- The list below includes 962 free or cheap things to do in or near Pasadena, California, including 131 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Art Museum, Playgrounds and Sports Stadiums (Amateur).
- From Huntington Library & Gardens to California Institute of Technolgy, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Pasadena and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Los Angeles, Glendale, Santa Monica and Cerritos.
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1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA, Pasadena, CA 91108 MoreLess Info
A multi-purpose cultural center, Huntington Library & Gardens offers activities for all ages to enjoy. Along with an impressive book and art collection, there is a botanical garden with a variety of flowers, trees and shrubs.
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1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125 MoreLess Info
One of the state's most revered educational institutions, the California Institute of Technology is located in Pasadena. Its roster of respected programs includes electrical engineering, physics, applied mathematics and mechanical engineering.
Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard is a historical thoroughfare that forms part of the route taken by the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. The Boulevard has been largely supplanted by the freeway system but remains popular for local traffic.
Located in Pasadena, the Eaton Canyon Nature Preserve is a beautiful natural area full of hiking trails, streams, mineral deposits and native wildlife. The Preserve also has a large visitors' center, a film theater, classrooms and an information desk.
Hosting open play sessions, Magical Playground features an indoor play area with age appropriate toys and activities for children. The center offers a variety of party packages that include admission, party assistants, and face painting.
A major attraction for fans of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the American Arts and Crafts Movement, The Gamble House is a Pasadena institution and important architectural museum. It offers public tours, lectures and workshops.
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Bounded by Pasadena, Fair Oaks, Raymond Aves., Arroyo Pkwy., Del Mar Blvd., and Corson St., Pasadena, CA MoreLess Info
The region of Pasadena called 'Old Pasadena' is the most historical section of the city. It is full of clothing shops, shoe boutiques, sidewalk restaurants and other interesting establishments. It is a beautiful destination for jogging and walking when the weather is warm and balmy - and it usually is.