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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour May 20, 2018
    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    Experience the history, architecture and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS - good through December 31, 2018.

     

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    Museums of the Arroyo Day, Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:00 pm Museums of the Arroyo Day, Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:00 pm
    Museums of the Arroyo Day May 20, 2018
    12:00 pm–5:00 pm
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    Museums of the Arroyo Day


    12:00pm–5:00pm
    Presented by: Museums of the Arroyo
    470 W. Walnut Street
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    www.museumsofthearroyo.com


    Pasadena Museum of History and five additional museum locations
    Freee

    Explore great architecture, historical discoveries, family fun and entertainment for free at six local museums -- including Pasadena's Gamble House, Pasadena Museum of History -- during the 2018 Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day.

    Climb into a retired LAPD helicopter, check out blacksmith demonstrations, craft a spaceship, and discover what continues to make the Arroyo Seco a bustling, vibrant arts-driven community that crosses neighborhoods and social boundaries.

    MOTA Day takes place from noon to 5 p.m. with last entry at 4:00pm. 

    Special events at the Pasadena locations include:

    The Gamble House: Visitors can tour the 1908 Arts and Crafts gem that is on the National Registry of Historic Places; free refreshments. Check out a Back to the Future style DeLorean “Time Machine” and visit with Doc Brown – his house was the Gamble House Bookstore. Kids and adults can play lawn games and explore the crafts table.

    Pasadena Museum of History: Visitors can view the current exhibition “Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Technology and Southern California.”  Kids can craft their own spaceship and/or rocket. Star Wars volunteer costume groups will be on hand for photographs and more. The Arcane Theatre Works will present a series of readings from “Martians – An Evening with Ray Bradbury.” Additionally, guests can take a mini-tour of the Fenyes Mansion as well as the Finnish Folk Museum a replica of a 19th Century Finnish farmhouse.

    Free shuttles connect all museums so visitors can park their car once to experience the arts, culture and history of the Arroyo. See MOTA website for parking locations, shuttles routes and other MOTA Day information.

    With so much to do and see – and only a few hours to do it – visitors are encouraged to best plan their visits and to pace themselves accordingly. Organizers stress that guests should plan to visit no more than three museums for a satisfying MOTA Day experience.

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour May 26, 2018
    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    Experience the history, architecture and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS - good through December 31, 2018.

     

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour May 27, 2018
    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    Experience the history, architecture and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS - good through December 31, 2018.

     

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour June 2, 2018
    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    Experience the history, architecture and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS - good through December 31, 2018.

     

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    Pasadena Heritage Walking Tour, Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:00 am Pasadena Heritage Walking Tour, Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:00 am
    Pasadena Heritage Walking Tour June 2, 2018
    9:00 am–11:15 am
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    Pasadena Heritage Walking Tour


    9:00am–11:15am

    Pasadena Heritage hosts a monthly edition of the Old Pasadena Walking Tour, their most popular tour. 

    Pasadena's original downtown, once slated for demolition, is now a shopping and dining destination attracting thousands of visitors every month. Without Pasadena Heritage, this National Register Historic District would have been leveled and all its history and architecture destroyed. Instead, today it is one of the finest examples of downtown revitalization in the country. Tour Old Pasadena with an experienced docent, see the renaissance and enjoy the architectural variety, fascinating history, virtually unchanged alleyways, and all the authentic details that keep history alive in the 21st Century.

    Ticket information

    The cost for the tour is $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers. Reservations are required.   Buy your tickets  at www.pasadenaheritage.org.  To purchase by phone, call Pasadena Heritage at 626.441.6333. Advanced reservations are highly recommended.  Please note that the tours are exterior only.  All tours are docent led.

     

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour June 3, 2018
    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    Experience the history, architecture and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS - good through December 31, 2018.

     

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    Castle Green Spring Home Tour, Sunday, June 3, 2018 1:00 pm Castle Green Spring Home Tour, Sunday, June 3, 2018 1:00 pm
    Castle Green Spring Home Tour June 3, 2018
    1:00 pm–5:00 pm
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    Castle Green Spring Home Tour


    1:00pm–5:00pm
    Presented by: Castle Catering
    99 S. Raymond Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    626.824.8482
    www.friendsofcastlegreen.org


    $30.00 in advance of Brown Paper Tickets; $35 Day of event

    Castle Green celebrates its 120th anniversary year by hosting a special spring tour. See the finished restoration of the iconic bridge's interior. Explore this grand Victorian building, with its exotic Moorish and Turkish Rooms designed as a place for ladies to write letters during their vacations to lovely Pasadena. Enjoy the splendor of the Grand Salon, where you can take in the view of the Grand staircase and lush front grounds. Sip lemonade on the veranda and visit many private apartments, each unique in decor. 

    Hidden treasures from the Castle's archives will be on display for the first time. These artifacts were used to restore this historic building, including the castings of the dragon corbels and the decorative plaster-work on the bridge exterior, as well as the original porch lanterns.

    Special Appearance by Jack's Fat Cats all afternoon!

    Built in 1898, the Castle was designed by architect Frederick I. Roehrig with influence of Moorish, Spanish, and Victorian elements and has turn of the century glamour and charm.  Today, the Castle has become one of the most cherished historic buildings in Pasadena and remains a majestic centerpiece of the city.

    Gates open at 1:00 pm – you can arrive at your convenience through 5:00 pm.

     

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour June 9, 2018
    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    Experience the history, architecture and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS - good through December 31, 2018.

     

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour June 10, 2018
    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    Experience the history, architecture and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS - good through December 31, 2018.

     

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour June 16, 2018
    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    Experience the history, architecture and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS - good through December 31, 2018.

     

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour June 17, 2018
    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    Experience the history, architecture and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS - good through December 31, 2018.

     

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