Livingstone Hotel And Apartments
Travel Blogs from Pasadena
If you've ever seen the SNL skit The Californians, go back and re-watch it cause it's hilarious. It's kind of a running joke out here now. But that's not really relevant. A lot happened this weekend. Let's start with Friday. Friday night we went down to Hollywood Blvd. This is the location of the famous Walk of Fame as well as the Dolby Theater, the place where they host the Academy Awards (aka the Oscars). The place was a madhouse of people setting up ...
... to check out. Then at night, some of us grabbed Jack in the Box (another first for me). After dinner we all met outside our dorms at the bubbling rock (a small rock fountain dubbed the BR by us Taylor students) and headed to Griffith park to see the Griffith observatory. At night you can look out onto downtown LA and surrounding areas. The observatory was also the location of the famous knife fight and end scenes of Rebel Without a Cause staring Mr. Cool himself, ...
Actually, There isn't a lot to tell you about today other than it was a great day! We got up semi-early and enjoyed our free hotel breakfast. Then we donned our special wristbands, made sure we had our tickets, hopped in the car and drove about a mile to the shuttle bus that would take us to our final Rose Parade event.
Today is the post-parade viewing of the floats. And, wow, you really can get up ...
... panoramic views of the coastline. End the day with a stroll along the Third Street Promenade, one of the only pedestrian streets in Los Angeles, known for dining, shopping and street performers.
We went to the grilled place for some food, I started with the bruschetta and then got a tower of three pizzas. We got the Truffle, the Stonehouse, and the Pig Roast. The bruschetta was very ...
... unhelpful and unpleasant American at the information counter (never has the term 'information counter' been less appropriate!) Understandably, it was sweet relief to arrive at our hostel that was located in the heart of Santa Monica. Determined to conquer our jet lag, Han and I were up and out wanting to explore our new surroundings. We saw swanky shops, flash cars, indulgent purchasing and an abundance of bars and restaurants that sell the largest portions known to man. That ...
Other places to stay in Pasadena
3570 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena | Motelfrom $89
3600 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena | 1 star motelfrom $83
2863 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena | 1 star motelfrom $89
2131 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena | 2 star motelfrom $67
2860 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena | 1 star motelfrom $73
1599 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena | 2 star motelfrom $85
2800 E Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena | 2 star motelfrom $69