Karla's Guidebook

Karla
I am a Pasadena native and love our “Crown of the Valley” city. My family is lucky to have many cultural venues and learning opportunities around here. Definitely can't live without music, art, s... read more
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185 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An easy place to walk or bike for an hour. A flat 3 mile walk, all skill levels, around the outer pavements that loops around the Rose Bowl and the Brookside golf course. There are dirt trails to... read more

257 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Stunning collection of artwork, library and amazing gardens. A MUST SEE! (note: closed on Tuesdays)

131 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pasadena is so lucky to have this amazing art collection and sculpture garden. Heads up, it's CLOSED on Tuesday's!

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Thought provoking films within walking distance.

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A wonderful, historical place to experience live theatre. We like to walk there and have dinner before the show at El Portal Restaurant.

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our own Pasadena Symphony and Pops performs right here at the Convention Center, as well as many other entertainment groups.

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A family owned business and a Pasadena tradition to hear great authors.

#8

The Ice House

Everything Else
$$$· 24 N Mentor Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Because we all need humor and laughter in our life!

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A robust cappuccino, flavorful lattes, and Mexican hot chocolate. Nearby the Pasadena Playhouse.

#10

El Portal

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 695 East Green Street·Map·Hours·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Mayan & Mexican food with a nice patio area to sit outside, nearby the Playhouse District. Usually has Mariachi style music/strolling musicians on weekends.

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Rose Parade starts around this location and goes for 5 miles. We just walk 5-6 blocks to Colorado Blvd. to see the parade on New Years. Check out www.tournamentofroses.com for more info.

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lots of variety, friendly service. It is located on the upper level of the parking lot on the corner of Del Mar Blvd and Hudson Ave.

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Latino market within walking distance. Good prices.

#14

Vons

EssentialsGrocery Stores
655 N Fair Oaks Ave·Map·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Everything you might need for groceries. Starbucks is also in the parking lot of this location.

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pasadena's only accessible park, "Reese's Retreat" (also known as Pirate Park), is located here, behind the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. Nice shady place to walk, it has exercise stations around the... read more

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Within walking distance, only 4 blocks! We love to take the Gold Line into Los Angeles to visit historical venues.

#17

Starbucks

$$· 556 South Fair Oaks Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A standard cup of coffee.