things to do

Things to Do

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

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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.

Brookside park
Active Life and Sports

Brookside Park

Park Near the Rose BowlPasadena's largest fully maintained park facility (61.1 acres) is located just south of Rose Bowl Stadium. Lots of parking is available...

Shopping

Canterbury Records

Founded in 1956, Canterbury Records is LA’s oldest surviving record shop. The family-owned, independent store has long catered to music lovers of all genres....

Castle Green
Architecture

Castle Green

Historic Hotel. Built in 1898, the Castle Green was designed with influence of Moorish, Spanish and Victorian elements. It was an annex to Hotel Green which...

Century Books
Shopping

Century Books

Century Books is an independent used bookstore and art gallery located at the beautiful Green Street Village. The charming shop offers a wide array of books in...

On the Parade Route

Chef Tony Dim Sum

Chef Tony Dim Sum is a modern dim sum experience, blending Cantonese staples with inventive interpretations. The dishes are a reflection of Guangdong Cantonese...

Colorado street bridge
Architecture

Colorado Street Bridge

Picturesque Views. The Colorado Street Bridge is a historic Beaux Arts bridge that spreads over Pasadena. The bridge was built across the Arroyo Seco...

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Gardens

Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens. Descanso Gardens features nine botanical collections, a (ride-able) miniature railroad, house museum, modern art gallery, cafe and gift...

Eaton Canyon
Active Life and Sports

Eaton Canyon

Hiking Trails in Pasadena. Eaton Canyon is a 190-acre zoological, botanical, and geological nature preserve at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. While...

Europane tuna sandwich
American

Europane

French-inspired. Europane is walking distance from the Pasadena Convention Center off of historic Route 66. Since 2010, Europane has served breakfast and...

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Historic Building

Fair Oaks Pharmacy

A South Pasadena Landmark. Located in the heart of South Pasadena, Fair Oaks Pharmacy is a historic old fashion pharmacy originating in 1915. Fair Oaks...