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.

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...

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,...

Paseo, shopping
On the Parade Route

The Paseo

Shopping in Pasadena. Located in Pasadena's Civic Center district along historic Colorado Boulevard, The Paseo (formerly Paseo Colorado) is an open-air...

Shopping

The Soap Kitchen

The Soap Kitchen is a mother/daughter business established in Old Pasadena, California in 2003. All soaps are handmade from scratch, hand-cut, and hand-wrapped...