6. Point of Interest
Old Pasadena, one of the premiere shopping districts in USA, features over 100 diverse restaurants, including award-winning restaurants and outdoor cafés; over 200 specialty boutiques and exclusive national retailers, as well as museums, movie theaters, nightclubs, sports pubs, comedy clubs, and wine bars where you can enjoy live music during the evenings and late at night.
Old Pasadena Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 9:00am to 2:00pm on Holly Street at Fair Oaks Avenue.
Besides a multitude of fresh products, you can enjoy live music from 11:00am-1:00pm.
Paseo Colorado is an upscale open-air mall that covers three city blocks. It was designed to be a modern urban village.
The Rose Bowl Flea Market is a large swap meet that features thousands of dealers of antiques, pottery, vintage clothing, and much more. The flea market operates every second Sunday of the month.
Pasadena is also home to multiple art museums and public galleries, including: the Pasadena Museum of History, the Norton Simon Museum, the Pacific Asia Museum, (with a garden courtyard in its center,) Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Armory Center for the Arts, the Art Center College of Design, the Kidspace Children's Museum, the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens featuring painting and sculpture galleries; the Pasadena City College has an art gallery that shows work of professionals, students and faculty.
If you move to Pasadena, you will be able to enjoy every New Year’s morning, (live and in person) the world famous Rose Bowl Parade, whichfeatures elaborate floats made with high-tech computerized animation and exotic natural materials from all over the world, as well as marching bands and equestrian units.
Some floats take almost a year to construct, and all of them are completely covered with flowers or other natural materials, such as seeds, leaves, or bark. Volunteers from their sponsoring communities build some of the floats, but most of them are made by professional float building companies.
Traditionally, over one million viewers camp out (along the 5 miles parade route) on New Year's Eve.
The next day, on New Year’s morning, millions of viewers around the world enjoy the Rose Bowl Parade, which is broadcasted on tv.
Every New Year's Day, the Rose Bowl, a National Historic Landmark, hosts of the first college football postseason bowl game: the world famous Tournament of Roses Rose Bowl Game.
Many other events such as concerts have been held in the stadium as well.
The Arroyo Seco Natural Park, the City’s largest natural open space, features:
- 22 miles of trails.
- A large variety of recreational facilities such as: multipurpose fields, playgrounds, specialty sport fields, an aquatics center, a museum, a golf course, a world class sports stadium, and more.
Arroyo Seco is a passageway for wildlife, and its trails are connected to the trails of the Angeles National Forest as well as the Rim of the Valley trail system.