Visiting Southern California this summer? Or coming for our 20th year anniversary gala on June 22nd in Pasadena? This itinerary is for you if you plan to stay longer than a weekend.
So where exactly is Pasadena?
Cities near Pasadena are: Glendale, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Eagle Rock, Temple City. Los Angeles is far west from Pasadena.
You can take Gold Line Metro in Pasadena. The stops, Memorial Park and Del Mar are close to the restaurants and shops. For more information on transportation, see here. If you desire to explore out of Pasadena, I would suggest you to rent a car.
You can fly to LAX or Bob Hope Airport in Burbank which is closer to Pasadena. You can take Metrolink at Bob Hope Airport to Union Station before changing to Gold Line Metro to Pasadena.
From LAX, you can take Flyaway Bus to Union Station then switch to Gold Line Metro.
For hotels, Best Western Pasadena Inn and Americas’ Best Value Inn are close to the venue. Airbnb is available in this area too.
Best Western Pasadena Inn
3570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
Americas’ Best Value Inn
3800 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
SCADA hosts Deaf Asian Night Out (DANO) monthly and DANO will happen on Friday, June 21st. It’s a good opportunity for you to mingle with old and new faces! It will be held at Stone Brewing Tap Room. This brewery is right off Del Mar station (Gold Line). Have a bite in this area before mingling with us!
Since you’re staying for a weekend or longer, here is a list on what you can do to enjoy Californian sun!
[Huntington Library and Botanical Garden]
- Hike on Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain and if you’re up for challenge, continue to Inspiration Point!
- Huntington Library and Botanical Garden
- Los Angeles Botanical Garden
- Hike at Eaton Canyon
- Musuem of Neon Art
- Pacific Asia Museum
- Norton Simon
- KidSpace (Great for kids!)
- NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)
Explore Los Angeles:
- Downtown LA/Little Tokyo
- Universal Studios
- Griffith Observatory/Griffith Park
So many good food in Southern California! Here are few of our favorites:
- Raffi’s Place
- 101 Noodle Express
- Marugame Udon
- dan modern chinese
- Boiling Point Concept
- Great Maple
Not interested? You can always check Yelp!
[The Americana at Brand]
- Westfield Santa Anita
- The Americana at Brand
- Echo Lake
- Rose Bowl Stadium
Road trips out of Los Angeles:
- Santa Barbara
- Joshua Tree National Park
- Laguna Beach
- Palm Springs
Hope this list will be helpful for you when planning for your trip to California! To register for your ticket, please click HERE.