Pasadena, CA

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Pasadena

With remarkable museums and art galleries, this Californian city is known as one of the cultural centers of the San Gabriel Valley.

Pasadena has many cultural and scientific institutions, including the renowned California Institute of Technology. This city is an important hub of creative and historic life in California. Visit well-known museums, art galleries and city landmarks.

Stop at the Norton Simon Museum, a famous art center featuring European paintings, Asian artworks and sculpture gardens. Explore Old Pasadena, with one of the first modern art museums in the United States. Take an architectural walking tour and admire some of Old Town’s historic buildings.

Old Pasadena, the significant center of Pasadena, has some of the best shopping and entertainment in Southern California, with over 200 one-of-a-kind shops. Dine in award-winning restaurants and charming sidewalk cafés. Shop for antiques, boutique fashions, vintage items and fresh produce.

Admire masterpieces of modern art in the Pasadena Museum of California Art. See ongoing exhibits of expressionist and contemporary art. This museum preserves the artistic and cultural history of California through painting, graphic design, photography and architecture.

In San Marino, the affluent community about 10 minutes’ drive to the southeast from Pasadena, tour the Huntington Library and Gardens, an educational and research institution that features 12 gardens with over 15,000 plant species. Admire European art from the 15th to the 20th century and American art from the 17th to the 20th century. The Huntington Library is one of the largest research libraries in the world, with over 9 million items, including rare books, manuscripts and photographs.

Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium is an outdoor athletic arena built in the 1920s. This site is regarded as one of the most famous arenas in sporting history and has hosted five Super Bowl games. Watch a sporting event or attend one of the Rose Bowl Flea Markets on the second Sunday of each month.

Pasadena is located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Los Angeles International Airport. Alternatively, fly into Bob Hope Airport about 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Pasadena.

Pasadena is the perfect city to appreciate California’s cultural and artistic history.

Where to stay in Pasadena

Courtyard by Marriott Old Pasadena
Courtyard by Marriott Old Pasadena
3 out of 5
180 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
The price is $118 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Located in Old Pasadena, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pasadena City Hall and Pasadena Convention Center. Rose Bowl Stadium and California Institute ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (934 reviews)
"Accommodating staff. Nice Bistro"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Old Pasadena
Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
3.5 out of 5
303 Cordova St, Pasadena, CA
The price is $120 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Located in the heart of Pasadena, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pasadena City Hall and Pasadena Convention Center. California Institute of Technology and ...
4/5 Very Good! (977 reviews)
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Reviewed on Dec 4, 2021

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
Hilton Pasadena
Hilton Pasadena
4 out of 5
168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA
The price is $127 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Located in the heart of Pasadena, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Norton Simon Museum and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Rose Bowl Stadium. Dodger Stadium and Los Angeles ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (978 reviews)
"I did not like the valet parking style. I prefer self parking."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Hilton Pasadena
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Spacious Pasadena Playhouse Townhouse
Spacious Pasadena Playhouse Townhouse
Pasadena, CA
Situated in Pasadena, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of California Institute of Technology and Pasadena Convention Center. Huntington Library is 2.4 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Nice space near downtown Pasadena
"Easy process, great communication, and nice location."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Spacious Pasadena Playhouse Townhouse
In Old Town Pasadena few minutes walking distance to Playhouse Pasadena
In Old Town Pasadena few minutes walking distance to Playhouse Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
Located in the heart of Pasadena, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pasadena City Hall and Pasadena Convention Center. California Institute of ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Cool place
"It was a great place to stay in Pasadena!"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

In Old Town Pasadena few minutes walking distance to Playhouse Pasadena
Amazing Apartment attached to historic home in Pasadena!
Amazing Apartment attached to historic home in Pasadena!
Pasadena, CA
Located in North Arroyo, this romantic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Norton Simon Museum and Rose Bowl Stadium. Pasadena Convention Center and California ...
5/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Nice place to stay
"The apartment is attached to the main house, but with a separate entrance down and then up exterior stairs. The owners are very welcoming, the place is attractive and private, and we enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Amazing Apartment attached to historic home in Pasadena!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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