Located at the base of the
San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena is just 15 minutes north of
downtown Los Angeles in sunny Southern California. Pasadena offers
the business and recreational traveler a surprising combination of
sophisticated charm, culture, history, and fun.
Home of the Tournament of
Rose Parade that leads up to the famous Rose Bowl Football Game,
Pasadena is the place to be on New Years Day. Hundreds of
elaborate floats, marching bands and equestrian units will follow
the 5.5 mile route, which travels north on Orange Grove Blvd.
beginning at Ellis Street, east on Colorado Blvd. to Sierra Madre
Blvd., and north on Sierra Madre Blvd. to Paloma Street.
The Rose Bowl is the
oldest post-season college football bowl game. It has been held on
New Year's Day since 1923 at the Rose Bowl stadium. The Rose Bowl
Game features the #1 ranked team from the Pac-10 and the #1 ranked
team from the Big-Ten.