Just South of Pasadena is the small town of South Pasadena. With such a wide range of arts, culture, food and activities its no wonder people come here to play – and then stay!
Mission Street is home to an eclectic mix of unique boutiques and eateries and Fair Oaks Avenue belongs to the westernmost part of historic Route 66 where you’ll find a nostalgic soda fountain right alongside trendy cafés, shops and stops.
Whether you’re shopping home and outdoor or gifts and retail you’re sure to find everything you’re looking for here in wonderful, walkable South Pasadena. Peltier has your interior design needs covered and Arroyo Outdoor is home to a unique line of outdoor and garden products. In need of a gift? Vave Studios has everything from floral arrangements and flower crowns to accent pieces and in-store goodies. For all the men in your life there’s Outpost, South Pasadena’s ‘shop for guys.’ Another must-visit is the award winning toy store Dinosaur Farm & be sure to check out Urban Pet for all your furry friends and family members. Check out our Shopping
We’re also home to a thriving gallery scene with staples such as SPARC Gallery “igniting creativity and illuminating the arts,” SugarMynt Gallery, home to ‘Haddonfield Pl.,’ a section dedicated solely to the 1978 cult classic movie “Halloween”, originally filmed in South Pasadena, and SOPA Studios – a shared use space that accommodates a small community of Resident Artists and a larger Artists Collective. For world-class theater in an intimate venue, visit the Fremont Centre Theatre, home of Young Stars Theatre while weekly musical talent can be found at Brad Colerick’s Wine & Song Wednesday in the Blue Guitar Lounge at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course. In the spring, the South Pasadena Chamber presents the Eclectic Music Festival (<link to website) and the summertime Concerts-in-the-Park are always a hit, as is the Restoration Concert Series, benefiting the local public library. Check out our Art
Enjoy a large variety of foodie stops right here in town! Head over to Cos&Pi for brunch, grab a delicious sandwich at Fiore Market Café or sit down to a delectable dinner at Bistro De La Gare. Up the Flavor with something tasty from Aro Latin or Radhika Modern Indian Bistro, enjoy a taste of the south at Gus’s BBQ or grab a slice of pizza at Mamma’s Brick Oven. And always save room for dessert! Visit the Moo on Mission anytime you’re craving a little something sweet. Check out our Dining
A true treasure of Southern California is the Arroyo Seco Golf course, offering affordable golf to the Los Angeles area in a secluded spot. You can also enjoy Tennis or Squash at the Arroyo Seco Racquet Club or head indoors for a fitness class up at Mission Street Yoga. Gather around the table at Urban Kitchen and learn to cook something new or tap into your musical talent at GreenBrooms Music Academy. Check out our Parks & Recreation