The Times sent a travel writer to Pasadena to suggest how to spend 36 hours in town. From staying at the Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa Pasadena, to eating at fancy Italian restaurants, I think the Times reporter managed to spend more money in a weekend than I have spent in the city since I moved there a year ago.
In all fairness though, the reporter did hit venerable local institutions like Pie N Burger, and of course, the Huntington Gardens (though entry there ain’t cheap either).
Of course, the outdoorsman in me recoiled to not see a nice, cheap hike up to Echo Mountain or to the Arroyo Seco listed on the itinerary, but what the hell…. if everyone wanted to do it, it would be so much more crowded and that much less pleasant to walk.