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Pasadena Car Rentals & Travel Guide

Pasadena, California is known nationwide for its annual Rose Parade, a showcase of the floral bounty that thrives amid its ever-sunny climate. Rent a car in Pasadena and you can drive the famous parade route and check out some of the city's most interesting attractions. You'll also enjoy easy access to the many and varied sights of Pasadena's nearest neighbors, which include the infamous City of Angels itself -- Los Angeles.

Driving Through Pasadena

Arrange Pasadena rental cars and you'll be ready to drive along Colorado Boulevard, the main road that hosts the 5.5-mile Tournament of Roses Parade route every New Year's Day. The route, marked on the road by special pavers, starts at the Norton Simon Museum, a world-class art museum and one of Pasadena's most-visited attractions. After cruising along the parade route, head back up Colorado Boulevard to tour the Old Pasadena section of downtown, also called Old Town Pasadena or simply Old Town. Old Pasadena, the hub of nightlife in the city, is home to upscale stores, cafes, and restaurants. Next, zip through the Bungalow Heaven neighborhood, an area of 800 historic homes built in the Arts and Crafts style. Most are private residences, but you can admire the architecture from your rental car and stop for a public tour of the Gamble House, considered a masterpiece of the Arts and Crafts movement.

If you want to expand your visit to nearby areas, cheap car rentals in Pasadena make it simple for anyone looking for complete Los Angeles vacations. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in neighboring San Marino is a delightful destination close by, and any one of several major freeways will take you to the San Fernando Valley, Griffith Park, Universal Studios Hollywood, and downtown L.A.

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Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Pasadena car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Pasadena, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.