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Explore Pasadena

Pasadena overview

Pasadena is a friendly locale distinct for its art and gardens, and known for its library and shops. You'll enjoy the area's museums, sports, and theater. Take in some local culture at popular places like Hollywood Bowl and Dolby Theater. Make some time to see popular sights such as California State University-Los Angeles and Los Angeles Zoo. If you're looking for a business-friendly getaway, Pasadena is for you.

Where to stay in Pasadena

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Pasadena has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Pasadena with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Pasadena hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Pasadena hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Pasadena

Fly in to Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope), 12.2 mi (19.6 km) from downtown Pasadena. Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 20.1 mi (32.3 km) away.

What to see around Pasadena

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • Rose Bowl
  • • Santa Anita Park
  • • Dodger Stadium
  • • Staples Center
  • • Galen Center
Art, museums, and theaters stand out with top cultural places to visit like:
  • • 39 Raymond
  • • Norton Simon Museum
  • • Pacific Asia Museum
  • • Pasadena Museum of History
  • • Pasadena Museum of California Art
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Paseo Colorado
  • • Westfield Santa Anita
  • • Americana at Brand
  • • Glendale Galleria
  • • Grand Central Market
Some top sights in the area include:
  • • California State University-Los Angeles
  • • Los Angeles Zoo
  • • Citadel Outlets
  • • Hollywood Sign
  • • Hollywood Walk of Fame