For millions of people around the world, the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl are iconic New Year’s Day traditions. For 2019, the Parade will begin at 8.00 AM on January 1, 2019  in Pasadena, CA just a hop, skip, and a jump from Burbank. Following the Parade will be the big game between Washington Huskies and Ohio State Buckeyes at the nearby Rose Bowl. This year, you can add to the festivities by staying in one of Burbank’s 18 hotels close to many of Los Angeles’ most famous attractions.


Start your trip with ease by flying nonstop into Hollywood Burbank Airport with flights from 17 top U.S. destinations including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, , Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City,  San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, and New York City. Nonstop flights from Nashville begin in June, 2019, and Atlanta starts in July 2019.


While you’re here, take in some entertainment. Burbank is home to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, and is adjacent to Universal Studios Hollywood. You can take a tour as well as attend a live TV taping on the Warner Bros. Studios lot. Or, you can spend your day at Universal Studios Hollywood only 10 minutes from Burbank. 11 of our hotels are Universal Partner hotels, and offer early access to the theme park before it opens to the general public with a stay. Book your hotel and purchase your tickets on our site.


Custom car fans will marvel at the behind-the-scenes tours at the World Famous West Coast Customs, where Will.i.am, Justin Bieber, and many other celebrities are regular customers, situated in Burbank.


You’ll also enjoy great dining and shopping in the city. Experience magical sunsets while sipping on cocktails at the newly redesigned Castaway restaurant, or sample delicious pastries and Cuban inspired cuisine at the #1 place to eat in America as voted by Yelp – Porto’s Bakery. Spend a day shopping in the newly renovated Burbank Town Center, or perusing vintage and retro shops in Magnolia Park.


Plus, just beyond Burbank is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Los Angeles Zoo, and Downtown Los Angeles. All in all, a stay in Burbank is a better way to visit LA!





December 29, 2018


Start off your Rose Bowl weekend with Equestfest presented by Wells Fargo at Los Angeles Equestrian Center located in Burbank. This event allows you to get up close and personal with the 2019 Rose Parade equestrian units. Watch beautiful horses and talented riders perform drills and dances, and demonstrate trick riding and roping. You’ll also stroll through the stables, talk to riders and learn about the different horse breeds while enjoying the vendor court, displays, great music, and good food and drinks.


INSIDER TIP: Want to go horseback riding? You can actually take a guided tour on horseback to the Hollywood sign. Time it right for sunset and enjoy spectacular views! [link to find out more]



December 28 – Sunday, December 30, 2018


Enjoy food and drink at the newest Tournament of Roses event – SIP & SAVOR. From 11AM – 8PM daily, you’ll enjoy California wines, craft beer and delicious local food. There will also be entertainment for all ages!

For tickets, visit www.sipandsavorpasadena.com



January 1, 2019


Beginning at 8 a.m. The Rose Parade travels 5 ½ miles down Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, CA and features four types of entries: floral-decorated floats entered by a participating corporation, non-profit organization or municipality, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament Entries. Rose Parade participants have long histories with the Tournament of Roses and keep the traditions alive. This year the theme is“The Melody of Life”. The theme will celebrate music


For more information, visit tournamentofroses.com/



January 1, 2019


The game will feature a traditional matchup of teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12, Ohio State vs. Washington. Come early and enjoy pre-game activities including tailgates, Rose Queen and Royal Court appearances, and more.


To purchase tickets, please visit www.primesport.com


Enjoy your stay and Happy New Year from us at Visit Burbank!

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