Burbank: A Better Way to Stay for the 2021 Rose Bowl Weekend

For millions of people around the world, the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl are iconic New Year’s Day traditions. The parade will begin at 8.00 AM on January 1, 2022 in Pasadena, CA just a hop, skip, and a jump from Burbank. Following the parade will be the big game featuring a traditional matchup of teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12 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 direct into Hollywood Burbank Airport with flights from 32 top U.S. destinations as well as two new routes on Flair Airlines to Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) from Vancouver on November 21st, and Edmonton on December 16th. Eight of Burbank’s hotels offer complimentary hotel shuttle services for guests to and from BUR, as well as to Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and Universal Studios Hollywood. Pacific Surfliner/Amtrak services the airport with a rail stop, as does Metrolink. The Car Rental facility and Transit Center, home to ten rental car brands and more than 1,000 rental cars, is adjacent to the airport served daily by METRO and BurbankBus.

While you’re here, enjoy unique activities. Burbank is home to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, where 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. Universal Studios is a legendary studio back lot and theme park filled with incredible rides and shows, including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter decorated for the holidays. 10 of our hotels are Universal Partner hotels and offer special deals to the theme park with your 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.

Snap selfies with the Caped Crusader when you visit the 7 ft tall bronze Batman statue in Downtown Burbank, tagging #BurbankBatman. Then continue on the Mural Walk of the city.  

You’ll also enjoy great dining and shopping in Burbank. Experience magical sunsets while sipping on cocktails at the 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 at Burbank Town Center, or perusing quirky boutiques, antique shops, vintage clothing, and chic eateries Magnolia Park. 

Plus, just beyond Burbank is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Los Angeles Zoo, and Downtown Los Angeles. Check out cool day trips you can make from Burbank here. All in all, a stay in Burbank is a better way to visit the Rose Parade!


January 1, 2022

From 8AM – 12PM, the Rose Parade travels 5 ½ miles down Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, CA and features floral-decorated floats, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament Entries. This year the theme is “Dream. Believe. Achieve”, which celebrates the influence of education’s ability to open doors, open minds and change lives. The game will feature a traditional matchup of teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12. Come early and enjoy pre-game activities including tailgates, Rose Queen and Royal Court appearances, and more.

For more information, visit www.tournamentofroses.com

To purchase tickets to the game, please visit www.primesport.com


December 29, 2021

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 2020 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.

For more information, visit www.tournamentofroses.com


November 26, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Universal Studios Hollywood is the perfect destination for creating new holiday traditions with the whole family. Enjoy Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ where you can see Hogsmeade™ transformed with enchanting spirit, festive décor and holiday-themed food, beverages and entertainment. Spread the cheer and join in on the fun of Who-tacular festivities with The Grinch™, Max and Who-ville with the return of Grinchmas™. Then end your day at Universal CityWalk, where you can enjoy our spectacular Christmas tree, sumptuous outdoor dining, and fun holiday shopping.

For tickets, visit www.universalstudioshollywood.com


November 19, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Glowing animals welcome you on an unforgettable night time journey that includes the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook, a magical disco ball forest, giant glittering snowflakes, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. L.A. Zoo Lights is a not-to-be-missed holiday light experience for the whole family! Come check it out from 6PM – 10PM.

For tickets, click here


Enjoy your stay and Happy Holidays from us at Visit Burbank!

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