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Top 10 Things to do in Pasadena
The City of Pasadena is located just 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. Pasadena is unique in that it is home to 16 historically designated districts, such as Bungalow Heaven and Garfield Heights. Today, at least 10 percent of the city’s 22.5 square-mile area is historically designated.
Historical Sites, Museums & Cultural Venues
Pasadena captures the essence of beauty and style with its historic architecture, world-class art museums, acres of botanical gardens, landmark theaters and three distinct districts offering an eclectic collection of dining, shopping and entertainment. Download Historical and Culture Fact Sheet
Culinary Food & Wine Fact Sheet
Serving cuisine from all parts of the world, Pasadena offers more than 500 restaurants – more per capita than New York City. Diners can choose from charming outdoor cafes to elegant dining rooms and everything in between. Steak aficionados can dine at Pasadena’s signature steakhouses, including the renowned Arroyo Chop House, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Houston’s. For those who crave something more exotic, the city features numerous fusion restaurants like Maison Akira, which offers fine French cuisine with a Japanese flair. And just minutes off of the historic Route 66, bistros and cafes like Avanti Café’s gourmet wood-fired pizza and Bistro 45’s fresh French California cuisine line the streets. Download Culinary Food and Wine Fact Sheet
Pasadena truly is a pedestrian-friendly city. Visitors can stroll along beautiful tree-lined South Lake Avenue, known as Pasadena’s premier shopping district, while an eclectic mix of antique stores, galleries and specialty shops can be found in the Playhouse District. Old Pasadena, a 22-block historical area featuring 19th century structures and quaint alleyways, is one of Southern California’s hottest main-street entertainment districts. With 200 specialty shops, antique havens, boutiques, bistros and entertainment venues, Old Pasadena offers something for everyone. Download Pedestrian – Friendly Pasadena Fact Sheet