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things to do

Things to Do

Explore and experience Pasadena including over 600 restaurants, nightlife activities, hotels, museums, education and more.

Located 10 miles from Los Angeles, Pasadena welcomes visitors with 300 days of sunshine, tree-lined streets filled with historic architecture, national landmarks, popular art & cultural institutions, eye-catching retail and a diverse selection of restaurants. Explore the “Crown of the Valley” solo or as a group to discover what makes the city one of Los Angeles’ unique hidden gems.

Pasadena is divided into four major districts. Old Pasadena, Civic Center District, Playhouse Village, and South Lake Avenue District each hold a unique charm that sets it apart from their companion Pasadena neighborhoods.

Performing Arts

A Noise Within Theatre

A Noise Within, called "an oasis for those who love classic stories" by Los Angeles Times, is a leading regional theatre producer based in Pasadena. ANW's...

Shopping

April Blooms

Shopping at April Blooms' clothing boutique will not only make you look good, but it will also make you feel good. April Blooms strives to empower women to...

Amory center for the arts
Art Museums

Armory Center for the Arts

The Armory builds on the power of art to transform lives and communities through creating, teaching and presenting the arts. The Armory Center for the Arts has...

Outdoor Dining

Aux Delices Bakery & Café

Aux Delices, in Old Pasadena, is an intimate family-owned café with pastries, fresh baked croissants, specialty sandwiches, gourmet desserts, espresso bar,...

Battery Books
Shopping

Battery Books and Music

The Battery Books and Music is a used bookstore in Pasadena, located within walking distance of the Pasadena Convention Center. Search through aisles...

Architecture

Beckman & Ramo Auditoriums

Caltech PresentsFor over 50 years, Caltech has offered a gateway to science and cultures through a wide variety of public programs in the arts and sciences....

Bikes and Hikes LA
Active Life and Sports

Bikes & Hikes LA

Hiking and Biking ToursThrough a selection of five regularly scheduled guided biking and hiking tours, Bikes & Hikes LA offers individual travelers an up close...

Book Alley
Shopping

Book Alley

About. Pasadena's independent and used bookstore, Book Alley was founded in 1992 and originally started in an alley way in Old Pasadena, California. Book...

Brookside Golf Course
Active Life and Sports

Brookside Golf Course

Brookside Golf Course is located in Pasadena, California—it is adjacent to the Rose Bowl Stadium in the Arroyo Seco natural area. Brookside features two...