Four Tribes of Travel

We surveyed visitors for a year to find out what type of travelers are drawn to Pasadena.

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Metro Gold Line

Pasadena sits in the heart of a light rail line that runs between Downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

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Sunset Travel Award

Pasadena, California was awarded a Travel Award for “Best Arts Scene” by Sunset Magazine.

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Plan on Pasadena

Planning an event in Pasadena? All the information you need is right here. Our city’s convenient layout in conjunction with an array of world-class business venues and entertainment make Pasadena the perfect destination for meetings of all sizes.

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Innovation Meets Inspiration

Home to a legacy of worldly achievements in everything from the arts to technology and science, Pasadena was voted “one of the world’s most innovative cities of the West” by Sunset Magazine.

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Pasadena Highlights

There’s a lot to be discovered in Pasadena, these are just a few highlights.

The Gamble House

A new documentary about the Gamble House is coming soon, click to preview the trailer.

Pasadena Civic Organ

Pasadena’s historic civic organ lives at the Pasadena Convention Center, watch this video to learn about its storied past.

Langham-Forbes Four-Star hotel

Forbes Travel Guide names The Langham Huntington as a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel.

Pasadena welcomes COSPAR 2018

Pasadena will be the site of one of the most prominent scientific meetings, the 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly in July 2018.

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Upcoming Public Events

Lunar New Year Celebration at USC Pacific Asia Museum

Feb17

Lunar New Year Festival The Lunar New Year Celebration at USC Pacific Asia…

America’s Got Talent

Mar6

Join the Live Audience Attend the filming of NBC's hit show America's Got…

2018 Pasadena International Film Festival

Mar7

PIFF The 2018 Pasadena International Film Festival takes place Wednesday, March 7th through…

ArtNight Pasadena

Mar9

Free Museums ArtNight Pasadena occurs twice per year (March and October), where the…

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California Destinations: Why Visit Pasadena?

In researching California destinations for your next group event, look no further than dynamic Pasadena – one of Southern California’s most walkable cities, just 11 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The Pasadena Convention Center – with its state-of-the-art design and plenty of flexible space – makes hosting an event here more attractive than ever. With LEED® Gold Certification, you can take comfort in knowing you are meeting at one of the greenest convention centers in North America.

Pasadena is home to more restaurants per capita than any other city in the U.S. Plus, our numerous museums, architectural tours, public art installations, live music events, shopping and theater make Pasadena a premiere spot for entertainment, nightlife and exploration.

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Awards & Accolades

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