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Hotels, restaurants and activities in San Gabriel Valley

Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals (once the Emma Bangs’ boardinghouse and later Vista del Arroyo Hotel),

125 S. Grand Ave, Pasadena; www.gsa.gov/portal/ext/html/site/hb/category/25431/actionParameter/exploreByBuilding/buildingId/825

 Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena; (626) 793-3334, www.gamblehouse.org.   Historic homes to see near Gamble House: 1901 Charles Sumner Greene House at 368 Arroyo Terrace; the 1906 Cole House at 2 Westmoreland Place; the 1909 Hindry House at 781 Prospect Blvd.; and Frank Lloyd Wright's Alice Millard House (a.k.a. 1923 La Miniatura) at 645 Prospect Crescent.

Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; (626) 449-6840, www.nortonsimon.org.

Little Flower Candy Co., 1422 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; (626) 304-4800, www.littleflowercandyco.com. $

Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena; (626) 449-2742, www.pacificasiamuseum.org.

Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St., Pasadena; (626) 568-3665, www.pmcaonline.org.

Tournament House and Wrigley Gardens (a.k.a. the Wrigley Mansion), 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena; (626) 449-4100, www.tournamentofroses.com and www.pacificroseociety.org/wrigley.html.

Melting Pot Food Tours; (424) 247-9666, www.meltingpottours.com. The Old Pasadena tour meets on Raymond Avenue across the street from Memorial Park, Pasadena. 

One Colorado shopping area, 24 E. Union St., Pasadena; (626) 564-1066, www.onecolorado com. More than 30 shops and restaurants behind revitalized facades on Colorado Boulevard on either side of Fair Oaks Avenue.

Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; (626) 792-5101, www.armoryarts.org.

Green Street Tavern, 69 W. Green St., Pasadena; (626) 229-9961, www.greenstreettavern.net. $$

Red White + Bluezz Jazz Club, 70 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; (626) 792-4441, www.redwhitebluezz.com. $$

La Grande Orange (a.k.a. LGO Station Café), 260 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; (626) 356-4444, www.lgostationcafe.com. Adjoins Luggage Room Pizzeria, (626) 356-4440, www.theluggageroom.com. Both $$

Distant Lands travel bookstore and more, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; (626) 449-3220 or (800) 310-3220, www.distantlands.com.

Vroman's bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; (626) 449-5320, www.vromansbookstore.com.

Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena; (626) 356-7529, www.pasadenaplayhouse.org.

Zona Rosa Caffe, 15 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena; (626) 793-2334, www.zonarosacaffe.com. $

Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena; (626) 577-3100, www.rosebowlstadium.com. For info on the monthly Rose Bowl Flea Market, check www.rgcshows.com. There's a busy 3.3-mile jogging/walking/cycling path around the stadium and neighboring Brookside golf course.

Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Ave., Pasadena; www.cityofpasadena.net/PublicWorks/Brookside_Park1.  

Arroyo Seco Trails (includes the Rose Bowl path and Brookside Park), western side of Pasadena near California 134 and Interstate 210 freeways; www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/PublicWorks/Arroyo_Trails/.

Kidspace, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena; (626) 449-9144, www.kidspacemuseum.org.

Langham Huntington Pasadena, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena; (626) 568-3900, www.pasadena.langhamhotels.com. $$-$$$

Royce, Langham Huntington Pasadena, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena; (626) 585-6410, www.roycela.com. $$-$$$

Macy’s Pasadena Plaza on Lake Avenue (old Bullock’s building), 401 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena; (626) 792-0211, www.macys.com.

Orvis, 345 S. Lake Ave., No. 102, Pasadena; (626) 356-8000, www.orvis.com/pasadena.   

Anthropologie, 340 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena; (626) 796-5120, www.anthropologie.com.

Ten Thousand Villages, 567 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena; (626) 229-9892, www.pasadena.tenthousandvillages.com.

Green Street Restaurant, 146 S. Shopper's Lane, Pasadena; (626) 577-7170, www.greenstreetrestaurant.com. $$

Lemonade, 146 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena; (626) 304-7700, www.lemonadela.com. $-$$

Caltech, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena; (626) 395-6811, www.caltech.edu. About 2,200 undergrads and grad students study amid a complex of increasing architectural diversity. For a self-guided tour, check www.admissions.caltech.edu/documents/41-alongtheolivewalk2011.pdf

Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia; (626) 574-7223, www.santaanita.com.

Mt. Wilson Trail, trail head at Mt. Wilson Trail and East Mira Monte Avenue, Sierra Madre. More info: www.summitpost.org/mt-wilson-trail/459826.

Bean Town coffeehouse, 45 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre; (626) 355-1596, www.beantowncoffeebar.com. $

Mother Moo Creamery, 17 Kersting Court, Sierra Madre; (626) 355-9650, www.mothermoo.com. $

E. Waldo Ward & Son, 273 E. Highland Ave., Sierra Madre; (626) 355-1218, www.waldoward.com.
Wistaria, 44 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre; (626) 355-3155, www.wistariarestaurant.com. $$

L.A. County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia; (626) 821-3222, www.arboretum.org.

Din Tai Fung, 1108 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia; (626) 574-7068, www.dintaifungusa.com. Second location at 1088 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia; (626) 446-8588. Both $-$$

Auntie Em's, 4616 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 255-0800, www.auntieemskitchen.com. High-achieving comfort food in kitsch-hipster company. $-$$

Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale; (323) 982-8178, www.forestlawn.com.  For buried celebrity info, see www.seeing-stars.com.

Heirloom Bakery, 807 Meridian Ave. Suite C, South Pasadena; (626) 441-0042; no website. $

Buster's Ice Cream & Coffee Stop, 1006 Mission St., South Pasadena; (626) 441-0744, www.busterscoffee.com. Coffee, ice cream, pastries, sandwiches and salads in a colorful corner storefront, beginning at 6:30 a.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. weekends. Closes between 7 and 9 p.m., depending on the night. Sandwiches usually $6-$6.75. $

Arroyo Vista Inn, 335 Monterey Road, South Pasadena; (323) 478-7300, www.arroyovistainn.com. $$-$$$

Bissell House, 201 Orange Grove Ave., South Pasadena; (626) 441-3535, www.bissellhouse.com. $$-$$$

Raymond Restaurant, 1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena; (626) 441-3136, www.theraymond.com. $$-$$$

Julienne, 2649 Mission St., San Marino; (626) 441-2290, www.juliennetogo.com. $$

Lacy Park, 1485 Virginia Road, San Marino; (626) 300-0790, www.ci.san-marino.ca.us/lacy.htm.

Garfield Park, 1750 Mission St. (at Park Avenue), South Pasadena; (626) 403-7380, www.cityofsouthpasadena.us/parks/parks.html.

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino; (626) 405-2100, www.huntington.org.

Price guide to hotel and restaurant listings:

The hotel price-range indicator shows approximate beginning rates for a room for two, before taxes.

$: Less than $150 a night

$$: $151-$250 a night

$$$: $251-$400 a night

$$$$: $401 a night

The restaurant price-range indicator is based on cost per person for a meal, before drinks, tax or tip.

$: Less than $10

$$: $11-$30

$$$: $31 and beyond

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