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Hotel to Stay for a Football Game at the Pasadena Rose Bowl [and "must see" places]

Hotel to Stay for a Football Game at the Pasadena Rose Bowl [and "must see" places]

Old Aug 6, 2021, 2:39 pm
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No set agenda on Friday, any places that are must sees?
Lots of suggestions in these threads:
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Old Aug 6, 2021, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by wakesetter93
No set agenda on Friday, any places that are must sees?
What do you like to do? How much traffic are you willing to fight?

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Old Aug 11, 2021, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by wakesetter93
Ended up booking at the Loews Hollywood as some of my friends are going to be there as well. Flying in and out of LAX on DL. Arriving early Friday AM and leaving early afternoon on Sunday. Considering getting a rental car to get around on Friday.

No set agenda on Friday, any places that are must sees?
I take a lot of friends and relatives coming to LA from other countries or out of town around, and there is only one "must see" on everyone's list. It is Hollywood hall of frame walk and the Hollywood sign. Fortunately your hotel is right there. Nothing else in LA is really must see, just what you want to see. I like to take them to Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive since it is close to Hollywood anyway. The other more common tourists traps, I mean places to see, are Santa Monica pier and Griffith Observatory. All those places will be very recognizable when people post the pictures on social media.
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Another thing I've done with a lot of people is a day trip to Joshua Tree. It's best if you can do overnight or a few days, but when I take people who can't really hike anyway it works ok as a day trip with just getting out to stretch legs at scenic points.
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Originally Posted by Need
I take a lot of friends and relatives coming to LA from other countries or out of town around, and there is only one "must see" on everyone's list. It is Hollywood hall of frame walk and the Hollywood sign. Fortunately your hotel is right there. Nothing else in LA is really must see, just what you want to see. I like to take them to Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive since it is close to Hollywood anyway. The other more common tourists traps, I mean places to see, are Santa Monica pier and Griffith Observatory. All those places will be very recognizable when people post the pictures on social media.
Thanks Need, all of Saturday is going to be devoted to tailgating/football so Friday could be a good day to swing by the beach and then hit the BH/Hollywood tourist traps quickly.
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Old Aug 12, 2021, 4:01 am
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The Griffith Observatory happens to have an excellent view of the Hollywood sign.

I have no idea if you are interested in art, but the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena is a gem.
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Old Aug 12, 2021, 9:35 am
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The Griffith Observatory happens to have an excellent view of the Hollywood sign.

I have no idea if you are interested in art, but the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena is a gem.
Thanks Kathy! Unfortunately I think our only time in Pasadena this trip will be centered around football, but I'll keep that in mind!
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Old Aug 12, 2021, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by wakesetter93
...so Friday could be a good day to swing by the beach and then hit the BH/Hollywood tourist traps quickly.
You will end up spending more time in traffic than sightseeing.
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Old Aug 12, 2021, 11:29 am
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You will end up spending more time in traffic than sightseeing.
Isn't that the quintessential LA visit?
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Old Aug 28, 2021, 11:43 am
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I went to a UCLA/ASU football game at the Rose Bowl in 2017. I stayed at the Westin Pasedena which I found to be really overpriced for what it was, especially with how small the room was for two people. That said, it was right next to Alexander's Steakhouse where I had an incredible meal and such amazing drinks I came back again for drinks the second night.
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Originally Posted by wakesetter93
Hey everyone, I'm looking at planning a trip to LA over Labor Day weekend for the LSU/UCLA game at the Rose Bowl. It would also be the first trip since my GF and I got engaged so I'd like to stay in a nice hotel/area. Would primarily use Uber to get around.

Thoughts, ideas and opinions are appreciated. Thanks!
So now that all is said and done. how did your trip go?

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Old Sep 27, 2021, 9:21 pm
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So now that all is said and done. how did your trip go?

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The trip went great (other than the actual game). You can read about it here!
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Old Sep 28, 2021, 2:44 pm
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The trip went great (other than the actual game). You can read about it here!
I know how you feel. When I went to the Rose Bowl in 2017 I flew across the country to watch my Arizona State Sun Devils get killed.
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