Arroyo Seco Historic Parkway: A Scenic Drive Just Minutes From Home

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By Deb Flomberg

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There are a lot of stunningly beautiful drives located just minutes from Los Angeles, proving that you do not need to drive far to enjoy a lot of picturesque scenery. The Arroyo Seco Historic Parkway connects Los Angeles and Pasadena, and it is the perfect road for an impromptu afternoon drive or an early morning ride to watch the sun come up. 

There is a lot to see along the Arroyo Seco Historic Parkway. You’ll enjoy natural beauty with scenic vistas and panoramic views, plus amazing art and architecture to enjoy along the way. The drive begins at the intersection of Highway 101 and Highway 110 in downtown Los Angeles. You’ll want to head north on 110 and take the Fair Oaks exit to head toward South Pasadena.

Some of the first things you’ll pass are some of the most iconic areas of southern California. You’ll drive through Chinatown and right past Dodger Stadium before you head toward the San Gabriel Mountains and wide open views of stunning vistas. This drive is a particularly good one for anyone that is just getting to know the city of Los Angeles, or anyone wanting to take in a short driving tour of some of the many historic spots in the area. Feel free to stop off at any of the great restaurants in Chinatown. If you are a sports fan, then you are sure to love Dodger Stadium, which is often considered to be one of the best ballparks in the country. Or just find a peaceful place to pull over and enjoy the expansive views of the Mountains as they come into view.

For a drive this special, you’ll want an equally special car. Make sure to take this drive in the 2013 S600 Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. It’s the perfect car to enjoy a truly luxurious ride as you cruise around Los Angeles taking in the sights. You’ll love the comfort and elegance and you’ll be riding in true Mercedes-Benz style.

Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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