Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention center10,684 sq. m
Guest rooms2,500
Guest rooms at one hotel377 guest rooms
Special event venues37
Average room rate$209.00
Daily food cost$75.00
Occupancy rate80%
Tax rate10.25%

Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

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. Accommodations Pasadena offers 2,600 guest rooms, more than 1,500 of which are within walking distance of the Pasadena Convention Center. A broad range of accommodations are available at Pasadena’s 8 full-service hotels and 18 motels and inns. Meeting Facilities The state-of-the-art Pasadena Convention Center features 55,000 square feet of exhibit space (expandable to 80,000 square feet), a 17,000-square-foot historic exhibition hall, 25,000-square-foot ballroom, 25,000 square feet of pre-function space, 25 breakout rooms, and the renowned 3,000-seat Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Eight major hotels offer additional meeting space. Planners seeking a unique venue will find a host of spectacular gardens, stately educational institutions, museums, and theaters. Green Meetings 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.


Pasadena Booking Incentives

03/15/2019 – 12/31/2020

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Distance from airport

  • Hollywood Burbank Airport

    25.75 km from city center

  • Los Angeles International Airport

    45.06 km from city center


Local Attractions

The Gamble House

Historical landmark
2 minutes away
Built in 1908 during the American Arts and Crafts movement, this masterpiece is the best preserved example of work from internationally recognized architects Charles and Henry Greene. Docent tours: Tuesday – Sunday, noon–3 p.m.
4 Westmoreland Pl.
Pasadena, CA 91105

Pasadena City College

5 minutes away
1570 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106

Pacific Asia Museum

2 minutes away
Housed in the historic Grace Nicholson mansion, the museum is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and understanding of the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
46 N. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Pasadena Rose Bowl

2 mi. away
The stadium is the proud home of the Tournament of Roses Football Game, UCLA Bruin Football, Fourth of July celebrations, concerts, religious services, filmings and the World's Largest Flea Market (R.G. Canning). A National Historic Landmark built in 1922 and known mainly for the New Year's Tournament of Roses Football Game, the Rose Bowl Stadium has also earned its World-Class Reputation by hosting five NFL Super Bowl Games, the 1984 Olympic Soccer Matches, the 1994 Men's World Cup, the 1999 Women's World Cup, the 2002 and 2006 BCS National College Football Championship Games and numerous other memorable events over the past eighty plus years. For general Rose Bowl Stadium information call: (626) 577-3101
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103

Paseo Colorado

1 minute away
Located in the Civic Center along historic Colorado Boulevard, Paseo Colorado is an open-air marketplace featuring shops, restaurants, an upscale grocery store, a movie theater, and trendy lofts. (Located across the street from the Pasadena Convention Center).
280 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Old Pasadena (District)

3 minutes away
The city’s original commercial hub in the 19th century, Old Pasadena today is a bustling urban center with top-rated restaurants, boutiques, exclusive national retailers, and exciting nightlife filling itsVictorian-, Mission Revival-, and Art Deco-era buildings.
Pasadena, CA 91105

Pasadena Playhouse

2 minutes away
Anchoring the Playhouse District and build in 1917, the Playhouse is the Official State Theatre of California and a National Historic Landmark, and features Tony and Pulitzer award-winning plays
39 S. El Molino Ave.
pasadena, CA 91101

Norton Simon Museum

1 mi. away
The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a thirty-year period 20th-century industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Among the most celebrated works he collected are Branchini Madonna, 1427, by Giovanni di Paolo; Madonna and Child with Book, c. 1502-03, by Raphael; Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose, 1633, by Francisco de Zurbarán; Portrait of a Boy, c. 1655-60, by Rembrandt van Rijn; Mulberry Tree, 1889, by Vincent van Gogh; Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, 1878-81, by Edgar Degas; and Woman with a Book, 1932, by Pablo Picasso. Highlights from the Asian collection include the bronze sculptures Buddha Shakyamuni, c. 550, India: Bihar, Gupta period, and Shiva as King of Dance, c. 1000, India: Tamil Nadu; and the gilt bronze Indra, 13th century, Nepal. Approximately 1,000 works from the permanent collection of 12,000 objects are on view in the Norton Simon Museum’s galleries and sculpture garden throughout the year. There are three temporary exhibition spaces within the Museum; the curatorial department mounts three to six exhibitions centered on the collection per year. To extend the impact of these exhibitions and to explore genres and themes within the permanent collection, the Museum offers six to ten free public programs per month, including scholarly lectures and symposia, adult education courses, music and dance performances and hands-on activities for children. Private tours are available by reservation.
411 W. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105-1825

Convention centers

  • Pasadena Convention Center

    The state-of-the-art Pasadena Convention Center offers a 55,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall, 25,000-square-foot Ballroom and 29 Meeting Rooms. The Pasadena Convention Center is the ideal spot for meetings, events and weddings.

    • Exhibit space6,503 sq. m
      Total meeting space10,219 sq. m


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