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.

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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...

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Outdoor Dining

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...

Steakhouse

Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chão, the internationally acclaimed restaurant brand that allows guests to make culinary discoveries at every turn features an expansive dining room...

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-inspired shop that sells jewelry, offbeat artwork, insect taxidermy, sculptures, and decor. Ideal for...

Grist and Toll
Shopping

Grist and Toll

Grain miller Nan Kohler runs Grist & Toll in an industrial complex just north of the 110 freeway finish on Arroyo Parkway. She mills powdery, stone-ground,...

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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...

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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...

Movie Theaters

IPIC Theaters

NOTE: The theater is currently operating at 25% capacity due to COVID tier capacity restrictions.Pasadena Movie Theater A pioneer of the dine-in theater...