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Pasadena's Rose Parade

Pasadena's Rose Parade

Celebrate the start of the New Year at the world-famous Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena

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Kick off the New Year at the world-renowned Rose Parade in Pasadena! Immerse yourself in the excitement of being there in person and revel in the vibrant spectacle as colorful, animated floats, lively bands, elegant equestrian units, and famous personalities enchant spectators along Colorado Boulevard.

The 2025 theme, "Best Day Ever," celebrates life's most cherished moments—those unexpected instances that bring a smile, warm our hearts, and fill us with joy. From once-in-a-lifetime events to simple pleasures, each moment leaves an indelible mark on our memories. This year's parade is a celebration of where we've been, what we look forward to, and the joy of family, friends, community, and gratitude.

Join this annual extravaganza with our deluxe motor coach package, which includes luxury round-trip transportation, onboard snacks, and reserved north-facing grandstand seats. Enjoy prime views of the parade with the sun at your back, ensuring a comfortable and unforgettable experience. Celebrate in style and make this New Year's Day the "Best Day Ever" at the 136th annual Tournament of Roses Parade!


Video from 2024 Tournament of Roses Parade







All-day Excursion

All times and routing are approximate and subject to change without notice.

7:00am - 8:00am

Bus arrives at parking location. From here, you'll walk approximately 3 blocks to your reserved grandstand seating.


Parade begins (stealth bomber flies overhead)


Parade reaches your seating area


Approximate time the parade ends


Approximate time coach departs for San Diego. A 30-minute comfort stop will be made on the return trip about half-way home. Actual drop-of time at your original boarding location is calculated based on anticipated Pasadena traffic following the parade

Tour Manager*:   Bus A: Suzanne Fuselier   Bus B: Susie Vetter  


Activity Level: High

This tour is rated high activity due to a 3-block walk along crowded sidewalks as well as the need to climb steps to the bleacher seating. A limited number of accessible seats may be available that would accommodate one ADA person and one companion; however, ADA seating is available on first-come, first served basis, and may not be available at the time of booking. For ADA seating, please call our reservations department during business hours to check availability prior to making your booking.


What's Included in the Tour Fare

  • Round-trip luxury motor coach transportation from pickup locations throughout San Diego County

  • Professional Tour Manager throughout the trip

  • Complimentary bottled water and snacks on the coach

  • Reserved bleacher seating for the Rose Parade (north facing, unobstructed views)


What's Not Included in the Tour Fare

  • Meals

  • Cancellation Protection

  • Gratuities for the Tour Manager and driver


Know Before You Go

  • No children under the age of 12 are permitted on this trip.

  • Backpacks, large coolers and large bags are prohibited in the grandstands.

  • The motor coach parks 0.7 miles from your assigned parade seats and thus requires a 10-15 minute walk on flat surfaces. Access to your assigned grandstand seat(s) requires ascending stairs.

  • Please locate your assigned bus at the boarding location based on your designated letter (A, B, C, etc.) as shown on this confirmation and on a sign attached to the lower right hand corner of the bus windshield.

  • The parade will proceed rain or shine. Umbrellas are prohibited in the grandstands, so we recommend bringing a weatherproof hooded poncho and waterproof footwear if rain is anticipated.

  • The restrooms available at the parade are portable facilities.

  • Only folding portable stadium seats 18" or less in width and without armrests are permitted in the Rose Parade grandstands. Items wider than 18" will not be allowed.

  • Your tour includes complimentary snacks and bottled water while on the coach. We will make a short comfort stop on the return trip where you can purchase food to consume on the coach. You are also welcome to bring a sack lunch or personal food items and may keep them on the coach during the parade if you'd like.

  • For the most up-to-date rose parade information, click the Useful Links tab above


How to Make a Reservation

Making your reservation is easy. Simply click the Book Now button above to select your date and confirm your space online, 24/7. You can also call the DayTripper Tours reservations department at (619) 334-3394 during business hours of M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Although not necessary to fully enjoy your trip, a personal smartphone can greatly enhance your tour experience. Take high-quality photos, share your experience on social media in real time, search for nearby restaurants and topics of interest, set reminders, and more.


30-Day Cancellation Deadline

  • If you purchased the optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) prior to the deadline, you can cancel your booking at any time for any reason and you'll receive a full refund of the tour fare.

  • If you declined the CPP, you may cancel your reservation thirty (30) days or more prior to the departure date to receive a refund less a $20 per person cancellation fee. Alternatively, when you cancel your booking thirty (30) or more days prior to the departure date, you can avoid the cancellation fee by transferring the funds to another tour or a non-refundable voucher, which can be applied to any future excursion booked within one year of the original tour date. Bookings canceled within 30 days of the departure date are nonrefundable and nontransferable for any reason. Name changes on daytrips are always permitted at no additional cost.


* Tour Manager is subject to change without notice.

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 Times
Carlsbad La Costa Avenue Park & Ride
East side of I-5, at 710 La Costa Ave, 92024.
La Mesa Park & Ride #22 lot - 8703 Murray Dr, 91942
Narrow Park & Ride EAST of Red Lobster's lot
Mission Valley 2005 Camino Del Este
San Diego, CA 92108; Street parking only
Mission Valley B 2005 Camino Del Este
San Diego, CA 92108; Street parking only
Oceanside Boys & Girls Club, 401 Country Club Ln.
Use public parking spaces across the street
Rancho Bernardo Rancho Bernardo Transit Center
16785 West Bernardo Dr. 92127 white passenger curb
San Marcos San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar Ave. 92069
Park between fire station and senior center
University City 6245 Kantor Street, San Diego, CA 92122
Street parking only. Do not enter parking lot.
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