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Northeast Los Angeles

The area northeast of Downtown Los Angeles encompasses a number of neighborhoods and cities including Pasadena, a lush area marked by its Victorian and art deco buildings. It's also home to Old Town Pasadena, a popular shopping and dining district, as well as the Rose Bowl stadium where the annual Rose Bowl Game is held on January 1 after the Tournament of Roses parade. Pasadena is also home to many scientific and cultural institutions, including the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Located in the nearby San Rafael Hills, the ultra-upscale city of San Marino is lined with mansions but the real draw is the Huntington Library and gardens, a sprawling property where the public can peruse the extensive art collection and spend a day strolling the 120 acres of landscaped botanical gardens including a gorgeous Japanese Garden, Desert Garden and Chinese Garden.

The Huntington Library Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd. San Marino CA 91108 U.S.

View beautiful art and historic manuscripts, and walk through more than a dozen lush gardens sprawled across 120 acres.

Rose Parade

Green St, (Orange Grove Blvd.) Pasadena CA 91184 U.S.

A colorful way to ring in the New Year.

Rose Bowl

1001 Rose Bowl Dr. Pasadena CA 91103 U.S.

Tour this historic events venue in Southern California.

Norton Simon Museum

411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena CA 91105 U.S.

Approximately 1,000 works from a permanent collection of 12,000 are on display year-round.

Heritage Square Museum

3800 Homer St. Los Angeles CA 90031 U.S.

Discover how Southern Californians lived towards the end of the 19th century.

Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus

234 Museum Dr. Los Angeles CA 90065 U.S.

A space founded in 1907 by Charles F. Lummis to preserve Native American relics and share the history of the tribes of the Southwest.