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February 18, 2020 | Posted in Trip Ideas

Tours provide insightful perspectives on Pasadena

Exploring Pasadena on foot is an idyllic way to get acquainted with the city’s many charms. Specially tailored walking tours can be easily integrated into conference programs. Guided explorations give groups an opportunity to learn more about Pasadena’s legacy and community while traversing pedestrian-friendly retail districts, historic neighborhoods, and scenic hiking trails. Walking tours also ensure your attendees get to enjoy an invigorating fresh air break with the added wellness perks of getting their daily steps in and soaking up some sunshine. The following tour providers are the go-to experts when your itinerary calls for an immersive, entertaining walk to remember.

Craftsman Weekend Pasadena Craftsman Heights

Pasadena Heritage leads to enriching cultural tours that focus on history through the lens of architecture. The non-profit organization works to preserve the city’s landmarks and historic structures, so booking through them ($18 per person) is a way to give back to the community. Consider a classic Old Pasadena Walking Tour of the National Historic Landmark downtown district, or the Gamble House Neighborhood Walk focused on the Arts & Crafts movement.

Rose Bowl Stadium Jackie Robinson Statue

Bring the team behind the scenes of the Rose Bowl Stadium, a National Historic Landmark that has played host to countless moments in sports history. From the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame who played on the hallowed field in 1925, to Brandi Chastain’s game-winning kick in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, attendees will get to know the legend that is “America’s Stadium” firsthand.

Huntington Gardens Desert Garden by Jessica Yeh

Treat your group to a docent-led tour of The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Groups of 10 or more can be booked for private tours during public hours or before opening. Options include an hour-long estate tour or more in-depth 90-minute tours of the Chinese and Japanese Gardens. Rates range from $34-$49 per person depending on the timing.

Craftsman Weekend Tour

Pasadena Walking Tours accommodates groups of all sizes, deploying numerous guides for larger groups. In addition to their Explore Pasadena city overview tour, planners can choose from themes like Haunted Pasadena, Women Who Shaped Pasadena, Botanical Pasadena and Saloons & Speakeasies.

Colorado Street Bridge Aerial View

Hire Pasadena Tour Company to create a bespoke tour of Pasadena’s leading landmarks and attractions. High-end tours can be curated to match your group’s precise interests, be it film locations, architecture, public art or technology.

Eaton Canyon Cactuses

Take an outdoor adventure bent with Bikes & Hikes LA. They build custom tours for groups of up to 500 people, including hikes and walks with an emphasis on team building. Make a scavenger hunt out of it to fire up some friendly competition. Or, ask them to focus on L.A.’s healthy lifestyle and sustainability.

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