Once an area known for its farming and endless orange groves, Pasadena is now known as a cultural wonderland. An huge roster of museums, art, architecture, music venues and retail dot this city famous for it’s New Year’s Day parade. No matter what you want to do- gathering your group and chartering a bus rental in Pasadena with TCS, is the easiest and most convenient to see this amazing city.
Most notably home to the over 100 year old Tournament of Roses Parade, and Rose Bowl NCAA Championship game, Pasadena is a relatively small city that is known the world over. But Pasadena is home to more than just the game and parade. Pasadena features wide, tree-lined residential streets and homes that are notable for their Arts & Crafts-style architecture. The most prominently known of this style of architecture is the Gamble House, which was built for David and Mary Gamble of the Proctor & Gamble Company. It is also known as Doc Brown’s home from Back to the Future. Bungalow Heaven is an area of Pasadena which is home to over 800 craftsman style homes, one of which is home to the fictitious Michael Myers of the Halloween movie franchise.
To add its cultural renown, Pasadena is home to a wide array of museums and intellectual institutions. The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens is one of the world’s great cultural, research, & educational centers. It houses 3 libraries filled with rare and exotic works of literature and art, while its 16 breathtaking gardens expand over acres and acres of pristine and meticulous landscaping. Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum houses centuries-old works of art, while the Pasadena Museum of History is famous for its collection of California-centric archaeological artifacts and antiques from early California. The California Institute of Technology, also known as Cal Tech, is located in Pasadena and rivals MIT as one of the most prestigious technological schools in the country. On the outskirts of Pasadena high in the mountains is the NASA run JPL, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which sources many graduates from Cal Tech and is a sight to behold. JPL runs many tours out of their laboratory, allowing visitors to see real rocket technology up close and to learn about science from real rocket scientists.
After spending a day in the gardens or hanging out with real NASA scientists wander through Old Town Pasadena while shopping and dining amongst its 19th century architecture. Upscale boutiques as well as outdoor pubs, cafes, and dining areas greet you in Old Town Pasadena making it a true haven for the serious shoppers, antique hunters, and foodies in your group.
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