Outdoor Activities in Pasadena

The best way to make the most of the glorious Southern California weather, and get a healthy dose of vitamin D, is by enjoying a range of outdoor activities. Residents of the Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens are ideally situated to take advantage of Pasadena’s best destinations for sightseeing and enjoying nature. The landmark location of these Pasadena villas also means that residents can get plenty of exercise outdoors by simply exploring the neighborhood and the shops downtown.

Eaton Canyon Falls

The first destination for nature enthusiasts can be the Eaton Canyon Falls. The hike along the Eaton Canyon Falls Trail to the waterfall is a scenic 3.5-mile round trip, which consists of a mile of flat dirt road and then a track up a narrow canyon, which adds a bit of adventure while still being suitable for hiking novices. The trail follows a dry creek bed, and it includes stunning views of the San Gabriel Mountains. The 40-foot waterfall at the top descends into a small pool, perfect for a refreshing dip after breaking a sweat on the hike. Pack a lunch and a bathing suit and towel to make a full afternoon of the outing. And feel free to bring your canine companion (on a leash).

Rose Bowl Loop Trail

Another great spot for scenic outdoor recreation is the Rose Bowl Loop Trail. The 3.1-mile loop and the adjacent golf course — all on relatively flat terrain — is ideal for biking, jogging, a leisurely stroll, and everything in between. In fact, the Pasadena Half Marathon finishes with a lap around the Rose Bowl Loop, so it’s an excellent spot for long runs and marathon training. This family-friendly destination has ample parking, new water fountains (including fountains just for dogs, who are welcome if kept on a leash), and facilities.

Downtown Pasadena

Though places of natural beauty abound near the Pasadena Gardens, there’s also plenty to explore in nearby Downtown Pasadena. Landmarked, architecture walk through leafy, Historic Old Pasadena, like the 1927 landmarked Pasadena City Hall building. The Botanical Gardens at the Huntington Library are open to the public and feature 16 themed gardens across 120 acres, including desert, Japanese, subtropical, and rose gardens. The 22 blocks that comprise Old Pasadena are also home to more than 300 restaurants and stores, and there are a host of local, one-of-a-kind shops off bustling Colorado Boulevard.

After a full day of hiking, jogging, shopping, and sightseeing, residents of the Ambassador Gardens luxury townhomes and condos can stroll home for a restful evening. Not to be outdone by their stunning surroundings, the residences boast beautifully manicured gardens, common spaces, and private decks — ideal for winding down with a glass of wine in the tranquility of a breezy summer evening. Contact us to learn more about your new home at Terraces at the Ambassador Gardens.

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