Pasadena, CA Things to Do

Whether visiting or living in this California destination, there are many things to see and do. Here are attractions, activities and events of interest:

Sports activities abound in more, as well as events such as the most television broadcast of any parade in the world, the Tournament of Roses - Rose Parade held each year on January 1.

* The Pasadena Playhouse District is an eclectic mix of art, theatre and literature. At its center is the Pasadena Playhouse, the official State Theatre of California and a national historic landmark. Built in 1917, the Spanish-style building is known for its cutting-edge productions and has launched the careers of many A-list Hollywood actors such as Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman. Other performance venues in the district include Boston Court Theatre and Carrie Hamilton Theater.

Things To Do: The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau offers the artpass, allowing visitors to experience multiple attractions with the ease of purchasing one ticket.

− Blending historic and contemporary architecture, One Colorado is a single city block bursting with abundant shopping, dining and entertainment options. One of the city's most popular gathering spots, One Colorado features eight restaurants, 25 unique one-of-a-kind retail shops, and endless entertainment with outdoor film festivals, live music, art installations and children's arts and crafts.

* Paseo Colorado spans three city blocks at the heart of Pasadena's downtown Civic Center. It is a bustling open-air urban village with lush promenades, 65 street-front retail shops and an impressive collection of acclaimed restaurants.

* Pasadena Antique Center is known as "antique collector's heaven" with more than 120 eclectic stores carrying antiques from all periods and styles.

* The Rose Bowl Flea Market, "the granddaddy of all flea markets," is located in the Rose Bowl Stadium, northwest of downtown Pasadena. Staged the second Sunday of every month, the flea market attracts more than 2,200 vendors with over a million items for sale ranging from household necessities to fine antiques…a treasure hunter's dream.

Accommodations: Accommodations in Pasadena range from luxury resorts to modern contemporary hotels for a total of more than 2,500 guestrooms among the city's 10 motels and inns and five, first-class luxury hotels including the Old Pasadena Courtyard by Marriott (314 rooms), Hilton Pasadena (296 rooms), The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa (392 rooms), Sheraton Pasadena Hotel (317 rooms) and The Westin Pasadena (350 rooms).

- Cultural Attractions: Pasadena is a prime location for museum lovers, theatergoers and performing arts enthusiasts.


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* Museums & Gardens
Pasadena boasts an impressive collection of museums, including Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; Norton Simon Museum; Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena Museum of History; Gamble House; Pasadena Museum of California Art; and the Tournament House & Wrigley Gardens.

* Theatres & Performing Arts
See renowned shows and performances including live theatre, ballet, musicals, symphonies and jazz concerts at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the Pasadena Playhouse, Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Boston Court Performing Arts Complex, and the Beckman & Ramo Auditorium.


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