There’s a reason Pasadena was the original resort town. The weather is idyllic. Mountain views and blue skies abound. It’s easy to get to, but a world away from the LA chaos. Now, this fabled city offers the same intimate neighborhood allure, yet infused with a new modern energy and metropolitan offerings that make it a destination in itself.

Just ten miles from downtown Los Angeles, the Pasadena Convention Center offers easy access to LA airports, scores of three- to five-star convention hotels (with over 1,200 rooms within walking distance) to fit any budget and walkable shopping, theaters, golf, museums and gardens. Pasadena provides the rare opportunity to host more personalized meetings with all the benefits of the big city. Unique breakout experiences run the gamut from local team-building activities like hiking Eaton Canyon, to epicurean experiences like cooking classes at Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts-Pasadena, to popular pub-crawls, shopping excursions and cultural events with special group rates.

From Hubble to Hawkings, some of the world’s greatest minds have chosen to live and work in Pasadena. Plan your next meeting here and imagine the possibilities.

Pasadena’s Innovation Contributions


JPL: Getting to Mars

ArtCenter College of Design

Mount Wilson Observatory