Rose Parade Spectacular
With New Year's Eve Gala
5 Days | December 29, 2021-January 2, 2022
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Celebrate New Year’s with the 133rd 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.
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Day 1 – December 29, 2021 – Arrive Los Angeles – 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, 2021 – Rose Parade Floats & Academy Museum of Motion Pictures 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 lunch in Beverly Hills at Lawry’s The Prime Rib Restaurant. From 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.
This afternoon, includes a visit to the brand new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Explore a variety of exhibits and collections of movie making equipment, sets, and memorabilia. From Star Wars’ R2-D2 and C-3PO, to Disney’s Snow White; Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers to Okoye from Black Panther, and so much more, it is a magical place.
Enjoy a free evening and dinner on your own. The Hilton Orange County offers both casual and formal dining on site. There are a variety of restaurants within walking distance. Or, visit nearby Newport Beach, crowned Orange County’s top culinary community offering an explosion of culinary opportunities on every corner. From sophisticated restaurants offering succulent steaks, seafood, and elaborate wine lists, to healthy eateries and hidden local gems, each neighborhood offers its own charming Newport Beach dining experiences to please your palate. (B,L)
Day 3 – December 31, 2021 – Choose your Adventure Day & New Year’s Eve Party – Today, you get to choose how you want to spend the day: Hollywood City Tour and Studio Tour or Catalina Island with Roundtrip Ferry ride.
Option #1: Hollywood City Tour & Studio Tour – Experience Hollywood like never before! Take a guided tour of a working Hollywood Studio. You’ll see where the movie magic is made and learn about the rich history of the film industry. The day would not be complete without a Hollywood City Tour. The history of Hollywood will come to life as you explore Hollywood’s Past and Present. Your knowledgeable tour guide will take you to the center of the glitz and glam. Visit Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and much more. Lunch will be on your own at Universal CityWalk.
Option #2: Catalina Island with Roundtrip Ferry – You’ll board one of the Catalina Express ferries for a short one-hour cruise to the island. These vessels offer both inside and outside seating, as well as a snack bar and restroom facilities onboard for your comfort. 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. (To book attractions and island tours in advance, please go to www.visitcatalinaisland.com/activities-adventures).
Tonight, enjoy an exclusive New Year’s Eve Gala. 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 2022! (B,D)
Day 4 – January 1, 2022 – The 133rd Rose Parade – 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 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, there will be special entertainment at the hotel. Dinner is on your own this evening. (B,L)
Day 5 – Depart for Home – Following breakfast this morning, bid farewell to your new friends, transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)