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Home to the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl and several cultural landmarks, there's never a lack of things to do in Pasadena.

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The City of Pasadena is the sixth largest city in Los Angeles County and is considered to be the cultural center of the San Gabriel Valley. The city is famous to most Americans as being the host of the annual Rose Bowl college football game classic and the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Located ten miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena benefits from a strong economic base, and is noted for its famed cultural, scientific and educational institutions. Most of these famous landmarks are located near the hotel.

Probably the most famous college football venue in America is the Rose Bowl. Located less than six miles from the hotel, this well-preserved stadium has been home to this famed pigskin classic since 1923. Usually played on January 1st, the Rose Bowl pits the winner of the Pac-10 Conference with the champion of the Big-10 Conference

By the beginning of the 20th century, Pasadena was a thriving community and a major stop on several railroad lines. In fact, many 1930’s Hollywood stars coming back from the east coast would disembark the train at Pasadena, to avoid the reporters and photographers who notoriously staked out Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

The Old Town Pasadena shopping district, centered along famed Colorado Blvd., was for decades in a state of deep disrepair. But in the early 1990’s, the city mounted a massive revitalization effort, resulting in the bustling business, retail shopping and restaurant hub it is today. The hotel is located less than three miles away, to the east.

Pasadena is also home to two fine educational institutions, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Pasadena City College (PCC). Caltech can trace its root back over 115 years and PCC has been service the community for over 80 years. Both schools are within a mile of the hotel.

Among other interesting sightseeing destinations are the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Playhouse and the Huntington Library in neighboring San Marino. The Pasadena Civic Auditorium was home to Emmy Awards from 1977 to 2001. Many historical sites in Pasadena remain, including the Green Hotel, Colorado Street Bridge, Gamble House and Wrigley Mansion.

The city was immortalized in song with Jan and Dean’s big hit, “The Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” in 1964. The song was gently making fun of all the retired widows who move to the city following the Great Depression, and never learned how to drive.

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