7x7 | SoCal Escape: A Perfect Weekend in Pasadena
Most people only know one thing about Pasadena: that it hosts the Rose Bowl every year at its impressive historic stadium. But this sunny, bustling city located just 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles actually does have more to offer than football on New Year's Day.
As the birthplace of Julia Child and home to Pulitzer-Prize winning Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold, Pasadena has a popping food scene (surprise!) with more restaurants per capita than New York City. In addition to the must-try eateries, coffee shops, and bars, you'll find scenic hikes, stunning architecture, excellent boutique shopping, and world-class museums. The SoCal gem has everything you need for an idyllic weekend in SoCal. Here's how to make the most of it.