“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
In the late 1800s, Pasadena was a booming resort city accessible by railroad. The historical district of Pasadena still showcases its original prosperity and architecture, including several Craftsmen homes over 100 years old. Old Town is the cultural center and main tourist attraction of Pasadena, with several blocks of sidewalk cafes, bars, and boutiques. The famous Rose Bowl Parade attracts a million people each year, and the weekend Rose Bowl flea market regularly surfaces Southern California's best vintage finds. Adjacent to the Rose Bowl is Kidspace Museum, a place to wear out the kids with hands-on learning exhibits. The Norton Simon Museum is a local favorite art museum, in a villa with an impressive collection of bronze Degas sculptures.