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.

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...

I Pic theaters
Movie Theaters

iPic Theaters

Pasadena Movie TheateriPic Theaters has a passion for movies and provides you with the ultimate escape. It is the premium, but affordable, movie going...

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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...

kidspace childrens museum
Art Museums

Kidspace Children’s Museum

Interactive Exhibits for Kids. Kidspace Children's Museum offers more than 40 hands-on exhibits, in addition to outdoor spaces, programs, and activities,...

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American

La Grande Orange Café

AT&SF Train Depot. La Grande Orange Cafe 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...

Levitt Pavilion
Performing Arts

Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

Memorial Park Band Shell. Levitt Pavilion Pasadena is a band shell located in Pasadena's Memorial Park, it was originally built in the 1930s and has since...

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Performing Arts

Lineage Performing Arts Center

Performing Arts in Pasadena. Lineage Performing Arts Center (LPAC) is a studio in Old Pasadena featuring dance, theatre, and music. The versatile venue serves...

LA Aboretum
Gardens

Los Angeles County Arboretum

Plant and outdoor lovers, immerse yourself in nature and experience 127-acres of stunning gardens, natural landscapes, historic structures and learning spaces....

Luggage Room Pizzeria
Pizza

Luggage Room

Pizzeria in Old Pasadena. Luggage Room is a pizzeria in Old Pasadena located at Del Mar Station, featuring indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant is...

Maestro Pasadena
Bar

Maestro Pasadena

Mexican Restaurant and Mezcaleria. Maestro is an upscale Mexican restaurant and Mezcaleria located in historic Old Pasadena. Maestro specializes in...

Maxwell house
Historic Building

Maxwell House

The Maxwell House is the perfect setting for a wedding, small meeting/conference, special event or filming. Located at 55 South Grand Avenue in the Arroyo...