You may have read the recent article covering things you can do in your Pasadena car rental. However, there are so many things to do in Pasadena, it needs another entry. Get ready to pack up your Pasadena car rentals, because this list is sure to keep you busy. From museums to gardens, even nature centers, Pasadena is chock full of entertainment for the whole family.
Pasadena City College Flea Market
If you’ve gotten your Pasadena car rentals on the first Sunday of the month, this flea market is not to be missed. Your flea market trip will have you finding antiques and collectibles, ranging from valuable antiques to things you’ll find at rummage sales. There are usually more than 400 vendors, so you’re certain to find a wide assortment of interesting things. As a bonus, a portion of your purchases will go towards student scholarships and activities.
Pasadena Museum of History
For history lovers, the Pasadena Museum of History can’t be beat. It’s an easy drive using Pasadena car rentals. It’s fun and interesting to learn all about Pasadena’s rich history. You’ll see exhibits like “Art in the Street: 25 Years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival.” Pasadena dates back to 1874, so there’s a lot of history for your family to learn about.
Pasadena Playhouse District
You’re sure to find excitement during your trip to the Pasadena Playhouse District. This district combines tradition with modernity in a unique way that is sure to appeal to everyone in your family. You’ll find public art throughout the district. Additionally, they’ve started a “parklet” project, to create fun walking-friendly places. This is a great place to get out of your Pasadena car rentals and walk around seeing the sights.
Norton Simon Museum
Art lovers should definitely make time for a trip to the Norton Simon Museum. Here you’ll see a wide collection of art from lots of different artists. As a matter of fact, the museum itself has a deep history, stretching all the way back to 1922 with the Pasadena Art Institute. Some of the exhibits you’ll find are for Pietro Rotari, and the “Blue Four,” a group of artists that created the art phenomenon of the same name. Finally, your trip to this museum will inspire curiosity and wonder at all the great works of art.
Huntington Library and Gardens
The Huntington Library and Gardens was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington. This destination is filled with the things Henry loved. You’ll find books, art, and gardens on your trip here. There are three galleries on site, boasting one of the most complete collections of 18th to 19th century American, British and French art.
The library has over nine million items from British and American history and literature. Consequently, you’ll find rare books, manuscripts, and prints that you won’t find anywhere else. If your family has a bookworm, you don’t want to pass this up. Once you’ve seen the beautiful art works, you can explore the botanical gardens. At 120 acres, these gardens are huge, offering hours of interesting exploration possibilities.
When you’re looking for Pasadena car rentals, Value Rental Car has a great fleet of cars ranging from budget compacts like the Toyota Corolla, to large SUVs and vans.
Photo courtesy of the The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division