Hollywood High School

Side Trip: Hollywood High School

Hollywood High School was where the stars studied, or like Lana, played hooky from. Carol Burnett, Linda Evans, James Garner, John Ritter and Fay Wray all attended school here, just a 5-minute walk down Highland Avenue to Sunset Boulevard. This Side Trip should take about 25 minutes of your […]

Hollywood Forever

Side Trip: Hollywood Forever

Paris has its Pere Lachaise, Buenos Aires its La Recoleta and Washington, D. C. its Arlington National. In Los Angeles, it’s the Hollywood Forever Memorial Park.

No cemetery in the world can claim a list of celebrities, song writers, directors and dignitaries quite like this one. From Don Adams (Agent Maxwell […]

Sunset & Vine

Side Trip: Sunset & Vine:

Like the words “Hollywood & Vine,” “Sunset & Vine” carries a certain mystique. Whether real or imagined is yours to decide. Regardless, there’s plenty of history at and around this corner: more Hollywood Walk of Fame stars, a certain derby restaurant, the filming location of Hollywood’s first major movie, the […]

“The Huntington” Side Trip

Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens: 2+ hours. The Pasadena ARTS bus takes care of getting you most the way there, the rest involves a short walk through a pleasant residential neighborhood. Bus service is offered Monday through Saturday (Saturday service starts at 11:00 am). There is no bus service on Sundays. Pasadena ARTS […]

Gamble House Side Trip

Gamble House Side Trip: 1.5 – 2 hours. This is an easy-going, mostly-level stroll of about 2 miles – most of it through tree-shaded residential streets.

What you’ll see:

The Gamble House, designed by Pasadena’s own Charles and Henry Greene, is one of the country’s finest examples of the Craftsman style. Other Craftsman-styled homes, […]

“Millionaires Row” Side Trip.

Millionaire’s Row: 1-4 hours (depending on whether you spend time within the museum).

This is a 2-mile, all-walking Side Trip, all of it over flat terrain, most of it through a beautiful, tree-lined residential neighborhood.

What you’ll see:

The Tournament of Roses Headquarters building (Wrigley mansion) Stately mansions on Grand Avenue and “Millionaires […]

Rose Bowl Side Trip

Rose Bowl: 1 hour. The Pasadena ARTS bus does all the work on this one; sit back, relax and ride a scenic route to the Rose Bowl. The most frequent bus schedule is on Saturdays, maybe making that day the easiest for you. There is no bus service to the Rose Bowl on Sundays.

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South Pasadena Side Trip

South Pasadena: 1-2 hours (via Metro Gold Line). The Gold Line gets you there and back (or you may continue home from the Mission Street station).

What you’ll see: The unique shops, antique stores, art galleries and restaurants of South Pasadena’s Mission Street are clustered within just a few blocks of the Mission Street rail […]

Art Deco Bunker Hill Side Trip

Side Trip! See the Art Deco City Hall, L.A.’s “first skyscraper” and the Walt Disney Concert Hall!

This Side Trip is not wheelchair accessible.

–> Take the escalators up to the top of Bunker Hill.

(Weekend visitors will need to walk the 100 or so steps as […]

Art Deco Eastern Columbia Side Trip

Here’s a Side Trip to downtown L.A.’s most celebrated Art Deco building!

You’ve come this far, so why not? Even though Bullocks Wilshire and the Wiltern Theatre/Pellissier Building are often cited as LA’s hallmarks of Art Deco architecture, downtown’s undisputed icon is the Eastern Columbia Building. To see it, take this Side Trip. Other Art […]