Jan 1, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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The Rose Parade needs no introduction. It's one of those things you have to see before you die, in person (why watch it in TV if you live in SoCal?). This year's theme is about travel. The parade starts at 8:00 and lasts 2 hr.
* Meeting point: The Walgreens located at corner of Colorado blvd. and Sierra Madre blvd. I chose this location because it's a good viewing spot and it's far away from the big crowds.
* Parking: anywhere you can, as close as you can. Come as early as you can. ** If you come late, you may not get a parking spot nearby or a viewing spot on the curb **. 700,000+ people attend the parade each year. Some even camp overnight to secure a spot.
* What to bring: What you would bring for an outdoors event (camping chair, cooler, drinks, snacks, jacket, hat/cup, sunglasses, camera, etc.) What not to bring: glass bottles