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.

True food kitchen
Health Food

True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen is a restaurant and lifestyle brand inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food...

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Active Life and Sports

UCLA Bruins Football

The nation's most famous college football stadium – The Rose Bowl – has been the home of UCLA football since 1982. UCLA football is a member of the Pac-12...

Pacific asia museum
Architecture

USC Pacific Asia Museum

USC Pacific Asia Museum. USC Pacific Asia Museum is the only university museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and...

Vista del Arroyo Hotel
Architecture

Vista del Arroyo Hotel

Richard H. Chambers Courthouse. The Richard H. Chambers United States Court of Appeals is located in what was once the Vista del Arroyo Hotel. The property...

vromans
On the Parade Route

Vroman’s Bookstore

Oldest Independent Bookstore. Founded in 1894, Vroman's is the oldest bookstore in Southern California. It is located next door to the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in...

Desserts

Wanderlust Creamery

Flavors from Around the World. Located in Old Pasadena's Indiana Colony is Wanderlust Creamery. Treat yourself to artisanal ice cream flavors inspired and...

World hats mart
Shopping

World Hats Mart

Looking for a new hat? World Hats Mart has all you could possible need, with walls, counters, and shelves lined with a wide selection of hats for every...