Pasadena, California, is a city located 10 miles northeast of the main Los Angeles area. This city features unique residential areas known for their American Craftsman style architecture and a resort area with historic and upscale retail shops.
Numerous restaurants, nightclubs, outdoor cafes, comedy clubs and theaters provide entertainment for residents of Pasadena. The Rose Bowl Flea Market, held the second Sunday of every month on the Rose Bowl grounds, is a popular attraction for tourists and residents alike and a great walking destination for locals. For more pet-specific destinations there are dog parks, dog cafes, veterinarians, groomers, and even a dog bakery for dog-loving Pasadena residents.
The weather is colder in Pasadena than in coastal Los Angeles, with more overcast days, especially in June. However, the weather is still predominantly warm and dry. The climate is conducive to enjoying walks with your dog and the cooler temperatures provide some relief for those who enjoy long walks without having to contend with temperatures as extreme as neighbors on coastal areas experience.
This established community has lots of large trees and mature landscaping, and many maintained parks for residents to enjoy. Although this city is in one of the most populated areas of the United States and is well developed due to its long history, care has been taken to preserve natural areas within the city. The surrounding mountains, which are visible from most parts of the city, provide a continuous vista and natural feeling. Walks with your dog through Pasadena are sure to provide many interesting sights and sounds, with natural and developed areas, residential and commercial buildings, and historic and modern developments. There is something different around every corner!
Pasadena Parks and Recreation Department boasts 23 maintained parks with over 1,000 acres for residents to enjoy. Most parks feature picnic sites, playground equipment, sports fields, treed and open areas, benches, water features, and trails all within easy walking distances for most Pasadena residents. For those with canine companions, Alice's Dog Park, located by Vina Vieja Park, features an off-leash dog park with separate area for small and disabled dogs. Also, The South Pawsadena Dog Park and Hermon Dog Park are available a short distance to the south of Pasadena.
If you're looking for more green space adventures, the Arroyo Seco, which includes the stream and associated natural areas running through the western section of Pasadena, provides a wilderness spot with birds, native plants, and numerous wildlife species. Trails in this wilderness areas and in the surrounding hills and mountains provide hours of hiking and challenging terrain for those with active canines.