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.

Vista del Arroyo Hotel
Architecture

Vista del Arroyo Hotel

Richard H. Chambers Courthouse. The Richard H. Chambers United States Court of Appeals is located in what was once the Vista del Arroyo Hotel. The property...

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On the Parade Route

Vroman’s Bookstore

Oldest Independent Bookstore. Founded in 1894, Vroman's is the oldest bookstore in Southern California. It is located next door to the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in...

Historic Building

Wanderlust Creamery

Flavors from Around the World. Located in Old Pasadena's Indiana Colony is Wanderlust Creamery. Treat yourself to artisanal ice cream flavors inspired and...

Whitmore Rare Books
Shopping

Whitmore Rare Books

If you're an antique book collector and are traveling through Old Pasadena, Whitmore is not one to miss. The owner, Dan Whitmore, has a passion for rare books...

Playhouse Village Arcade Alley Sunset
Shopping

Wollhaus

Looking for a place for hand-spun yarn and crafting supplies? Wollhaus is the place for you and any serious artisan. Find sewing supplies, tools, specially...

World hats mart
Shopping

World Hats Mart

Looking for a new hat? World Hats Mart has all you could possible need, with walls, counters, and shelves lined with a wide selection of hats for every...