Pasadena Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 77%Business Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Budget Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (29)
- PasadenaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Jan 12, 2014
City of Pasadena is big, with over 130,000 population. My review will be based on zipcode 91106 only. Which is the area that covers two college campus (PCC and Cal Tech)
+ Parking is nightmare for the resident who live the two campus, students would likely park in their street spot. They need to enforce two hours parking more area; otherwise, student would keep taking advantage of that residential area.
+ This is the area when most of the car shop located in the foothill and some of best value eating-place like IN & Out, Tops, Dog Haus etc.
+ Good amount of transportation in the area with Gold line and bus also some bike lane near the campus.
+ Lake Avenue famous for its shopping and restaurant.
+ Most of the street is friendly for pedestrian especially the one near the campus, great for those who like walk with their dog.
- Crime rate is a bit high, nothing serious mostly burglary and Theft, still lower than old town, when most drunk related incident occur.
- Housing cost a bit high considers the crime rate and poor public school.
- Traffic is still as bad as most Pasadena location, especially near the campus and freeway.
My Two Cents
This area is great for college student who goes to those one those campus, many transportation option and not too pricey also great for single and couple who make decent income. However, for someone who has a family or about to have the one, you might wanna look elsewhere like the Hastings Ranch area or Alhambra.Recommended for:Local Culture
- PasadenaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12May 26, 2013
I've grown fond of you, Pasadena. I thought you were boring and culture-less, but oh, was I wrong. You are packed with interesting nooks and crannies, full of yummy treats for all my senses. Thanks for being so bikeable and walkable!
- PasadenaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3May 26, 2013
It is an exciting town to visit. Life happens here. The arts, music, theaters, food, entertainment, shopping and almost everything else you need to make life exciting is available here.
- PasadenaMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesStudentsMay 12, 2013
I think this city is one of the best mixes of old and new. I also love how the Metro cuts across the city for convenient access to DTLA and other parts of L.A. Great food, great shopping and many cute nooks all throughout!
- PasadenaMay 12, 2013
I used to work in Pasadena, and even though I no longer have to drive there I still make the trip every other month or so. Pasadena has a wonderful selection of museums, restaurants, small businesses and gardens that gives this quaint town such a homey yet cultured feel. The one drawback: on the weekends, parking is a BEAST. If you're going to be shopping/eating along Colorado Blvd., try to find a spot early in the parking garages on Green St. or De Lacey Ave. where the first 90 minutes are free.
- PasadenaJul 07, 2012
I work in this area and I love Old Town Pasadena and South Pasadena.
Anything above the 210... be careful. The places near the Rose Bowl isn't bad tho.
Main Points of Pasadena
Rose Bowl: Be careful at night. Can be shady.
Old Town Pasadena: Food and shopping central
Paseo Mall: Excellent
The Langham: Great for TEA!
Old Town events
Overall... I love it (below the 210)
- PasadenaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 05, 2012
Many people only think of Pasadena on New Year's Day when the Tournament of Roses Parade makes its way through Pasadena and the Rose Bowl football game following the parade. Or, fans of the Beach Boys may associate Pasadena with "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena." In fact, Pasadena and its environs offer much more, ranging from world-class museums, architectural delights, a space exploration hub and world-class educational institutions to fine restaurants and a vibrant retail area in its "Old Town."
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