Pasadena, California

Things to Do

Whether you're a foodie, culture vulture, nature lover, music chaser, movie fanatic, fine art aficionado, or history buff, there's more than enough in Pasadena to keep you busy. Here are the best things to do, from shopping boutiques and breathtaking museums to trendy restaurant bars and lush outdoor adventure.

In Pasadena, California's history and heritage is met with palm-lined streets, ornate architecture, national landmarks, popular art & cultural institutions, shopping boutiques, and ethnically diverse food. 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 home to over 30 nationally registered historic districts, including the thriving downtown neighborhoods that offer shops, bars and restaurants in well-preserved turn-of-the-century buildings.

Outdoors

Eaton Canyon

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...

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Nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Eaton Canyon Golf Course is a 9-hole par 35 course just under 300 yards. Built in 1962, the...

Landmarks

The Gamble House

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

HWP

Hahamogna 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...

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Legendary Comedy Club. Since opening in 1960, many well known comedians have graced the Ice House Comedy Club stage. As the oldest comedy club in the nation,...

Entertainment

IPIC Theaters

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Pasadena Movie Theater A pioneer of the dine-in theater concept, IPIC® Theaters' mission is to a create an unforgettable experience for guests. IPIC Theaters'...

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

Landmarks

Maxwell House

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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...