Flower of the Foothills

  • Start: Pasadena, CA
  • End: San Marino, CA
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:35
  • Total Mileage: 6 Miles
  • Number of stops: 4


The name Pasadena conjures up images of sportscar-driving little old ladies, football games, and New Year's Day parades. But a visit leaves a lasting impression of flowers, balmy temperatures, and lush beauty framed by the San Gabriel Mountains that attracted wealthy easterners to Southern California in the late 19th century. In addition to their wealth, these early Pasadenans possessed the usual artistic sensibilities, leaving first-class museums and lovely homes as their legacy for us to enjoy. The Pacific Asia Museum, the Civic Center, the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, the Norton Simon Museum, and a lovingly restored Old Town area beckon you to visit.

Stop #1:

Norton Simon Museum of Art
Pasadena, CA

Stop #2:

Old Pasadena
Pasadena, CA

Stop #3:

Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena, CA

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