Comfort Inn Near Old Town Pasadena
2300 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone: (323) 256-1199
Fax: (323) 255-7768
Glendale Community College Planetarium, located on the second floor of the Cimmarusti Science Center is a popular spot for school educational trips. They have 48 power seats, that recline automatically so that you can look up at the 30-foot diameter domes ceiling. A live narrator provides information during the show and even answers questions from the audience. They put up a variety of interesting shows like 'Gronk's BrainFlame', 'Evenings with the Stars' and 'Spontaneous Fantasia'. Their informative shows will both interest adults and children alike.
Glendale Central Library is a garden, a gallery, and a branch of the Glendale Public Library, all in one. The gallery houses modern art by Southern Californian artists, an arts studio and a lecture hall. It also holds occasional concerts. The gardens are a wonderfully relaxing place to unwind and take in a little nature. This is a perfect place for a leisurely picnic.
Forest Lawn is the place you may want to contact when it comes to losing one of your dear ones. This place incorporates all your needs from arranging for a grave, coffin, flowers and much more. Their services are available 24 hours of the day. You may also choose from the three chapels depending on all your requirements. They also offer their space for private events and family functions as well as for remembering your loved ones. A perfect place for all kinds of events! Check out their website or call ahead for more details.
The Church of the Angels is one of the most historic churches in Southern California. It was erected by the wife of Alexander Robert Campbell-Johnson, a descendant of a pre-Revolutionary War leader. Campbell-Johnson and his wife Frances traveled to California in search of land to purchase, which they found through then-mayor of Los Angeles Prudent Beaudry. The Episcopalian church, which encompasses an area that was once part of the Rancho San Rafael property, was built by Frances to honor her husband after he became ill and died. Visitors are welcome at Sunday services.
This 15-acre site in Highland Park was once a haven for bandits who victimized travelers through the area. A large portion of the city was once a stopover for the decadent who frequented the plentiful saloons and roadhouses in the area, prompting the full time residents to pursue annexation into Los Angeles in 1898. A few years later this area was made a park as part of the growing recreation system. Today it features picnic benches, a playground and an outdoor amphitheater.
This educational and conservation center opened in 2003. Serving the northeast Los Angeles communities, the Audubon Center at Debs Park strives to teach and inspire people to understand and care for the environment. Special programs have been designed to engage school age children, where they can explore and learn about the native flora and fauna. Spot butterflies, lizards, squirrels, rabbits, warblers, hummingbirds and more as you stroll through this serene landscape.
Spread over more than six acres of land, Brookside Park is a great place for day-trips and family picnics. This place is also rented out for barbecue picnics. Besides, one can organize a football match or a soccer game, or enjoy playing tennis. This park also houses the famous Rose Bowl and a baseball stadium that has a seating capacity of more than 4000 people.
This majestic 1913 causeway is lined by antique lampposts and provides a scenic entryway into the heart of Pasadena. So scenic, in fact, that it inspired more than 100 people to take a final 160-foot plunge before it was renovated to include a suicide-prevention fence. Best approached from the west, this short stretch of Historic Route 66 crosses over the Arroyo Seco into the heart of the city. As you pass, you are afforded a great view of the approaching city, particularly the old buildings and homes on the other side of the ravine.
Although legal buffs may find the Richard H. Chambers Courthouse, also the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, interesting for other reasons, the real attraction here is the building the court is housed in. That, of course, is the historic Vista Del Arroyo Hotel, constructed in 1903. This luxury resort hotel hosted wealthy easterners for many years before it closed down. Luckily, restoration of the hotel was completed in 1985 for its current use, and much of the original features are largely intact. Self-guided tours of the main floor are available by asking the marshal at the front desk for a tour brochure. For groups of 10 or more, please call the court clerk to make reservations.
Charles F. Lummis built this small home over a period of twelve years around the turn of the 20th century. Constructed out of concrete and native materials such as boulders, the house provides an excellent glimpse of what many early California homes were like. However, the real attraction here is the story of Lummis himself. A Harvard graduate who started out as a poet, Lummis once walked all the way to California from Cincinnati, recording his observations as pieces for the L.A. Times. Cash only.
Tournament House, built between 1906 and 1914, was once owned by chewing-gum tycoon William Wrigley, Jr. After the death of Mrs. Wrigley in 1958, the house was donated to the city of Pasadena, provided they used it as a home for the Tournament of Roses Association. It is built in an Italian Renaissance style and has beautiful wood paneling, marble fireplaces, and crystal chandeliers. Free tours are available from February to August on Thursdays. From September on, the house closes to tourists for staff to prepare for the Rose Parade.
The Wrigley Gardens are located on the grounds of the Tournament House: the mansion formerly belonging to chewing gum tycoon William Wrigley,Jr. and now home to the Tournament of Roses Association. The gardens are open to the public year-round except for Dec 31 and Jan 1. This garden provides a beautiful and relaxing spot to get away from the city for a few hours. The landscaping is beautiful and features plants indigenous to Southern California.