Famous for hosting the Rose Bowl American college football game, the charming city of Pasadena in Los Angeles, California is an ideal destination to visit for those heading to the West Coast. The city is also known for its annual Tournament of Roses Parade and such attractions as the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Museum of History, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Pacific Asia Museum and the Kidspace Children’s Museum. The city also offers countless hours of shopping fun that can be enjoyed by young and old alike as they explore its charming streets which have a range of quaint shops and stores.
Spanning an area of 22 blocks, Old Pasadena is one of the best spots to begin your shopping expedition. Going back to the 1880s, this historic area is home to a variety of delightful stores, galleries, upscale retail outlets, outdoor cafés and nightclubs. Banana Republic, Tiffany & Co and H&M fashion store are among the well known outlets one will find here. A unique shopping experience awaits at Pasadena’s, Paseo Colorado; this open air mall spans an area of around three blocks. Also worth visiting is the South Lake Avenue neighborhood that is home to high end shops and a historical landmark building that houses a Macy’s department store and furniture gallery.
Held at the area surrounding the famous Rose Bowl Football Stadium, the Rose Bowl Flea Market offers an eclectic shopping experience and attracts thousands of visitors eager to uncover hidden antique treasures, vintage items and an assortment of knickknacks at bargain prices. Held every second Sunday of the month, this fun and exciting flea market goes back to 1967 and is a not to be missed experience when visiting the city. Those interested in shopping for antiques can head to the Pasadena Antique Center and the Green Street Antique Row, while Burlington Arcade is also popular amongst shoppers.