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Tournament of Roses Mini Getaway 2022

Tournament of Roses Mini Getaway 2022

Celebrate New Years Eve with us in California. The next morning, we will have a great day exploring the best of the area and viewing the final touches being put on the floats. On our last day, we will wake up early to go to our reserved seats at the Tournament of Roses Parade.

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America's New Year's Celebration

The 134th Rose Parade and 109th Rose Bowl Game will be held on Monday, January 2, 2023. The events will occur the day after New Year's Day in keeping with the Tournament's “Never on Sunday” tradition kept since 1893, the first year the Rose Parade fell on a Sunday.


For millions of people around the world, the Rose Parade is an iconic New Year’s Day tradition. The Rose Parade travels 5 ½ miles down Colorado Blvd. and features four types of entries: floral-decorated floats entered by a participating corporation, non-profit organization or municipality, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament entries. Rose Parade participants have long histories with the Tournament of Roses and keep the traditions alive.


Tournament of Roses | Float Barn

Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut in the Rose Parade. During the final stages of preparation a variety of seeds, bark, fruits and vegetables, grasses and of course, flowers are being applied to the floats by experienced professionals as well as hard working volunteers.


Community members and visitors are needed each year to decorate floats for the Rose Parade. Whether looking to participate as an organized group or individual, float builders are happy to have the help.


Universal CityWalk

Whether you want to sample traditional Mexican favorites like fajitas, tacos and enchiladas at Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, indulge in one-of-a-kind sweet snacks, or just want to pick up some of the latest apparel, accessories or Universal merch, it’s all here at Universal CityWalk. With acres of a fun and exciting environment – from shopping to mouth-watering food, drinks and treats – why would you go anywhere else?

Day One | Dec 31

Depart the Valley and travel to Southern California. Check In at the Holiday Inn Diamond Bar with time to freshen up before our private New Years Eve Dinner at the hotel (9pm is midnight on the East Coast)


Day Two | Jan 1

After Breakfast included at the hotel you will head to the float barn in Pasadena, CA to view the floats up close as people put the final touches on them. Spend the afternoon at Universal City Walk for lunch on own, followed by a Hollywood City Tour. Following the City Tour, you will head to the hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner will be included this evening.


Day Three | Jan 2

A grab and go breakfast is included this morning. Depart early for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Reserved seats are included. We will head back to Phoenix following the Parade.


CB=Continental Breakfast, BB=Buffet Breakfast, D=Dinner

Suggested Packing

-Comfortable walking shoes

-Hat and Sunscreen

-Cash and Credit Cards (Only those needed)

-Medicine and spare prescriptions

-Extra glasses and/or contacts

-Book, Word Search and/or Crossword Puzzle


-Seat Cushions and/or Blanket (If attending a parade or show)

-Ear plugs and sleep mask

-Mini-Sewing Kit

-Toiletries and Tissues

-Chargers for devices (Cell phones, Tablets, etc.)

-Extra Memory Cards (Digital Cameras) or Extra Film


Average Temperature

Pasadena, CA


69 / 45°F


Activity Level 2

This is perfect for those who want a balanced approach to travel. It’s comfortable for walking at least 30-45 minutes over a variety of terrains, and perfect for those who want to explore a new city on foot. With a few hills or flights of stairs, this product level is perfect for those who like to take in everything their destination has to offer.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bell Recreation Center Bell Recreation Center
16820 North 99th Ave. (Corner of 99th and Hutton)
Burger King Superstition Burger King Superstition
6820 East Superstition Springs Blvd, Mesa
Cracker Barrel Cracker Barrel
1209 North Litchfield Rd Goodyear AZ
Dennys Bell Road Dennys Bell Road
2717 West Bell Road, Phoenix AZ
Fords Travel SunCity West Fords Travel Sun City West
13593 West Camino Del Sol, Sun City West
Mesa Doubletree Mesa Doubletree
1011 West Holmes Avenue, Mesa, AZ
Mimi's Café at Promenade Mimi's Café at Promenade
1005 North Promenade Parkway, Casa Grande
Pebble Creek Pebble Creek
3645 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear AZ
Sun Lakes Cottonwood Sun Lakes Cottonwood
25630 Brentwood Drive, Sun Lakes AZ
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