The Rose Bowl is known for its football games more than anything, but hundreds of people frequent the Rose Bowl Loop for exercise. Some walk, some bike — but most run the 3.3 miles around the picturesque stadium. This nationally known landmark today stands in as a training ground for runners and bikers, so don't be surprised to see a few running, cycling or triathlon clubs gathered there (there's a pool in the Rose Bowl Center), getting ready for an upcoming competition. Morning, noon and night, there are dozens of people around getting in some good cardio at a beautiful location. Surrounded by trees and rolling hills, a lot of the Rose Bowl Loop is shaded from the sun, providing relief from the sometimes-powerful heat in these foothills. You can either try this — or run more circles around a boring track. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. (626) 577-3101.

—Ontay Johnson

LA Weekly