Pacific Asia Museum Garden

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.

Pasadena Symphony and POPS
Performing Arts

Pasadena Symphony and POPS

Pasadena Symphony AssociationThe Pasadena Symphony Association was founded in 1928, it was called the Pasadena Civic Symphony then and it was fully funded by...

Shopping

Poo-Bah Records

Poo-Bah is an old-school music store carrying vinyl, cassette tapes & CDs from below-the-radar artists. The record shop also sells vintage and retro...

Ramada inn
Motels & Inns

Ramada Pasadena

Booking a room at Ramada Pasadena is a great way to get more out of your next trip to California. Ramada Pasadena is located near Rose Bowl Stadium, and just a...

Romanesque room
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,...

Rose Bud Coffee
Brunch/Breakfast

Rosebud Coffee

Coffee with a Cause. Rosebud Coffee began as an old coffee cart traveling around Los Angeles as a way to empower homeless and transitional-aged youth while...

Saga Motor Hotel
Motels & Inns

Saga Motor Hotel

Route 66 Motel. Built in 1957, the Saga Motor Hotel was designed by architect Harold Zook to catch the eye of passing motorists along Route 66. The 70-room...

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,...

1894 Wine Bar, vroman's bookstore
Bar

The 1894 Wine Bar

The 1894 Wine bar is the perfect place to enjoy decadent drinks after spending hours exploring through the historic Vroman’s Bookstore. Bring your loved ones...

Bakery

The Dog Bakery

Do you love your dog? Then you should spoil them with a special treat from The Dog Bakery. Tucked down lively Mills Alley, just off the epicenter of Old...