- 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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Annual beer and technology festival boasts with unlimited beer, cutting-edge technology vendors, and food vendors
Hanninger Flats Campground, a popular campside of Pasadena, is reached through multiple trails with a strenous uphill hike. The camping is free of charge and the campsite is well-maintained, furnished with restrooms, picninc tables and a ranger station.
Kids have fun learning at the Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena, California. The exhibits emphasize physics, chemistry and other natural sciences. Kidspace is also a popular field trip destination and is active in community science education outreach.
Nicknamed 'America's Stadium,' the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California is one of the most famous sports arenas in the United States. In addition to hosting football games, the Bowl is a popular venue for huge flea markets, conventions, concerts and other events.
39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101 MoreLess Info
The majority of seasons at the Pasadena Playhouse feature a wide range of Tony and Pulitzer award winning plays. In addition to the performances, the institution has both outreach and artistic programs.
Laemmle Playhouse 7 is a local movie theater that specializes in showing mostly independent and foreign films that are not commonly available. Amenities at the theater include a concessions menu, matinee specials, and stadium seating in all seven auditoriums.
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490 E. Union St., Pasadena, CA 91101 MoreLess Info
Californian art, architecture, and design is the central focus of the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA). The collections cover the art of the state from 1850 until the present, and the institution holds regular educational programming every month.