USC Football Weekend

Two-Night Land-Only

October 11-13, 2024

Overview & Pricing

Hotel: JW Marriott LA Live

Activity Level

Days: 3

Travel Host:
Penn State Sports Tours Staff
Email Host

"We look forward to hosting you in Los Angeles!"

Package Overview

Join the Penn State Alumni Association in Los Angeles as the Nittany Lions head to play new Big Ten foe USC! Packages include premium downtown hotel accommodations, exclusive Friday event, official pep rally, and more!

We are excited to announce that the Penn State – USC Football Weekend sports tour will be hosted by Adam Taliaferro ’05. 

To see a special message from your tour host, click HERE.

Adam, a Nittany Lion cornerback is one of the most inspiring student-athletes in the history of Penn State, defying the odds after suffering a paralyzing spinal cord injury in 2000. Told he wouldn’t walk again, Taliaferro led Penn State football onto the field for the 2001 season opener at Beaver Stadium. In 2020, BTN produced a short film that detailed Taliaferro’s recovery and return to Beaver Stadium.


Package Includes:

  • Two (2) nights’ ACCOMMODATIONS at the JW Marriott LA Live
    • Check-in: Friday, October 11
    • Check-out: Sunday, October 13
    • Includes HOTEL & PERKS PACKAGE (see “Misc” tab for more information)
  • FRIDAY NIGHT MIXER with local Alumni chapter
  • Pre-game MEAL
  • Official ROAR TOUR PEP RALLY event
  • Official Penn State Sports Tours HOSPITALITY DESK
  • Professional STAFF throughout the program
  • TAXES and GRATUITIES included on all items

PLEASE NOTE: Transportation between your hometown and Los Angeles is not included. Deposits are non-refundable and travel insurance is highly recommended (CLICK HERE for more information).


*Pricing is per person based on room occupancy.

Single Double Triple Quad Child
$1,739 $1,349 $1,249 $1,189 $659

Occupancy Rules:
Max Occupancy: 4
Max Adult: 4
Max Children: 3


JW Marriott LA Live

900 W. Olympic Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90015


Revel in luxury and a prime downtown location at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. Unwind during your California travels in the modern, well-appointed hotel rooms and suites, which offer plush bedding, marble bathrooms, mini-refrigerators, sitting areas, ample desks and Wi-Fi. Rooms on higher floors are treated to stunning views of the city. The hotel features a sparkling rooftop pool and bar, a fitness center and numerous superb dining options. Guests also have access to a serene day spa, perfect for rejuvenating. From the hotel, events at L.A. Live, the Convention Center, and Arena are just a short walk. The University of Southern California is only minutes away.


Hotel Information

Standard Guestroom

Max Occupancy: 4


LA Memorial Coliseum

Los Angeles

Away game tickets requests are expected to be available to Football season ticket holders & Nittany Lion Club members in May. The ability to request tickets does not guarantee fans will receive tickets.


Friday Night Mixer

Gather with Penn Staters the night before the game and enjoy performances by the Penn State Pep Band, Penn State Cheerleaders, and the Nittany Lion. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. More details TBD.


Roar Tour Pep Rally Event

Prior to the game, get ready for kickoff with the Penn State Pep Band, Penn State Cheerleaders, the Nittany Lion, and special guests. Transportation to and from the hotel will be provided. More details TBD.


Hotel & Perks Package

Included in your travel package is an exclusive hotel benefits and local perks package, containing a number of exciting extras:

• Food & beverage credit of $20
• Complimentary Enhanced In-Room WiFi
• Morning Fitness Class at JW Pool Deck or RC Pool Deck
• Wine Tasting for 2: 4:30 pm -5:00 pm at Savoca
• Grammy Museum (Reservations must be coordinated ahead of time)
• Popcorn at Regal Cinema (Vouchers available at the Front Desk)
• Lucky Strike Bowling (Complimentary lanes available 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Thursday-Sunday)
• Two (2) complimentary movie tickets for Regal Cinema (Available Monday-Wednesday)




What’s included in my price?

Your final price includes room and all hotel taxes. It does not include items such as charges for meals, parking, rollaway beds, phone calls, valet and room service, or any other items of a personal nature.

What do “Single,” “Double,” “Triple,” and “Quad” mean?

Single, Double, Triple, and Quad refer to how many adults (13 and over) are sharing each room (total room occupancy). For example, if two adults wish to stay in the same room, the price would be the Double price, and this would be per person.

Do I need travel insurance?

Due to the investment of your travel package, we strongly recommend the purchase of appropriate insurance coverage. Medical insurance policies may not protect your travels away from home and often have out-of-network deductibles. Likewise, coverage through credit cards and travel suppliers can have shortfalls and not fully protect you. For additional information, please click on the Insurance link on the bottom right of this website.

What does the “Child” price mean?

Children’s prices are limited to those 12 years of age or under sharing a room with one or more adults and using existing bedding. For example, if the room is shared with one adult, the single rate applies as the adult’s price plus the child’s price. If the room is shared with two adults, the double rate applies as each adult’s price plus the child’s price.

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Debit cards featuring the Visa or MasterCard logo are also accepted; however, please be advised these types of cards typically have a maximum amount that you may charge daily. Please check with your financial institution.

If I’m not traveling, can I make a reservation for someone else?

When completing the reservation, use the name of the person for whom you are making the reservation. When entering credit card information, you may use your credit card and billing address for payment.