Top things to do in Pasadena, CA

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Activities in Pasadena


Go Hiking at Eaton Canyon Falls Trail

Hiking enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels come to this 190-acre natural preserve at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, making it one of the best Pasadena attractions. Enjoy the streams, bridges, and wildflowers that may be found on the way to the 40-foot waterfall.


Visit the Norton Simon Museum
One of the best things to do in Pasadena, California, is to check out the Norton Simon Museum. Rodin, Degas, Picasso, Renoir, and Van Gogh are just a few famous artists whose works are displayed at the museum.


Tour the Wrigley House and Gardens
Formerly the home of chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr., this Italian Renaissance-style mansion was constructed in 1906. The beautiful 4.5-acre gardens now feature over 1,500 different types of roses and other flowers and are open to the public for free on certain days.


Experience the Huntington Botanical Gardens
There are 120 lush acres of greenery to explore at the Huntington Botanical Gardens. In addition to its art collection and research library, this Pasadena institution hosts some of the city's most engaging events for the creatively minded, such as gallery openings, gallery tours, and painting workshops.


Attend the Rose Bowl Parade
The Tournament of Roses Parade, held every year in Pasadena since 1890 on New Year's Day, is a significant tourist attraction. The event includes floats decorated with flowers, equestrian units, bands, entries from nonprofit organizations, and competition entries. This annual event is watched by millions worldwide, both on television and online. However, being there in person is by far the best experience.


Visit the Pasadena City Hall
Visit the City Hall to take in the stunning Spanish Colonial and Italian Renaissance design blend. Climbing the corner stair towers, enjoying the courtyard's fountains, and taking pictures are popular activities for visitors.


Stroll Around Old Town Pasadena
Old Town Pasadena is still worth exploring for its charming alleys and corners, even if you're not in the mood to eat or shop. It's a must-see if you're visiting Pasadena.


Experience the Culinary Scene
The region has many upmarket restaurants, takeout joints, food trucks, and hole-in-the-wall dining options that are well worth checking out. Amara Café - Spanish Style Churros, The Arbour, Oseyo Shabu Shabu, Dots Café, and Russell's are just a few of the top restaurants in Pasadena.


Spend an Afternoon at the Plaza de Las Fuentes
Located to the east of City Hall, this six-acre plot is renowned for its beautiful public gardens, including several separate courtyards and terraces with beautiful paving and tilework, abundant greenery, and a number of pools, water channels, and waterfalls.


Take a Stroll Along the Colorado Street Bridge
La La Land increased the popularity of the historic arch bridge in Pasadena, California, which spans the Arroyo Seco and is adorned by vintage lamps. It's been there for nearly a century and has lovely walkways for strolling.


Entertainment in Pasadena, CA


The Ice House
Since its opening in 1960, the Ice House has been the longest-running comedy club in the United States. Famous people who have performed include Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Seinfeld, and Robin Williams.


Pasadena Playhouse
The State Theater of California has 686 seats and is known as a stepping stone for many aspiring actors and actresses in the entertainment industry. It has been a key part of getting new works, and important revivals started in the American theater.


The Rose Bowl Stadium
Since 1982, the Rose Bowl Stadium has been the field for the UCLA Bruins football team. It has since become a popular year-round destination because of its wide variety of events, concerts, festivals, drive-in cinema, theater, flea market, and July 4th Americafest Firework Display.


Pasadena is full of exciting opportunities for enjoyment. If you have any questions regarding the available housing, I'd be pleased to answer them! Please don't hesitate to call me at (626) 272-2365 or email me at

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Comments (2)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

These are very valuable list of things to do in Pasadena. Yesterday, I was in Pasadena AR meet up.

Dec 08, 2022 05:08 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
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Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Dec 15, 2022 06:39 AM