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

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
3.5 out of 5
303 Cordova St, Pasadena, CA
The price is NT$2,868 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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! (984 reviews)
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Reviewed on 2021/11/26

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Old Pasadena
Courtyard by Marriott Old Pasadena
3 out of 5
180 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
The price is NT$3,314 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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! (937 reviews)
"Old Pasadena was great. Walking distance to a lot of great restaurants and shops."

Reviewed on 2021/11/26

Courtyard by Marriott Old Pasadena
Hilton Pasadena
Hilton Pasadena
4 out of 5
168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA
The price is NT$3,537 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! (977 reviews)
"This is a great property! I think its also one of the more affordable ones in the area - compared to downtown Los Angeles, where I work and sometimes have to stay since I don't live nearby originally. The parking is $24 a night, which can be wild if you're staying more than a couple nights, but certainly ..."

Reviewed on 2021/11/23

Hilton Pasadena
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The Madison
The Madison
3.5 out of 5
691 S. Marengo Ave, #8, Pasadena, CA
Situated in Pasadena, this golf condo building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pasadena Convention Center, California Institute of Technology, and Rose Bowl Stadium. ...
The Madison
Single Room
Single Room
77 East Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena, CA
Situated in Pasadena, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pasadena City Hall and Pasadena Convention Center. California Institute of Technology and Rose ...
Single Room
Desert Rose
Desert Rose
3.5 out of 5
Elmira st, Pasadena, CA
Located in North Central, this golf vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Pasadena City Hall, Pasadena Convention Center, and California Institute of Technology. ...
Desert Rose
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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