Escape to Pasadena
A vibrant city with a small-town atmosphere, Pasadena is the northeastern gateway to all things L.A. Located just 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the “Crown of the Valley” feels worlds away. Equal parts classic and contemporary, Pasadena is a thriving, forward-thinking hub of art, design and technological innovation.
Explore walkable entertainment districts and enchanting gardens. Discover architectural masterpieces, landmark estates, cinematic neighborhoods, and a global culinary landscape. Pasadena is bursting with diversity just waiting to be experienced.
A Scenic Getaway
Escape the bustling city noise and relax in a peaceful, nature getaway. Pasadena is the perfect place to unplug and recharge, with local gardens like Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles County Arboretum, and of course, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens covering over 200 acres with greenery. With its proximity to the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena is a hikers paradise, offering trails with varying levels of difficulty. Trek through the family-friendly Eaton Canyon, or challenge yourself with a vigorous hike through Angeles National Forest up to Mount Wilson.
Things to do in Pasadena
Grab an alfresco meal at one of Pasadena's 600 restaurants. From boba shops to authentic Venezuelan cuisine, outdoor dining in Pasadena is the perfect way get a taste (literally and figuratively) of Pasadena's culture and its spirit. Embark on a self-guided architecture tour and discover a variety of historic gems, colorful public art, Instagrammable locations, and tap into your creative side using an inspiring Pasadena photography guide.