Pasadena Transportation

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    Metered Parking

    by Yaqui Written Jan 12, 2014

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    Like most big cities and like most VTers, they are familiar with these city bandits of steel. The meters are everywhere, but as we explored, we did see loads of parking structures and some parking areas that had limited parking time. Please read the stickers on the meter.

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    Memorial Park Station~Metro

    by Yaqui Updated Jan 12, 2014

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    I am not sure what it would be live to live ontop of a station, but it would be convenient. We saw lots of folks getting off and on. Located next to Memorial Park is the Memorial Park Station (125 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103) for the Metro Gold Line which has these stops:

    Sierra Madre Villa
    149 N Halstead, Pasadena 91107
    Free On-site Parking – 877 Spaces
    Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 88 Spaces
    10 Bike Rack Spaces
    16 Bike Lockers

    Allen
    395 N Allen Av, Pasadena 91106
    28 Bike Rack Spaces

    Lake
    340 N Lake Av, Pasadena 91101
    Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 50 Spaces
    18 Bike Rack Spaces

    Memorial Park
    125 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103
    8 Bike Rack Spaces
    16 Bike Lockers

    Del Mar
    230 S Raymond Av, Pasadena 91105
    Paid On-site Parking – 610 Spaces
    26 Bike Rack Spaces (Bike Room)

    Fillmore
    95 Fillmore St, Pasadena 91105
    Free On-site Parking – 130 Spaces
    Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 30 Spaces
    6 Bike Rack Spaces

    South Pasadena
    805 S Meridian Av, South Pasadena 91030
    Nearby Free Parking (Independent) – 120 Spaces
    14 Bike Rack Spaces

    Highland Park
    151 N Avenue 57, Los Angeles 90042
    10 Bike Rack Spaces
    16 Bike Lockers

    Southwest Museum
    4600 Marmion Way, Los Angeles 90065
    6 Bike Rack Spaces

    Heritage Square
    3545 Pasadena Av, Los Angeles 90031
    Free On-site Parking – 123 Spaces
    Paid On-site Parking –– 6 Spaces
    4 Bike Rack Spaces

    Lincoln/Cypress
    370 W Avenue 26, Los Angeles 90031
    Free On-site Parking – 84 Spaces
    Paid Reserved On-site Parking – 10 Spaces
    10 Bike Rack Spaces

    Chinatown
    901 N Spring St, Los Angeles 90012
    6 Bike Rack Spaces

    Union Station
    801 N Vignes St, Los Angeles 90012
    Nearby Paid Parking (Independent)
    Union Station/Gateway - 74 Bike Rack Spaces/40 Bike Lockers

    Little Tokyo/Arts District
    200 N Alameda St, Los Angeles 90012
    12 Bike Rack Spaces
    4 Bike Lockers

    Pico/Aliso
    1311 E 1st St, Los Angeles 90033
    6 Bike Rack Spaces
    2 Bike Lockers

    Mariachi Plaza
    1831 E 1st St, Los Angeles 90033
    6 Bike Rack Spaces

    Soto
    2330 E 1st St, Los Angeles 90033
    12 Bike Rack Spaces
    4 Bike Lockers

    Indiana
    210 S Indiana St, Los Angeles 90063
    Free On-site Parking – 42 Spaces
    12 Bike Rack Spaces
    4 Bike Lockers

    Maravilla
    4520 E 3rd St, Los Angeles 90022
    12 Bike Rack Spaces

    East LA Civic Center
    4780 E 3rd St, Los Angeles 90022
    20 Bike Rack Spaces

    Atlantic
    5150 E Pomona Bl, Los Angeles 90022
    Free on-site parking - 262 spaces
    12 Bike Rack Spaces
    8 Bike Lockers

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    Tour Pasadena via Hollywood

    by marinarena Updated Jul 2, 2013

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    So, you are staying in Hollywood and feel like you have had enough of her? Well, head east via Metro and experience what Pasadena has to offer. An out of towner may find this route very useful. Catch the 180 via Hollywood/Vine Station, which is in a very tourist-populated area to Pasadena, ending at Pasadena hots spots, like by the Colorado/Lake crossing. This route is convenient for shopping , like at Paseo Colorado (outdoor mall), and much entertainment down Colorado Blvd. On the way, catch the stunning Colorado Street Bridge from the windows. Although, this is very much a city bus route, treat it like a rather convenient, cheaper tour bus with scenic and sight-worthy stops. The bus runs every day, from 4AM to 4AM for the most popular part of the route ,which is almost the whole route. there is a Metro Line stop at Sierra Madre (the last, most southeastern of the Gold Line). By the way, the route goes through better parts of nearby city of Glendale.

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    Go Metro Gold Line via LA to Pasadena

    by marinarena Updated Jul 2, 2013

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    colorful new train stop, Gold Line, Pasadena
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    Thank goodness L.A.'s Metro added the Gold Line for faster connection to the golden treasure of Pasadena. From Union Station in downtown L.A., one can arrive in Pasadena in under 20 min!

    The line travels up above Chinatown in Downtown L.A. and southeastern parts of Los Angeles, such as Highland Park. As for Pasadena points of interests, get off on these: Fillmore Station, Memorial Park Station, Lake (Ave) Station and Del Mar Station. Allen Station and Sierra Madre Station (currently the last stop on the Gold Line) are the other Pas stops.

    Specifically for the latter two stops:

    For Lake, after exiting train, one can go up the elevator to arrive on Lake Ave. which have plenty of "off the beaten path" shops, restaurants and other points of interests.

    For Del Mar, after exiting train, head towards Old Pasadena, a wonderful and popular outdoor area full of entertainment.

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    Get off at Memorial Park stop to Rose Bowl events

    by marinarena Written Nov 20, 2012
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    For convenience, saving money and for mere urban adventure, especially for arriving eventually to the Rose Bowl, take the Metro Gold Line rail to Memorial Park station near Old Town Pasadena. The station is closest to the Rose Bowl, which is about a half mile away.

    College football fans attending Rose Bowl/UCLA games have been taking advantage of the cheap, fun Metro ride and slight walk to designated shuttle pick up areas close by the station. In 2012, the Parsons Engineering was a popular shuttle lot at Union and Delacey streets, a few blocks away. A one-way ticket to the station is $1.50. If you don't already have, buy a TAP card at the Metro ticket machine at origin station (additional cost) and board.

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    Metro Gold Line

    by GracesTrips Written May 30, 2008

    Metrolink is the SoCal metro transit system that runs the trains and buses. The train coming into Pasadena is called the Gold Line. There is a station just a few blocks north of Colorado Boulevard in Old Town Pasadena. You'll exit the Memorial Park Station at 125 E. Holly Street, Pasadena, CA. which is exactly at Holly Street and Arroyo Parkway. Walk two blocks south and go west on Colorado Blvd. You will be in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. If you go east on Colorado, you will see the Paseo Colorado shopping center on the south side of the road.

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    Interactive Map for Pasadena

    by GracesTrips Written May 16, 2008

    Mapquest.com works very well for Southern California. Click on revise in the upper left had corner to enter a different address.

    Old Town is mainly on Colorado Blvd. between Pasadena Avenue to Arroyo Parkway and perhaps one block south of Colorado to Green Street and 2 blocks north of Colorado which include Union Street and Holly Street.

    Becareful if you're driving, Green Street and Union Street are one-way roads. There are several parking structures in the area and pricing is all different.

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    By car

    by Dabs Updated Nov 17, 2007

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    Although it appears that Pasadena has some public transportation options, the easiest way to see Pasadena is by car, especially if you are looking to do an architectural tour.

    To get there from Los Angeles you will want to take the 110 (Harbor/Pasadena Freeway).

    If you are visiting Old Pasadena, there is the Schoolhouse parking garage on Raymond just south of Colorado Blvd. that is free for the 1st 90 minutes, $2 per hour after 90 minutes. It should come out cheaper than the metered spots you will find on the street plus you don't have to worry about running out of time.

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    By car, with patience.

    by goingsolo Updated Jun 23, 2005

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    By car with a lot of patience!! The rumors you have heard are true. Traffic in Southern California is horrendous.

    Pasadena has a nice downtown area where you can actually park and walk around. It is also a short cab ride from Pasadena Hotels. If you intend to explore other areas in Los Angeles, the coast or otherwise, you will need a car as these other areas are pretty far from Pasadena.

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    Rent a Car

    by ATXtraveler Written Aug 22, 2004

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    As normal, one of the first questions that is asked by international travellers is... how is the public transit system in this area. Los Angeles is a system of highways, with no real organized public transportation system, and Pasadena is no different.

    Rent a car... you will get where you are going faster!

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    Burbank Regional Airport (BUR)

    by ATXtraveler Written Aug 22, 2004

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    Burbank Airport

    If you are headed in from within the US, one of your best bets at a quick airport process is to choose Burbank airport over LAX. This is a great option if you do not have to: (a) arrive late at night, or (b) not travelling from internationally!

    Burbank was recently renamed Bob Hope Airport, after the well known Hollywood Celebrity Bob Hope, who logged millions of airline miles entertaining US troops abroad!

    This airport is served by: Alaska, Aloha, American, America West, Southwest and United.

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    First I arrived in LAX...

    by KiNyA Written Aug 25, 2002

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    First I arrived in LAX International Airport.
    Jeannie (our host) picked us up there. She drove us all around with her fancy car. So, I sugget you to rent a car, but be careful that you don't stuck on your way.
    For exploring city centre just walk, relax, and have fun!

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