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Spring Guide to Pasadena

April 12, 2019

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Flowers Arlington Gardens

Spring Guide to Pasadena

Whether you’re here for spring break, a family vacation, or a little R&R, Pasadena is the perfect place to escape to. The city in the spring is just breathtaking – with the perfect temperature of not-too-hot and not-too-cold, and tree lined streets with blooming flowers. The warm sun will hit your back as you hike over green landscapes. If you’re looking for a way to experience the best of the city and create a little FOMO amongst your peers, here are the top ten activities to add to your Pasadena bucket list.

1. Visit The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Flowers at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Gardens.

2. Go shopping at Jackalope Art Festival and bring home a one-of-a-kind indie treasure that all your friends will envy.

Jacklope Festival Panda Planter

3. Take a picture in front of one (or ten) of Pasadena’s colorful Instagram-worthy walls

Floral Mural Wall

4. Go on a pub crawl and take advantage of happy hour at one of Pasadena bars

35 Bar

5. Eat exclusive foods from Pasadena’s unique restaurants – like Bodega – and grab exclusive dessert at Cauldron’s rose ice cream

Bodega burgers

6. Visit City Hall and the Civic Auditorium

City Hall Sunset View

7. Explore at least one of Pasadena’s museums – Norton Simon, USC Pacific Asia Museum, to name a few.

Norton Simon Museum

8. Leave behind adult responsibilities and just be a kid again by visiting the Neon Retro Arcade, throwback to the 90s and Back to the Future at the Gamble House, or play around at Kidspace Children’s Museum.

Gamble House

9. Get some retail therapy in by visiting Old Pasadena for tons of shopping and dining.

Old Pasadena Shopping

10. And of course, get a photo in front of the infamous Rose Bowl Stadium

Rose Bowl Stadium

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