Explore Pasadena, California

Pasadena is one of the oldest cities adjoining Los Angeles and is the main population center of the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California.

Visitors around the New Year can see the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football game. The Old Towne in the western section includes shopping and dining on South Lake. Downtown Pasadena includes museums, theater houses, and movie theaters playing independent films. Old Town Pasadena and the Paseo Colorado have many shops and restaurants. The Gamble House National Historical Landmark is an example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The Huntington Library has a large art collection, but is more famous for its 150 acres of botanical gardens which are used as a backdrop for many Hollywood films.

The San Gabriel mountains above Pasadena offer hiking opportunities. Hike along the abandoned Mount Lowe Railway in the Angeles National Forest and see the site of White City, Echo Mountain, the site of an old observatory, and Inspiration Point. Play golf at the 9-hole Eaton Canyon course or at Brookside, with two challenging 18-hole courses.

Pasadena has a wide range of hotels and many fine restaurants to choose from.

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