Local EventsWhat’s on the Calendar

Whether you prefer music, food, sports, or the outdoors, Southern California offers a world of exciting experiences and activities, and our convenient Los Angeles hotel puts you in the center of it all. Here’s a quick rundown of some of our favorite Pasadena events to help you start planning your next trip.

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See Nature Blossom

Through May 3, 2021

Each spring, the Descanso Gardens’ famed cherry blossom trees bloom to reveal their full beauty, drawing in guests to this often fleeting natural wonder. Stroll through the winding paths and feel like you’re in a real-life painting as you witness the light pinks of the Akebono meet the vividly blushed petals of the Beni Hoshi. Then, explore the heady scents of the lilac gardens, bringing its own shades of purple and whites into your day.

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Universal Studios

Now Open

After much anticipation, Universal Studios Hollywood has now reopened! Debuting an all-new ride based on “The Secret Life of Pets,” plus the ever-popular fan favorites, including Jurassic World, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and The World-Famous Studio Tour, it’s going to be a spring and summer of fun together, whether you’re escaping with your closest friends or enjoying quality time with the family. 

In addition, Six Flags Magic Mountain is now open. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim are scheduled to reopen on April 30 and Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park is set for sometime in May.

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Rose Parade

January 1, 2021 | 8:00 am

The 131st Rose Parade is set to kick off another new year with spirited marching bands from across the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping horses. Conveniently located near the parade’s path, Comfort Inn Pasadena sells out fast during this event, so we recommend booking your reservations early. The parade will be broadcast in over 200 international territories and countries on ABC, Hallmark Channel, ESPN, KTLA5, NBC, RFD-TV, but there’s nothing like seeing it in person!

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Rose Bowl

January 1, 2021

Continuing the tradition at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium this new year, the Rose Bowl Game will follow the fun of the Rose Parade with an exciting match-up between two of the top teams in the nation. The Comfort Inn near Old Town Pasadena in Eagle Rock, California is a popular hotel during the Rose Bowl, so be sure to make your reservations early to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event, broadcast exclusively on ESPN and ESPN radio.