What to Do around The Westin Pasadena
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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.
490 Union St, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105, USA
This museum has an impressive collection of world-famous pieces. Degas is heavily represented by numerous sculptures and paintings, and Monet, Renoir, van Gogh, and many other brilliant artists add to the splendor of the 19th century collection....
Echo Mountain, California 91001, USA
Echo Mountain has a great deal to offer, from the switchback trail, which will give you a great workout on your way up the mountain (start early to avoid the blistering afternoon sun), to the views—on a clear day you can look out over Pasadena, ...
4 Westmoreland Pl, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
Gamble House is an architectural gem. The glass-work of the front door, chandeliers, and dining room windows is mesmerizing, and the carved frieze in the Burmese teak living room is a decorative treasure. Each room showcases a different kind of...
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...
693 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105, USA
Jones is well-known as the area's best local coffee. They make an amazing macchiato (Italian-style), their espresso is deluxe, and they do all their roasting on-site. I love the ambiance and the community feel of the cafe and shop, and they host...
1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
On the second Sunday of every month, bargain hunters, collectors, designers, tourists, and other curious shoppers head to the historic Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, where 2,500 vendors of furniture, accessories, clothes, crafts, vinyl, and more...
391 Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91184, USA
Even if you know nothing else of Pasadena, you know the Rose Parade! It's spectacular! The colorful flowers, fabulous floats, and excited crowds make for a great day! Camp out the night before to claim a close-up view of the parade! Or, if a cold...
39 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
The Pasadena Playhouse has exciting productions and a rich history. If you're keen to see a show, and tickets are sold out, don't worry—you can still enjoy a fun theatre experience by setting up a private tour. They offer complimentary tours,...
100 Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
You may recognize the façade of Pasadena's City Hall from a number of TV shows and movies. It's a beautiful building with an open courtyard; find a bench and relax by the fountain, and take time to smell the roses as you pass through. The view...
Bungalow Heaven, Pasadena, CA 91104, USA
Pasadena's Bungalow Heaven is a lovely neighborhood with history, beauty, and character. The shaded sidewalks of Bungalow Heaven's tree-lined streets are perfect for a walk, and the Arts and Crafts architecture of the early 1900's is delightful....
70 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105, USA
Copa Vida is the newest of Pasadena’s gourmet coffee shops, and the unique tastes and aromas of their coffees are surprising (and impressive). They have three primary menus: “steep” is a menu of specialty teas; “pressure” includes coffee-house...
46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
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...
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...
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...
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...
285 Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007, USA
Enjoy an afternoon at Santa Anita Park, where you can check out the gardens, statues, murals, and stables full of impressive horses. You can buy food and drinks at the racetrack, or bring a picnic and relax in the infield. The races are exciting,...
604 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
"Hail Summer!" "Hail Venice" "Hell Yeah!" This annual celebration of summer brings out some of the most colorful characters in Venice Beach. At 12:30 on the day of the summer solstice, get dressed in your nautical best, head to Windward Avenue and...
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