The natural-grass home field of the UCLA Bruins football team, the 90,000-seat Rose Bowl Stadium in sunny Pasadena is approximately 30 miles northeast of Westwood and the UCLA campus. Built in 1922, this National Historic Landmark has hosted the Super Bowl (five times), the FIFA World Cup, Olympic events and various rock concerts; however, it's best known for hosting the annual Rose Bowl college tournament on New Year's Day.
On the second Sunday of each month, the Rose Bowl is also home to the legendary Rose Bowl Flea Market, where over 2,500 collectors and designers of vintage furniture, housewares, jewelry, clothing and memorabilia sprawl around the perimeter of the stadium to hawk their treasures.
The flea market runs from 5 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It tends to be very warm in Pasadena, so starting out early at the flea market, billed as the world's largest, is highly recommended. Comfortable walking shoes, light layers and a hat are also suggested. For football games, passenger vehicle parking is $20, while flea market parking is free. Restrooms, refreshments and food are available on-site during all events. The best routes to take by transit are buses 51 and 52.