things to do

Things to Do

Explore and experience Pasadena including over 600 restaurants, nightlife activities, hotels, museums, education and more.

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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.

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,...

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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...

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Motels & Inns

Travelodge Pasadena

Rose Parade Route. Travelodge Pasadena is located on the Rose Parade route along Historic Route 66.Check-in: 2:00 pmCheck-out: 11:00 am Hotel Amenities. Free...

True food kitchen
Outdoor Dining

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...

Ucla football at rose bowl stadium
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...