Rose Bowl Stadium, Rose Parade and Embassy Suites Arcadia Pasadena Hotel

Hotels Near Rose Bowl

Make the Embassy Suites by Hilton Arcadia Pasadena Area your official hotel for this year's Rose Parade festivities! Located just 15 minutes from the iconic and historic Rose Bowl Stadium, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Arcadia Pasadena Area offers easy access to all of the exciting events surrounding the 127th Annual Tournament of Roses. Participate in the decoration of the floats, attend the hall of fame induction ceremony, witness the world-famous Rose Parade, and cheer at the 102nd Annual Rose Bowl Game. Start each morning right with complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and wind down after each fun-filled day of Rose Parade activities with our complimentary evening happy hour in our hotel atrium. Perfect for the entire family, each of our spacious two-room suites provide the privacy and comfort for an unforgettable Rose Parade Week.

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rose bowl stadium

Rose Bowl Events

Rose Bowl Events

In addition to hosting the iconic Rose Bowl game, Rose Bowl Stadium is also home to UCLA Bruin football, the world's largest flea market, concerts festivals, and other great events throughout the year. Known as "America's Stadium", the historic facility is also the host of Pasadena's annual Americafest and has held the Super Bowl, the World Cup, and Olympic events. Having recently undergone a $164.5 million renovation, the 92,000 seat stadium will continue to grow its legacy in the years to come.


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Rose Bowl Stadium History and Fun Facts


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rose bowl game

Rose Bowl Stadium History and Fun Facts

  • Built in 1922, Rose Bowl Stadium is a National Historic Landmark
  • Rose Bowl Stadium holds the United States' all-time soccer attendance record for the 1984 Olympic gold medal game
  • Five NFL Super Bowl have been played here: XI, XIV, XVII, XXI, and XXVII
  • The Los Angeles Galaxy called the stadium home from 1996 - 2002
  • The stadium hosted its first college football game in 1923, USC vs. Penn State
  • The 1962 Rose Bowl Game was the first college football game nationally broadcast in color
  • Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce, U2, and Pink Floyd have all performed at Rose Bowl Stadium
  • Rose Bowl Stadium is home to the world's largest recurring flea market

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Annual Tournament of Roses Events

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Annual Tournament of Roses Events

For over 125 years, Pasadena has celebrated the New Year with the fanfare, festivity, and tradition of the Rose Parade. After a week full of diverse and exciting events leading up to the parade, hundreds of thousands of people flock to Colorado Boulevard to see the marching bands, ornate floats, and world-class equestrians. The week is then capped off with the iconic Rose Bowl game at Rose Bowl Stadium, where the best very best NCAA teams compete for the most esteemed prize in college football. Known as "The Granddaddy of Them All", the Rose Bowl stands as one of the most historic and beloved events in the entire United States. Annual Tournament of Roses events include:

  • Float Decorating:At Various Locations Throughout Los Angeles
  • BandFest: at Pasadena College Football Stadium
  • EquestFest: At the Los Angeles Equestrian Center
  • Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: At the Pasadena Convention Center
  • Annual Rose Parade: January 2, 2017 at Orange Grove Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard
  • Tailgate Parties: January 2, 2017 at Rose Bowl Stadium
  • Showcase of Floats: At E. Sierra Madre Boulevard and E. Washington Boulevard
  • 103rd Annual Rose Bowl Game: January 2, 2017 at Rose Bowl Stadium

  • Gold Line Train to Rose Bowl Stadium

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    gold line train to rose bowl stadium

    Gold Line Train

    Don't feel like driving to the big game? Hop on the recently-opened Foothill Gold Line extension and avoid the stress and congestion of Rose Bowl traffic. Located less than a half mile from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Arcadia Pasadena Area, the Arcadia Metro Gold Line Station will get you to Pasadena's Memorial Park in just eleven minutes! The train picks up every 12-15 minutes and costs just $1.75 per ride for adults. Getting to Rose Bowl Stadium just got a lot easier!


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    Directions to Rose Bowl Stadium

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    pasadena rose parade marching band

    Directions to Rose Bowl Stadium

    Rose Bowl Stadium is located less than ten miles from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Arcadia Pasadena Area hotel. After a good night's rest and a hearty complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, head over to Rose Bowl Stadium to experience all of the amazing activities.

    • Drive west on Huntington Drive towards 2nd Avenue
    • Turn right onto N Santa Anita Avenue
    • Turn right and merge onto the I-210 W ramp to Pasadena
    • Continue on to CA-134 W
    • Take exit 13A for Orange Grove Boulevard
    • Drive to Rosemont Avenue
    • Turn Right on to N Orange Grove Boulevard
    • Turn Left on to Rosemont Avenue


    The Embassy Suites by Hilton Arcadia Pasadena Area would like to thank to The Pasadena Tournament of Roses®, Rose Bowl Stadium, and Brent Fultz at Cal Tech for the images.