Pasadena Overview

Located less than 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena offers an enticing combination of urban sophistication and fun. Stroll through Old Pasadena, a popular 22-block area filled with 200 national retailers, boutiques, bistros and clubs. Experience 500 noted restaurants. Be inspired by 150 acres of gardens, priceless literary works and artistic masterpieces at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Explore seven centuries of acclaimed art at The Norton Simon Museum or priceless architecture at the Gamble House. Enjoy live theatre, play a round of golf and see the famous Rose Bowl Stadium.


Pasadena has played host to some of the world’s most noted sporting events including the Amgen Tour of California, Super Bowls, Men’s World Cup and the U.S. National Diving Championships.  Our storied history and first-rate facilities make Pasadena a natural choice for indoor and outdoor sporting events of all sizes.