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Tasty Pasadena: Explore Pasadena Activities and Food

Are you visiting or staying in the City of Roses? Or are you a Pasadena local looking for new Pasadena eats and things to do? Explore Pasadena and everything this wonderful city has to offer.

This historic city is filled with delicious food, incredible architecture, and plenty of things to do to keep any visitor or local busy.

What to do in Pasadena, California? Here are a few ways to plan your days in Pasadena.

Start by exploring Old Pasadena. You can go shopping in Pasadena, eat at one of the many restaurants, or admire the variety of styles of architecture you’ll find throughout Old Town. Check out Big Bang Theory Way. Don’t forget to visit the incredible Pasadena City Hall.

Pass by Castle Green, Pasadena’s most historic landmark. Have Spanish churros at Amara’s Cafe. Perhaps grab a charcuterie to go at Agnes Cheesery and Restaurant. Book reservations on the terrace of Santorini Cafe and have a meal that transports you to Greece.

Have a family day in Pasadena. Start the day at the Kidspace Children’s Museum. Break for a picnic at Brookside Park. Take them to the Neon Arcade in Old Pasadena. Finish off with pizza at U-Street pizzeria or Luggage Room pizzeria.

Plan a day at the Huntington Library’s Botanical Gardens or one of the other gardens nearby. Start with breakfast at Russell’s or grab a coffee and a small bite at Little Flower. Finish the day off with drinks and a delicious burger at Magnolia House.

Join in on an early morning hike in Pasadena at Eaton Canyon Falls. Then have brunch in Pasadena at Republik or Twoheys.

Plan to visit on the 2nd Sunday of the month and hit the famous Rose Bowl Flea Market. Not only will you get your steps in, but you’ll also shop some great market finds. Then head for lunch or early dinner in Old Pasadena or maybe some Southern BBQ at Gus’s.

Always check to see what’s playing at the Pasadena Playhouse, Ice House Comedy Club, Laemmle Theatres’ Playhouse, and iPic Theater.

The possibilities and combinations of how to plan your time and explore Pasadena are endless. As Pasadena locals, we are sharing all the things we genuinely love to eat and do in Pasadena.

Read more about the incredible cuisines, history, shopping, and fun activities in Pasadena. Start planning your own Tasty Pasadena itinerary today.

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