Founded in the late 1800s by Midwesterners, South Pasadena reveals its origins with sturdy old homes and plainspoken storefronts. If you want to spend a day and really experience the neighborhood, here are the main places you need to check out:
This is the heart of South Pasadena – a place where families camp out on the lawn by the Old West-style Meridian Iron Works building as they watch the Gold Line trains come and go.
There are plenty of lovely things to see in South Pasadena - manses on Milan, Craftsmans all over the flats, and slope-huggers in Monterey Hills. And as a bonus, you'll definitely stop by a couple of TV and movie location, like Michael Myers' house from Halloween, The Gamble House from Back to the Future, and more.
From atop Raymond Hill, you get a beautiful overlook on Pasadena, L.A., El Sereno, and a dozen or so other nieghborhood. In addition, you may spot the remains of the rock wall that belonged to a legendary hotel that once stood there.