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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Architecture

Pasadena Tour Company

Experience Pasadena for the first time or 100th time with the Pasadena Tour Company. See grand estates, movie locations and cultural landmarks that comprise...

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Historic Building

Romanesque Room

Once the Main Dining Room for the resort Gem of the West, The Historic Green Hotel, The Romanesque Room is truly one-of-a-kind. With a domed ceiling and Roman...

Rose bowl aquatic center
Active Life and Sports

Rose Bowl Aquatics Center

The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, opened in 1990 and is located in Pasadena's beautiful Brookside Park, just south of the...

Rose Bowl Stadium
Active Life and Sports

Rose Bowl Stadium

America's Stadium. The stadium is the proud home of the Tournament of Roses Football Game, UCLA Bruin Football, Americafest Fourth of July Celebration,...

Santa anita park, horse racing
Active Life and Sports

Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita Park. Considered one of the world's most beautiful race tracks, Santa Anita is home to numerous prestigious races including the Santa Anita Derby,...

Burlington Arcade Shops by Jessica Yeh
Architecture

South Lake Avenue District

Retail District. Experience the mid-century charm of Pasadena's South Lake Avenue district, one the city's shopping districts. South Lake's 10 tree-lined...

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Architecture

The Old Mill – El Molino Viejo

Completed in 1816 as a grist mill for Mission San Gabriel, the two-story oven-baked brick and adobe structure is a testament to Southern California...

Whistle Stop
Shopping

The Original Whistle Stop

The Original Whistle Stop is Pasadena's retail model hobby shop for model trains, brass trains, railroad locomotives, rolling stock, parts, buildings, scenery,...

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Brewery/Pub

The Tap Room at the Langham Pasadena

The Tap Room at the Langham Pasadena is an upscale bar featuring classic handmade cocktails, premium beers on tap, upscale bar food and live music.

Langham huntington
Brunch/Breakfast

The Terrace at the Langham Pasadena

California Bistro Style DiningThe Terrace at the Langham Pasadena offers a California bistro-style menu with fresh seasonal, sustainable ingredients, and...

Tournament House Wrigley Gardens
Architecture

Tournament House and Wrigley Gardens

Wrigley Mansion & Gardens. The Italian Renaissance-style mansion was presented to the City of Pasadena in 1958 by the Wrigley family with the understanding...