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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
You’ve seen the horses, marching bands and floats of the Rose Parade on TV. Now’s your chance to experience them up close with your children and grandchildren! Go beyond simply attending the parade — join in the fun by meeting the horses and decorating the floats. You and your family will ride horseback in Griffith Park, watch parade musicians perform at Bandfest and view the floats up close after the parade. Enjoy family-friendly activities at Los Angeles hotspots, including the California Science Center, Santa Monica Beach and Griffith Observatory.


• Help decorate floats appearing in the Rose Parade, then take your seat on New Year’s Day to watch this special event featuring marching bands, floral floats and high-stepping horses.
• Horses play a big part in the Rose Parade. Get up close to our equine friends on a 30-minute horseback ride in the hills of Griffith Park and walk through the stables after EquestFest.
• Attend Bandfest featuring the prize-winning musicians, dancers and performers of this year’s Rose Parade performing the field shows that made them famous.

Program Notes

This is a family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 11 and up.

Activity Notes

Walking up to 1.5 miles on pavement, uneven dirt terrain, wooden pier, sandy beach. Ride horseback 30 minutes. Climbing stadium/bleacher stairs and sitting on bleacher seats without backs. Standing for several hours while working on floats.

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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