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Five Attractions Within five Miles of the Inn

Pasadena, Los Angeles County’s largest city, is home to many tourist attractions. Aside from its impressive array of restaurants, shops and bars, the city is brimming with culture; from sport to art, there is something for everyone in Pasadena. For visitors to the Arroyo Vista Inn, nothing in Pasadena is too far, even if you are traveling by foot; the hotel is just moments away from the city’s main sights. Here are five of Pasadena’s finest sights, all within five miles of Arroyo Vista Hotel.

Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens

For lovers of art, history and nature, Huntington Library has it all in one beautiful location. Arguably one of Los Angeles’ best-hidden gems, Huntington Library contains many acres of luscious gardens, full of many colorful species of trees and flowers. There is a subtropical garden, a Chinese garden, Japanese garden and even a jungle. Sitting in the middle of these meticulously maintained gardens is a stunning mansion, which is home to a library and an art gallery. The library houses the most impressive collection of old and rare books and manuscripts that are important to British and American history. Three separate galleries house an exquisite collection of art pieces from 18th and 19th Century France and Britain. A fourth gallery houses changing exhibitions. This place is a haven for beauty, academia and history and is a must for anyone with a passion or interest in one of these areas.

Visit website at:   http://www.huntington.org/    Photos Courtesy of the Huntington Library


The Gamble House in Pasadena, California, is an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company.


Set in the historic Mission West District of South Pasadena, this market features the finest in fruits and vegetables, including organic, gouda and goat cheese, fresh flowers, honey, breads, eggs, herbs and much more. It is held every Thursday, rain or shine, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Meridian at Mission Street in South Pasadena.

The Award-Winning Market is in its eighteenth year. It is managed by the nonprofit South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.

Visit Website at:  http://southpasadenafarmersmarket.org/

Norton Simon Museum

Situated among landscaped ‘Sculpture’ gardens and water ponds just off Ventura Freeway, this distinctive round, brown building is home to an extensive collection of art ranging from 14th Century through to contemporary. Collections include European sculptures and paintings, as well as Asian crafts, tapestries and prints. The museum also houses a theater, which plays a comprehensive program of films, lectures, dance performances and music festivals all year round.

Visit website at:  https://www.nortonsimon.org/      Photos Courtesy of the Norton Simon Art Foundation.


Old Pasadena is one of the West Coast's most vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment destination districts featuring an authentic downtown experience combined with all of the modern conveniences. 

One of the best examples of downtown revitalization in the country*, Old Pasadena features over 200 specialty boutiques and exclusive national retailers in a charming historic setting.  Treat yourself to one of over 100 diverse restaurants, including award-winning fine dining and sidewalk cafés.  From museums to movies, sports pubs and wine bars to late night live music and dancing, there is always a variety of entertainment options for people of all ages.

Central Old Town is located on the corner of Fair Oaks and Colorado Blvd.

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