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The Roses of Pasadena
Sitting at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena has played a key role in California's history. In 1886, it became the second incorporated city in Southern California after Los Angeles. Today, it is an upscale community with a thriving arts, cultural, and entertainment scene, best known for the Tournament of Roses Parade that takes place every New Year's Day. JoinBay Gourmet Chair, Cathy Curtis for a weekend get-away to the "City of Roses" and explore the culinary and cultural highlights of Pasadena, with a particular focus on meeting with entrepreneurial women in the food industry.
Enjoy a private tour of the Norton Simon Museum of Art which houses an internationally respected collection of European and Asian art, as well as an extensive collection of Modern and Contemporary Art. Explore the Pasadena Farmers Market with local insiders and dine in the private home of one of L.A.'s top caterers. Discover the renown Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens during a private estate tour and wander amidst the extensive gardens which cover over 120 acres! Explore the Gamble House, an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture.
During a culinary and tasting walking tour learn about the food and history of Old Pasadena. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up our path as we seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweets havens for tastings! Take a walk to the infamous Rose Bowl and stroll along Colorado Avenue, with its shops, galleries and bookstores.
Trip Cost: $1,175 per person, double occupancy