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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...

Angeles National Forest San Gabriel Mountains
Active Life and Sports

Angeles National Forest

Please be aware of the active Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest. The Angeles National Forest is currently temporarily closed to all activity. Follow...

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...

Arclight Pasadena
Movie Theaters

ArcLight Pasadena

A Movie Lovers Movie Theater. Arclight is recognized as the movie theater for movie lovers. Arclight Pasadena is located at Paseo Colorado, across between...

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...

artcenter college of design
Architecture

ArtCenter College of Design

Renowned Art School. ArtCenter College of Design is a prestigious art school with two stunning campuses in Pasadena, California. Ansel Adams and Paul Frank...

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...

Boston court theater
Performing Arts

Boston Court Performing Arts Center

Bold Programming. Boston Court Performing Arts Center is dedicated to presenting works that are creative, bold and daring. Striving to challenge the audiences...

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...