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.

Performing Arts

Pasadena Symphony Pops

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

University Club of Pasadena. University Club of Pasadena is an event venue that accommodates large groups or intimate gatherings. As a members club, they...

Landmarks

Planetary Society

Planetary Society

The Planetary Society's vision is, "Know the cosmos and our place within it." Carl Sagan, Louis Friedman, and Bruce Murray recognized the public's interest in...

Landmarks

Playhouse Village

Playhouse Village

The artsy Playhouse Village is home to the renowned Pasadena Playhouse along with museums, galleries, eateries, and a smattering of independent shops. It's no...

Landmarks

Romanesque Room

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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...

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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...

Recreation

Rose Bowl Loop

Rose Bowl Stadium, loop and surrounding area

"The Rose Bowl Loop Trail is a popular and fitness and recreation loop around the famous Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. The 3.3 mile loop is on pavement the...

Landmarks

Rose Bowl Stadium

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