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Favorite thing Here are a couple of good websites with general information on visiting Pasadena

Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau

Pasadena City Center

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Dabs
Mar 12, 2005

Pasadena Visitors Bureau

Favorite thing I suppose this would be the city's official website. It has quite a bit of information. There is always something going on in Pasadena. That's what makes it such a great town to visit. Nice shopping areas, great nightlife, festivals, concerts, more restaurants that any town I know in SoCal and behind the scenes are the beautiful homes throughout the city.

Three major freeways come together in Pasadena. The 210 FWY, 134 FWY and 110 FWY. The Metro Gold Line travels east-west on the east side of town and then travels north-south on the west side of town.

Here's the link for the Visitor's Bureau Website:

http://www.pasadenacal.com/index.html

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GracesTrips
Jun 24, 2008

These are the city's and...

Favorite thing These are the city's and village's we drove through and by. Victorville, San Bernandino, Rialto, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora, Azusa, Duarte, Monrovia, Arcadia, Pasadena.

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Routeman
Aug 25, 2002

The Gabrielino Indians once...

Favorite thing The Gabrielino Indians once inhabited the land that is now known as the city of Duarte ( Pop. ca. 22.000 ). In 1841, the governor of Alta, CA granted to ex-Mexican corporal Andres Duarte and his wife nearly 7,000 acres of prime land in the upper San Gabriel Valley. He named the place Rancho Azusa de Duarte.

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Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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The word Pasadena literally...

Favorite thing The word Pasadena literally means 'Valley' in the Ojibwa ( Chippewa ) Indian language, but it has been interpreted to mean 'Crown of the valley' and 'Key of the valley' hence the adoption of both the crown and the key in the official City Seal.

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Routeman
Aug 25, 2002

E. M. Boddy, a newspaper...

Favorite thing E. M. Boddy, a newspaper publisher, planted a seed in 1936. Camellias to be exact - for use in making corsages. Over the years both specie and acreage added and abounded to what is now known as Descanso Gardens. His vision of private watershed persists today and continues to irrigate this oasis in the midst of desert chaparral. Some of the native coastal live oaks are said to be over 400 years old. Come and walk amongst 'that which came before you...' Descanso means 'where I rest.' In the lilacs and the roses and the azaleas you can find rest.
I was astounded with the beauty of the grounds. There are large oaks, redwoods, a rose garden, camelia forests, a bird sanctuary, a Tea house and pond even an art museum. There are many places to sit and linger. The roses were in bloom when I was there. I can't wait to go back and see the 20 foot camelia bushes in bloom. They have picnics and muscial events. For lunch stop at the cafe near the entrance or you can picnic outside of the gardens if you bring your own lunch. If you are in L.A., check it out!!!! for a $5.00 entrance fee it's worth it. And you can take very pretty pictures!!!!!!

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Aug 26, 2002

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There's always something going on at the Pasadena Convention Center and it's even bigger now that they have added some new buildings. Some of the events they have is the chocolate festival, gem and...
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World class collection of art without being numbing. This is a very comfortable museum to check out some examples of some the greatest artists. From El Greco and Raphael, bove to the17th & 18th...
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The Norton Simon Museum is a nice little museum that won't take you all day to visit. I visited the museum some 40+ years ago when it was fairly new with my parents. So, to visit it once again was...
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If you are driving from California and into Yosemite, you would see the sign Tuolumne Meadows and then park there at the side of the road and join the crowd of people trying to get great pics of the...
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The Rose Bowl is a great place to see just about anything! I have seen UCLA football games here, 4th of July fireworks show and even a "Rose Bowl" football game. Parking can be a little frustrating as...
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Absolutely gorgeous gardens where you can escape from the hectic, congested city. We only had time to visit the Japanese and Chinese gardens (and pass through the rose gardens, but out of season), but...
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