Pasadena Visitors Guide Winter Spring 2019-2020

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OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

WINTER/SPRING 2019-2020

SHOP | DINE | DISCOVER

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Experience

the new look and feel of the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel.

Centrally located in the heart of the city, next to the

Pasadena Convention Center and within walking distance

to an array of shops and dining options. Whether you

are in town for work or leisure, our professionally

trained staff is here to make sure your

experience is memorable.

Stay

in one of our beautifully decorated guestrooms and wake

up revitalized in one of the most comfortable beds that you

will ever experience. Be sure to take a dip in our refreshing

pool after working out in our state of the art fitness center.

Enhance your stay in one of our studio suites

or club lounge upgrade.

Facts

311 Guestrooms

14 Event Spaces (14,000 sq ft total space)

Soleil Restaurant & Evening Bar/Lounge

Charlie’s Coffee Corner

Sheraton Club

Outdoor Heated Pool

Sheraton Fitness

Local Area Shuttle

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel | 303 Cordova Street, Pasadena, California 91101 USA | T (626) 449 4000 F (626) 796 6209

sheraton.com/pasadena


Come face to face

with a world of masterpieces

Norton

Simon

Museum

Nor ton Simon Museum

411 West Colorado Boulevard

Pasadena, California 91105

626.449.6840 general information

626.844.6980 group tours

www.nortonsimon.org


CONTENTS

PASADENA OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

Winter/Spring 2019-2020

8TOURNAMENT OF ROSES

41

PUBLIC ART

6 WHAT’S HAPPENING

New & notable openings, Tournament of Roses®

guide, plus signature events

14 THE LUXE LIST

5 ways to elevate your stay

14 SHOP SMALL, BUY LOCAL

Made-in-Pasadena souvenirs & gift ideas

16 NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDES

Where to eat, shop, play & discover hidden gems

26 CULINARY DELIGHTS

Michelin star power, women at the plate, Asian

cuisine & local libations

38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Museums, public art, guided tours, spectator sports,

theater & more

44 FAMILY FUN

100% kid-approved attractions & activities

46 WELLNESS & THE GREAT

OUTDOORS

Hiking, pampering, & group fitness classes

50 HOTELS

Where to stay

54 TRAVEL TIPS

Transportation to and around Pasadena, suggested

itineraries & a fold-out map

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626-405-2100

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Specialty Tour

to celebrate

our Centennial!


Pasadena Official Visitors Guide

Winter/Spring 2019-2020

Pasadena Convention

& Visitors Bureau

Pasadena Visitors Center

300 E. Green Street

Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 795-9311

(800) 307-7977

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Welcome

TO PASADENA

N

estled at the base of the San

Gabriel Mountains, our vibrant

city is an oasis from the hustle

and bustle of downtown Los

Angeles, located a mere 10 miles

away. Known as the “Crown

of the Valley,” Pasadena is the

northeastern gateway to all things L.A. Yet, it’s

very much a destination in its own right.

Equal parts classic and contemporary,

Pasadena has enjoyed a long history as a

thriving, forward-thinking hub of art, culture,

design and technological innovation. The jewels

of the past have been beautifully preserved as

the region has evolved into the sophisticated,

modern city it is today.

On the following pages, we shine the spotlight

on what’s new and share top must-do’s—

including the iconic Tournament of Roses®

festivities. Neighborhood guides highlight where

to eat, shop and play in each distinctive district.

Special sections delve deeper into our cuisine

scene, arts and entertainment, wellness, the

great outdoors and kid-approved attractions.

Whether you’re traveling solo or with your

family, a group of friends or a partner, Pasadena

promises to surprise and delight you at every

turn—from the stunning mansions, incredible

museums and lush gardens to the buzz-worthy

events, delicious flavors and locally-made

products. And that’s just the beginning of what

awaits you.

Whatever drew you here, we thank you

for making Pasadena part of your personal

journey. Please share your experiences with

#visitpasadena so we can follow along!

Happy travels,

Jeanne Goldschmidt

Executive Director

Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau

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What’s

HAPPENING

W

inter

and spring are actionpacked

seasons filled with

holiday festivities, abundant

cultural happenings and the

world-renowned Rose Bowl

parade and game. Mark your

calendar for these events

and activities. And be sure

to check out the newest additions to Pasadena’s

must-see, must-do list on your next visit.

100 Years of The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical

Gardens celebrates its centennial with a year-long

series of exhibitions and events running through

September 2020. From the commemorative

“Huntington’s Hundredth” rose and a special series

of programs examining the collections in fresh

ways, to a special website where visitors can share

their memories and impressions, the research and

educational institution will be looking back while

setting the trajectory for the future. huntington.org

Expanded Chinese Garden Debuts

This spring, The Huntington’s Chinese Garden will

reopen after a massive expansion, growing from its

original 3.5-acres to 12 acres. New features include

a Stargazing Tower and an exhibition complex with

a traditional scholar’s studio and an art gallery for

changing displays. The inaugural exhibition, “A

Garden of Words: The Calligraphy of Liu Fang Yuan,”

is scheduled to open May 30. huntington.org

Rose Bowl Stadium Party of the Century

The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation hosts the

star-studded Party of the Century on April 18.

The Roaring 20’s themed evening—held right on

the turf of Rose Bowl Stadium—kicks off the Rose

Bowl’s centennial celebrations culminating in 2022.

Proceeds will go towards protecting, preserving

and enhancing the iconic community treasure.

partyofthecentury.org

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Tribute to U.S. Women’s Soccer

Rose Bowl Stadium recently unveiled a new statue

commemorating the U.S. Women’s National Team’s

World Cup victory in 1999, a history-making event

that took place on the hallowed field. The statue

depicts Brandi Chastain’s celebratory pose after

making her game-winning penalty kick. Chastain

and her teammates inspired countless girls to

pursue their athletic dreams through their collective

achievements. rosebowlstadium.com

A Snow White Christmas

Lythgoe Family Panto presents “A Snow White

Christmas” at Pasadena Civic Auditorium December

13-22. Known for television shows like American

Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, the Lythgoe

Family is equally renowned for their kid-friendly

musical theatre productions. In this updated version

of the classic fairytale, Princess Snow White joins

forces with the Seven Dwarfs to defeat her wicked

Aunt the Queen. pasadenacivic.visitpasadena.com

Enchanted Forest of Light

Descanso Gardens transforms into a glittering

Enchanted Forest of Light with their special seasonal

display open November 17 through January 5.

Patrons are invited to walk through the illuminating

one-mile installation during evening hours. Tickets

have timed entries and must be purchased in

advance. enchantedla.com

UCLA Football

Rose Bowl Stadium is home turf for the University

of California Los Angeles Bruins football team.

Home games take place between September 7 and

November 30, offering an exciting opportunity to

experience one of the finest football stadiums in the

nation. rosebowlstadium.com

Doo Dah Parade

Considered the “twisted sister” of the Rose Bowl

Parade, Pasadena’s Occasional Doo Dah Parade

takes place November 24. The irreverent assembly

of nearly 100 eccentric characters and colorful

floats will be joined by revelers as they parade

by the independent shops of East Pasadena.

Several local businesses host after parties.

pasadenadoodahparade.info

Snow Days

Winter fun awaits at the Kidspace Children’s

Museum during the annual December Snow

Days, December 26-30. For five days, kids can get

bundled up to play in real snow and make snowmen,

snowballs and snow angels. Live performances,

winter-themed art and cookie decorating round out

the festivities. kidspacemuseum.org

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THE ESSENTIAL

Tournament

of Roses ®

MINI-GUIDE

P

asadena’s

Tournament of

Roses® is an iconic,

all-American

experience that

attracts hundreds

of thousands of

spectators and

revelers every New Year. Millions

more viewers across the country

tune in to watch the nationallytelevised

New Year’s Day parade

and college football game. But

nothing beats experiencing it

live in person. Several festive

happenings bookend the two

main headlining events over

the course of a week, offering

family-friendly entertainment,

celebrations, tours, exhibitions

and so much more. Here’s

everything you need to know to

get in on the historic action and

kick-off your 2020 on a high note.

tournamentofroses.com

Tournament

of Roses ®

Rose Parade ® presented

by Honda

January 1, 2020

The 131st Rose Parade presented

by Honda begins promptly at 8:00

a.m. on January 1, 2020. Almost

a million spectators line up along

the 5.5-mile route down Colorado

Boulevard, experiencing the

sensational signature event while

also celebrating New Year’s Day.

Needless to say, there is a lot to

cheer about.

Rose Bowl Game ® presented by

Northwestern Mutual

January 1, 2020

The 106th Rose Bowl Game

presented by Northwestern

Mutual will be held on January

1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. The game

will feature a traditional matchup

of teams from the Pac-12 and

Big Ten. Come early and enjoy

pre-game activities including

tailgates, university band

performances and more.

See the

parade route

highlighted in red on

the pull-out map in

the back of this

guide.

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MORE TOURNAMENT

OF ROSES® EVENTS

Tournament of Roses SIP & SAVOR

An Artistic Entertainment Services

Production

December 28-30, 2019

Eat, drink and be merry at

Tournament of Roses SIP & SAVOR,

where the spirit of SoCal food, wine,

craft beers and entertainment come

alive over three days in the shadow

of the legendary Rose Bowl Stadium.

The event takes place at Jackie

Robinson Memorial Field on Seco

Street, across from the Rose Bowl in

the Arroyo.

Float Viewing: Decorating Places

presented by Giti Tire

December 28–31, 2019

At Decorating Places presented

by Giti Tire, spectators have the

chance to view the final stages

of the magnificent parade floats.

creation. A variety of seeds, bark,

fruits, grasses and flowers will be

added to the floats by professionals

and volunteers. Visitors can see

the floats in all their glory before

parading down Colorado Boulevard.

The event takes place at Rosemont

Pavilion, 700 Seco St., Pasadena. Be

sure to get a ticket in advance.

INSIDER TIPS

Equestfest presented by

Wells Fargo

December 29, 2019

Saddle up at the Los Angeles

Equestrian Center on Sunday,

December 29 as Wells Fargo

presents Equestfest. This event

features the gorgeous horses and

talented riders that serve as the

premier equestrian units for the

2020 Rose Parade. Watch as they

perform drills, dances, trick riding

and roping. Attendees can also stroll

through the stables, talk to riders

and learn about the various breeds

while enjoying and the vendor court,

activities and themed displays.

Bandfest presented by REMO

December 29-30, 2019

Bandfest presented by Remo is a live

music event featuring the exceptional

bands selected to participate in the

2020 Rose Parade. A total of 22

bands from across the United States

and around the world will perform in

three events over the course of two

days, presenting the field show that

will take place during the parade.

Rose Bowl Bash

December 31, 2019

The Rose Bowl Bash is a familyfriendly

event that takes place

in downtown Los Angeles and

celebrates college football

and the New Year. The event

showcases games, school pep band

performances, Rose Bowl Game

merchandise, a beer garden and

more.

Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction

Ceremony

December 31, 2019

The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame was

established in 1989 to honor

members of the Rose Bowl Game

family who have contributed to

the history and excitement of The

Granddaddy of Them All ® . Witness

history as the newest inductees join a

group of legendary football greats.

Post-Parade: A Showcase of Floats

January 1-2, 2020

From 1:00 p.m. January 1 through

5:00 p.m. January 2, get an up-close

and personal viewing of the elaborate

floral floats that are parked and

on display along Sierra Madre and

Washington Boulevard. “Post Parade:

A Showcase of Floats” proves just

how much workmanship, effort and

design was put into their creation,

and it’s an intimate way to view the

floats. A shuttle is available from Park

& Ride locations in Pasadena.

1. Inclusive

Hospitality

Packages bundle

accommodations,

parade and game

tickets, shuttle

transportation,

tailgating happenings

and more.

primesport.com

2. Secure the best

parade viewing

with Reserved

Grandstand

Seating tickets.

sharpseating.com

3. Claim your free 4. Avoid traffic and

Curbside Parade parking hassles

Viewing Spot on by taking public

a first-come, firstserved

basis starting Extended Metro

transportation.

at 12:00 p.m.

Service runs around

December 31—no the clock December

earlier! And pack 31 through January 1

for an overnight between Downtown

campout.

Los Angeles and

Pasadena. metro.net

5. Buy exclusive

Commemorative

Pasadena

Merchandise at the

Visitors Center or

Visit Pasadena booth

at SIP & SAVOR.

visitpasadena.com

RESOURCES

Pasadena Visitor

Hotline

(877) 793-9911

visitpasadena.com

Tournament of

Roses®

391 S. Orange Grove

Blvd.

(626) 449-4100

tournamentofroses.com

Sharp Seating

Company

Official Tournament

of Roses®

grandstand seating

company

1737 E. Colorado

Blvd. (enter in back)

(626) 795-4171

sharpseating.com

Rose Bowl Stadium

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.

(626) 577-3100

rosebowlstadium.com

Pasadena Museum

of History

Official Year-Round

Tournament of

Roses® merchandise

470 W. Walnut St.

(626) 577-1660

pasadenahistory.org

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Signature

EVENTS

Pasadena Cheeseburger Week

January 26-31, 2020

Legend has it that Lionel

Sternberger invented the

cheeseburger in 1924 in Pasadena

while working at his father’s

roadside stand called Rite

Spot. Each year, restaurants

and locals pay homage to

Lionel’s achievement with the

Cheeseburger Week celebration.

pasadenarestaurantweek.com

Camellia Show at The Huntington

Library, Art Museum, and

Botanical Gardens

February 8-9, 2020

Hundreds of gorgeous blooms

compete for top honors at

The Huntington’s 48th annual

Camellia Show, co-sponsored by

the Southern California Camellia

Society.

huntington.org

Black History Parade & Festival

February 15, 2020

One of the biggest and longestrunning

Black History parades

in California, the celebration

also features food, merchandise

booths, a children’s play area

and more at the Jackie Robinson

Center.

cityofpasadena.net

MORE ANNUAL EVENTS

Castle Green Holiday Tour

December 8, 2019

Take a step back in time at the

historic Castle Green while

roaming the 120-year old halls

and grounds.

castlegreen.com/tour

Live on Green

December 29-31, 2019

The free family festival leading up

to the Rose Parade takes place at

the Pasadena Convention Center.

liveongreenpaasdena.com

Pasadena Heritage Architectural

Legacy Walking Tour

December 29-30, 2019

Expert guides highlight

extraordinary architecture and

local history.

pasadenaheritage.org

PASADENA CHEESEBURGER WEEK

Noon Year’s Eve at Kidspace

Children’s Museum

December 31, 2019

Celebrate the New Year early

with Kidspace and ring in the

(almost) New Year with a balloon

drop, music and noise makers.

kidspacemuseum.org

Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K

January 19, 2020

The annual half marathon and 5K

starts at the Rose Bowl Stadium

and passes through various local

landmarks.

pasadenahalf.com

Golden State Tattoo Expo

January 24-26, 2020

The Golden State Tattoo Expo

2020 brings together some of the

world’s top tattoo artists.

goldenstatetattooexpo.com

ArtNight Pasadena

March 13, 2020 & October 9,

2020

Enjoy a free evening of art,

music and entertainment when

Pasadena’s most prominent art

and culture institutions open their

doors.

artnightpasadena.org

Spring Home Tour

March 29, 2020

Tour architectural gems of the

early 20 th century that exemplify

quintessential California style.

pasadenaheritage.org

Pasadena Showcase House of

Design

April 26 – May 17, 2020

Explore the Pasadena Showcase

House of Design when a local

estate is exquisitely transformed

by top designers.

pasadenashowcase.org

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CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN CUISINE

MERCADO

140 S LAKE AVE

PASADENA, CA 91101

LUNCH: MONDAY- FRIDAY 11:30-4PM

DINNER: 4PM DAILY

HAPPY HOUR: MONDAY-SUNDAY, 4PM

BRUNCH: SUNDAY, 11AM-3PM


Bungalow Heaven Home Tour

April 26, 2020

Tour select homes built from

1900 to the 1930s in Bungalow

Heaven, Pasadena’s first

Landmark District.

bungalowheaven.org

Pasadena Chalk Festival

June 20-21, 2020

View hundreds of colorful chalk

murals at The Paseo along with

live music, food, shopping and

children’s activities.

pasadenachalkfestival.com

BoldPas: A Day of Art and Play

July 2020

Local artists takeover Pasadena

with temporary art installations

throughout Old Pasadena’s

unique urban and historic spaces.

oldpasadena.org

Americafest

July 4, 2020

Pasadena’s 4 th of July celebration

at Rose Bowl Stadium

features all-day fun, food and

entertainment for the whole

family, concluding with a

spectacular fireworks show.

rosebowlstadium.com

ArtWalk Pasadena

October 17, 2020

Pasadena’s largest

urban art fair showcases

paintings, sculptures,

watercolor, photography,

mixed media, ceramics,

jewelry, drawings and

printmaking.

playhousedistrict.org

Craftsman Weekend

November 2020

Join the largest, most

comprehensive salute to Arts

and Crafts-style architecture in

the western U.S., including bus

and walking tours of historic

neighborhoods and visits to

distinctive Craftsman-era homes.

pasadenaheritage.com

MONTHLY

Pasadena City College Flea

Market (Free Admission)

Peruse the wares of 500 vendors

specializing in antiques and

vintage collectibles. Occurs the

first Sunday of each month.

pasadena.edu/fleamarket

Signature

EVENTS

Rose Bowl Flea Market

Vintage treasure hunters and

bargain seekers flock to the

legendary Rose Bowl Flea Market

on the second Sunday of each

month.

rgcshows.com

SEASONALLY

UCLA Bruins Football Season

September–November

Cheer on the UCLA Bruins at the

Rose Bowl Stadium, home field to

the team since 1982.

rosebowlstadium.com/

premiumseating

Santa Anita Park

December–June

Witness live horse races

Thursday through Sundays at

Santa Anita Park.

santaanita.com

The internationally renowned

Rose Bowl Flea Market is a

mecca for vintage lovers and

interior decorators. The market

takes place the second Sunday

of every month, when more

than 2,500 vendors are spread

out around the grounds selling

vintage clothing, midcentury

modern furniture, African

textiles, Moroccan rugs, Chinese

antiques, jewelry and so much

more. rosebowlstadium.com

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The Luxe

LIST

UPGRADE YOUR

EXPERIENCE

Whether you’re celebrating

a special occasion or simply

looking for an exclusive

experience while visiting

Pasadena, here are 5 ways to

elevate your stay.

Check into the two-bedroom,

two-story “Tournament of

Roses” Penthouse Suite

perched on the eighth floor

of The Langham Huntington,

Pasadena. Perks of the

expansive, luxurious residence

include hand-carved wooden

furniture, a baby grand piano and

sweeping 360-degree views.

langhamhotels.com/pasadena

Hire Pasadena Tour Company

to create a bespoke Guided

VIP Tour of Pasadena’s

leading architectural, historic

and cinematic landmarks and

attractions. Their connections

can get you private access to

places like The Huntington

Library, Art Museum, and

Botanical Gardens, and

Gamble House and the tour

will be curated to match

your precise interests.

pasadenatourcompany.com

Feast on Michelin-starred

Chinese Imperial Cuisine fit

for royalty at Bistro Na’s in

nearby Temple City.

bistronas.com

Splurge on the $210 Gold

Carre cocktail at Alexander’s

Steakhouse. The twist on a Vieux

Carre features Whistle Pig Boss

Hog, Tesseron Lot29, Carpano

Antica and Benedictine—served

up, finished with gold leaf.

alexanderssteakhouse.com/

Pasadena

Visit Whitmore Rare Books

to peruse the impressive

collection of first edition

literary masterpieces,

manuscripts and hand-written

letters by some of history’s

most legendary minds. Their

treasures range in price from

$100 upwards of $95,000.

whitemorerarebooks.com

GRIST & TOLL

Shop Small,

BUY LOCAL

SOUVENIR & GIFT TIPS

Looking for souvenir inspiration or creative gift ideas for your loved ones? Try

these homegrown Pasadena brands and delightful local products that reflect

the community’s innovative spirit.

Cocktail connoisseurs will enjoy mixing drinks with Stark Spirits’ line of

premium hand-crafted spirits. Pasadena’s first micro-distillery welcomes

visitors to taste and tour by appointment. You can also find the bottles for

sale at local liquor shops. starkspirits.com

Grist & Toll makes the freshest small-batch, whole grain, milled local

flour you can get your hands on in the Greater Los Angeles region. Pick-up

individual bags of flours, rye and cornmeal, or one of their thematic gift kits.

They open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

gristandtoll.com

Buy fresh, hand-crafted soaps and self-care products from The Soap

Kitchen, a small family run business. Their all-natural line includes olive oil

and shea butter-based soap bars for body and hair, along with lip balms, soy

candles and bath enhancements. thesoapkitchen.com

Jones Coffee Roasters’ beans are sourced globally and roasted locally. Bring

a bag or two home to perk up your morning routine. If you get hooked, signup

for their coffee club subscription to receive two one-pound bags monthly.

jonescoffeeroasters.com

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is part of the California Institute of

Technology, a Pasadena institution. The JPL online store is full of spacecentric

swag like t-shirts, hoodies and flight jackets. Aspiring astronauts

and rocket scientists will appreciate the collectibles like stuffed animals,

commemorative posters, mugs and hats. thejplstore.com

Exit through the gift shops at Pasadena Museum of History, The

Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, Norton Simon

Museum and USC Pacific Asia Museum to discover books and art prints

based on their respective collections and exhibitions—along with eclectic

assortments of items appealing to artistic and creative types of every age.

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E xplore

Stroll

tree-lined

sidewalks

Explore

quaint alley

walkways

Discover

new treasures

around every

corner…

Old Pasadena boasts more than 150

independent businesses that offer

distinctive merchandise, dining,

and service found “Only in Old Pas.”

Explore the streets off Colorado and

discover the independent spirit

of Old Pasadena.

First 90 minutes FREE in Park & Walk Garages

OldPasadena.org

@OldPasadena


Neighborhood

GUIDES

Immerse yourself in

Pasadena’s bustling

neighborhoods with

these tips on where

to eat, drink and play.

Four pedestrian friendly

districts serve as the

community’s main hubs

for retail, culinary and cultural

adventures. Conveniently, they’re

all adjacent to each other and very

easy to navigate, so neighborhood

hopping is a seamless experience.

We also introduce a few off-thebeaten

path areas that are well

worth a visit.

OLD PASADENA

FISHWIVES

EAT

Maestro (110 Union St.) excels at modern Mexican

in a plush setting, with a killer mezcal list to boot.

True Food Kitchen (168 W. Colorado Blvd.) and

Sage Plant Based Bistro (41 Hugus Al.) specialize

in ultra-healthy, super delicious fare. Osawa (77

N. Raymond Ave.) delights sushi and shabu shabu

lovers with their meticulously prepared Japanese

cuisine and artful presentation. The fruits of the sea

are the star of the show at New England-inspired

Fishwives (88 N. Fair Oaks Ave.). Umami Burger

(49 E. Colorado Blvd.) is the go-to spot for innovative

gourmet burgers with a cult following. The intimate,

Italian-inflected Union Restaurant (37 Union St.) is

deservedly one of Pasadena’s most popular dinner

destinations. Another Italian hot spot, Mi Piace (25

E. Colorado Blvd.) has been pleasing palates for 30

years. Luggage Room Pizzeria (260 S. Raymond

Ave.) prepares delectable pizzas in their woodburning

oven and neighboring Otis Bar (260 S.

Raymond Ave.) shakes up gourmet level cocktails for

post-pizza sips.

GOLD BUG

SHOP

Colorado Boulevard and Green Street are lined with

a large mix of national chains and independent

retailers as diverse as Design Within Reach (60

W. Green St.), Goorin Bros. (49 W. Colorado Blvd.)

and Warby Parker (106 W. Colorado Blvd.), to

name just a few. The beauty product wonderland

Space NK Apothecary London (85 W. Colorado

Blvd.) is a dazzling addition to the neighborhood.

Meander through the upscale One Colorado (47

W. Colorado Blvd.) outdoor shopping center to find

elegant clothing stores like Finn + Willow, Joie and

Cop Copine. If you’re in the market for one-of-akind

housewares and gifts, beeline to Gold Bug (34

E. Union St.), Maude Woods (55 E. Holly St.) and

Homage (100 N. Fair Oaks Ave.). Jenette Bras (18

E. Holly St.) carries Southern California’s largest

selection of size D-K bras and swimwear.

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OLD PASADENA

With 22 blocks designated as a National Register

Historic District, Old Pasadena abounds with

impeccably restored late 19 th and early 20 th century

architecture. “Old Pas,” as locals affectionately call it,

offers open air shopping plazas, hidden laneways and

a lively strip of retailers and restaurants along the

main drag, Colorado Boulevard.

HIDDEN GEM

Play arcade and

video games

straight out of the

1980s at The Neon

Retro Arcade (28

S. Raymond Ave.),

where more than

50 “vintage” games

entertain all ages.

CASTLE GREEN

PLAY

Stroll through the 9.2-acre Central Park (275 S.

Raymond Ave.). Take exterior photos of the 1898

Nationally Registered Historic Monument Castle

Green (99 S. Raymond Ave.), a popular film

production and event space—the inside is open

to the public for tours only twice a year. Check

out the latest exhibits at the Armory Center for

the Arts (145 N. Raymond Ave.), an independent

contemporary art and community arts educational

institution. Sip while you paint your very own

masterpiece at Pinot’s Palette (168 W. Green St.).

Watch a movie paired with gourmet eats and drinks

at IPIC Pasadena (42 Miller Alley), a high-end

cinema in One Colorado.

WE OLIVE’S WINE BAR

AFTER DARK

True to its name, The Speakeasy (25 N. Raymond

Ave.) is a proper 1920s bar where you need

a password to gain entrance—email info@

speakeasypasadena.com to request the magic word.

You won’t have to jump through any hoops to get

into White Horse Lounge (41 S. De Lacey Ave.),

a southern-inspired cocktail den. Oenophiles can

swirl, sniff and sip California vintages at We Olive’s

Wine Bar (32 E. Colorado Blvd.), and The Cellar

(26 E. Colorado Blvd.). A good time can always be

found at Pasadena’s largest night club, Club 54

Lounge & Nightclub (54 E. Colorado Blvd.), offering

three levels of music, dancing and drinks. A full-on

nightclub experience is also on the menu at iX Tapa

Cantina (119 E. Colorado Blvd.). Lively, laid-back

Edwin Mills by Equator (22 Mills Pl.) is the spot for

late night drinks with tasty eats.

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Neighborhood

GUIDES

PASADENA CONVENTION CENTER

LUNASIA DIM SUM HOUSE

EAT

Start your day at the FrenchiFornia Bakery (247

E. Colorado Blvd.) where the decadent pastries are

lovingly made by the hands of the French expat

owners. Great Maple (300 E. Colorado Blvd.) is all

about elevated Californian comfort food. Lunasia

Dim Sum House (239 E. Colorado Blvd.) is revered

for its dumplings made fresh to order. El Cholo

(260 E. Colorado Blvd.) features flavorful authentic

Mexican fare. If you’re craving a quality steak, you’ll

be spoilt for choice between Ruth Chris Steakhouse

(369 E. Colorado Blvd.), Fleming’s Prime

Steakhouse & Wine Bar (179 E. Colorado Blvd.) and

Alexander’s Steakhouse (111 N. Los Robles Ave.).

THE PASEO

SHOP

The Paseo (300 E. Colorado Blvd.), a contemporary

mixed-use retail center, is the Civic Center District’s

shopping destination. Here you’ll find brands like

Buttercup, West Elm, H&M, J. Jill, Tommy Bahama,

Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret. The familyrun

Pasadena Antique Mall (#125 in The Paseo)

has earned the locals’ vote for the city’s best antique

shop several years running. Their whimsical selection

runs the gamut from vintage collectibles and retro

clothing to period furniture and time-tested books.

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CIVIC CENTER

The Civic Center District is a vibrant zone that sits

between Old Pasadena and The Playhouse District.

The beautiful Beaux-Arts and Mediterranean Revival

landmark buildings have set the stage for many a film

and television show, so it can feel like one big movie

set. And the Pasadena Convention Center (300 E.

Green St.) attracts a steady-stream of events, expos

and activities, such as the wildly popular “America’s

Got Talent” auditions.

HIDDEN GEM

The Robinson Memorial

(95 Garfield Ave.) pays

tribute to groundbreaking

athletes Jackie and Mack

Robinson through large

bronze sculptures of the

brothers’ faces. The public

art works can be found

across from City Hall.

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PASADENA ICE SKATING CENTER

PLAY

A visit to Pasadena’s iconic City Hall (100 N. Garfield

Ave.) is a must—the stately John Baker and Arthur

Brown designed building was completed in 1927.

Across the street, stop by the Robinson Memorial

(95 N. Garfield Ave.), two large bronze sculptures

that pay tribute to brothers Jackie and Mack Robison.

The boundary-breaking American athletes are

considered native sons after spending their formative

teenage years in Pasadena. See what’s on stage at

the 1932 Pasadena Civic Auditorium (300 E. Green

St.) and hit the ice at the Pasadena Ice Skating

Center (300 E. Green St.). Kids and adults alike can

play on the stylish indoor playgrounds of PoshParis

(#215 in The Paseo). If you’re in the mood for a film,

the ArcLight (#217 in The Paseo) delivers a signature

Los Angeles cinema-going experience.

BODEGA WINE BAR

AFTER DARK

The Rose (245 E. Green St.) is an intimate live music

venue featuring an eclectic line-up of nationally

acclaimed artists—book dinner and a show for the

full experience. Bodega Wine Bar (#208 in The

Paseo) is a favorite go-to for fabulous wine, bites

and cocktails into the wee hours of the evening. Beer

lovers gravitate to The Yard House (#202 in The

Paseo), where refreshing local beers are always on

tap. Corner Craft Kitchen + Bar (168 S. Los Robles

Ave.) in The Hilton Pasadena and Charlie’s Bar (303

Cordova St.) in the Sheraton Pasadena are also great

bets for late night libations and bites.

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Neighborhood

GUIDES

PLAYHOUSE DISTRICT

EL PORTAL RESTAURANT

WORLD HATS MART

EAT

Urth Caffé (594 E. Colorado Blvd.) and Tender

Greens (621 E. Colorado Blvd.) serve budget-friendly

wholesome fare. Trejos Cantina (37 S. El Molino

Ave.) is the Pasadena outpost of one of Hollywood’s

favorite villains, Danny Trejo, who has an equally

loyal following for his drool-worthy tacos. El Portal

Restaurant (695 E. Green St.) is another solid

choice for sit-down Mexican cuisine. Try Tarantino’s

Pizzeria (784 E. Green Street) for old school Italian

or Settebello (625 E. Green St.) for Naples-style

wood fired pizza. The flavors of Hawaii inspire both

the poke bowls at Pokenoya (766 E. Colorado Blvd.)

and the upscale fare at Roy’s (641 E. Colorado Blvd.),

while Ginger & Spice (451 E. Colorado Blvd.) is a

family-run, fast-casual Vietnamese café.

SHOP

Canterbury Records (805 E. Colorado Blvd.) was

founded in 1956 and continues to carry a vast

selection of new and used vinyl spanning all genres.

Collectors also frequent The Battery Books & Music

(26 S. Los Robles Ave.) to scour their inventory of

used books, music and movies. For more than 40

years, Aarnun Gallery-Fine Picture Framing (603 E.

Green St.) has been a resource for fine art paintings,

prints, photography and pottery. Mimi et Cie (696

E. Colorado Blvd. #7) carries a refined selection of

covetable timepieces and jewelry. Wollhaus Artisan

Yarn & Tools (696 E. Colorado Blvd. #2) is a cozy

crafter’s paradise. And you can find nearly every

style of hat imaginable at World Hats Mart (444 E.

Colorado Blvd.).

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THE PLAYHOUSE

DISTRICT

The artsy Playhouse District is home to the

renowned Pasadena Playhouse along with museums,

galleries, eateries and a smattering of independent

shops. The Playhouse District also serves as a canvas

for an eclectic and robust public art collection.

HIDDEN GEM

The best comedic

talent in the

country regularly

take the stage

at the Ice House

Comedy Club (24

E. Mentor Ave.), on

the eastern border

of the Playhouse

District.

VROMANS BOOKSTORE

PLAY

Catch a performance at the official State Theatre

of California, the Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El

Molino Ave.). Laemmle Theatres’ Playhouse 7 (637

E. Colorado Blvd.) art house cinema embodies the

ethos of this creative neighborhood. The impressive

USC Pacific Asia Museum (46 N. Los Robles Ave.) is

one of the few institutions in the country dedicated

to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Founded in the late 1800s, Vromans Bookstore (695

E. Colorado Blvd.) is Southern California’s oldest

and largest independent bookseller; they regularly

bring in renowned and rising star authors and guest

speakers for talks and signing events.

ZONA ROSA CAFFE

AFTER DARK

The Mixx (433 E. Colorado Blvd.) is a classy

restaurant and bar with an ongoing line-up of live

music. Zona Rosa Caffe (15 S. El Molino Ave.) is

an indoor-outdoor community gathering spot for

late night coffeehouse vibes and live music weekly.

Monopole Wine (21 S. El Molino Ave.)—equal

parts wine shop and wine bar—boasts a dynamic

events calendar of tastings, pairings and musical

entertainment. T. Boyle’s Tavern (37 N. Catalina

Ave.) is a local sports bar in a hideaway alley.

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Neighborhood

GUIDES

SOUTH LAKE AVENUE

DAN MODERN CHINESE

EAT

Republik Coffee Lounge (854 Green St.) serves

fresh, flavorful breakfast and lunch fare. Celestino

(141 S. Lake Ave.) continues to receive accolades for

its elegant Italian preparations. Seasonal farm-to-fork

greatness shines at The Arbour (527 S. Lake Ave.).

The cocktails at Magnolia House (427 S. Lake Ave.)

perfectly complement the sharable plates. Mercado

(140 S. Lake Ave. #101) takes a distinctive approach

to modern Mexican, while Dan Modern Chinese

(146 S. Lake Ave. #105) puts a contemporary spin

on traditional Chinese. The Delicatessen by Osawa

(851 Cordova St.) draws loyalists for its casual

Japanese cuisine. And Green Street Restaurant (146

Shoppers Ln.) has been a local all-day dining favorite

for 40 years.

CONTESSA ITALIAN MARKET

SHOP

The Shops on Lake Avenue (345-455 S. Lake

Ave.) are anchored by a newly renovated Macy’s.

The Bloke (380 S. Lake Ave.), a groovy men’s

concept store located in the Burlington Arcade,

features bespoke suits, bench made UK shoes and

accessories. Moda Optique (415 S. Lake Ave. #104)

is consistently ranked Pasadena’s best eyewear

boutique for its impressive selection of designer

styles. Contessa Italian Market (380 S. Lake

Ave. #111) caters to Italian cuisine lovers, with her

selection of premium imported pastas, olive oils,

sauces and more. Ten Thousand Villages (567 S.

Lake Ave.) is a wonderland of fair-trade treasures

sourced from around the world. Visit the experience

center at Woody’s Home (519 S. Lake Ave.) to learn

about the most advanced technology on the market,

from home automation to state-of-the-art home

theatres.

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SOUTH LAKE AVENUE

South Lake is a 12-block stretch of boutiques,

restaurants and purveyors of beauty, health and

wellness. Major national chain stores like Macy’s

and Williams-Sonoma neighbor mom-and-pop

shops. Cutting-edge nail salons, barbershops, fitness

studios and massage boutiques can meet all of your

self-care needs.

HIDDEN GEM

Meander through

the charming

British-style

Burlington

Arcade (380

S. Lake Ave.)

to peruse the

independent

retailers and

eateries.

FLOAT PASADENA

PLAY

The Commons (140-146 S. Lake Ave.) is the ultimate

lifestyle destination—work out at SoulCycle, make

your skin glow at Facile, get a blow out at DryBar

and treat your hands and feet to a mani-pedi at

Olive & June. Floyd’s Barber Shop (888 Cordova

St.) is a dapper throwback barbershop complete

with straight-razor shaves. Pamper yourself with

a massage at HM Warm Spa (1009 E. Green St.).

Explore the metaphysical universe at Alexandria II

(170 S. Lake Ave.), a spiritually-inclined bookshop

that offers appointments with intuitive readers, Reiki

masters and psychics. Instagram your customized

sweet treats at Float Pasadena (380 S. Lake Ave.)

and Tpumps Pasadena (524 S. Lake Ave.).

DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE

AFTER DARK

Enjoy nightly live entertainment at the Blu Bar (928

E. Colorado Blvd.) in Hotel Constance. Drop into

Vinotera (102 S. Lake Ave.) for their wine tasting

flights offered Thursday through Saturday evenings.

Belly up to the bar at Del Frisco’s Grille (55 S. Lake

Ave. #150) for masterfully-prepared cocktails and

the option for late night eats—the kitchen is open

until 11:00 p.m. Nosh on complimentary homemade

potato chips as you sip on a classic cocktail at the

bar at Smitty’s Grill (110 S. Lake Ave.). Delve into

the robust spirits, wine and beer menus at buzzy

Granville (270 S. Lake Ave.), which remains open

until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Neighborhood

GUIDES

WRIGLEY MANSION

PASADENA ANTIQUES & DESIGN

THE GAMBLE HOUSE

ANTIQUE DISTRICT

A stretch of South Fair Oaks Avenue from Bellevue

Drive to East California Boulevard is known as the

Antique District given its concentration of wellcurated

antique stores. The selections at these shops

are so good that top Hollywood set designers and

globally recognized interior designers are among

the loyal clientele. Revival Antiques (1 W. California

Blvd. # 611) is filled with restored lighting fixtures,

antique furniture and vintage Arts & Crafts and

Spanish Revival tiles. Pasadena Antiques & Design

(330 S. Fair Oaks Ave.) is a 21,600-square-foot,

multi-dealer shop meticulously arranged with

fine American, English and Continental art and

furnishings, as well as pottery, ceramics and other

artifacts. Established in 1976, the massive Pasadena

Antique Center & Annex (480 S. Fair Oaks Ave.)

spans two-buildings housing furniture, jewelry,

art and rare books sourced from 130 professional

antique dealers. T.L. Gurley Antiques (512 S. Fair

Oaks Ave.) may be the smallest of this bunch, but

they pack a lot of quality and character into their

tightly edited selection of rugs, furniture, art and

garden statues.

MILLIONAIRE’S ROW

If you’re a fan of design, architecture and history,

head to Millionaire’s Row on Orange Grove

Boulevard. Back in the early 1900’s, it was said

that there were 15 millionaires per mile on the

lovely mansion-lined street. Today, you can tour

the wonderfully preserved Craftsman masterpiece

that is The Gamble House (4 Westmoreland Pl.).

Its historic landmark neighbor, the Beaux-Arts style

Fenyes Mansion (164-198 N. Orange Grove Blvd.), is

part of the Pasadena Museum of History and weekly

home tours are also offered. The 1906 Wrigley

Mansion (391 S. Orange Grove Blvd.) was donated

to the City in 1958 to become the permanent home

of the Tournament of Roses. Free tours are offered

on Thursday afternoons February through August.

Other homes you can scout from the street include

The Denham House (297 S. Orange Grove Blvd.)

built in 1895 and designed by architect Frederick L.

Roehrig. Continue heading south on Orange Grove

to see The Bissell House (201 Orange Grove Blvd.,

South Pasadena), an eight-room Victorian bed and

breakfast. Built in 1887, the designated cultural

landmark was the former residence of a member of

the family behind the Bissell carpet cleaning empire.

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OFF-THE-BEATEN PATH

Many local gems can be discovered in some of the

less-trafficked pocket neighborhoods around town,

like these three distinctive zones.

EAST WASHINGTON VILLAGE

CARMELA’S ICE CREAM

EAST WASHINGTON

Home to artisanal coffee houses, ice cream shops

and hole-in-the-wall eateries beloved by locals, East

Washington Boulevard is an eclectic, multi-cultural

zone between Holliston Avenue and Altadena

Drive. Lavender & Honey Espresso Bar (1383 E.

Washington Blvd.) serves specialty coffees and

teas, deli sandwiches and fancy toasts. Bacchus

Kitchen (1384 E. Washington Blvd.) is a dinner only

restaurant whose occasional “dinner and a show”

combo features a three-course meal paired to live

music. Family-run Connal’s (1505 E. Washington

Blvd.) has been in the hamburger and sandwich

business since 1958. With even more history under

its belt, Mijares Mexican (1806 E. Washington

Blvd.) has been serving Californian-style Mexican

since 1920. Try Middle Eastern sweets at Sarkis

Bakery (1776 E. Washington Blvd.) or go for an

ice cream cone at Carmela’s Ice Cream (2495 E.

Washington Blvd.).

LAVENDER & HONEY

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Culinary

DELIGHTS

P

asadena’s dynamic

dining scene

continues to evolve in

exciting and delicious

ways. With more

than 650 restaurants

representing

nearly every

cuisine category, the options are

indeed endless—there are more

restaurants per capita here than in

New York City. You can taste your

way around the world at ethnic

restaurants that reflect the diversity

of the community itself. Try classic

institutions, from burger and burrito

joints to fine dining stand-outs and

steakhouses.

It’s not just food that’s on the musttry

menu here—the libations scene

is experiencing a renaissance of its

own, between the artisanal coffee,

cocktails, craft beers and boba

beverages. The new Food District

at One Colorado (41 Hugus Al.;

onecolorado.com) introduces nine

local food concepts to the outdoor

shopping center.

UNION

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Amara Barroeta brings the flavors of Venezuela to her

namesake Amara Chocolate & Coffee (55 S. Raymond

Ave.; amarachocolate.com). The all-day café is

renowned for its churros and desserts, but the savory

dishes—including grilled arepas (corn flatbreads) and

cachapas (crepes)—are just as divine.

WOMEN AT

THE PLATE

P

asadena’s cuisine

scene is fueled by

some very talented

female chefs and

restaurant owners

who deserve some

extra celebration

during Women’s

History Month in March. Pay your

respects all year long at these

delectable establishments—your

taste buds will thank you!

Pace Webb is founding chef and co-owner

of Daddy’s Chicken Shack (11 W. Dayton

St.; daddyschickenshack.com), a small takeaway

space serving southern-style fried chicken with

Asian ingredients as the backbone of the flavor

profile. Best known for their fried chicken sandwiches,

Daddy’s also offers salads, bowls and vegan options.

Union (37 E. Union St.; unionpasadena.com)

owner Marie Petulla partnered with Executive

Chef Chris Keyser on the always-packed 50-seat

restaurant specializing in Northern Italian made

with Californian ingredients. Reservations are highly

recommended to ensure you can sample the everchanging

seasonal menus.

Cookbook author and baker Christine Moore owns

two charming local cafes: Little Flower (1422

W. Colorado Blvd.; littleflowercandyco.com) and

Lincoln (1992 Lincoln Ave.; lincolnpasadena.com).

Lincoln features her signature cakes, plus breakfast

concoctions, sandwiches, salads and bowls. Little

Flower also hits the breakfast and lunch sweet spot

and carries her famous sea salt caramels.

Leah Ferrazzini started Semolina Artisanal

Pasta Kitchen & Pasta Shop (1976 Lincoln Ave.;

semolinapasta.com) in her home kitchen five years

ago. Today, her small-batch, handcrafted pastas—

made with certified organic Durum Semolina

grown in the U.S.—are sold across the country

and served in leading restaurants in Greater Los

Angeles and beyond.

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DELIGHTS

EXEMPLARY ASIAN

P

asadena is

synonymous with

standout Asian cuisine,

thanks to the diversity

of Asian immigrant

residents and their

descendants born

and raised locally.

The flavors of Japan come to life at

Osawa and Sushi Ichi. Bone Kettle

transports palates to Indonesia

with bold Southeast Asian-inspired

dishes and drinks. Lunasia Dim

Sum House shines as one of the

LA region’s most popular places

for traditional dumplings, buns, pot

stickers and more. Dan Modern

Chinese takes a more contemporary

approach to Chinese classics like

dumplings and noodles. President

Thai Restaurant serves head-ofstate-worthy

Thai cuisine in an

elegant atmosphere. These are

just the cream of the crop among

the 100+ Asian cuisine choices

awaiting you here—find more on

visitpasadena.com.

BONE KETTLE

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Amara Cafe

BEST of PASADENA WINNER for the 7th YEAR

DESSERT - INDEPENDENT COFFEE HOUSE - LATIN AMERICAN FOOD

Amara Cafe offers the unique flavor of Venezuelan cuisine with a Spanish influence. Here the spicy cacao

latte and the fresh vegan churros are a treat worth trying. At Amara Cafe you can also enjoy fluffy, yet crispy

arepas - the kitchen stuffs these traditional Venezuelan pockets with shredded beef, gouda, or fresh cheese,

black beans, and the irresistible ripe sweet plantains. Amara also has something unique to LA: cachapas,

a Venezuelan crêpe made with fresh and roasted yellow corn, making the perfect breakfast with scrambled

eggs, bacon and melted cheese!

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Culinary

DELIGHTS

TMICHELIN STAR POWER

he first dedicated

California Michelin

guide was released in

June 2019 and several

Pasadena restaurants

were recognized with

“Michelin Plates”

awards. The accolade—a

complement to the star rating

system—is bestowed upon

restaurants considered secret gems

for their high standard of quality

cuisine. See what the hype is about

at these 11 restaurants where you

can savor a 5-star meal without the

5-star price tag.

• Alexander’s Steakhouse

• Arroyo Chop House

• Fishwives

• Maestro

• Osawa

• Parkway Grill

• The Raymond 1886

• Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse

• Saladang

• Sushi Ichi

• Union

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SIP ON THIS

CRAFT BEER CRAWL

California’s craft beer scene continues to get better

and better, and Pasadena is right in step with this

movement.

DER WOLF

• Stone Brewing Tap Room (220 S. Raymond

Ave.; stonebrewing.com) is a tasting room for

the leading San Diego-based brewery.

• Der Wolf (72 N. Fair Oaks Ave.; derwolfskops.

wixsite.com) Bavarian bierhaus features more

than 20 beers on tap.

• Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste (1770 E. Colorado

Blvd.; luckybaldwins.pub) pours more than 65

brews on rotation.

• Kings Row Gastropub (20 E. Colorado Blvd.;

kingsrowpub.com) spotlights 24 Californian

craft beers on draught.

• Congregation Ale House (300 S. Raymond

Ave.; congregationalehouse.com) features

their brews alongside 20+ beers by California

and international brewers.

WINE DOWN

Oenophiles have plenty of options to sip and savor

wines from California and beyond. Whether you’re

creating a DIY wine tour, or seek a compelling wine

list, we’ve got you covered.

• Everson Royce (155 N. Raymond Ave.;

eversonroyce.com) hosts weekly tasting

events and always has interesting bottles

open for tasting.

• Monopole (21 S. El Molino Ave.;

monopolewine.com) hosts regular evening

tasting events and educational classes.

• Vinotera (102 S. Lake Ave.; vinoterawine.

com) pours wine flights Wednesday through

Saturday evenings.

• The Cellar (26 E. Colorado Blvd.; lecellar.

com) is a global wine “library” bar tucked

into a basement space that’s open Thursday

through Sunday.

EVERSON ROYCE

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SIP ON THIS

PROLECE TEA

JIN TEA

COFFEE, TEA, & BOBA

Whether you’re a coffee drinker, a tea sipper or a boba

devotee, these indie-spirited outposts will help put a pep

in your step.

• Jones Coffee Roasters (695 E. Colorado

Blvd., 693 S. Raymond Ave., 1006 Mission St.;

jonescoffeeroasters.com) roasts their own coffee

beans, carefully sourced from sustainable farmers.

• Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters (260 N. Allen

Ave.; jamesonbrown.com) roasts coffee beans onsite

in small batches to create the perfect cup.

• Lavender & Honey Espresso Bar (1383 E.

Washington Blvd.; lavenderandhoneyespresso.

com) concocts hot and cold coffee drinks, gourmet

teas and matcha lattes.

• Republik Coffee Lounge (854 E. Green St.;

republikcoffee.com) is a hub for coffee

connoisseurs and decadent pastries.

• Rosebud Coffee (2302 E. Colorado Blvd.;

rosebudcoffee.com) empowers homeless and

transitional-aged youth with barista jobs.

• Homebrewed Bar (39 N. Arroyo Pkwy.;

homebrewedbar.com) specializes in cold brewed

coffees and teas.

• Dots Café & Bakery (3819 E. Colorado Blvd.;

dotscafebakery.com) grew from a humble cupcake

shop into a full-fledged coffee snob-approved café.

• Matcha & Kone (10 S. De Lacey Ave.) is a

destination for boba, coffee, tea and matcha soft

serve.

• JIN Tea (18 W. Green St.; jinteashop.com) elevates

the art of tea into a sacred ritual.

• Miss Cheese Tea Café (238 S. Arroyo Pkwy.;

misscheesecafe.com) serves cold brewed

Taiwanese teas and cold teas topped with a foamy

layer of milk and cream cheese sprinkled with salt.

• Prolece Tea (21 S. Fair Oaks Blvd.) pours a variety

of colorful teas like their house milk tea and rose

on lychee tea.

• Motto Tea Café (100 W. Green St. #101; mottotea.

cafe) is committed to using all natural ingredients

in their Japanese-influenced hot and iced tea

drinks.

• Chado Tea Room (79 N. Raymond Ave.;

chadotearoom.com) offers an afternoon tea

service featuring their hand-blended teas.

• Rose Tree Cottage (801 S. Pasadena Ave.;

rosetreecottage.com), The Langham’s Afternoon

Tea with Wedgewood (1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave.;

langhamhotels.com) and The Huntington’s Rose

Garden Tea Room (1151 Oxford Rd.; thehuntington.

org) all offer a traditional high tea service.

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DELIGHTS

LA GRANDE ORANGE CAFÉ

1810 Argentinean Restaurant

This popular Pasadena restaurant

is a great introduction to

Argentinean food. Try the

empanadas to start and one of

the grilled steaks for your main.

121 W. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 795-5658

1810restaurant.com

Bone Kettle

Stylish restaurant for shareable

Indonesian dishes revolving

around slow-cooked bone broth.

67 N. Raymond Ave.

(626) 795-5702

bonekettle.com

Celestino Ristorante & Bar

Pumpkin tortellini and penne with

prosciutto in a vodka sauce top

the list at this Sicilian eatery.

141 S. Lake Ave.

(626) 795-4006

celestinopasadena.com

Delicatessen by Osawa

Japanese style deli serving

contemporary and traditional

Japanese cuisine, creating fresh

dishes daily from locally sourced

ingredients.

851 Cordova St.

(626) 844-8788

delicabyosawa.com

Houston’s

Ribs, steaks, sandwiches and

salads. If you want to go another

direction, Houston’s also offers

selection of sushi, and the

elegant bar top is long and

romantically lit.

320 S. Arroyo Parkway

(626) 577-6001

houstons.com

La Grande Orange Café

An upscale dining spot on

creative takes on the classics with

fresh vegetarian options.

260 S. Raymond Ave.

(626) 356-4444

lgostationcafe.com

Luggage Room

Wood-fired pizza and cocktails

in what was originally the 1930s

baggage room for the Del Mar

Train Station.

260 S. Raymond Ave.

(626) 356-4440

theluggageroom.com

Mi Piace

An Old Pasadena favorite. The

desserts and pastries are worth

the splurge if you have room.

25 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 795-3131

mipiace.com

Nick’s

Nick’s is a local favorite, thanks

to its upscale atmosphere,

enthusiastic staff, and

sophisticated take on traditional

American comfort food. Nick’s

perfects the balance between

comfort and class.

336 S. Lake Ave.

(626) 787-1444

www.nicksrestaurant.com

Porto Via Italian Foods

A modern café inspired by

the vibrant flavors of Italy, the

Mediterranean and California.

1 W. California Blvd.

(626) 793-9000

portaviafoods.com

Ramen Tatsunoya

Traditional Japanese ramen.

16 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

(626) 432-1768

tatsunoyausa.com

Saladang Song

Superior traditional Thai cuisine

in an architecturally unique

structure.

383 S. Fair Oaks Ave.

(626) 793-5200

saladang-thai.com

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Culinary

DELIGHTS

THE ROYCE WOOD-FIRED STEAKHOUSE

Soh Grill House

Gorgeous Old Pasadena location

serving traditional Korean

barbeque. Beef belly, rib eye

and marinated short rib grilled

tableside.

27 N. Raymond Ave.

(626) 714-7760

sohgrillhouse.com

Sushi Kimagure Ike

Chef Ike San made a

controversial decision when

he relocated from his popular

Hollywood destination. He

hasn’t had a hard time getting

his loyal customers to follow

him east. He serves the freshest

sashimi in its purest form.

220 S. Raymond Ave.

(626) 535-0880

Sushi Roku

Incorporating diverse, nontraditional

ingredients and

superlative traditional sushi,

Sushi Roku is a unique culinary

experience. The diverse menu

also offers an array of hot and

cold specialty appetizers and

an extensive selection of exotic

entrees.

33 Miller Alley

(626) 683-2000

innovativedining.com/restaurants/

sushiroku

The Royce Wood-Fired

Steakhouse

The Langham Huntington,

Pasadena’s signature steakhouse

serves the finest selection of

wood-grilled USDA Prime Cuts,

Australian Wagyu, and authentic

Japanese Kobe Beef, as well as

seafood and sides alongside an

impressive selection of wines. The

Royce’s Red and White Wine

Rooms make perfect places for

intimate celebrations, tastings and

private dinner events.

1401 S Oak Knoll Ave.

(626) 585-6410

roycela.com

Union Street Sandwich Co.

A charming sandwich shop and

bakery on Union Street in Old

Pasadena.

109 Union St.

(626) 639-3575

unionsandwich.com

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Visit the

COOLEST PL ACE

in Pasadena

Pasadena Ice Skating Center is open every day, offering public

skating, group classes, private lessons, hockey sessions and

parties.

For more information visit skatepasadena.com

From small meetings to large

banquets, the Pasadena Convention

Center’s seasoned staff is ready to

help you plan your next event. For

more info, visit pasadenacenter.com

or call (626) 795-9311.

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Arts &

ENTERTAINMENT

C

reative and artistic spirits have long been

attracted to Pasadena. Leading architects

and designers synonymous with the

American Arts & Crafts movement called

Pasadena home in the late 1800s and

early 1900s, and their lasting influence is

showcased through Pasadena Heritage’s

architectural tours.

Business magnates and industrialists like Norton

Simon and Henry Huntington were among the

prominent art collectors and benefactors whose

legacies remain evident today in the community’s rich

arts and cultural landscape. In 1922, the Pasadena Art

Institute was founded by a group of local residents

with a mission to create a museum and encourage

fine art education. Today, their efforts live on in what

is now the Norton Simon Museum, a gem of an art

museum housed in a Frank Gehry designed building.

This winter, the museum features a special exhibition,

Beyond the World We Know: Abstraction in Photography,

on display November 22-April 6. The Huntington

Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

continues its centennial celebrations with the twopart

What Now: Collecting for the Library in the 21 st

Century exhibition that illuminates The Huntington’s

role in documenting the human experience.

Since 1976, the ArtCenter College of Design has

attracted contemporary artists and designers to

Pasadena. Many have gone on to become globally

recognized innovators, filmmakers, car designers,

product designers and illustrators. Another leading

educational institution—California Institute of

Technology—has also made a distinctive mark on the

Pasadena landscape through the lens of science and

engineering. Part of Caltech, NASA’s Jet Propulsion

Laboratory leads the nation’s robotic exploration

of the solar system—tours of their facilities are

fascinating.

The performing arts have an equally deep-rooted

and prominent presence in Pasadena. Between the

Pasadena Playhouse established in 1917 and the

Pasadena Symphony founded in 1928, hundreds

of feature films have been produced on location

in Pasadena. Today, countless actors and major

Hollywood talents still call Pasadena home—and can

even be spotted gracing local stages.

Pasadena’s contemporary entertainment landscape is

rounded out with year-round concerts featuring some

of the biggest names in music as well as an actionpacked

spectator sports roster.

PASADENA SYMPHONY

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CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

ARCHITECTURE

California Institute of Technology

(Caltech)

Tour the historic halls of one of the

world’s most widely recognized

institutions for the study of science

and engineering. Architectural tours

of the 124-acre campus conducted

most months. Call for tour schedule

and reservations. FREE

1200 E. California Blvd.

(626) 395-4654

cats.caltech.edu

City Hall

This 1927 landmark exhibits Italian

Renaissance and Spanish influences

with its red tile roof, ornate fountain,

and lush garden courtyard. FREE

100 N. Garfield Ave.

(626) 744-7311

cityofpasadena.net

El Molino Viejo (The Old Mill)

Completed in 1816 as a grist mill for

Mission San Gabriel, the two-story,

oven-baked brick and adobe structure

is a testament to Southern California

history. FREE

1120 Old Mill Rd., San Marino

(626) 449-5458

old-mill.org

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Fenyes Mansion

Take an hour-long docent-led tour

of the Pasadena Cultural Heritage

Landmark Fenyes Mansion for a

glimpse of life on “Millionaire’s Row.”

See the original furnishings and

family heirlooms that belonged to Dr.

Adalbert and Eva Fenyes—including

their impressive collection of

California plein air paintings.

470 W. Walnut St.

(626) 577-1660

pasadenahistory.org

Gamble House

Built in 1908 during the American

Arts and Crafts movement, this

masterpiece is the best preserved

example of work from internationally

recognized architects Charles and

Henry Greene. The home was built for

David and Mary Gamble of Procter &

Gamble and is listed on the National

Register of Historic Places.

4 Westmoreland Pl.

(626) 793-3334

gamblehouse.org

Historic San Gabriel Mission District

Step into history in the San Gabriel

Mission District, the fourth of

California’s 21 missions. Come tour the

Old Mission, take the historic walk, and

enjoy entertainment, retail, and dining

opportunities. The mission is open daily.

428 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel

(626) 457-3035

sangabrielmissionchurch.org

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Court is now housed in the original

Vista del Arroyo Hotel, built in 1903.

The building was restored in 1985.

Tours by appointment only. FREE

125 S. Grand Ave.

(626) 229-7251

Tournament House and

Wrigley Gardens

This ornate mansion, once owned

by chewing gum mogul William

Wrigley, Jr., was built between

1908 and 1914. Today it serves as

the headquarters for the Pasadena

Tournament of Roses® Association.

Tours are offered on Thursdays from

February-August. FREE

391 S. Orange Grove Blvd.

(626) 449-4100

tournamentofroses.com

GARDENS

Arlington Garden

A three-acre public garden

celebrating Southern California’s

Mediterranean climate. Open to the

public seven days a week. FREE

275 Arlington Dr.

(626) 578-5434

arlingtongardenpasadena.com

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Arts &

ENTERTAINMENT

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART MUSEUM, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

Descanso Gardens

Located on 160 acres, Descanso

Gardens features forests, streams, a

lake, and a bird sanctuary highlighted

by 80 acres of colorful flowers,

including camellias, lilacs, and

roses. Admission is free on the third

Tuesday of every month.

1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada

(818) 949-4200

descansogardens.org

The Huntington Library, Art

Museum, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington is an oasis of art

and culture set amid 120 acres of

breathtaking gardens. More than a

dozen gardens feature 14,000 species

of plants. The Huntington is free on

the first Thursday of every month

with advance tickets.

1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino

(626) 405-2100

huntington.org

Los Angeles County Arboretum &

Botanic Garden

This 127-acre horticultural and

botanical center features plants

from around the world, native and

migrating birds, wildlife, colorful

peacocks, and historic buildings,

including the Queen Anne Cottage

made famous in Fantasy Island.

Admission is free on the third

Tuesday of every month.

301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

(626) 821-3222

arboretum.org

Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

This two-acre “hill and pond stroll

garden” was designed and built in the

late 1930s and has been completely

restored to its original glory.

270 Arlington Dr.

(626) 399-1721

japanesegardenpasadena.com

Wrigley Gardens

The Centennial Rose Garden at

the Tournament House features

more than 1,500 varieties of roses,

camellias, and annuals. FREE

391 S. Orange Grove Blvd.

(626) 449-4100

tournamentofroses.com

GUIDED TOURS

Melting Pot Food Tours

Experience the history, architecture,

and folklore of Old Pasadena

while feasting on delights from

neighborhood eateries.

(424) 247-9666

meltingpottours.com

My Valley Pass

My Valley Pass provides guided tours

of Pasadena’s popular TV and film

locations, highlighting some of the

most iconic filming locations, from

Doc Brown’s house in “Back to the

Future” to the Peach Pit from the

original “Beverly Hills 90210.” Public

and private group tours are available.

(818) 850-3836

myvalleypass.com

Old Pasadena Walking Tours

Explore a National Register Historic

District and one of the best examples

of downtown revitalization in the

country.

(626) 441-6333

pasadenaheritage.org

Pasadena Tour Company

Learn about local movie locations,

architecture, grand estates, cultural

landmarks, and famous residents.

Private, group and custom tours

available by appointment only.

(626) 318-9492

pasadenatourcompany.com

Pasadena Walking Tours

Each of the Pasadena Walking Tours

offers locals and visitors alike the

opportunity to explore a unique

city full of history, architecture, and

fascinating stories.

pasadenawalkingtours.com

Rose Bowl Tours

Rose Bowl Stadium offers public

and group tours. This exclusive

opportunity grants access to behindthe-scenes

locations never before

seen by the public, including the press

box, locker room and field.

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.

(626) 577-3100

rosebowlstadium.com

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PERFORMING ARTS

A Noise Within

One of a few theaters in Southern

California producing works of world

drama in a rotating repertory with a

company of professional, classically

trained artists.

3352 E. Foothill Blvd.

(626) 356-3100

anoisewithin.org

Beckman & Ramo Auditoriums

Performances, lectures, storytelling,

films, and concerts in the historic

venues of the California Institute of

Technology.

332 S. Michigan Ave.

(626) 395-4652

tickets.caltech.edu

Boston Court Performing

Arts Center

Two state-of-the-art theater stages

showcasing diverse, innovative, and

adventurous programming

70 N. Mentor Ave.

(626) 683-6801

bostoncourt.com

Lineage Performing Arts Center

This contemporary dance company

presents performances, classes, and

workshops throughout the year as

well as an annual dance festival.

500 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 844-7008

lineagepac.org

MUSE/IQUE

Live music events with uninhibited

connections between the orchestra,

artists, and adventurous audiences

in conventional and unconventional

spaces.

300 E. Green St., Floor 3

(626) 539-7085

muse-ique.com

Pasadena Civic Auditorium

This renowned 3,000-seat theater

was dedicated in 1932 and is on the

National Register of Historic Places.

Home to America’s Got Talent,

Daytime Emmy Awards, concerts and

various entertainment year-round.

300 E. Green St.

(626) 793-2122

thepasadenacivic.com

Pasadena Playhouse

Anchoring the Playhouse District

and built in 1917, the Playhouse is the

Official State Theatre of California

and a National Historic Landmark,

and features Tony and Pulitzer awardwinning

plays.

39 S. El Molino Ave.

626-356-7529

pasadenaplayhouse.org

KNEELING MAN WITH A HAMMER

DISCOVER PASADENA’S PUBLIC ART

In addition to the incredible artwork hanging inside the walls of

Pasadena’s noteworthy museums and galleries, art can be found

in many unexpected places here. The result of one of California’s

longest running public art programs, nearly 100 public works

are on display all over town. These contemporary and modern

masterpieces range from sculptures and murals to artist-designed

benches and painted utility boxes. And all of Pasadena’s stations on

the Metro’s Gold Line have public art.

Must-sees include a Keith Haring Mural on the ArtCenter’s

Hillside Campus. Even if you’re not going inside the Norton Simon

Museum, you can certainly stop by to admire Rodin’s famous

The Thinker overlooking Colorado Boulevard. Kneeling Man with

a Hammer, a large eight-foot tall ceramic statue, resides in One

Colorado’s historic Smith Alley. The Pasadena Robinson Memorial

bronze sculptures are located across from City Hall. Film buffs will

appreciate Countdown Leader, a 20 x 6-foot ceramic tile mural on

the exterior of a residential building at 217 South Marengo Avenue.

And the fork in the road at the intersection of Pasadena and St.

John Avenues on Bellefontaine Street is marked with an 18-foot tall

wooden Fork Sculpture.

Find these works and many more on one of eight self-guided Public

Art Walking Tours. Maps can be downloaded from cityofpasadena.

net/arts/public_art_walking_tour, or pick up a physical brochure at

the Pasadena Visitors Center (300 E. Green St.).

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Arts &

ENTERTAINMENT

NORTON SIMON MUSEUM

Pasadena Symphony and POPS

Pop, symphonic, and youth orchestra

performances by the Pasadena

Symphony are offered October–May

at the Ambassador Auditorium and

an outdoor summer series by the

Pasadena POPS at the Los Angeles

County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

2 N. Lake Ave., #1080

626-793-7172

pasadenasymphony-pops.org

ART MUSEUMS

Armory Center for the Arts

Exhibitions, performances, and art

workshops are available for children

and adults.

145 N. Raymond Ave.

(626) 792-5101

armoryarts.org

ArtCenter College of Design

Known worldwide as a leader in art

and design curriculum, the ArtCenter

presents works by established and

emerging artists in three exhibits

annually. While on campus, also

explore the student gallery and indoor

and outdoor sculptures. FREE

1700 Lida St.

626-396-2446

artcenter.edu

The Huntington Library, Art

Museum, and Botanical Gardens

The library holds works from British

and American history and literature,

including an original Gutenberg

Bible and Chaucer’s Canterbury

Tales. Three art galleries showcase

18 th and 19 th century British and

French masterpieces, including

“The Blue Boy” and “Pinkie.” The

Huntington is free on the first

Thursday of every month with

advance tickets.

1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino

(626) 405-2100

huntington.org

Norton Simon Museum

View seven centuries of European

art from the Renaissance to the

20 th century, including works by

Van Gogh, Picasso, Rembrandt,

and Fragonard. The museum also

features an extensive collection

of South Asian sculptures and a

sculpture garden with works by

Rodin. Admission is free on the first

Friday of every month from 5-8 p.m.

411 W. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 449-6840

nortonsimon.org

Pasadena Museum of History

The Pasadena Museum of History

includes the Finnish Folk Art

Museum, History Center Galleries,

and 18-room Fenyes Mansion, circa

1906, which contains its original

furnishings and paintings.

470 W. Walnut St.

(626) 577-1660

pasadenahistory.org

USC Pacific Asia Museum

USC Pacific Asia Museum features

artwork from Asia and the Pacific

Islands spanning 5,000 years with

innovative exhibitions and dynamic

programming.

46 N. Los Robles Ave.

(626) 449-2742

pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu

*Information subject to change

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ROSE BOWL STADIUM

SPECTATOR SPORTS FANS

Sport is just as synonymous with Pasadena as art and architecture. Rose Bowl Stadium (1001 Rose Bowl Dr.;

rosebowlstadium.com) was built in 1922 specifically for national collegiate football and the Rose Bowl Game.

The stadium’s impressive pedigree includes hosting the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games; five NFL Super Bowls;

the 1994 World Cup; and the 1999 Women’s World Cup. Every fall, it’s home field for the UCLA Bruins football

program. Stadium tours allow you to go on the field and behind-the-scenes.

Another iconic local sports venue is Santa Anita Park (285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia; santaanita.com), where

you can wager and watch thoroughbred races at the track built in 1934. Winter and spring are the primary

seasons for live racing, and plenty of food and beverage amenities are available onsite to make a full day of it.

GO OUT OF THIS WORLD

Explore the cosmos at the Mount Wilson Observatory (mtwilson.edu), perched more than 5,700 feet above

Pasadena and open daily. Go deeper into outer space at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (4800 Oak Grove

Dr.; jpl.nasa.gov), where free tours are offered by appointment with reservations made at least one month in

advance. Individual and family tours are available on Mondays and Wednesdays and start off with “Journey to

the Planets and Beyond,” a multimedia presentation that provides an overview of the Laboratory’s activities and

accomplishments in planetary exploration and Earth science.

NASA’S JET PROPULSION LABORATORY

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Family Fun

HIT LIST

I

f you’re traveling with

kids in tow, you’ll find

Pasadena to be very

accommodating when

it comes to entertaining

(and feeding!) the

whole family. From

hiking along easy-going

nature trails and stargazing at

the observatory to ice skating

and cake making, there’s fun to

be had for kids of all ages. The

following activities are all kidapproved

and sure to keep the

smiles and laughs flowing.

KIDSPACE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

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THEME PARKS

WITHIN REACH

Pasadena is centrally located to all of

the region’s major theme parks such as

Universal Studios Hollywood (14 miles

west), Six Flags Magic Mountain (36

miles northeast), Disneyland (35

miles south) and Knott’s Berry

Farm (30 miles south).

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Kidspace Children’s

Museum

Geared towards kids

age 10 and younger,

the Kidspace Children’s

Museum features more

than 40 hands-on,

interactive exhibits and

activities on their 3.5-

acre indoor-outdoor

campus. Popular

features include the

Imagination Workshop,

Climbing Towers and

Physics Forest.

480 N. Arroyo Blvd.

(626) 449-9144

kidspacemuseum.org

The Huntington Library,

Art Museum, and

Botanical Gardens

The Huntington caters to

kids with their Children’s

Garden and robust array

of workshops, camps,

drop-in activities, tours

and events.

1151 Oxford Rd. San

Marino

(626) 405-2100

huntington.org

Neon Retro Arcade

The Neon Retro Arcade

is a blast from the

1980s and 1990s past—

essentially, it’s an old

school spin on “screen

time.” Even the grownups

will want to get in on

the action, be it playing

classic arcade games

like Donkey Kong and

Pac-Man or teaching the

next generation how to

play pinball.

28 S. Raymond Ave.

(626) 568-2924

neonretroarcade.com

Duff’s Cake

Bring the aspiring “Ace

of Cakes” baker in your

life to Food Network

star Duff Goldman’s DIY

dessert design studio,

Duff’s Cake Mix. You

choose your flavor and

canvas—cupcakes or

cake—and all the tools

of the trade are provided,

frosting included.

165 S. De Lacey Ave.

(626) 249-0500

duffscakemix.com

Southern California

Children’s Museum

For the under eight set,

the Southern California

Children’s Museum is

a great place for playbased

activities. Check

the online calendar of

events to plan a visit

around a music class,

sing-along or art party.

And be sure to check

out the onsite children’s

boutique, That’s Darling.

459 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 657-0357

socalkids.org

Whistle Stop

Founded in 1951, Whistle

Stop is a classic model

train and hobby shop

that will wow young and

old alike with its vast

selection and displays.

2490 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 796-7791

thewhistlestop.com

Pasadena Ice Skating

Center is the perfect

place to cool down

during the public skate

sessions offered daily.

300 E. Green St.

(626) 578-0800

skatepasadena.com

Eaton Canyon Natural

Area and Nature Center

“Family Fun Saturdays”

at the 190-acre Eaton

Canyon Natural Area

and Nature Center

entail a family nature

walk, story time, an

animal presentation and

crafting.

1750 N. Altadena Dr.

(626) 398-5420

ecnca.org

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Wellness &

THE GREAT

OUTDOORS

f you’re looking to be

active and make health and

wellness a priority when

you visit Pasadena, we’ve

got you covered—mind,

body and soul. Wellness

is a natural way of life

here, between the abundance

of beauty and body treatments

offered, premium fitness studios,

wholesome restaurants, juice

bars and great outdoors. The

mild, mostly sunny weather

makes it possible to get out

and enjoy Mother Nature in the

mountains, on the bike trails

and in the swimming pool all

year long. And when it’s time to

exhale and relax, there’s a spa

for that.

BROOKSIDE GOLF COURSE

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THE HYDRATION ROOM

ACTIVE PURSUITS

Naturally, Rose Bowl Stadium

is the true heart of the city’s

active pursuits. Anyone who

enjoys swimming laps must plan

a swim at the impressive Rose

Bowl Aquatics Center (360 N.

Arroyo Blvd.; rosebowlaquatics.

com). The center’s two outdoor

Olympic-sized pools are a thing

of beauty, and lap swim sessions

are open to the public daily. The

scenic 3.3-mile Arroyo Seco Rose

Bowl Loop is a popular route for

walkers, runners and bikers—

cycling outfitters like Pasadena

Cyclery (1670 E. Walnut St.;

pasadenacyclery.com) and VELO

Pasadena (2562 E. Colorado

Blvd.; velopasadena.com) can

cover your bike rental needs.

Brookside Golf Course (1133

Rosemont Ave.; brooksidegc.

com) features two 18-hole

championship courses where you

can tee-off while enjoying San

Gabriel Mountain views. iTennis

manages the open-to-the-public

tennis courts at the Rose Bowl

Tennis Center (360 N. Arroyo

Blvd.; rosebowltennis.com) and

Arroyo Seco Racquet Club (920

Lohman Ln., South Pasadena;

astennis.com).

GROUP FITNESS

Several immensely popular

group fitness chains have

a presence in Pasadena:

Bar Method (32 Mills Pl.;

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barmethod.com), Pure Barre

(107 S. Fair Oaks Ave.; purebarre.

com), Orangetheory (2091

E. Colorado Blvd.; pasadena.

orangetheoryfitness.com),

Basecamp Fitness (38 S. El

Molino Ave.; basecampfitness.

co), SoulCycle (140 S. Lake Ave.;

soulcycle.com) and WundaBar

Pilates (860 E. Green St.;

wundabar.com). Founded by two

female Pasadena runners, Stride

(906 Granite Dr.; runwithstride.

com) is Southern California’s

first treadmill-based studio

offering HIIT and strength

training classes for all levels.

For something a little more Zen,

yoga studios welcome drop-in

visitors, complete with first-class

discounts and complimentary

mat and towel rentals. Some

of the most popular studios

among local yogis include

YogaWorks (277 W. Green St.;

yogaworks.com/pasadena),

CorePower Yoga (168 W. Green

St.; corepoweryoga.com) and

Yoga House (1 W. State St.;

yogahouse.com).

TREAT YOURSELF

Float away your worries at Just

Float (76 N. Hudson Ave. #120;

justfloat.com), the leading

float therapy destination in Los

Angeles. Each float tank is in a

private “cabin,” the salted water

is heated to 95 degrees and you

can customize your soundtrack

and lighting.

For a decadent full-service spa,

look no further than the awardwinning

Chuan Spa (1401 S. Oak

Knoll Ave.; chuanspa.com) at The

Langham Huntington, Pasadena,

best known for its traditional

Chinese medicine-inspired

signature body treatments and

facials. Burke Williams (39

Mills Pl.; burkewilliamsspa.com/

pasadena-massage) day spa

also offers massages, facials and

nailcare services, plus whirlpool

tubs, saunas, steam rooms and

cool misting rooms—a luxurious

experience at relatively affordable

prices. The Salt Studio (1380 E.

Walnut St.; saltstudiopasadena.

com) wellness spa is another

great option for a spa day or a

peaceful session in their salt

cave room. Halotherapy is an

ancient remedy for respiratory

conditions—breathing the pure

salt air is good for your lungs,

skin, immunity and state of

mind, and is said to reduce

inflammation.

Drip IV therapy is a trending

wellness modality used to treat a

variety of conditions by infusing

nutrients and antioxidants

directly into the bloodstream.

Stop by The Hydration

Room (977 E. Colorado Blvd.;

thehydrationroom.com) for a

customized infusion suited to

your specific needs, be it an

immunity boost, jet lag recovery

or a hangover cure.

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TAKE A HIKE

With the San Gabriel

Mountains and Angeles

National Forest at your

doorstep, hiking options

abound. Here’s a guide to

the top local hikes suited to

a range of difficulty levels.

EATON CANYON

Eaton Canyon Falls:

Beginner

Eaton Canyon’s

easy proximity and

approachable trails

makes it popular choice

for hikers of all ages

and abilities. Stop by

the Eaton Canyon

Nature Center to take

advantage of their

docent guided tours

and family nature walks.

The 3.8-mile round trip

trek to the falls takes

approximately an hour

and half to complete

with a modest elevation

gain of 592 feet. Be

prepared to cross

streams on strategically

placed rocks and logs.

Cool off and splash

around in the pool at

the base of the 40-foot

falls before turning

back. 1750 N. Altadena

Dr., Pasadena

Hermit Falls Trail:

Moderate

Hermit Falls boasts

cabins, streams,

wildlife, lush canyons

and a dam with

cascading water. The

trailhead begins at

Chantry Flats then

winds two miles

down to 1,430 feet of

elevation at the 30-foot

waterfall. The natural

pool of cool, deep

water is excellent for

swimming and floating.

Be sure to grab an

Adventure Pass ($5) to

park and bring a change

of clothes if you plan on

taking a refreshing dip.

The hike through the

lower reaches of Santa

Anita Canyon takes

about 1.5 hours. Santa

Anita Ave., Arcadia

Mount Lowe Railway

Trail: Moderate

Mount Lowe Railway

opened in 1893 to bring

visitors to the Echo

Mountain Resort—a

project that never

came to fruition. Yet,

the scenic railway

itself was a popular

tourist attraction for 45

years, before closing in

1938. You can follow

its course on a 7.25-

mile out and back

hike that begins at the

Markham Trailhead on

Mount Wilson Red Box

Road. Venture down

to Inspiration Point

and Mount Lowe Trail

Camp where you can

find ruins of the Alpine

Tavern. Once you get to

Inspiration Point, enjoy

the sweeping views

through the sighting

tubes. Mount Wilson Red

Box Rd. & Mount Lowe

Rd., Angeles National

Forest, Altadena

Mount Wilson:

Advanced

Mount Wilson is

north of Pasadena in

the Angeles National

Forest and boasts an

impressive 5,710-foot

summit, complete with

an observatory and

plenty of park benches

to enjoy the panoramic

views. Experienced,

fit hikers can traverse

this long, alpine trail

covering 14 miles. Be

sure to bring snacks

and water, sunblock,

bugspray, proper hiking

shoes and even trekking

poles for this advanced

trail. The strenuous

daylong hike will take

approximately seven

hours with 3,545 feet

of elevation gain. Santa

Anita Canyon Rd., Sierra

Madre

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HOTELS

Hotel Constance Pasadena

A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, this

contemporary boutique hotel set in a historic

1926 building offers enticing amenities including

a rooftop pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and

complimentary Mercedes Benz shuttle (within a

3-mile radius). Stylish guest rooms are outfitted with

the latest in-room technology and free Wi-Fi. Perry’s

Restaurant serves seasonal cuisine and the BluRoom

Lounge features live music nightly.

928 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 898-7900

hotelconstance.com

Hyatt Place Pasadena

Located in The Paseo, a retail and dining complex

across from the Pasadena Convention Center, this

brand new six-story hotel opened in 2018. Spacious,

modern guest rooms feature a separate seating area.

Breakfast is free for World of Hyatt members, and all

guests have 24-hour access to dining and the StayFit

fitness center. Complimentary Wi-Fi, the Coffee to

Cocktails Bar and an outdoor swimming pool round

out the many pluses.

399 E. Green St.

(626) 788-9108

hyatt.com

Hilton Pasadena

Located in the heart of Pasadena where the Civic

Center meets the Playhouse District, this full-service

hotel boasts spacious rooms with views of the San

Gabriel Mountains and Old Pasadena. Dine and drink

at the Corner Craft Kitchen + Bar, or pick-up takeaway

fare at the Corner Market. Guest perks include a

heated outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and

complimentary shuttle service within 2 miles.

168 S. Los Robles Ave.

(626) 577-1000

pasadena.hilton.com

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

A Pasadena landmark for more than 100 years, this

elegant full-service resort nestled in an upscale

residential neighborhood embodies the city’s history

and grace. Located on 23 acres with grand historic

ballrooms and lush gardens, the property offers

world-class dining, the award-winning Chuan Spa

and a Kids Program. Other attractive amenities

include a large outdoor saline pool, tennis courts and

bike rentals.

1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave.

(626) 568-3900

pasadena.langhamhotels.com

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Hotels &

HIDEAWAYS

W

hether Pasadena

is your main

destination or a

home base for

exploring Greater

Los Angeles—

staying in a hotel

is the ideal way

to get into that vacation mindset and

plug right into the local scene. Here,

you’ll find everything from glamorous

hideaways, historic bed-and-breakfast

inns and modern boutique hotels to

major global chains and basic, budgetfriendly

motels.

Most properties are centrally

located in walking distance to

major attractions, like the 311-room

Sheraton Pasadena which recently

completed a two-year, $20-million

renovation. The three-star Hilton

Pasadena also invested more than

$20 million to upgrade their guest

rooms and public spaces. For a

full resort experience in a quiet,

residential neighborhood, opt for The

Langham Huntington, Pasadena, a

historic landmark property that has

been welcoming guests for more than

100 years

Between seasonal holiday amenities,

winter hotel packages and

significant property upgrades, this

is an incredibly enticing time in the

accommodations space. Peruse our

hotel listings on the following pages

to learn more and find your perfect

match. And if you’re traveling with

your dog, look for the paw print icon

indicating pet-friendly properties.

HILTON PASADENA

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HOTELS

Old Pasadena Courtyard by Marriott

This full-service hotel in the heart of Old Pasadena

features expansive guestrooms appointed with

pillow-top mattresses and ergonomic workspaces.

Guest benefits include access to the fitness

center, heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi and

complimentary Wi-Fi. The Bistro restaurant offers

breakfast and dinner daily, with cocktails served in

the evening.

180 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

(626) 403-7600

marriott.com/laxot

Sheraton Pasadena

The recently renovated Sheraton Pasadena is

adjacent to the Pasadena Convention Center and

Civic Auditorium in downtown Pasadena. Amenities

include an outdoor heated pool and fitness center,

plus complimentary Wi-Fi and shuttle service (within

3 miles). Guests have two onsite dining options to

choose from: the elegant Restaurant Soleil serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as Charlie’s Bar,

offering lunch, happy hour and dinner.

303 Cordova St.

(626) 449-4000

sheraton.com/Pasadena

Residence Inn Pasadena

Located near Rose Bowl Stadium and walking

distance to Pasadena’s vibrant nightlife, the

Residence Inn Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Pasadena

is the premier apartment-style hotel designed for

longer stays. The hotel features complimentary

amenities such as daily breakfast, grocery delivery

service, an evening social hour and Wi-Fi.

21 W. Walnut St.

(626) 204-9220

residenceinnpasadena.com

The Westin Pasadena

The Westin Pasadena offers exceptional service,

Heavenly Beds® and upscale amenities in

the heart of the Civic Center district. Guests

can take advantage of the state-of-the-art

WestinWORKOUT Fitness® facility and heated

outdoor pool with stunning city views. The stylish

Ventanas Restaurant & Bar offers indoor and

outdoor seating featuring a firepit for an evening

gathering spot.

191 N. Los Robles Ave.

(626) 792-2727

marriot.com/laxpw

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Motels

& INNS

SAGA MOTOR HOTEL

Ace Motel

2870 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 792-2051

acemotelca.com

Astro

2818 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 449-3370

astropasadena.com

Comfort Inn

2462 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 405-0811

choicehotels.com

GreenTree Inn Pasadena

400 S. Arroyo Pkwy.

(626) 795-8401

greentreeinn.com

Hotel Le Rêve Pasadena

3321 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 796-9291

hotellerevepasadena.com

Howard Johnson

by Wyndham Pasadena

1599 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 808-4500

wyndhamhotels.com/hojo

La Casa Inn

2800 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 449-1122

lacasainnpasadenacalifornia.com

Lincoln Motel

1559 Lincoln Ave.

(626) 794-1355

lincolnmotelpasadena.com

Pasadena Rose Inn

2097 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 796-3122

Ramada

by Wyndham Pasadena

2156 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 788-0325

wyndhamhotels.com/ramada

Rodeway Inn & Suites

2860 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 792-3700

choicehotels.com

Saga Motor Hotel

1663 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 795-0431

thesagamotorhotel.com

Super 8 Motel

2863 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 449-3020

super8pasadena.com

Travelodge

by Wyndham Pasadena

Central

2131 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 796-3121

wyndhamhotels.com/travelodge

Vagabond Inn Executive

Pasadena

Located a few blocks from

the South Lake District, this

AAA three-diamond rated

property offers comfortable,

modern rooms. A daily deluxe

breakfast is complimentary

and Wi-Fi and parking are free,

too. The outdoor swimming

pool is heated year-round

and rooms are appointed

with desks to accommodate

business travelers.

1203 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 449-3170

vagabondinn.com

Wonder Inn

2855 E. Colorado Blvd.

(626) 229-9640

HOTEL LE RÊVE PASADENA

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Travel

TIPS

Location is

everything, and

in Pasadena that

translates to ease

and convenience

for our visitors. The

city is accessible

via many major

highways without being in the

thick of LA’s infamous traffic.

Even better yet, it’s centrally

located to LAX and Hollywood

Burbank Airports and wellserved

by Amtrak and the Los

Angeles Metro. Once you arrive,

it’s a breeze to be car-free and

carefree. Pasadena’s pedestrianfriendly

neighborhoods and strong

connectivity on the Metro network

make it effortless—and fun—to

explore the city car-free.

METRO GOLD LINE

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RAIL

Pasadena is nearly equidistant

to both Glendale Station and

Union Station downtown, where

Amtrak’s Pacific Coast Surfliner

and Coast Starlight trains make

regular stops. From Union

Station, you can hop on the Gold

Line and be in Pasadena in under

30 minutes. If you’re flying into

LAX, catch the FlyAway Bus to

Union station to transfer onto the

Gold Line.

HOLLYWOOD BURBANK

AIRPORT (BUR)

Hollywood Burbank Airport is a

major life hack for travelers flying

in from cities along the West

Coast, the Southwest, New York

City, Chicago, and Houston. The

airport is much smaller and deals

with a fraction of the traffic that

goes through LAX daily, making it

an easier alternative. The airport

is 15 miles (24 km) from Pasadena

and takes about half an hour to

get there. The Metro 501 NoHo

to Pasadena express bus is the

most economical way to get to

Pasadena. Taxi fare to the airport

will cost about $45 and a ride share

app without surge pricing will run

about $15. This is a major hub for

Southwest Airlines, Alaska, Delta,

United, American, and JetBlue

all offering service to Hollywood

Burbank Airport.

15 miles, 24 kilometers

(818) 840-8840

hollywoodburbankairport.com

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LOS ANGELES

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

(LAX)

Taking a cab from LAX to

Pasadena can cost upwards of

$80 USD, this might be a perfectly

suitable solution for those

traveling with friends and splitting

the fare or for business travelers

expensing their trip. An organized

ride share location is available

through dedicated shuttles. A

more economical alternative is to

take the LAX Flyaway to Union

Station which costs $9.75 each

way. Luxury charter buses pickup

at each terminal (arrivals) along

the famous LAX loop before

going directly to Union Station in

Downtown Los Angeles. At Union

Station, continue on to Pasadena

by connecting to the Metro Gold

Line or by using a ride share app.

29 miles, 47 kilometers

(855) 463-5252

lawa.org

AIRPORT

TRANSPORTATION

LAX Flyaway

(714) 507-1170

lawa.org/flyaway

Prime Time Shuttle

(800) 733-8267

primetimeshuttle.com

SuperShuttle

(800) 258-3826

supershuttle.com

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Los Angeles Metro

The 31-mile Metro Gold Line serves

Pasadena from Union Station in

downtown LA, with six local stops

on the way to the furthest, the

Sierra Madre Villa station. The light

rail system connects Pasadena to

bus services and other Metro lines,

like the Expo Line that travels from

downtown LA through Culver City

to Santa Monica Beach. The base

fare is $1.75 and trains operate daily.

Tickets can be purchased from selfservice

machines at the stations.

City Cab

(626) 584-1000

(888) 248-9222

United Taxi

(626) 768-4999

(800) 822-8294

Pasadena Transit

Pasadena’s local bus system with

six routes that travel throughout

Pasadena. Regular fare is $0.75.

(626) 744-4055, option #2

pasadenatransit.net

Foothill Transit Authority

These buses serve the San Gabriel and

Pomona valleys. Base fare is $1.25.

(800) 743-3463

foothilltransit.org

ELECTRIC VEHICLE

CHARGING STATIONS

Need an electric vehicle charging

station? Pasadena’s EV charging

network currently includes more

than 900 level 2 charging stations

and 68 fast charging stations, all

located within a 10-mile radius.

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Travel

TIPS

SAMPLE

ITINERARIES

The more time you have in

Pasadena, the more you can

explore. These suggested daily

itineraries will ensure you don’t

miss out on any key gems,

whether you’re coming for one

day or several.

FENYES MANSION

PASADENA ICE SKATING CENTER

WHITE HORSE LOUNGE

DAY ONE

Spend the morning

exploring the

Huntington Library,

Art Museum,

and Botanical

Gardens. Head to

Old Pasadena for

lunch, shopping

and stroll. Play

games at The

Neon Retro

Arcade and have a

nightcap at White

Horse Lounge.

Visit majestic City

Hall and go to the

Playhouse District

for dinner and a

show at Pasadena

Playhouse. Wrap

the night with a

cocktail at The

Raymond 1886.

DAY TWO

Start your morning

with a hike to

Eaton Canyon

Falls. Fuel up

with breakfast

at Millie’s and

then head to the

Norton Simon

Museum for an

afternoon of fine

art and culture.

Decompress at

Float Pasadena.

After dinner on

South Lake Avenue

at Pie’n Burger,

hit the Ice House

Comedy Club.

DAY THREE

Immerse yourself

in Pasadena’s

storied history on

“Millionaire’s Row”

with guided tours

of the Gamble

House, Fenyes

Mansion and/or

the Tournament

House & Wrigley

Gardens. Then

browse the wares

in the shops

of the Antique

District. Conclude

the day with

sunset cocktails

and dinner at

The Langham

Huntington,

Pasadena.

DAY FOUR

Take a VIP or

public tour of Rose

Bowl Stadium.

Check out the

latest exhibitions

at the USC Pacific

Asia Museum.

Get lost in the

vast selection

at Vroman’s

Bookstore and

browse around

the Burlington

Arcade. Do a wine

tasting at We

Olive’s Wine Bar

and walk to dinner

at a Michelin

Plate-endorsed

restaurant in Old

Pasadena.

DAY FIVE

Have breakfast on

East Washington

and explore

the emerging

neighborhood.

Plan ahead to book

a tour of NASA’s

Jet Propulsion

Laboratory. Lace

up some skates

to glide around

the Pasadena

Ice Skating

Center. Sample

California brews at

Congregation Ale

House and then

treat yourself to a

dim sum feast at

Lunasia Dim Sum

House.

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BROOKSIDE GOLF

COURSE

ART CENTER

COLLEGE OF

DESIGN

KIDSPACE

CHILDREN’S

MUSEUM

R O S E M O N T A V E

LINCOLN MOTEL

ROSE BOWL

STADIUM

S E C O S T

ROSE BOWL

AQUATICS

CENTER

210

MOUNTAIN

JET PROPULSION

LABORATORY

ST

BRENNER

PARK

H A M M O N D S T

V I L L A S T

ROBINSON

PARK

M A P L E S T

FAIR OAKS AVE

JACKIE

ROBINSON

CENTER

RAYMOND AVE

MARENGO AVE

GARFIELD AVE

LOS ROBLES AVE

O A K L A N D A V E

MADISON AVE

EL MOLINO AVE

MOUNTAIN ST

O R A N G E G R O V E B L V D

VILLA ST

LAKE AVE

MENTOR AVE

CATALINA AVE

WILSON AVE

MCDONALD

PARK

MAR VISTA AVE

MICHIGAN AVE

210

CHESTER AVE

HOLLISTON AVE

HILL AVE

M O N T E V I S T A S T

ALLEN AVE

EATON CANYON

MAPLE ST

CORSON ST

A L T A D E N A D R

VICTORY

PARK

WOODLYN RD

SIERRA MADRE BLVD

POST

PARADE

FLOAT

VIEWING

S I E R R A M A D R E V I L L A A V E

PALOMA ST

GAMBLE

HOUSE

BROOKSIDE

PARK

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CIRCUIT

COURT OF

APPEALS

TOURNAMENT HOUSE

& WRIGLEY GARDENS

PASADENA

MUSEUM

OF HISTORY

WALNUT ST

134

CALIFORNIA BLVD

NORTON SIMON

MUSEUM

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G R E E N S T

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SINGER

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PASADENA

OLD PASADENA

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FOR THE ARTS

DE LACEY AVE

HUNTINGTON

MEMORIAL

HOSPITAL

HOLLY ST

OLD PASADENA

CASTLE

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FAIR OAKS AVE

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RAYMOND AVE

ART

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CONVENTION

CENTER

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LIBRARY

CITY HALL

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THE WESTIN

PASADENA

PASEO COLORADO

HYATT

PLACE

G R E E N S T

ICE SKATING

CENTER

LOS ROBLES AVE

USC PACIFIC

ASIA MUSEUM

HILTON

PASADENA

O A K L A N D A V E

WALNUT ST

FULLER THEOLOGICAL

SEMINARY

PLAYHOUSE DISTRICT

MADISON AVE

EL MOLINO AVE

OAK KNOLL AVE

LOCUST ST

PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

HUDSON AVE

SOUTH LAKE AVENUE DISTRICT

LAKE AVE

BOSTON CT

BOSTON COURT

PERFORMING

ARTS CENTER

ICE HOUSE

COMEDY CLUB

HOTEL

CONSTANCE

SAN PASQUAL ST

CATALINA AVE

WILSON AVE

MICHIGAN AVE

UNION ST

GRANT

PARK

CHESTER AVE

HOLLISTON AVE

D E L M A R B L V D

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VAGABOND INN

CALTECH

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GREEN ST

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RAMO AUDITORIUMS

PASADENA

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COLLEGE

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MOTOR

HOTEL

BONNIE AVE

PASADENA

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HUNTINGTON

LIBRARY

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& BOTANICAL

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ROSE PARADE ROUTE

COLORADO BLVD

ROSE PARADE FLOAT VIEWING

PASADENA TRANSIT BUS ROUTE

HISTORIC ROUTE 66

METRO GOLD LINE ROUTE

METRO GOLD LINE STATIONS

VISITORS CENTER

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History. Culture. Tradition. Elegance.

For over 85 years,

Santa Anita’s magnificent Art Deco

inspired architecture has enhanced the

majestic San Gabriel Mountains with

Thoroughbred racing’s nobility.

Visit The Great Race Place

December 26th through the end of June

and mid-September through October.

santaanita.com

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