Places to Go in Pasadena, CA

Taking a day off from class?
Enjoy one of these active adventure destinations in Pasadena.

1. Mount Wilson Trail

Sierra Madre, CA 91024
This hiking trail is well worth its 12.5 miles of difficult loops, ending in a picturesque waterfall. Only recommended for experienced hikers between January and October.

2. Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
This nearby 150-acre botanical garden may not be athletically challenging, but its scenic grounds offer a leisurely walk among flowers and woodlands.

3. California Cactus Center

216 S Rosemead Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
Recommended for all plant moms, this family-owned spot boasts rare cacti and succulents you’ll want to take home with you.

4. Eaton Canyon

1750 North Altadena Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91107
This nature preserve offers hiking trails, horseback riding and views of a variety of botanicals and wildlife.

5. Rose Bowl Flea Market

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91103
One of the most famous flea markets in the world, this must-see shopping spot is open every second Sunday of the month and sells antiques, vintage clothing and more.


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