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Visitor Hotline (877) 793-9911; Public Transportation For Parade, Bowl Games Info

Visitor Hotline (877) 793-9911; Public Transportation For Parade, Bowl Games Info


Be Smart and Use Metro to get to Pasadena for the Rose Parade and/or the Rose Bowl Game.  Avoid the cost and the hassle of driving your own car.

The following information will allow you to easily navigate to and from Pasadena without a car!

The City of Pasadena wishes all a Happy New Year!  Please celebrate responsibly and ALWAYS designate a driver if you do plan to use a car.

While in Pasadena, remember to stay alert and do your part to help keep all of us safe. 

Remember, "If You See Something, Say Something" and say it to the nearest law enforcement official; or Tournament or Rose Bowl staff. 

 How to get to the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl game on Metro


 Take Metrolink and Metro to 2014 Tournament of Roses celebrations


 Free rides on New Year’s Eve and all-night service in effect!   

No fare will be charged on Metro Rail and Bus lines from 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, until 2 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. 

Please note: free fares will only apply until 2 a.m. Those boarding buses and trains after 2 a.m. will need to TAP to ride. Fare is $1.50 per direction per line or $5.00 for a Day Pass. 


 MAP – Metrolink and Metro Trains and Buses


Go Metro mobile app for iPhone and Android – update available  


Website: Tournament of Roses – Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game 


2014  Digital Rose Parade Program 


 Parade attendees are reminded that couches, large chairs and BBQs taller than 12" are not allowed on the parade route – From the Pasadena Police Department 


Metro smart phone security app to report transit-related crimes  


Transit  Watch LA - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) website for the public that utilizes the Metro system. It is populated with information from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and local Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) about what to look for and how to report any information that is possibly terrorist related to the Metro LA Sheriff’s deputies that patrol the Metro system. 


(888) 950-7233 (SAFE) 


PASADENA, Calif. – The eyes of the world will once again focus on Pasadena, Calif., to kick off the new year, and this January the city will welcome visitors not only for the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade and the 100th Rose Bowl Game, but also the BCS National Championship Game.  

With the big events and so much more to do in Pasadena, the community’s Annual Visitor Hotline will kick into operation from Dec. 30-Jan. 6 to provide answers to questions about the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game, BCS National Championship Game, pre- and post- parade activities, parking, accommodations, dining, directions, related events, and more. 

The 30th Annual Visitor Hotline is staffed by trained community volunteers and is accessible by calling (877) 793-9911 during operating hours. In addition, visitors can download the free, interactive GoPasadena app. Up-to-the-minute changes and information can also be found by following the Visitor Hotline on Facebook at facebook.com/pasadenavisitorhotline. 

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Visitor Hotline (877-793-9911) hours of operation (PST):

Monday, Dec. 30 & Tuesday, Dec. 31           8 a.m. – 7 p.m. 



Wednesday, Jan. 1 – Friday, Jan. 3               8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Saturday, Jan. 4 & Sunday, Jan. 5                 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Monday, Jan. 6                                              8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Visitors can get answers to their questions year round by logging onto VisitPasadena.com or at the CVB’s Visitors Center located inside the Pasadena Convention Center at 300 E. Green Street in Pasadena.  

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For Immediate Release: December 17, 2013 

News Media Contact: Christine Susa (626) 395-0211 or csusa@visitpasadena.com  


Posted: 12/31/2013 03:00:00 PM
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