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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 28 years and offers an in-depth experience in and around Pasadena's annual festivities.  This year's parade theme: "Echoes of Success” celebrates those people, organizations and institutions that play a part in the stories of the success of others. 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, some meals, a team of AAA Hosts, and all transfers/ground transportation. 

Optional excursion available for Sunday 1/1/17 - Whale Watching (additional $35.00 per person)*

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 Hosts (2 per bus)
  • 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 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 a BBQ lunch under the wings of Air Force One. Upon return, you will have this evening to yourself to enjoy one of the many fantastic restaurants that Marina Del Rey has to offer.
Day 3 – Float Barn
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. Then it’s back to the hotel to relax. Tonight is the AAA Arizona New Year’s Eve Party, you’ll enjoy a wonderful dinner, dancing, entertainment and a champagne toast at Midnight…New York Time that is.
Day 4 – Free Day - Optional Whale Watching
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Today is yours to explore on your own. Optional Whale Watching Excursion – limited to 140 people from 8am – noon.
Day 5 – Tournament of Roses Parade
It’s Rose Parade Day! Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel then jump on the bus; we are off to the 128th 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 can are free to explore the area and discuss this memorable day with your new friends at a nearby restaurant.
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 at Hadley Fruit Orchards and for lunch in Blythe on the way home.

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