Nature’s Moon Spa | Perry’s Joint | Union | Green Street Tavern | Arclight Pasadena

Spend a Day Relaxing at Nature’s Moon Spa Just a Short Distance From AVA Pasadena

It's been way too long since you last treated yourself. You've been so busy with work and stressed about countless other things that you haven't had a moment to relax. Here's an idea: head to Nature's Moon Spa, a traditional Thai spa that specializes in Swedish and Thai massage techniques. Take your mind off of everything for a few hours and leave this Burbank establishment feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

As soon as you enter Nature's Moon Spa, which is located just a short trip from AVA Pasadena, you'll feel a sense of calmness thanks to the tranquil atmosphere. The spa offers a variety of services, including prenatal massages, couples massages, and facials—all of which are performed by expert aestheticians. In addition, there's an option to add hand, scalp, and arm massages onto your facial treatment. Waxing services are also available. The spa is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and walk-ins are accepted. However, if you plan on visiting after 7:30 p.m., appointments are recommended.

Nature’s Moon Spa
539 N. Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502

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Grab a Sandwich From Perry’s Joint, Not Far From AVA Pasadena

Locals flock to Perry’s Joint whenever they’re in need of a meal, but everyone is welcome at this Pasadena establishment. Stop in and stay awhile while nibbling on the many sandwiches available or swing by and pick up a sub to go.

Expect a casual atmosphere at Perry’s Joint, which is just a short trip from AVA Pasadena, and be on the lookout for Perry, the owner. The friendly fellow is often on site and may even make your sandwich himself. Guests who do decide to dine at Perry’s Joint can appreciate the eclectic décor and Jazz that serves as the background music. When it comes to the food, know that the Hip Bird, Pastrami No Chaser, Birth of the Corn, Big Band, and the Max Roast are some of the favorites here. The sandwiches are rather large, so order the half size if you don’t have a big appetite, or you could order the full size and take the other half back to AVA Pasadena. Also on the menu are hot dogs, ice cream, sundaes, nachos, milkshakes, coffee beverages, and a variety of iced tea drinks.

Perry’s Joint
2051 Lincoln Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 798-4700

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Union: Share Small Plates With a Big Group at Union, Not Far From AVA Pasadena

Those looking to try a new restaurant in Pasadena should check out Union near AVA Pasadena. With a combination of upscale fare and a welcoming ambiance, this eatery has caught on rather quickly. Guests say the servers here are friendly and accommodating and the small plates are ideal for sharing.

Dining at Union with a larger group would be ideal. That way, your party can order multiple small dishes for everyone to enjoy. If you're looking for recommendations from the regulars, they say they squid ink garganelli is one of the best dishes on the menu. Even those who aren't crazy about shellfish will be happy with this popular dish, according to customers. Other favorite choices include the fennel and asparagus salad, the giardiniera appetizer, the chicken leg, the tagliatelli, and the porchetta. Dine at Union between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations are recommended.

37 E. Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 765-5841

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Green Street Tavern Near AVA Pasadena: Fresh Comfort Food From Nearby

When it comes to the ingredients that can come into the kitchen, the chefs at Green Street Tavern are extremely discerning. They only allow organic, locally sourced foods to cross the threshold. That's how you know that each and every dish at Green Street Tavern will be fresh and flavorful.

Those dishes focus on American comfort food, but chefs give them an updated twist. For instance, one of the most popular options on the menu is meatloaf, but it's crafted from wild boar. Other popular menu items include a grilled tomato starter, short ribs, lamb tagine, smoked pork chop, and Conquistador bisque. According to locals, however, you can't go wrong with any of the daily specials, either. So if you're hankering for some modernized comfort food, make the short trip from AVA Pasadena to Green Street Tavern for dinner.

Green Street Tavern
69 W. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 229-9961

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Sip a Glass of Wine While You Watch a Movie at Arclight Pasadena Near AVA Pasadena

Arclight isn't your average megaplex. The theater near AVA Pasadena shows limited-release films, and its prices reflect the special screenings. Those prices also account for other upscale amenities, including a well-stocked snack bar. Unlike other movies theaters that tout only soda and bottled water, Arclight Pasadena pours beer, wine, and cocktails for its patrons. Of course, you can also get some finger foods to soak up the libations.

If you want to reserve a seat at Arclight, you'll have to do so online. Also note that there's a fee for parking, so you should factor that into your nightly budget. However, customers don't seem to mind the extra work it takes to see at movie at Arclight. Arclight also hosts art exhibits, book clubs, and even interviews with actors.

Arclight Pasadena
336 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 568-9651

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