Pasadena, California

Things to Do

Discover the vibrant charm of Pasadena, CA, a city brimming with exciting attractions, cultural landmarks, and outdoor adventures. Nestled at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena offers a diverse array of activities for every type of traveler. From exploring the iconic Huntington Library and Gardens to enjoying a leisurely stroll through the historic Old Pasadena district, there's something for everyone. Whether you're a foodie looking to indulge in top-notch cuisine, an art enthusiast eager to visit the Norton Simon Museum, or an outdoor lover ready to hike Eaton Canyon, Pasadena promises an unforgettable experience. Plan your visit today and uncover the many things to do in Pasadena, California!

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

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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...

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,...

Entertainment

Santa Anita Park

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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,...