The Guide to Los Angeles for Rose Bowl and BCS Championship Fans

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Tournament of Roses

The 100th Rose Bowl is a highlight of the week-long Tournament of Roses, which includes numerous family-friendly events that lead up to January 1 and the 125th edition of the world-famous Rose Parade.

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New Year's Eve Events & More

No city throws better parties than Los Angeles, and there are New Year’s Eve events throughout LA that will suit every taste and budget, from elegant black tie affairs to all-night dance parties.

And after greeting the first day of 2014, you'll find plenty of other events happening in LA every day. Search our Event Calendar for everything from concerts to sports and comedy.

Gamble House
Gamble House | Photo: D1v1d, Flickr

Hidden Gems in Pasadena

Whether you’re in town for the Rose Bowl or the BCS National Championship, here are a dozen hidden gems worth seeking out while you’re in Pasadena.

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Pasadena Restaurant Guide

Of course, you’ll want something to eat while you’re exploring Pasadena. Here are some of the best restaurants in Pasadena, from a European bakery to a popular deli and a classic steakhouse.

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If you’re missing the snow while you’re in sunny Southern California, you can lace up for a fun session of outdoor ice skating, a Los Angeles holiday tradition that’s sure to get you and your family back in that winter weather mood.

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Getty Villa courtyard | Photo by Stephen Lee Carr, Flickr


There’s so much to see and do in LA, why not extend your stay for a three-day weekend getaway before or after the big game? We’ve highlighted the best of Los Angeles, from Downtown to Hollywood and the coast, so you can maximize your time and not worry about missing a great landmark or attraction.

"Urban Light" at LACMA
"Urban Light" at LACMA


First-time visitors and locals alike will appreciate our popular guides to navigating Los Angeles car free. Whether your itinerary includes LA’s world-class collection of museums, historic Downtown, or the gorgeous beach cities, we’ll show you how to go green and get around town without stepping on the gas.

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Walt Disney Concert Hall | Photo courtesy of Candice Montgomery, Flickr


Los Angeles is known for its glitz and glamour, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to enjoy your visit. From museums to outdoor recreation, you won’t spend a dime at any of the attractions and activities listed in our guide to 100 Free Things to Do in LA