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Visit the City of Roses with a Pasadena, California Bus Rental

Pasadena, California

With a population of close to 140,000 residents, Pasadena is one of the most vibrant cities in the United States and is the ninth biggest in Los Angeles County. Visit the city today onboard a Pasadena, California bus rental.

Pasadena is home to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Art Center College of Design, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. What’s more, there are several wonderful attractions in the city that you could visit with a Pasadena, California bus rental.

Entertainment & Amusement Parks

The Santa Anita Park is where you can watch thoroughbred races during the racing season between the months of December and June. You should also play at the Bowlmor Lanes Pasadena. It has 33,000 sq. ft. of space that includes more than 30 state of the art lanes, a private bowling suite and other venues. It was named as the city's best bowling venue by Pasadena Magazine.

Arts & Culture

Arts and Culture in Pasadena California

The Tournament of Roses is held on New Year's Day. Be there to enjoy the floats adorned with flowers, the horseback riders, and the marching bands. Expect a large crowd!

The Norton Simon Museum has more than 11,000 pieces in its collection, most of which are on loan to the museum. Some of the museum’s holding include Asian art from Southeast Asia and South Asia, 14th to 16th and 19th century European art, modern and contemporary art, and several pieces of sculpture from noted 20th century sculptors such as Isamu Noguchi, Aristide Maillol, and Constantin Brâncuși. You should also go to the USC Pacific Asia Museum. The Asian art museum has 15,000 rare artworks from the Pacific Islands and Asia. Other museums you should go to are the Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, and Pasadena Museum of History.

Watch a theater show and other events at the Pasadena Playhouse. The historic performing arts venue was built in the 1920s and later reopened in the 1980s. It can accommodate close to 700 people in the auditorium. You should also catch the classical repertory productions of A Noise Within, or watch the shows at the Boston Court Performing Arts. Then check out what's happening at the Beckman & Ramo Auditoriums at Caltech, Levitt Pavilion Pasadena, Lineage Performing Arts Center, or the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Be serenaded by the California Philharmonic Orchestra as they have their evening concerts at Santa Ana Park. Or check out the inventive sound of MUSE/IQUE. Further, you can listen to the Pasadena Symphony and POPS as they perform at the Ambassador Auditorium or at the Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a multi-use facility that includes a research center, cultural center, and beautiful gardens. You should also check out the Armory Center for the Arts before going on a public art walking tour that takes you to the city's interesting pieces of art in public spaces.

Restaurants & Shopping

Monta Factory serves Armenian, ethnic and Middle Eastern fare. It is considered as one of the best restaurants in the city. Other restaurants that you should try are Perry's Join, Pencil, Pie Life Pizza, Roma Market, Deluxe Cafe & Lounge, Braise & Crumble Cafe, Super Burger, White Horse Lounge and Dog Haus Biergarten.

Meanwhile, shopping in Pasadena will introduce you to local businesses that sell one-of-a-kind treasures, great bargains, and hard to find merchandise. The city has three shopping districts: Old Pasadena, Pasadena Playhouse District and South Lake Avenue. You can also go to One Colorado, Paseo Colorado, the Pasadena City College Flea Market, Rose Bowl Flea Market, and the Pasadena Antique Center & Annex for more shopping finds!

Golf Courses & Sports Venues

Play golf at the Annandale Golf Club, Eaton Canyon Golf Course, or at any one of the two courses at the Brookside Golf Club. If you love college football, you should be in town on New Year's Day to watch the Rose Bowl Game at the Rose Bowl stadium. The stadium was built in the 1920s, and is a national historic landmark as well as a California Historic Civil Engineering landmark. It can accommodate more than 92,000 people, making it one of the biggest stadiums in the world and the 12th biggest in the country. Other teams that play at the stadium are UCLA Bruins, John Muir HS Mustangs, and the Pasadena HS Bulldogs.

Historical Sites & Landmarks

Pasadena has a whopping 125 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you want to save time and still see a lot of historic sites that are near each other, you can check out the historic districts. For example, Old Pasadena Historic District includes Fair Oaks and Colorado Boulevard, which has a shopping mall, restaurants, and other businesses. Some of the notable residents of the past include General George Patton, L. Ron Hubbard, Albert Einstein, David Lee Roth, and Bobby Fischer. Meanwhile, the Park Place - Arroyo Terrace Historic District covers 7.5 acres of space and includes houses that have the arts and crafts movement architecture. Some of these houses were designed by noted architects from the city, including Charles Greene, Henry Greene, Sylvanus Marston, and Myron Hunt.

Other historic districts here are: Arroyo Seco Parkway Historic District, Bristol-Cypress Historic District, Bungalow Heaven Historic District, Civic Center Financial District, Ford Place Historic District, Lower Arroyo Seco Historic District, Marguerita Lane Historic District, Markham Place Historic District, New Fair Oaks Historic District, Orange Heights-Barnhart Tracts Historic District, Pasadena Arroyo Parks and Recreation District, Pasadena Civic Center District, Pasadena Playhouse Historic District, Pegfair Estates Historic District, Poppy Peak Historic District, Prospect Historic District, Raymond-Summit Historic District, South Marengo Historic District, and Southern California Sanitarium Historic District.

The Millard House is one of the historic houses in the city. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and was built in the 1920s. Meanwhile, the Ernest W. Smith House was built in the 1910s with an American craftsman design by Greene and Greene. Further you have the Stoutenburgh House was built in the 1890s by Thomas Fellows. It has a Queen Anne architecture designed by J. H. Bradbeer.

Other historic houses on the national register include Case Study House No. 10, Clarence and Mary Mello House, Cordelia A. Culbertson House, Dr. W. T. Bolton House, George B. Post House, Henry A. Ware House, James Fielding Cosby House, John S. Hartwell House, Louise C. Bentz House, Mary E. Denham House, Merwyn C. Gill House, Mrs. J.H. Hood House, Richard and Mary Alice Frank House, Robert and Barbara Pike House, Robert R. Blacker House, Rose Graham and James Allen Freeman House, and Theodore Parker Lukens House. Additionally, you have historic houses at these addresses: 1011 S. Madison Ave., 1015 Prospect Boulevard, 1050 S. Madison Ave., 1111 North Los Robles Avenue, 1121 North Los Robles Avenue, 1141 North Chester Avenue, 1233 Wentworth Ave., 1240 North Los Robles, 1360 Lida Street, 1487 Loma Vista Street, 380 W. Del Mar Blvd., 530 S. Marengo Avenue, 574 Bellefontaine St., and 674 Elliot Drive.

Apart from these, you also have the courts, or a collection of homes that have historical and architectural significance. These are just a few of these historic courts: Bonnie Court, Colonial Court, Cottage Court, Don Carlos Court, Euclid Court, Harnetiaux Court, Kosy Knook Court, Las Casitas Court, Mary Louise Court, Mentor Court, Orange Grove Court, and Washington Court. You also have historic courts are these addresses: 1274-1282 North Raymond Avenue, 275 North Chester Avenue, 533-549 North Lincoln Avenue, 638-650 North Mar Vista Avenue, and 940-948 North Raymond Avenue.

You also have the not-so-common historic sites such as the Bekins Storage Co. Roof Sign, Colorado Street Bridge, Hale Solar Laboratory, La Loma Bridge, Marengo Gardens, Storrier-Stearns Japanese Garden, and Twenty-Five-Foot Space Simulator. Other nationally registered historic sites also include First Trust Building and Garage, Friendship Baptist Church, Grace Nicholson Building, Holly Street Livery Stable, Howard Motor Company Building, the dormitory at Miss Orton's Classical School for Girls, Space Flight Operations Facility, Stuart Company Plant and Office Building, and Vista del Arroyo Hotel and Bungalows.

Parks & Outdoor Activities

Parks and Outdoor Activities in Pasadena, California

The city has more than two dozen parks that allow for both passive and active recreation. Arlington Garden is an Italian style olive allée where you can find a wide variety of succulents, cacti, and other plants. Brookside Park has 62 acres of space and features a fitness trail, tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer overlays, open areas, play equipment, and other facilities. Meanwhile, McDonald Park has 4.9 acres of space that includes volleyball, handball, and basketball courts, softball diamond, picnic shelter and open areas.

Then you have Central Park, which has more than nine acres of space and features horseshoe pits, lawn bowling courts, playground equipment and walkway lighting. You could also go to Eaton Blanche Park, where you have two tennis courts, a basketball court, a baseball field, picnic shelter and playground equipment. Other parks you can go to are Grant Park, Rose Bowl Loop Track, Allendale Park, Central Arroyo Seco, Eaton Sunnyslope Park, San Rafael Park, Vina Vieja Park, and Washington Park, among many others.

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