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

Craftsman Weekend

Oct27

26th Anniversary Festival Pasadena Heritage presents the 26th Annual Craftsman Weekend, the largest and…

Designer Con

Nov11

Toys, Art and Collectibles Designer Con 2017 is an annual art and design…

Rose Bowl Flea Market – November

Nov12

Find Vintage Treasures Vintage treasure hunters and bargain seekers flock to the legendary Rose Bowl…

Doo Dah Parade

Nov19

The Rose Parade's Twisted Sister The Original Doo Dah Parade celebrates it's 40…

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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.

Check out our facilities page for information on venues, floor plans, square footage and capacity.

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Awards & Accolades

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