Introduction to Pasadena, California
Pasadena, California is located in Los Angeles County, approximately 15 minutes northeast of Los Angeles. Pasadena is in the Los Angeles Long Beach Santa Ana metropolitan area, which at 12.9 million people is the second largest metropolitan area in the United States.
In the heart of Southern California, Pasadena receives the weather for which Southern California is famous. Temperatures are pleasant in the winter with average daily temperatures in the 60s and 70s, and summer temperatures average in the 80s and 90s.
Pasadena Arts and Entertainment
Pasadena, California provides easy access to all of the many entertainment offerings of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. In addition, some of Pasadena's more notable entertainment offerings include:
- The Boston Court Performing Arts Complex.
- The Norton Simon Museum.
- The Pacific Asia Museum.
- The Pasadena Museum of California Art.
- The Pasadena Playhouse.
- The Pasadena Pops.
- The Annual Rose Bowl college football game.
- The Pasadena Symphony.
- The Annual Tournament of Roses Parade.
For the sports enthusiast, Pasadena is home to the NCAA college football Rose Bowl. The Rose Bowl is also home to the UCLA Bruins. In addition, the Los Angeles Area is home to the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League (AFL), Major League Baseball's (MLB) Los Angeles Dodgers, two Major League Soccer (MLS) teams (Club Deportivo Chivas USA and Los Angeles Galaxy), two National Basketball Association (NBA) teams (the Los Angeles Clippers and the Lakers), the National Hockey League's (NHL) LA Kings and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.