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AAA Rose Parade Tour - 6 day(s), California, North America, Western US


The best way to fully experience the grandeur of the Rose Parade is up close and in person.  AAA Arizona has hosted the Rose Parade for the past 27 years and offers a virtually all-inclusive, in-depth experience in and around Pasadena's annual festivities.  This year's parade theme: "Find Your Adventure” has grown out of a unique partnership between the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the U.S. National Park Service. The 2016 Rose Parade will help shine light on the centennial celebration of our nation’s national parks. Our Rose Parade package includes five nights at the Marriott Marina Del Rey, a visit to the Float Barns to see the floats being crafted before their public debut, and special reserved grandstand seating at the Rose Parade. Also included is a New Year's Eve Dinner Party, a visit to the Reagan Library, a chance to experience BandFest, some meals, a team of AAA Hosts, and all transfers/ground transportation. 

What’s Included

  • Round-trip motorcoach transportation from Arizona
  • 5-nights accommodations at the Marriott Marina del Rey
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
  • AAA Host
  • Exclusive parade gifts
  • Five (5) breakfasts, one (1) buffet lunch, one (1) dinner, and a welcome reception 

About Your Hotel:

AAA Three Diamond Marina del Rey Marriott
Welcome to a thoroughly modern and uniquely indulgent hotel experience. Step into an oasis of calm, a retreat from the world outside, where an exotic aromatherapy mist circulates throughout the hotel creating a sense of ease and warmth. The lobby is bathed in candlelight, and the pampering staff of trained professionals is prepared to attend to your every desire, focused on making your stay memorable in every way. The rooms are designed with style, all overlooking the waters of Marina del Rey or with views of the Malibu Mountains and Pacific Ocean. The restaurant features Asian influences melded with Italian classics that are complemented by an assortment of California wines.

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Duration: 6 Days


Day 1 – Depart Arizona
This morning is an early one. You will meet your AAA Travel Hosts, board a deluxe air-conditioned motor coach and depart for the “City of Angels.” On the way, we’ll stop for lunch in Blythe. After lunch we’ll settle back on our motor coach, enjoy the scenery, watch an onboard movie or catch up on some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Before you know it we’ll arrive at our destination. Upon arriving at the AAA Three Diamond Marriott Marina del Rey, you will enjoy a welcome reception with your fellow AAA members.
Day 2 – Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Enjoy a Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. Then it’s off to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for a tour and BBQ lunch under the wings of Air Force One. You will have this evening to yourself to enjoy one of the many fantastic restaurants that Marina Del Rey has to offer.
Day 3 – Bandfest
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel before we head to Pasadena for Bandfest, featuring the outstanding bands selected to participate in the 2016 Rose Parade. Each band, along with its auxiliary performers, will present the field show that has led to its success. You will also have this afternoon and evening to yourself to enjoy one of the many fantastic sites and restaurants that Marina Del Rey has to offer, but don’t stay out too late - we are touring the float barns early the next day.
Day 4 – Float Barns - New Year's Eve Gala
Enjoy a Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel. Then we head to Pasadena to visit the Float barns where you will see volunteers scrambling to finish the last minute details on floats that have taken an entire year to build. Afterwards you have the option to head back to the hotel for a free afternoon or take an optional LA City Tour. Head back to the hotel by late afternoon so you can change into your dancing shoes…Tonight is the AAA Arizona New Year’s Eve Party. Enjoy a wonderful meal, dancing, entertainment and a champagne toast at Midnight…New York Time that is. We have to get up early tomorrow. (Optional LA tour is an additional $55 per person, ask you agent for details).
Day 5 – Tournament of Roses Parade
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It’s Rose Parade Day! Jump on the bus; we are off to the 127th running of the Tournament of Roses Parade! We will be in our Grandstand Seats early for the Stealth flyover, so dress in layers it might be chilly, but who knows it might warm up, so again…wear layers! Following the Parade you will have a free afternoon. Venture around Marina del Rey, Venice Beach, or maybe you just want to relax back at the hotel, it’s up to you.
Day 6 – Return home
Today we enjoy one last breakfast before we bid a fond farewell to California and return to the Grand Canyon State. We will stop for lunch at your leisure at Hadley Fruit Orchards on the way home.

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