We plan to take a cab to the Parsons lot and catch a shuttle to the Rose Bowl. Are there cabs available near the Parsons lot after the game?
We will be arriving at LAX around 9:30 pm and will pick up rental car and driving to Pasadena. Will the traffic quiter around midnight? I figure by the time all things done,it will be closer to midnight. Any thought? Thx for input
Can anyone tell me if I can reach Descanso Gardens via Metro Gold Line from downtown LA and if so, what stop I should get off at? Thank you. I am from Seattle, WA
Has anyone gone to the parade near the end of it and been able to get close enogh to see anything. Any suggestions.
We have tickets for the 2008 Rose Parade and are struggling with the rates and availablity for lodging in Pasadena. Could anyone recommend a moderately priced hotel in Glendale that is a short cab ride to one of the Gold Line stops.
Thank you VT'rs
I just reserved seats for the parade that are very close to the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado. My next challenge is to figure out where to stay, and how to get through the New Years Day madness to the parade. We are trying to avoid renting a car at this point. A couple questions for anyone who can help:
1. Are there any mid-priced hotels located within walking distance of that intersection?
2. If not, are there hotels that offer transportation to the Parade either free of charge to their guests, or for a minimal fee?
If there is smarter way to do this that anyone can recommend,I am totally open to suggestions at this point.
I'm thinking of trying to see the Rose Parade by arriving on 1/1 in the early AM and sitting near the end of the parade route. Will there be decent viewing opportunities or am I nuts and just need to bite the bullet and arrive a day ahead?
My girlfriend's 30th birthday is coming up, and me and her friends want to throw a surprise birthday party at a nice restaurant.
There's going to be about 20 people and we want it to be around20-30 per person, and the restaurant should be pretty classy.
We were thinking of Houston's restaurant, but they wouldn't take reservations for more than 5 people.
We would like to attend next year's Parade (New Years Day, 2008). I am looking for tips on how to have the best experience with the least amount of stress. Is it too late to plan for 2008? I appreciate anyone who can help with:
Where to stay;
Who to go to for reserved bleacher seats for the parade;
How to get from hotel to parade;
Information on how to tour the floats before and after the parade. Possibly watch them being made.
We are not looking for a bargin basement experience, but always appreciate a good deal.
I lived in Pasadena until 1997 and will be returning with my family for a short visit in a couple of weeks after being away for 9 years. I'm no longer familiar with the restaurant scene. We want to eat dinner a couple of nights in Pasadena (or South Pas). What is your favorite restaurant in either city?
Also, 3 experienced riders want to trail ride in Pasadena area - hope there are stables somewhere close.... holidaying in feb. 05 thanks, Karla
Anyone know of a municipal or reasonable rate course in Pasadena area? Plan to visit in feb. 05 and will have a rental car to get around. thanks Karla