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Here are some ideas about what to do when you are visiting Pasadena in a Los Angeles charter bus - shopping, museums and visiting a historical national landmark should be in your itinerary

Visiting Pasadena

Feb 27, 2014

As one of the oldest cities in California that is adjoining to Los Angeles, Pasadena is located at the base of San Gabriel Mountains, 11 miles away from Downtown Los Angeles. Should you be looking for an exciting place for some fun and sightseeing, Old Pasadena itself has more than 200 boutiques, clubs, restaurants and national retailers.

Here are some places to see when visiting Pasadena.

Old Pasadena

This part of Pasadena is a historical area that spans 22 blocks. There are all kinds of little boutiques here for mini bus rental visitors to shop their heart out, as this is one of Southern California’s best shopping area. Best things to do at Old Pasadena:

  • Walk around the area
  • Visit all the little shops
  • Eat delicious food from the many eateries
  • Pop into bars for a drink or two

The Gamble House

Previously a winter residence for David and Mary Gamble, who was part of Procter & Gamble, the Gamble House is now a National Historic Landmark, and an architectural masterpiece where charter bus visitors can visit. The style of this beautiful residence has traditional Japanese influence and spacious Californian style of architecture. The rooms are made from various types of wood such as teak, maple, oak, Port Orford cedar and mahogany. Both interior and exterior is beautifully constructed, making this house one place you have to visit when you are in Pasadena.

Pacific Asia Museum

An Asian art museum, this place was founded in 1971 and has a beautiful architecture in the style of a Chinese imperial palace, with a courtyard, garden a small pool and features intricate carvings around the building.

Some of the galleries in the Pacific Asia Museum not to be missed are:

  • The Art of Pacific Asia
  • Japanese
  • Snukal Ceramics
  • Journeys: The Silk Road
  • South and Southeast Asian
  • Himalayan
  • Korean
  • Kidspace Children’s Museum

For families heading to Pasadena in their coach bus, don’t miss the chance to visit the Kidspace Children’s Museum for some fun and games for the kids. Here at Kidspace, children can learn about science, art and the humanities in fun interactive experiences. Favorites of both local and tourist children are the Physics Forest, The Arroyo, and Trike Tracks.

For a fun experience at Pasadena which is slightly away from Downtown, rent a bus, and make your travel easier and fuss-free. Call 1-888-562-5182 or 310-361-6437 for a quote or to make a reservation on the type of rental bus you would like to book for your traveling needs.

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