Pasadena Things to Do

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  • 1. Architecture / Gardens

    There are a few more that I found, but not sure what they are because they are so faded. It is still neat to find them. 6) 16 N Fair Oaks Ave alleyway on the Bellas Gourmet Pizza building. 7) At the...

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  • 2. Rose Bowl

    4 out of 5 stars

    The last time Michigan State University made it to the Rose Bowl, I wasn't able to attend due too health issues. Well this time, since I lived 2 hours south of Pasadena, I wasn't going to pass up the...

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  • 3. Rose Parade

    The Rose Parade is probably the most famous and most beautiful parade in the entire world. It is always held on January 1st of each year unless January 1st is on a Sunday. In that case, the parade...

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  • 4. Norton Simon Museum

    5 out of 5 stars

    This museum has a beautiful intimate collection with a lovely japanese garden in back. They have a large collection of Rodin sculptures, plus a good collection of impressionists and post...

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  • 5. Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    So much fun if you are interested in space-exploration, astronomy, and boldly going... The tour is quite informative. It usually starts in the little museum in the visitor center, you'll see a video,...

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  • 6. Huntington Library

    Entrance is $15 but it is free on the first Thursday of every month. You have to get reservations to get into the cafe and tea room and you better not be late because you will loose your place if you...

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  • 7. Rose Bowl Flee Market

    We have ventured here many of times. If you like flee markets, this is the mother of all flee markets I think. They have all kinds of items for sale. Make sure you dress according to the weather and...

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  • 8. Dodger Stadium

    Although this is actually located in the city of Los Angeles, most visitors to the greater LA area prefer to stay in Pasadena if you are interested in going to Dodger Stadium. Located just south of...

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  • 9. Art Center College of Design

    Art Center is ranked #1 design school in the nation for many years in a row. Come here for year-round cool students' exhibitions I could guarantee they'll blow your artistic mind away (if you've got...

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  • 10. Arboretum & Botanic Garden

    If I posted this on a City of Arcadia page - no one would see it. Arcadia is 5-10 minutes (depending on traffic and how you drive) east of Pasadena. You can enjoy seeing 127 acres of botanical...

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  • 13. Gamble House 1908

    Built in 1908 as a American Arts and Crafts style by famed architects Charles and Henry Greene for David and Mary Gamble of Procter and Gamble Company. This...

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  • 14. Pasadena Museum Of History Gardens

    Located just behind the Fenyes Mansion is a beautiful lush gardens. Lots of wonderful shady trees, ferns, and abundant of beautiful flowers. There's a lovely...

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  • 15. Finnish Folk Art Museum

    The Finnish Art Museum is located just behind the Fenyes Mansion. Consul Paloheimo purchased in 1949 half of what had originally been a Swiss-chalet style...

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  • 16. Fenyes Mansion 1906

    This gorgeous three story 10,162 square-foot Beaux Arts Mansion was built in 1906 by prominent Eva and Dr. Adalbert Fenyes. Designed by architect Robert D....

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  • 17. Pasadena Museum Of History

    Pasadena Museum of History has some wonderful exhibits on display of the history of the community with some awesome historical photo's. There are other...

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  • 18. iPIC Theatre~Four Star Service

    I thought this was just another simple movie theatre, but nothing as it seems in Old Town Pasadena. This theatre provideds you~ quote "comfy recliner, cozy...

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  • 19. Illuminated Fig Leaves Sculpture

    Called Illuminated Fig Leaves by Kim Abeles, it is a lighted sculpture located on two buildings across from eachother. It consist of laser-cut steel fig leaves...

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  • 20. Go Antiquing!

    Pasadena is a wonderland for antique shopping in southern California. There is monthly whole flea market at the Rose Bowl with several antique dealers and...

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  • 21. Do Doo- Dah if U delight in the downright oddball!

    Well, Pasadena is well known for the Rose Parade but there's another famed annual parade- Doo Dah! Basically, if you want to see a good-natured freak show on...

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  • 22. Do Arts Weekend! (Autumn)

    Pasadena is arguably L.A. county's most celebrated arts town. A great way to experience the Pas art scene, come here during Arts weekend, featuring free art...

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  • 23. Wine Tasting

    One of our favorite things to do in Pasadena is wine tasting at Le Petit Vendome Wine and Spirits. Typical wine tasting opportunities are on Thursday, Friday...

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  • 24. Be Seen and Hang Out in Old Pasadena!

    Walk down Colorado Blvd if you like crowds, shopping, walking, unique dining or people watching (one has to enjoy at least one of these things, right)?This...

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  • 25. The Huntington Library

    This museum is housed on the former mansion grounds of Henry Hunington, a turn of the century Railroad magnate with a penchant for collection. The grounds...

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