A dynamic city located less than 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena is an enticing combination of accessibility and culture. This cosmopolitan city offers easy access from Los Angeles International, Burbank, Long Beach, and Ontario airports. Shuttles, buses and light rail take you anywher...
A dynamic city located less than 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena is an enticing combination of accessibility and culture. This cosmopolitan city offers easy access from Los Angeles International, Burbank, Long Beach, and Ontario airports. Shuttles, buses and light rail take you anywhere in the city and the greater Los Angeles area.
Pasadena offers 2,500 guest rooms, more than 1,200 of which are within walking distance of the Pasadena Convention Center. A broad range of accommodations are available at Pasadena’s 5 full-service hotels and 10 motels and inns.
The state-of-the-art Pasadena Convention Center features 55,000 square feet of new exhibit space (expandable to 80,000 square feet), a new 25,000-square-foot ballroom, 25,000 square feet of pre-function space, 29 breakout rooms, and the renowned 3,000-seat Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Five major hotels offer additional meeting space. Planners seeking a unique venue will find a host of spectacular gardens, stately educational institutions, museums, and theaters.
As a leader in the meetings and events industry, Pasadena Convention Center has implemented a host of sustainable initiatives. Because of its commitment to responsible environmental practices, the facility is Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified by the United States Green Building Council, making it one of the greenest convention centers in North America.
Food & Wine
The birthplace of Julia Child, Pasadena is a foodie’s paradise with over 500 restaurants. The city is also home to the California School of Culinary Arts, an affiliate institution of Paris’ Le Cordon Bleu. Many of our restaurants welcome special events.
Shopping & Entertainment
Within Pasadena’s 1.5-mile downtown core, visitors will find most retail areas, cobblestone courtyards, sidewalk bistros and nightlife within three alluring shopping and entertainment districts: Old Pasadena, the Playhouse District and South Lake Avenue. Pasadena is also home to the famous Rose Bowl Flea Market and two notable shopping centers, Paseo Colorado and One Colorado. Entertainment options include sophisticated jazz clubs, Broadway-style theatre, comedy clubs, and sports bars.
Art & Culture
Pasadena is alive with remarkable art collections, architecture, literature and entertainment offered by 14 museums and 11 performing arts organizations.