Pasadena / SGV Hidden Gems



Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley are some of the coolest spots in all of LA--they're a bit more chill than the rest of the area.

That said, it's still pretty hard to find the hidden gems and SECRET SPOTS. This will help you out with that, 'cuz that's how we do at Stuff in LA.


Hidden Gems of Pasadena

  • The Hidden Pasadena Gem: Arlington Garden

    Who knew such a cute garden existed in Pasadena? WHERE: 295 Arlington Dr, Pasadena, CA 91105 WHAT: Cute, romantic, photo op, photo shoots, peaceful, calming WHEN: Year-round HOW MUCH: FREE PARKING: Free street parking Guest writer: Tremaine Tremaine likes to find 10-minute spots and make them 2-hour spots. Serenity. Tough to find that in LA, […]

  • Best Ice Cream in Alhambra?: Fosselman’s Ice Cream

    Best ice cream in Alhambra and maybe the San Gabriel Valley. Disagree? Prove it with free scoops. WHERE: 1824 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801 WHAT: Ice cream, old-timey, candy, taro ice cream (!!!) WHEN: Year-round HOW MUCH: $3-5 per scoop PARKING: Free parking lot Guest writer: Tremaine Tremaine’s favorite flavor of ice cream is […]

  • The Great Waterfall of Pasadena: Eaton Canyon Natural Area

    There’s a waterfall you can hike to in Pasadena, Los Angeles. No, we’re serious. WHERE: 1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107 WHAT: Hiking, waterfall, not too difficult, trail WHEN: Year-round HOW MUCH: Free!! PARKING: Lots, ALSO FREE!!!!! Guest writer: Tremaine Tremaine wears SPF 80+. You want to do something fun. …Like maybe with […]

  • The Weird and Wacky Pasadena Hidden Gem: Fork in the Road

    WHERE: 200 Bellefontaine St, Pasadena, CA 91105 WHAT: Statue, funny, cute, literal fork in the road, punny, photo op, date spot WHEN: Year-round HOW MUCH: Free PARKING: Street parking STUFF TO DO IN LOS ANGELES | PASADENA | SAN GABRIEL VALLEY | SGV | FORK IN THE ROAD Forkin’ around in Pasadena. 🍴 #AdventureTime #ForkInTheRoad […]

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