"Don't Pass on Pasadena!" Top 5 Page for this destination Pasadena by marinarena

Pasadena Travel Guide: 391 reviews and 1,169 photos

The Perfect Flower

Similar to a rose, Pasadena is a perfect flower type, with all attractive parts. The look, especially in the heart of the city, the "pistil", is just marvelous. Locals and out-of-towners have been charmed by Pasadena splendor for several decades. Many come to the city to delight in the general atmosphere, reminiscent of an old, European city by the hills.


always makes a nice splash!

Pictured here are jumping waters at Paseo Colorado, one of my favorite scenic town centers in southern California.

The Rose Bowl

Home of one of the most celebrated college football games including those of USC/UCLA Bruins

Host to several events including the monthly flea market!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Big city entertainment esp. in the arts and sports, old charm of downtown and South Pas, lovely hilly/mountainous areas, quality restaurants
  • Cons:nothing too major, just typical problems of big cities like street traffic (esp on Colorado Blvd),slight criminal activity
  • In a nutshell:Pasadena- More than the Rose Bowl Indeed!
  • Intro Updated Apr 10, 2008
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Excellent Pasadena page! I so enjoy the old Pasadena area. I enjoyed the lovely tour!

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2007 at 6:07 AM

    Heading to Pasadena this upcoming weekend, lots of good information here!

  • thecatsmeow's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2007 at 9:41 PM

    This is really a well done and informative page. Now maybe I will need to rethink my hotel choice and actually stay in Pasadena. Although Glendale is not far.

  • RedEaredPanda's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2006 at 10:19 AM

    My favorite Travel store of all time is in Pasadena called "Distant Lands" on Raymond Ave.. Was there last night listening to a presentation on Nepal.. Good Pasadena pages!!

  • spgood301's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2005 at 3:00 PM

    I hope the Fresh Prince doesn't expect royalties from that pic. Nice catch, Marie.

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