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Pasadena for Families

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Pasadena is one of the loveliest cities in Southern California, with characteristically great weather, and mountains providing a beautiful backdrop for historical buildings and craftsman homes. Discover art, music, and film festivals, fine dining, and artisan brews.
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46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
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The Pacific Asia Museum's collection includes art and artifacts from the Pacific Islands and Asia, and the museum offers free cell phone audio tours in multiple languages. The audio tour includes a curatorial tour, a family-friendly tour focusing...
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301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007, USA
You can easily spend a day exploring the history, gardens, and animals of the arboretum. Visit the food garden and meet the chickens, and then walk the grounds to view the different areas organized by geographical location and sprinkled with art...
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1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108, USA
The Huntington is a beautiful, cultural destination. The library exhibits are wonderful, and include famous titles like Audubon's Birds of America. The art collection features well-known paintings, architectural pieces, and a sculpture garden. The...
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1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107, USA
Eaton Canyon has a great nature center if you want to learn about the local plants, animals, geology, and ecology. The exhibits and nature walks are kid-friendly. Hiking trails are also easily accessible from the nature center. The Eaton Canyon...
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85 E Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
Levitt Pavilion hosts a free Summer Music Festival every year, but if you visit the Levitt Pavilion's Memorial Park on a non-event day, take the kids to the playground or entertain yourself on the strange workout machines of the Park's exercise...
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621 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
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This lovely little Californian establishment is a local favorite. Everything from the farm-fresh produce to the artisan wines is California grown and carefully prepared. Their Pasadena location has a comfortable neighborhood feel in the lively ...
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2495 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104, USA
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Carmela is Pasadena's favorite ice cream shop. Drive by in the evening, and you'll see a crowded store front with happy ice-cream-eaters overflowing onto the sidewalk. I love their unique flavor combinations; they even offer classes if you're...
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267 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA
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You can't talk about cafés and coffee shops in Los Angeles without mentioning one of its most popular places: Urth Caffé. For an organic fix, there’s no better place. There are a number of locations throughout the city and...
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156 W Verdugo Ave, Burbank, CA 91502, USA
Smoothies go great with warm weather. This cozy little place is tucked in the back of the building—look for the cow by the front door on the little lane called Mills Place just before McCormick Alley. Juice Farm's organic, cold-pressed beverages...
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695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
The historic Vroman’s Bookstore opened in 1894 and is still a favorite with the locals. Beyond their large selection of books, they still have an old-school newsstand, an excellent café, and a gift shoppe with home décor, locally made cards, and...