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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.

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Coffee

Float Pasadena

Retro Soda FountainFloat is a modern take on the old-fashioned soda fountains from the 40s and 50s. When they walk in, guests are greeted by friendly baristas...

Gamble House
Architecture

Gamble House

Craftsman Masterpiece. The Gamble House was designed in 1908 by Pasadena architects, Greene & Greene as the winter residence for David and Mary Gamble. The...

Gold Bug Store
Shopping

Gold Bug

Located in One Colorado, Gold Bug is a unique vintage shop that sells jewelry, offbeat artwork, insect taxidermy, sculptures, and decor. Ideal for antique...

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Active Life and Sports

Hahamonga Watershed Park

Hahamongna Watershed Park is located at the Southeast corner of Oak Grove Drive and Foothill Boulevard. This 1300-acre park in the Arroyo Seco extends from...

Shopping

Homage

Homage has a little bit for everyone. It's almost guaranteed that you will find something that catches your eye, and probably so much more. Their carefully...

Howard Johnson hotel
Motels & Inns

Howard Johnson Pasadena

Howard Johnson Pasadena is located across the street from Pasadena City College, and within walking distance to Caltech. The Huntington is 1 mile away (1.6...

Ice house comedy club
Landmarks

Ice House Comedy Club

Legendary Comedy Club. Since opening in 1960, many well known comedians have graced the Ice House Comedy Club stage. The intimate 200-seat room has also been...

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Historic Building

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

NASA Facility in PasadenaJPL is a research, development, and flight center for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), it is operated and...

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American

La Grande Orange Café

AT&SF Train Depot. La Grande Orange Café gives new life to an old train depot — the space was formerly a Santa Fe Railway depot, later Amtrak took over, and...

Langham afternoon tea
Desserts

Langham Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea. Delight in a bespoke version of afternoon tea at The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgewood, while enjoying the charming views of The Horseshoe...