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Los Angeles Travel Guide

Pasadena and Environs

Although seemingly absorbed into the general Los Angeles sprawl, Pasadena is a separate and distinct city. It's most well known for the Tournament of Roses, or more commonly, the Rose Bowl, seen around the world every New Year's Day. But the city has sites worth seeing year-round—from gorgeous Craftsman homes to exceptional museums, particularly the Norton Simon and the Huntington

Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Note that the Huntington and the Old Mill reside in San Marino, a wealthy, 4-square-mile residential area just over the Pasadena line.

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