Top 45 Things to do in Los Angeles
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Pasadena City is fine place to visit. With fine art, fine old houses and fine food you'll find Pasadena a fine place to do things. The Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau has a wide choice walking tours of Pasadena you can download and print. Unfortunately we are getting warning messages about their website from our security software. You might want to consider making the visitor center your first port of call when you arrive in Pasadena and pick up a map from them directly.
The Pasadena Visitors Center is located at 171 South Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
42 (91) The Huntington
The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington. It consists of a library, a fine art collection and Botanical Gardens all presented to you on one canvass. A synergy of art, nature and knowledge.
The Huntington Library
Huntington amassed one of the finest research libraries in the world with a collection of rare books and manuscripts in the fields of British and American history and literature.
The Huntington Art Collection
Huntington established a splendid art collection of 18th- and 19th-century British and French art. It is one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind in the United States. Highlights include the Gainsborough’s Blue Boy and Lawrence’s Pinkie.
The Huntington Botanical Gardens
For many, the main attraction of The Huntington is its beautiful Botanical Gardens. The Botanical Gardens span 120 acres and contain over a dozen specialized gardens with plants from all over the planet. They are arranged within a park-like landscape of rolling lawns. Perhaps most remarkable are the Desert Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, and the Chinese garden. You should be able to enjoy a 'cuppa' of english tea at the Rose Garden. The Huntington boasts one of the largest camellia collections in the United States.
The Botanical Education Center
The Botanical Education Center features the Helen and Peter Bing Children’s Garden, the Teaching Greenhouse and The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science. The Conservatory provides children and families with exhibits designed to capture the imagination, engage the senses, and teach some of the fundamentals of botany.
43 Kidspace Children's Museum
Interactive, well what isn't these days, space for kids to be kids and adults to be slightly less worried about kids being kids.
Kidspace is in a space next to the Rose Bowl. Kidspace now has more space than your average interactive place. Kidspace has two acres of gardens no less, waterways and outdoor stuff so there.
If you know about the Cassini and Galileo space craft and the conquest of Mars from its numerous visitors then the only thing you probably want to know is the quickest way to get here. If spacecraft were sports stars JPL is the Rose bowl, Yankee and Wembley Stadiums rolled into one. JPL is a blast.
Tours are available free of charge of two hours in length for groups and individuals on an advance reservation basis. You'll probably get to see a presentation on JPL entitled "Spirit of Exploration" which gives an overview of JPL. You might also see the von Karman Visitor Center, the Space Flight Operations Facility, and the In-Situ Instruments Laboratory.
45 San Gabriel Mountains
Adventure Playground and Camping.
If there is white stuff snow boarding and snow skiing. If warmer, canyoneering, hiking, backpacking, picnicking and camping. Be careful not to get lost or stuck, fall over or otherwise hurt yourself. It's a mountain out there.