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Pasadena is located in Los Angeles County, home to approximately 134,000 people and the 8th largest city in the state. It is considered the cultural center of the San Gabriel Valley and is famous for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade. The city of Pasadena has much to offer - fine dining and shopping, world class museums, entertainment and recreational activities. In addition, it's convenient to many of southern California's most famous attractions. Old Pasadena is a popular shopping and dining area for both tourists and residents, and Paseo Colorado is a more upscale, modern mall designed to be an "urban village" with apartments above the mall. Another exclusive shopping district is located in the South Lake Avenue neighborhood. The Rose Bowl Stadium is a National Historic Landmark, host of the oldest and most famous college football postseason bowl game (every New Year's Day.) It is also the home field used by the University of California Los Angeles football team and has hosted five Super Bowls. One interesting oddity about Pasadena is that the city is full of wild parrots. Several myths abound about how these birds ended up in the city, but wherever they came from, Pasadenans have come to accept them as part of their city's life. The birds can be seen year round, but most often appear in the winter months. Pasadena is just twenty minutes to Universal Studios and the Los Angeles Zoo, 30 minutes to Hollywood, 40 minutes to Knotts Berry Farm and The Getty Center, 45 minutes to Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills and one hour to Disneyland.

Surrounding areas: Eagle Rock, California (3.8 mi), Glendale, California (6.3 mi), Burbank, California (10.8 mi), Hollywood, California (11.0 mi), West Hollywood, California (13.1 mi), Los Angeles, California (14.0 mi), Studio City, California (14.4 mi)

Pasadena Vacation Rentals

Pasadena Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Colorado Inn2156 E Colorado BlvdPasadena, CA (818) 793-9339
Best Western Pasadena Inn3570 E Colorado BlvdPasadena, CA (818) 796-9100
Best Western Pasadena Royale3600 E Colorado BlvdPasadena, CA (818) 793-0950
Comfort Inn Pasadena East2462 E Colorado BlvdPasadena, CA (626) 405-0811
Courtyard By Marriott Old Pasadena180 N Fair Oaks AvePasadena, CA (800) 321-2211
Days Inn Pasadena3800 E Colorado BlvdPasadena, CA (626) 449-4743
Econo Lodge2860 E Colorado BlvdPasadena, CA (626) 792-3700
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Pasadena3500 E Colorado BlvdPasadena, CA (626) 792-1363
Holly Street Village Apt151 East Holly StPasadena, CA (800) 773-1500
Pasadena Hilton150 S Los Robles AvePasadena, CA (818) 577-1000
Quality Inn3321 E Colorado BlvdPasadena, CA (626) 796-9291
Ritz Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa1401 S Oak Knoll AvePasadena, CA (626) 568-3900
Sheraton Pasadena Hotel303 E Cordova StPasadena, CA (626) 449-4000
Super 8 Motel2863 East Colorado BlvdPasadena, CA (626) 449-3020
The Athenaeum551 S Hill AvePasadena, CA (626) 395-8200
The Westin191 N Los RoblesPasadena, CA (626) 792-2727
Travelodge Pasadena2131 East Colorado BlvdPasadena, CA (626) 796-3121
Casa Lu An Motel1045 Colorado BlvdLos Angeles, CA2.7 mi.(323) 257-6341
Best Western Alhambra Inn2451 W Main StAlhambra, CA3.7 mi.(626) 284-5522
Alhambra Hotel18 S 1ST StAlhambra, CA3.8 mi.(626) 284-1102
Quality Inn Alhambra2221 W Commonwealth AveAlhambra, CA4.2 mi.(626) 300-0003
Comfort Inn Eagle Rock2300 W Colorado BlvdLos Angeles, CA4.2 mi.(323) 256-1199
Super 85350 S Huntington DrLos Angeles, CA4.2 mi.(323) 225-2310
Best Western Eagle Rock Inn2911 Colorado BlvdLos Angeles, CA4.8 mi.(323) 256-7711
Motel Sakura1500 E Colorado StGlendale, CA5.0 mi.(818) 243-8999
Econo Lodge Glendale1437 E Colorado StGlendale, CA5.1 mi.(818) 246-8367
Hilton Los Angeles San Gabriel225 W Valley BlvdSan Gabriel, CA5.3 mi.(626) 576-8000
Comfort Inn Monterey Park588 S Atalantic BlvdMonterey Park, CA6.0 mi.(626) 308-9600
Rodeway Inn & Suites3327 N Del Mar AveRosemead, CA6.0 mi.(626) 572-7180
Best Inn8714 E Vly BlvdRosemead, CA6.2 mi.(626) 571-6942
Best Western Golden Key Motor Hotel123 W Colorado StGlendale, CA6.4 mi.(818) 247-0111
Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale100 W Glenoaks BlvdGlendale, CA6.4 mi.(818) 956-5466
Rodeway Inn200 W Colorado StGlendale, CA6.4 mi.(818) 246-7331
Vagabond Inns120 W Colorado StGlendale, CA6.4 mi.(818) 240-1700
Rodeway Inn Of Rosemead8832 Glendon WayRosemead, CA6.4 mi.(626) 288-9801
Comfort Suites Rosemead9488 Valley BlvdRosemead, CA6.5 mi.(626) 228-0528
Knights Inn3633 Rosemead BlvdRosemead, CA6.5 mi.(626) 288-6666
Hampton Place245 West Loraine StGlendale, CA6.7 mi.(800) 773-1500
Embassy Suites Hotel211 E Huntington DrArcadia, CA6.8 mi.(626) 445-8525
Hilton Garden Inn Arcadia199 N Second AveArcadia, CA6.8 mi.(626) 574-6900

Pasadena Weather & Climate

Southern California enjoys a mild year round climate that is classified as Mediterranean. There are two distinct seasonal changes, categorized by the amount of rainfall received - a dry summer and wet winter with modest variation in temperature. In the dry season, a Pacific high-pressure system dominates the weather pattern creating warm and very dry air and a thick marine layer that typically advances inland during the night and burns off to hazy sunshine by midday. Surface pollutants trapped under the marine layer, or fog, create L.A.'s infamous "smog." In winter, the high system is no longer dominant and storms fed by subtropical moisture bring lots of rain into southern California during the months of November through March. Afternoon sea breezes of 10 to 15 mph are common. Strong offshore winds, known as "Santa Anas," though not uncommon, rarely cause damage.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 67°F 44°F 4.48 in. 58°F
February 70°F 45°F 5.00 in. 58°F
March 71°F 47°F 4.38 in. 60°F
April 76°F 50°F 1.22 in. 60°F
May 78°F 53°F 0.45 in. 60°F
June 84°F 57°F 0.21 in. 62°F
July 89°F 61°F 0.05 in. 64°F
August 90°F 62°F 0.21 in. 68°F
September 88°F 60°F 0.48 in. 69°F
October 82°F 55°F 0.65 in. 68°F
November 73°F 48°F 1.50 in. 64°F
December 68°F 44°F 2.46 in. 60°F

Pasadena Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Bob Hope airport (BUR) located about 12 miles east of Pasadena in Burbank, California, the Los Angeles International airport (LAX) located approximately 20 miles southwest of Pasadena in Los Angeles, California, the Van Nuys airport (VNY) located roughly 20 miles west of Pasadena in Los Angeles ( Van Nuys ), California, and finally the Long Beach airport (LGB) located around 22 miles south of Pasadena in Long Beach, California.

Pasadena Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA12.0 mi.
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA21.1 mi.
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA21.7 mi.
Adventure CityAnaheimCA25.3 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA25.3 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA25.3 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA28.6 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA28.8 mi.
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA33.5 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA44.9 mi.
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA55.4 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA82.2 mi.
Water Parks
Raging WatersSan DimasCA19.5 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA21.1 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA28.3 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA33.5 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA55.4 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA57.4 mi.
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA94.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Brookside Golf ClubPasadenaCA 
Eaton Canyon Golf CoursePasadenaCA 
Arroyo Seco Golf CourseSouth PasadenaCA2.7 mi.
Altadena Golf CourseAltadenaCA2.8 mi.
Alhambra Municipal Golf CourseAlhambraCA4.2 mi.
Monterey Park Golf CourseMonterey ParkCA6.3 mi.
Scholl Canyon Golf & Tennis ClubGlendaleCA6.3 mi.
Santa Anita Golf CourseArcadiaCA6.4 mi.
Rancho Del Rey Golf ClubAtwaterCA6.6 mi.
Arcadia Golf CourseArcadiaCA7.9 mi.
Whittier Narrows Golf CourseRosemeadCA7.9 mi.
Roosevelt Municipal Golf CourseLos AngelesCA8.6 mi.
Verdugo Hills Golf CourseTujungaCA9.5 mi.
De Bell Municipal Golf CourseBurbankCA9.9 mi.
Rancho Duarte Golf ClubDuarteCA10.0 mi.
Montebello Country ClubMontebelloCA10.5 mi.
Riveridge Golf CoursePico RiveraCA12.0 mi.
Ford Park Golf CourseBell GardensCA13.3 mi.
Azusa Greens Country ClubAzusaCA14.0 mi.
Griffith Park Golf CoursesLos AngelesCA14.0 mi.
Los Feliz Golf CourseLos AngelesCA14.0 mi.
Maggie Hathaway Par 3 Golf CourseLos AngelesCA14.0 mi.
Rancho Park Golf CourseLos AngelesCA14.0 mi.
South Gate Municipal Golf CourseSouth GateCA14.2 mi.
Los Amigos Country ClubDowneyCA14.4 mi.
Rio Hondo Golf ClubDowneyCA14.4 mi.
Studio City Golf CourseStudio CityCA15.0 mi.
Hansen Dam Golf CoursePacoimaCA16.2 mi.
Glen Oaks Golf & Racquet ClubGlendoraCA16.3 mi.
Woodley Lakes Golf CourseVan NuysCA17.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA32.7 mi.
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA59.3 mi.
State Parks
Will Rogers State ParkCA22.0 mi. 
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA22.5 mi. 
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA22.5 mi. 
Dockweiler Beach State ParkCA22.7 mi. 
Placerita Canyon State ParkCA22.9 mi. 
Will Rogers Beach State ParkCA23.0 mi. 
Manhattan Beach State ParkCA24.0 mi. 
Redondo Beach State ParkCA26.4 mi. 
Alamitos Bay State ParkCA28.2 mi. 
Chino Hills State ParkCA28.6 mi. 
Don Tiburcio Tapia State ParkCA30.6 mi. 
White Point State ParkCA31.7 mi. 
Bolsa Chica Beach State ParkCA32.2 mi. 
Malibu Creek State ParkCA33.7 mi. 
Huntington Beach State ParkCA37.1 mi. 
Norton SimonPasadenaCA(Art)
American military museumEl MonteCA8.6 mi.(Technology)
Museum of ToleranceLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.(History)
Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of MiniaturesLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Modern Fresco GalleryLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Web ArtLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Autry Museum of Western HeritageLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California African-American MuseumLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
J. Paul Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
L. RON HUBBARD LIFE EXHIBITION MUSEUMLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Reale-Rydell Computer MuseumLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.(Technology)
Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.(Art)
Korean American Museum of Art and Cultural CenterLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.(Art)
Los Angeles County Museum of ArtLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.(Art)
Museum of FredLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.(Art)
Western Museum of ScoutingLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.(Children's)
Motts Miniatures MuseumBuena ParkCA21.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Angels AtticSanta MonicaCA21.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of FlyingSanta MonicaCA21.7 mi.(Technology)
California Heritage MuseumSanta MonicaCA21.7 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA8.7 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA25.3 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA32.0 mi.
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA90.7 mi.
The Living DesertPalm DesertCA105.7 mi.
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA114.2 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA114.2 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA114.2 mi.

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