The weather may be lousy this year but the Tournament of Roses parade is always worth seeing.
One of the nicest things about Pasadena is that it is charmingly old-fashioned. The Ritz-Carlton Huntington, a stately grand hotel with traditions like afternoon tea is the ideal place to stay.
Their New Year’s Eve offerings include dinner in The Dining Room, a restaurant recently chosen as one of the world’s best hotel dining rooms by Gourmet Magazine.
The special menu includes a roasted venison loin with huckleberry sauce and a chocolate trio of desserts which features a chocolate orange baba rum cake.