Look for this event in the springtime in the more quiet, and unassuming South Pasadena, a little city of charm. The street festival is quaint, not so crowded and convenient (right of the Metro Gold Line at Mission St). (Don't confuse this with Mission Rd. which is also in South Pas and in nearby Alhambra). Leave the car at home or at a Metro...more
South Pasadena Historical Museum Who says entertainment California is expensive? Here's another free admission venue to visit. For the traveller who enjoys the simple charm and one who would like to experience the history of a place, come here east of downtown LA to South Pasadena where its Historical Museum will not disappoint. The musuem building...more
The Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena holds one of the world's finest and most prestigious collections of Art. My favorite part of the collection is the 103 pieces of Edgar Degas paints and sculptures, some Picaso's bronze sculptures, Gris, Mondrian, the sculpture garden, plus ...Worth visiting, check the website which is an excellent way to...more
Located in Pasadena, California, Caltech is a coeducational university dedicated to instruction and research in engineering and science. With an outstanding faculty -- including several Nobel Laureates -- and such off-campus facilities as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Palomar Observatory, and the W. M. Keck Observatory, Caltech is one of the...more
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a private, non-profit institution. Amidst 150 acres of breathtaking gardens, it has three art galleries and a library showcasing magnificent collections of paintings, sculptures, rare books, manuscripts, and decorative arts. The botanical collection features over 14,000 different...more
Many places to go but if you are in the Old Town Pasadena area The Norton Simon Museum plus The west front of Pasadena City Hall is rather impressive, and there is plenty of space to admire it because of the immense width of Garfield Street. Incidentally, to your right (north) is Pasadena Public Library, where you can use one of four PC's connected...more
335 Monterey Road, South Pasadena, California, 91030, United States
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201 Orange Grove Ave, South Pasadena, CA, 91030
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201 Orange Grove Ave, South Pasadena, California, 91030, United States
Good for: Business
On New Year's eve, the city of Pasadena apparently allow people to bring barbecue grills to cook food and for warmth.
For entertainment, there are clubs and theaters, and various spots around Old Town offers billiards, dancing, Dixieland jazz, string quartets, and even Flamenco (Friday nights at La Luna Negra.) And that's not to mention the street performers.
To experience the charm of South Pasadena, stop at the Mission stop from the Gold Line. I am always delighted by the old look of the area here. Scenes resemble that of a small village more than the modern, western suburban city.Check website for info on schedules and more.more
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Behind the red door, eye-catching contemporary paintings, jewelry, cloth, and various trinkets fill the quaint Tah Gallery. This is an unpretenious art stop -no snootiness, rather friendly South Pas disposition from the staff who will glady inform the guests.
What to buy: If you got the money, shell out for a contemporary painting, from about $100, or if on the cheaper, get a nice pair of carved stone earrings for mommy. See websites for more ideas!
What to pay: from dozens of dollars to hundreds
Quiet, unassuming and peaceful- and that is just the way that they like in South Pasadena. Just beneath the vastness that is the city ofr Pasadena is its smaller counterpart- South Pasadena -or South Pas as locals call it. Sure, it's lazy to do this but thi is a sleepy little town. Officially, South Pasadena is a seperate entity of just under 3 1/2 square miles. One will be amazed that this wonderful suburban paradise is just a stone's throw from downtown Los Angeles. Come to South Pas to have a slice of Americana and for a beautiful nature walk down tree-lined streets, by lush gardens and other plots of land.
Favorite thing: I felt very safe here even alone at night. It is only 30 minutes to Union Station. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from. The attractions are not close to one another and it seems as though the tours do not really startup until the month of April.