Pasadena, California

Things to Do

Whether you're a foodie, culture vulture, nature lover, music chaser, movie fanatic, fine art aficionado, or history buff, there's more than enough in Pasadena to keep you busy. Here are the best things to do, from shopping boutiques and breathtaking museums to trendy restaurant bars and lush outdoor adventure.

In Pasadena, California's history and heritage is met with palm-lined streets, ornate architecture, national landmarks, popular art & cultural institutions, shopping boutiques, and ethnically diverse food. 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 home to over 30 nationally registered historic districts, including the thriving downtown neighborhoods that offer shops, bars and restaurants in well-preserved turn-of-the-century buildings.

Performing Arts

A Noise Within


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...

Event Venue

Ambassador Auditorium

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The historic Ambassador Auditorium is Pasadena's premier cultural destination for events which inspire and uplift people through performing arts. The...


Follow Angeles National Forest on Twitter for updates on road closures and other activity. San Gabriel Mountains Oftentimes, pictures of Pasadena show...


Annandale Canyon

Annandale park

Catch a beautiful scenic overlook of the Los Angeles skyscrapers at the new Annandale Canyon Park. The park contains six parking spaces (one accessible). This...

Arlington Pasadena

Pasadena's Public Garden. Arlington Garden is a non-profit garden that is the result of a collaboration between Arlington Garden in Pasadena, City of...

Field Trip

Pasadena's Armory Center for the Arts is a leader for contemporary art exhibitions and community-based arts education. Our mission is to nurture our community...


Arroyo Seco


The Arroyo Seco refers to both the stream course and the canyon spans throughout the western portion of Pasadena. "The Arroyo" supports thriving natural...

Performing Arts

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....


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

Event Venue

The Blinn House

Blinn House

Pasadena Heritage’s historic Blinn House offers a unique hospitality experience to hold your next meeting or event in a historic setting. Built in 1906, The...