©

Pasadena trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner USA  /  California  /  Pasadena

Pasadena

4.2

City of Roses

Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game. The city's popularity grew quickly after the annexation of California in 1848, making it a resort town by the 1850s. The remnants of this era can still be seen up and down the city streets. Today the city serves as a cultural hub in the San Gabriel Valley. Art and technology meet in the form of the nationally recognized California Institute of Technology and a handful of museums. Since its inception, the city has attracted creative residents who have crafted its architecture and given the city a laid-back vibe. Bohemian traditions are celebrated every year in the Doo Dah Parade, where music, art, and flamboyance meet for one large party. Pasadena is in California (CA). Plan your visit to Pasadena and other destinations in United States using our United States sightseeing planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Pasadena

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Pasadena

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Pasadena

Hidden gems in Pasadena

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 3​h

Parks in Pasadena

4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.2
Duration: 2​h

Fun & Games in Pasadena

3.6
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h
3.8
Duration: 2​h

Shopping in Pasadena

4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 1​h