Nestled at the base of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains, just 11 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena is quintessential Southern California. From mountains caressed by the sun, through gardens radiant with roses, to extraordinary turn-of-the-century architecture, there is nowhere else quite like Pasadena.
Pasadena truly is a pedestrian-friendly city. Visitors can stroll along beautiful tree-lined South Lake Avenue, known as Pasadena’s premier shopping district, while an eclectic mix of antique stores, galleries and specialty shops can be found in the Playhouse District. Old Pasadena, a 22-block historical area featuring 19th century structures and quaint alleyways, is one of Southern California’s hottest main-street entertainment districts. With 200 specialty shops, antique havens, boutiques, bistros and entertainment venues, Old Pasadena offers something for everyone.