the 136th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in sunny Pasadena, California. You’ll have reserved premium grandstand seats as you watch colorful floral floats, energetic marching bands, high-stepping equestrian teams make their way down Colorado Boulevard. You’ll also receive a souvenir program and blanket. This trip also includes an exclusive New Year’s Eve Gala, a Southern California Backyard BBQ, and special entertainment at the hotel.
U S Tours Flexible Pricing:
- Customizable Comps
- Net Rates
- Luxury or First Class Hotels & Meals
- Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tour Managers are available
Whatever you want, U S Tours will be happy to structure tour prices to match your needs. Just let us know!
Day 1 – December 29, 2024 – Arrive Southern California – Arrive Orange County Airport (SNA). A motorcoach will be waiting to transfer you the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa four night stay. Located just five minutes from the airport and less than seven miles from the waterfront, the Hilton offers superior amenities including luxurious bedding, a fitness center, outdoor pool, onsite restaurants, and much more. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)
Day 2 – December 30, 2024 – Rose Parade Float Decorating Tour w/lunch – Hollywood Studio Tour – After breakfast at the hotel, you will take a tour of the Rose Parade Float Decorating Barn. Watch as the finishing touches are being made to the floats before they make their debut in the parade. You will see a variety of fruit, seeds, bark, grasses and of course, breathtaking flowers being applied to the floats by hard working volunteers as well as experienced professionals.
After viewing the floats, you’ll be treated to three-course lunch in Beverly Hills at Lawry’s The Prime Rib Restaurant. The moment you arrive, you’ll know Lawry’s The Prime Rib is an extraordinary restaurant – a place of grand style, classic elegance, luxurious comfort and home of the world famous Lawry’s Seasoned Salt. Following lunch, tour a real working Hollywood Studio.
Returning to the hotel, enjoy a free evening and dinner on own. (B,L)
Day 3 – December 31, 2024 – Catalina Island Tour – New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration – Start your day with a buffet breakfast before heading off on a full day of Catalina Island with a roundtrip boat ride via Catalina Express. You’ll log some 26 miles as you sail along the Pacific Ocean over to Catalina Island. Once you arrive, the day is yours to get acquainted with the storybook town of Avalon, which you’ll find is packed with boutiques, restaurants, and things to do! You might want to take a tour of the historic Casino, take a guided tour of Avalon, or rent a golf cart or bicycle to sightsee on your own this afternoon.
Returning to the hotel, enjoy a New Year’s Eve Celebration. The evening is filled with elegant dining, dancing to a live band, and the fun of a live “Monte Carlo” style casino. There will be hats and party favors, a drawing for exciting prizes and a champagne toast to ring in 2024. (B, D)
Day 4 – January 1, 2025 – The 136th Rose Parade – California Backyard BBQ & Movie – Enjoy an early morning buffet breakfast at the hotel before heading to Pasadena where you will have Reserved Premium Grandstand Seats as you watch the Rose Parade head down Colorado Boulevard. A souvenir program and blanket are included. The Parade features colorful floral floats, energetic marching bands, high-stepping equestrian and more.
After the parade, you return to the hotel for a special Southern California Backyard BBQ. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. In the evening, the hotel ballroom will be turned into a cinema for a private viewing of a Hollywood favorite. Dinner is on your own this evening. (B,L)
Day 5 – January 2, 2025 – Depart for Home – Following breakfast this morning, bid farewell to your new friends, transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)