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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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Celebrate the start of the New Year at the world-famous Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena! You've watched it on television along with millions of others worldwide, but there's nothing like being there. Let your senses be filled with the exciting sights and sounds of this spectacular event as colorful and animated floats, spirited marching bands, high-stepping equestrian units, and celebrities parade in front of you down Colorado Boulevard.


The 2024 theme, Celebrating a World of Music: The Universal Language, brings us together through music. In a world of different cultures, beliefs, hopes, and dreams, music is the one language that unites us all. The sound, texture, rhythm, form, harmony, and expression meld together to move, soothe, excite, and delight the world. From bossa nova to blues, classical to country, metal to mariachi, and rock to rap, thousands of genres invite us to become one in celebrating a world of music.


Your tour includes round-trip deluxe motor coach transportation, complimentary snacks and waters served on the coach, reserved north-facing grandstand seats—with the sun at your back, not in your eyes—and unobstructed views of the parade.


Rose Parade 2024 Theme


All-day Excursion

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

7:00am - 8:00am

Bus arrives at parking location; everyone walks to their grandstand seating.


Parade starts (stealth bomber flies overhead)

9:00am - 11:00am

Parade reaches your seating area; enjoy!


Approximate time coach departs for San Diego. A 30-minute comfort stop will be made on the return trip about half-way home, and actual drop-of time at your original boarding location will be affected by the Pasadena traffic following the parade

Tour Manager:  Bus A - Johnny De Venio*  Bus B - TBA*  Bus C - Susie Vetter*  Bus D - Suzanne Fuselier*


Activity Level: High

This tour is rated high activity due to a 3-block walk in crowded sidewalks as well as the need to climb several steps to the bleacher seating. A limited number of accessible seats for 1 disabled guest and 1 companion may be available but is not guaranteed at the time of booking.


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 in 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 possible.

  • 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.

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


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


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) or more days 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 Grossmont Park & Ride - 6385 Murray Dr, 91942
Narrow Park & Ride EAST of Red Lobster's lot
Mission Valley Sidewalk at red curb, west side of In-N-Out Burger
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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