Where Great Minds Meet

Pasadena is the gathering place for the greatest innovations in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). Home to a legacy of worldly achievements in STEAM, Pasadena was voted “one of the world’s most innovative cities of the West” by Sunset Magazine.


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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Pasadena Highlights

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

Where Great Minds Meet

Pasadena is the city where great minds meet. Explore how science, technology, and creativity come to life.

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.

Fly Easy, Fly Burbank.

Fly at the Hollywood Burbank Airport – with access to multiple transportation routes, public parking, and the friendliest staff around!

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Upcoming Public Events

Float Decorating & Float Viewing


Rose Parade Before and after the Rose Parade there are many activities such…

Live on Green


Free Family Festival Live on Green is a three-day family festival that takes…

Rose Parade—130th Annual Spectator Guide


Tournament of Roses In the days leading up to the new year, 700,000…

Rose Bowl Game—Spectator Guide


The Oldest of Bowls The Rose Bowl Game began in 1902, now in its…

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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 New York City. 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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