June 29, 2011

LA Families: A Family Game Plan for Rose Bowl Fireworks

in For Parents, Travel


Last year, we finally experienced the Fourth of July fireworks show at the Rose Bowl, after living in Southern California for over 30 years.  This show lives up to it’s billing – it’s certainly the biggest and longest show (25 minutes long) we’ve seen in a while.  Friends of ours gave us these tips to help navigate the crowds and traffic that comes with going to Rose Bowl events, which we hope will help your family enjoy the day.

  1. Get there around between 3 and 4 o’clock, so you’ll beat the later crowd and avoid the traffic back-up into the parking lot.
  2. Bring a picnic, chairs, and blankets, and set up your tailgate party right there on the golf course.  No need to pay the admission ticket price to sit inside the Rose Bowl.
  3. Pack up your car before the fireworks show and be first wave of people leaving the area.  You’ll beat the traffic and your kids appreciate getting home sooner after a long day out.

So if your family is thinking of going out the the Rose Bowl for the July 4th fireworks show, then follow these tips and you’ll have a really great all-American holiday.  Have a happy Fourth, wherever you celebrate.

Click here for more information about Amerifest 2011 – 4th of July Celebration at the Rose Bowl.

image via Magnetic Lobster

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