Come learn and play in Pasadena!
From Hubble to Hawking, some of the world’s greatest minds have chosen to live and work in Pasadena. And for good reason. The weather is idyllic. Mountain views and blue skies abound. It’s easy to get to. There is an abundance of arts, architecture, and sophisticated cuisine. This fabled city offers intimate neighborhood allure infused with a new modern energy and metropolitan offerings that make this a fabled destination. Come discover all things Pasadena that blend the city’s storied past with its exciting present.
Old Pasadena: A bustling urban center with top-rated restaurants, boutiques, exclusive national retailers, and exciting nightlife that fill its Victoria-, Mission Revival-, and Art Deco-era buildings. The 22-block area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit onecolorado.com
Playhouse District: An eclectic mix of antique sellers, museums, bookstores, restaurants, and one-of-a-kind shops—all enhanced with culture and 1920s architecture, it is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit playhousedistrict.org.
South Lake Avenue District: A European-style tree-lined avenue, the South Lake Avenue District is flanked by a mixture of Pasadena institutions like Pie ‘n Burger as well as brand-name stores and restaurants. Visit southlakeavenue.org.
Paseo Colorado: A luxurious open-air promenade featuring more than 60 street-front shops, an upscale grocery store, and a movie theatre, is located directly across the street from the Pasadena Convention Center. Visit thepaseopasadena.com
Tours: You can also take advantage of the five different artpass tours: Grand Pasadena, Mansions, Gardens, Pacific Rim, or Millionaires’ Row. You can mix and match these tours to create your own experience.
Getting Around: This cosmopolitan city is easily accessed from Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena, Los Angeles International, Long Beach, and Ontario airports; shuttles, buses, and light rail take you anywhere in the city and the greater Los Angeles area. The Pasadena Convention Center is one half mile from the Gold Line Commuter Rail Station and within walking distance of three bus stops.
Free Smartphone App: Plan your day in Pasadena with the free “Explore Pasadena” smartphone app. Detailed information about museums, shopping, restaurants, performing arts, gardens, movies, architectural tours, sports, popular filming locations, events, and much more are all at your fingertips.