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Pasadena Travel Guide, California

Pasadena is located in the northeastern part of Los Angeles County in the state of California. The city is regarded as the sixth biggest city in the County and is also known as the City of Roses due to its most famous annual celebration. Furthermore, the city of Pasadena houses a lot of scientific and cultural institutes which are considered the best in the world. Looking into majestic offerings of the city is made possible by the Pasadena Travel Guide.

Pasadena Travel Guide - Travel

Travelers who come from other countries or far states of the country can come by plane that arrives at the nearby airports. Burbank Airport is the nearest airport to the city. Others are the Los Angeles International Airport and the Long Beach Airport. From any of these airports to Pasadena City, travelers can either take a bus, a taxi or rent a car at the service desks in the airport. Taxi fares can cost at around $35 from Burbank Airport while it costs approximately $80 from those in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

When travelling around the city, commuters can choose from a handful means of transportation. One is through the Metro Gold Line that can take travelers to the Eastern part of Pasadena, the Old Town Pasadena, and Arroyo Seco Parkway. People who want to get to distant parts can take the bus. Moreover, some places in Pasadena City such as the Old Town Pasadena and South Lake Avenue, can be explored on foot.

Pasadena Travel Guide - Climate

The weather condition in Pasadena City is great for vacation all-year-round. The temperature averages at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest months are between December and January while the hottest months are July and August. Most of the precipitations occur during the first three months of the year whereas the days are dry during July.

Pasadena Travel Guide - Tournament of Roses

Pasadena City is known as the City of Roses. This is because of its most prestigious festival, which is the Tournament of Roses comprised of the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game. This event started back in 1902 and is commemorated every New Year’s Day. The event is made colorful by the elaborately decorated floats which are of course made of roses. As the floats march past the city, spectators will witness the beauty of the displays and at the same time smell the sweetness of fragrant roses. The Rose Parade is certainly one of the best parades in the United States. In addition to this, the event is made more exciting by the Rose Bowl Game which will surely be enjoyed by everyone – football fan or not.

All these facts in the Pasadena Travel Guide will ideally give you an idea on when to visit the city. If you want to know more about other places in California, explore Sacramento Travel Guide. Of course, check its history by reading Sacramento History as well. This will give you a better appreciation of the place.

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