My husband and I are heading out to Pasadena on Wednesday, Jan. 6. We are staying at the Residence Inn in Pasadena/Arcadia (hope it's clean & safe!). Here's what we are thinking for our trip, and we'd love any advice, tips, or thoughts from the local experts...
Wednesday, Jan 6: Arrive at Ontario airport around 5:20 p.m. Pick up rental car & head to the hotel to check in. Will traffic be awful at this time? We will want to grab something for dinner. Should we look for something near the Ontario area (to let traffic clear some) or wait until getting into the Arcadia area?
Thursday, Jan. 7: Game Day!! We will probably just plan to drive to the game and park...any better tips? We are planning to arrive early and spend the day at the ESPN tailgate party prior to the game.
Friday, Jan. 8: Sightseeing day! We are thinking we would like to go to the Hollywood area...Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese (can you do a tour?), etc. We are also thinking about doing some type of studio tour this day...any suggestions of which one would be best? Should we do studio tour in the morning and Hollywood area in the afternoon or vice versa? Any good restaurant suggestions for the area (we like American, Italian, etc...no Asian, etc.). We thought about spending the evening at the Santa Monica pier...although there may not be time or we're thinking it would it be too far away with traffic?
Saturday, Jan. 9: Flight leaves Ontario airport at 9:15 a.m. What time should we leave our hotel in Arcadia?
Thanks in advance for any advice...and Roll Tide! =)