Stop and smell the roses at the 129th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California! Always a favorite with Sunrise Tours travelers, this wonderful New Year’s trip packed with lots of activity including a behind the scenes visit to Warner Brothers Studio.
Day 1: Fly into Los Angeles
Catch a flight into Los Angeles and check into the comfortable and centrally located Renaissance Los Angeles airport hotel for a 5-night stay. D
Day 2: Get to know LA!
Spend the day sightseeing The City of Angels with a local expert. See the Hollywood Bowl, Mann’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive and so much more. Celebrate the holidays with dinner at Tam O’Shanter and tap your toe to caroling by local musicians. B, D
Day 3: Behind the Parade Scenes
Go behind the scenes to see how the Rose Bowl floral floats are constructed and decorated. The volunteers are thrilled to let you discover the final stages of float decorating before their debut in the parade! Enjoy lunch on your own before a guided tour of the legendary entertainment mecca, Warner Brothers Studio Tour. You’ll get closer than ever before to iconic backlots and soundstages of today’s hottest TV shows and movies. Gather ‘round the table for a special dinner celebrating “New Year’s Eve”! Return to the hotel to be ready to rise early the next morning for the celebrated Rose Parade! B, D
Day 4: Tournament of Roses Parade
Enjoy a great view of the Tournament of Roses Parade from your reserved seating – you can’t help but get caught up in the excitement of the crowd as the striking floats and well-rehearsed marching bands pass by! Chat about the parade over lunch then kick off the New Year with free time to relax or explore LA at your leisure. B, L
Day 5: Reagan Library
Take a scenic drive along the coast and over mountains to Simi Valley for a visit to the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum. The exhibits are designed to honor his accomplishments and patriotic spirit. Tour the museum, view a full-size replica of the White House Oval Office, the office in which President Reagan never took off his suit jacket, and walk onboard the actual Air Force One aircraft, tail number 27000, which flew 7 US presidents. Travel up 1,134 feet to the Griffith Observatory on the slope of Mount Hollywood; the site offers spectacular views of LA and the Hollywood Sign. Grab a telescope and see why Mr. Griffith said, “If all mankind could look through that telescope, it would change the world!” This evening, tour the mystery and history of the Queen Mary before dinner onboard the boat. B, D
Day 6: Return flight home B
Per person rates*
* Includes roundtrip airfare from IND.
**If you would like a home pickup and transportation to the airport (and you live in one of the zipcodes listed here), just add $50 per person to the listed rate.