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Pasadena Tournament Of Roses

391 South Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, CA

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  • Pasadena Tournament Of RosesPro 2014
    Richard
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    5 Jan 09, 2014

    It is my first time attending this very popular event, living here so long yet it is my first time. This year rose parade is the 125th anniversary. It has a lot of variety of float from local city, Nonprofit, University, to Private Corporation.

    One of my concern is the parking, surprise it was not really an issue. Our group did not have to the area until after 7pm. Was able to find a good parking spot about 3 blocks away which is about five minutes' walk. It was a lot easier compare to the site when they park their float after the parade. Which is far harder to finding street and they charge money for nearby parking and admission. While the parade is, free!

    Even though we only got here one hour prior the parade, it was not too hard to find a good spot to see the parade. Advice brings a [portable folding chair. Don't bother bring a mat is quite dirty in the street thanks to many camper who often do not take care of their own mess. Make sure bring a camera and a tripod if you really into photography. Camcorder would also be handy.

    This year float was overall average; the only stand out float that I was impress is the Honda one. Huge bullet train alike got a giant camera too. The one thing you do not see in close up float is that there is marching band and of course, the military planes fly-by. I wish they would add some speaker or a least an apps that allow you to hear the live coverage so you would get to know the history of the float while it passed by. There is one thing you do not see in the TV is the army of cleanup crews after each group of horses pass by. Some of the float equip with music was a nice touch. The reality show Voice also got a voice, which was a surprise. There was several winner singers present in the float but none of the judge. Vin Scully the voice of Dodgers was this year Grand Marshal.

    Overall, I do think it was worth my time and was long overdue seeing the rose parade. It was not as crowded and actually pretty well organized in most part. I think the grand park downtown countdown has something to do with reduce crowd. Anyway, this is a one thing you must do to when you visit or live in L.A. or in SoCal. It is only kind in the world in this scale.

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  • Pasadena Tournament Of Roses
    Mary E
    5 Nov 20, 2013

    Beautiful mansion where the Rose Queen is crowned. On Orange Grove Ave., formerly known as Millionaire's Row.

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  • Pasadena Tournament Of RosesPro 2014
    Joseph Coureur
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    4 Sep 06, 2012

    Wake up early on New Years Day to stake out a spot on Colorado Blvd. to watch the floats go by.

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  • Pasadena Tournament Of Roses
    Katy Logan
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    A New Years in Los Angeles is not complete without attending the infamous Tournament of Roses Parade on New Years Day. You may have glanced at it on TV for 5 minutes, and I will admit that it is not thrilling per say. However, the experience is completely different in person. You have a few options when trying to tackle this large event: 1. Show up on the parade route at 5am and camp out with hot cocoa and a sleeping bag until the parade starts. 2. Do it the old fashioned way and by a bleacher seat ahead of time. 3. Head down to Pasadena a day or two before the parade and visit one of the warehouses where the floats are made and stored. You may even get to add a flower yourself.
    Although I am from Pasadena and a bit biased, I do believe there is no New Years Day like one that begins with the smell of roses and the sounds of college marching bands marching down Orange Grove.

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    Sveta Berlyant
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    A nice way to spend after NY days. Such a great job people do with decoration.

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    Jaak Treiman
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    5 Feb 11, 2012
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    5 Apr 12, 2014
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    5 Jan 06, 2014
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    4 Dec 11, 2013
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    Laura H
    5 Oct 26, 2013
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