Sitting northeast from Los Angeles, Pasadena is an educational and cultural center of the region, as well as one of its best residential areas. Most people recognize it for its Rose Parade and Rose Bowl, a 90,000-seat stadium that hosted NFL games, American Idol auditions and huge concerts by some of the worlds greatest bands such as Metallica.
It is also a hotspot for shopping on the second Sunday of every month, when it houses Pasadena’s iconic flea market. If you happened to miss the market, there’s no need to worry, as the city has countless iconic and quirky shops that you can explore, such as the Rose Tree Cottage, that offers relics from the UK and Hodgson’s Antiques, a shop packed with items from modern history.
Art lovers mustn’t miss the Norton Simon Museum, home to creations from some of the world’s greatest artists, and surrounded by a fascinating sculpture garden. Immerse yourself in Pasadena’s history in the Gamble House, a beautiful example of the 20’th century architecture that was pictured as the home of Dr. Emmett Brown in the movie Back To The Future.
To explore more historic architecture, have a stroll through Pasadena’s Old Town, which is also home to the city’s best restaurants. Finally, if you want to get away from the city for a bit, have a hike to the Canyon Falls or bravely explore the Devil’s Gate, Pasadena’s center of the occult, at least according to conspiracy theorists.
How to find a gym with day pass access in Pasadena?
California is the birthplace to countless fitness trends and nearly obsessed with physical activity, and that includes Pasadena itself. You should focus your visit on exploring its rich culture, but you don’t have to miss your gym sessions while in the area. A great pick would be the UFC Gym – Rosemead because it offers awesome group activities and top of the line equipment, all available to short-term visitors through TrainAway. You can book a day pass using the TrainAway app, and get access to the gym in the easiest and most affordable way.