Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘walks’


4 Parade Routes for Architecture Buffs

4 Parade Routes for Architecture Buffs
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Every December, more than a million people will find their way to Pasadena: for the Rose Parade, the Rose Bowl, Christmas shopping and Paula Deen head-scratching. Whether you’re a visitor looking to get off the beaten float-viewing path or a local who wants to escape the hoopla, consider taking one or more of these strolls […]

Everything’s Coming Up Camellias at Descanso

Everything’s Coming Up Camellias at Descanso

I sniff camellias every chance I get. My reward? A delicate fragrance — and a nose dusted with yellow pollen.  It’s fun to poke your nose into camellias — and at the week-long Descanso Gardens Camellia Festival beginning Saturday, visitors will not only be sniffing, they’ll also be tasting camellia teas and cocktails, showing off prize homegrown blooms, […]

Old Town Tour

Old Town Tour

If you’ve ever been curious about the origins of Old Town, Pasadena Heritage is here to help. On August 1 it will host another of its regular guided tours of Old Pasadena and open your eyes to the history of our favorite buildings — and we don’t just mean when the shoe store was a […]

Madison Heights Walk

Madison Heights Walk

The last in our series of Pasadena-area architectural walks takes place in lovely Madison Heights, the neighborhood bordered by California on the north, Glenarm on the south, Lake on the east and Marengo on the west. Much of this neighborhood was built between 1910 and 1917, and it is rich with the architectural diversity that […]

Garfield Heights Walk

Garfield Heights Walk

The architectural walk for this Mother’s Day weekend explores an historic neighborhood compact enough that you can walk the whole thing in a morning stroll. If you have a mom in your life who loves old houses, take her here. Garfield Heights From mansions to Craftsman bungalows to historic two- and four-unit apartments, this neighborhood is […]

Altadena Architectural Walk

Altadena Architectural Walk

The architectural walk for this weekend is actually part drive and part walk, because to see Altadena’s most significant houses, you have to cover a lot of ground. If you part at Woodbury and Santa Rosa, you can walk north on Santa Rosa to Mariposa and Madison to see three of the houses. Altadena Wild, […]

Southwest Pasadena Architectural Walk

Southwest Pasadena Architectural Walk

This weekend’s architectural walk will take you from Southwest Pasadena into dreamy South Pasadena. Southwest Pasadena & South Pasadena Filled with glorious homes both modest and grand, Southwest Pasadena and South Pasadena make for superb strolling territory. The stately trees, street-facing gardens and shaded porches evoke a timeless sense of the American neighborhood. Of particular […]

Old Pasadena & Civic Center Architectural Walk

Old Pasadena & Civic Center Architectural Walk

This weekend’s architectural walk, which comes from the pages of Hometown Pasadena (the book), is a walk through Old Pasadena to the Civic Center. We’d recommend doing this walk first thing in the morning, before the shoppers and slow-walkers fill the sidewalks. Old Pasadena Historic District & Civic Center You’ll never stop locals from calling […]

Lower Arroyo Seco Architectural Walk

Lower Arroyo Seco Architectural Walk

Here’s another architectural walk from the pages of Hometown Pasadena, just in time for the weekend. Lower Arroyo Seco & San Rafael This pastoral residential area has retained many of its lovely homes, though the elaborate and fanciful Busch Gardens closed in 1937, its 30 acres subdivided and developed with California ranch houses. The famed “Millionaire’s […]

Oak Knoll Walk

Oak Knoll Walk

Now that spring is rolling in, it’s time to pull out your walking shoes and hit the streets for a weekend walk. This is the first in a series of walks and hikes around the Pasadena area adapted from Hometown Pasadena — we’ll be posting one a weekend for the next couple of months. So the […]

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