Pasadena, CA
California
By Abbygale Gazica

Cities in Southwestern California are known for their sophisticated appeal. Pasadena is no exception. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Angeles National Forest provides a gorgeous scenic backdrop for this modern, charming city. If you are looking for a classic Californian city with a unique cultural flare, WhatsCheaper.com recommends including sunglasses on your packing list and considering Pasadena, California for your next vacation spot. 

Situated just ten miles northeast of Los Angeles, travelers with all ranges of interests are guaranteed to find fun in the sunny city of Pasadena. You can reach Pasadena easiest by booking your flight with WhatsCheaper.com (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). Surrounding airports include Bob Hope Airport (BUR), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Ontario International Airport (ONT). If traveling by car, be sure to bring your bike! Pasadena has 50+ miles of bicycle routes throughout the city and over 1,000 acres of parkland to enjoy. With light summer temperatures year-round, you can expect to spend most of your visit soaking up the California sun outdoors, although you may want to bring a light jacket for evening activities. For your time spent indoors, you can book your hotel with WhatsCheaper.com by clicking here (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

A must-see on anyone's visit to Pasadena is the famous Rose Bowl Stadium. Since 1923, the current Rose Bowl Stadium has hosted the Tournament of Roses Rose Bowl Game on New Year's Day. Sports fans will rejoice in the history of this landmark - it has hosted five Super Bowl games, soccer matches for the 1984 Summer Olympics and the final games of the 1994 and 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup. For history buffs, The Rose Bowl Stadium is a National Historic Landmark and a California Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. While there are no public tours offered at the stadium, tickets can be purchased for football games and concerts held there. You can also attend the world's largest flea market, held monthly on the stadium grounds. Sports lovers would also find great interest in the Pasadena Ice Skating Center as well as the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, where the US Olympic swimming and diving team held their final practices in 2000. There are also several golf courses throughout the city.

For a unique cultural experience, Pasadena has an array of museums, theaters and historical structures. Most notable is the Norton Simon Museum, which hosts a collection of European, Southeast Asian and contemporary art. This is considered to be one of the most extensive fine art collections in the Western United States. For a taste of local culture and history, a visit to the Pasadena Museum of History should not be missed. Nearby museums include the Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art and Kidspace Children's Museum. NASA enthusiasts would enjoy a tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. Visitors can learn all about the latest cutting-edge space missions and research as well as participate in hands-on activities. Be sure to call and schedule a tour at least three weeks in advance, or check the official website for public events.

If you're searching for romance in the city, a visit to Old Pasadena, a National Register Historic District in downtown Pasadena, would be a perfect date. Tours are a great way to explore the history, architecture and best menus of the 21 blocks of Old Pasadena, but you can easily explore these venues independently. There are many shopping outlets, outdoor cafes, pubs, comedy clubs and night clubs to keep you entertained. Another exquisite and elegant venue to visit is the Gold Class Cinema, where you can experience first-class service and luxurious dining while watching your favorite feature film. WhatsCheaper.com recommends booking your tickets online, as the seats often sell out.

Looking to spend a day outside of the busy city? Fill your water bottles, pack your sunscreen, sunglasses and hat and put on your hiking shoes - Eaton Canyon is a perfect escape from the city. The Eaton Canyon Nature Center has a variety of fascinating displays and helpful staff to provide information for visitors. This Natural Area is home to an array of wildlife, plants, rocks and minerals and many fascinating geological features. Ask park staff about the best hiking trails - most are simple hikes and one hike even has a beautiful waterfall at the end!

Whether your idea of vacation is relaxing in a new environment, touring the most notable parts of a city or experiencing the most exciting nightlife, Pasadena is your perfect escape. Begin booking your vacation to Pasadena with WhatsCheaper.com - let us find you best rates on flights and hotels today!

MUST SEE IN Pasadena, CA LIST:

  • 1. Old Pasadena
  • 2. Rose Bowl Stadium
  • 3. Kidspace Children's Museum
  • 4. Eaton Canyon
  • 5. Gold Class Cinema
  • 6. California Institute of Technology
  • 7. The Gambling House
  • 8. Tournament of Roses Association
  • 9. Norton Simon Museum
  • 10. Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena, CA EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Rock n Roll Pasadena Half Marathon - February
  • 2. Pasadena Pow Wow - March
  • 3. Pasadena Strawberry Festival - May
  • 4. Paseo Spring Fest - May
  • 5. Pasadena Chalk Festival - June
  • 6. Old Pasadena Outdoor Film Festival - July
  • 7. Pasadena Greek Fest - September
  • 8. Pasadena Wine Festival - October

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Westin Pasadena
191 North Los Robles, Pasadena, CA
By Brandi N.R. Rhone

Just under a mile for downtown Pasadena and ten miles from downtown Los Angeles is the Westin Pasadena Hotel. The nearest airports are the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) about 28 miles away and Bob Hope Airport (BUR) 16 miles away. Taxi or super shuttle will get you to the Westin Pasadena. Guests that choose to drive themselves can use the self-parking or valet parking for a fee but should call in advance to ensure availability. Westin Pasadena check-in time is 3pm and check-out time is 12 p.m.

The Westin Pasadena is an 100% smoke free hotel. The standard guest rooms come with the option of 1 king or 2 double beds. Accessible rooms are available for guests. In Room amenities include refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, 42” flat screen TV, in-room safe and wireless internet in each room for a daily fee. Cribs and roll-away beds available upon request. Westin Pasadena is pet friendly call ahead for price details.

Looking to relax visit the rooftop outdoor pool and take in the views of the area or take a dip int the whirlpool hot tub. Guests can use the Westin Workout Room for their fitness needs as well as the Sauna as well as nearby golf courses and tennis courts. Please note that the roof top pool is seasonal.

Westin Pasadena offers 24-hour room service. Dining on premise is available at Ventanas Restaurant and bar for award winning California cuisine. The Store offers baked goods and desserts and the Living Room Lobby and bar offers snack and cocktails. Area restaurants nearby include The Little Door, Cielo, Valentino and Lucques for dining out.

Excellent service, great amenities and closeness to LA attraction makes Westin Pasadena a perfect pick for your next stay in Southern California. Book your stay here (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) with WhatsCheaper.com today.

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Hilton Pasadena
168 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA
By Christopher Karns

Hilton Pasadena located conveniently close to many popular southern California attractions such as Rose Bowl Stadium, Old Town Pasadena and California Institute of Technology as well as being close to the city of Los Angeles. The nearest airport Bob Hope Burbank Airport, formerly known as the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, is within a twenty minute drive, and the hotel offering a shuttle for a fee listed on their website’s map and directions page. Pets can come along for the trip while check in are 3 p.m and check out is 12 p.m.

With over three hundred rooms, Hilton Pasadena has marvelous views of the San Gabriel Mountains in both east facing rooms and all suites. The rooms also include such things as ironing board and iron, cable with an extended channel selection, line phones with useable voicemail, as well as high speed wireless based on a fee and a work area should such a need arise. Taking it up a step, the eleven suites on the second floor include all this and more. The deluxe suites are perfect for anyone looking for a great balcony view and some extra room to relax, while also being simple to upgrade from a guest room. Lastly are the Presidential Suite and Arroyo Suites, four rooms with even more to offer including a wet bar.

Let water restore your body with sparkling heated outdoor pool with a whirlpool spa, and energize your day with a workout from the all day fitness center with modern equipment. Should indulgence be on the mind, Trevos Restaurant can help sate it. With a wide variety of fine cuisine, from salads and pastas to seafood and steaks, there is a taste for nearly everyone. As a touch of flavor, the Trevos offers themed lunch buffets that change every day.

Many sights are only a short drive away from the Hilton Pasadena that will make the days wash away. Old Pasadena with shopping centers and historical sites could take a day away.  With others sites to see including South Lake, Huntington Library, Pacific Asian Museum and City Center, any day promises to not be dull. WhatsCheaper.com invites you to get your vacation in order and follow the link to start relaxing today (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
303 Cordova Street, Pasadena, CA
By Lynette Johnson

While in the beautiful Pasadena, California make the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel your choice for accommodations.  This hotel is in Old Town Pasadena where guests are close to Dodger Stadium, Staples Center and to the activities for the Rose Bowl.

The Sheraton is pet friendly and all the rooms are 100% smoke free.  Recharge in the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed and for the little one, the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Crib is available upon request.  The guest rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, coffee and tea maker, high speed internet access, in-room movies, cable channels, hairdryer and dual-line telephone with voicemail.  The hotel offers accessible rooms and suites upon request.  Staying in on the club level rooms, you will have access to the Club Lounge.  The Club Lounge offers daily complimentary breakfast, and more.  The hotel offers a concierge, dry cleaning and childcare services.  The front desk and business center are 24 hours; within the business center complimentary internet access is offered.   On the day of your arrival, the check-in time is 3 p.m.; luggage storage is available if you should arrive early.

The Sheraton’s location offers the best that Pasadena can offer.  The hotel makes sightseeing easy with a free shuttle service to the surrounding area.  Disneyland®, Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Studios® and Six Flags Magic Mountain, NBC Studios, Downtown Los Angeles, and Hollywood are all a short drive away from the hotel.  You are steps away from Pasadena Convention Center & Civic Auditorium for all public events and Paseo Colorado Mall for upscale shopping, dining and entertainment.  For a relaxing game of golf, Brookside Country Club and Golf Course is nearby.  If you prefer to stay on the hotel premises, available is a health club, outdoor heated pool,  Restaurant Soleil (Mediterranean cuisine) and Charlie’s Bar (American cuisine).  Enjoy all what the Sheraton Pasadena has to offer and check-out at 12 p.m. with their express check-out option.

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