More than 2300 miles from Route 66's origin in Chicago sits the city of Pasadena, California. For westbound travelers, Pasadena would have served as a last hurrah, and a gateway to the highway's final stretch into Los Angeles. Here's how to make the most of a day along Route 66 in Pasadena.
A veritable tourist mecca, Southern California offers endless vacation options. In addition to amusement parks, did you know SoCal is home to some amazing state parks? Less than two hours from Los Angeles/Orange County and San Diego, Mount San Jacinto State Park is a favorite of active family travelers.
Orange County, California averages more than 4 million tourists each month. A great majority of these visitors congregate in just few key areas of the region. Meanwhile, the oft overlooked Balboa Peninsula offers great beaches and diverse entertainment, with a fraction of the crowds of other county attractions. Here's how we like to spend a day on the peninsula.