Altadena Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Altadena; our list of the best things to see, including Norton Simon Museum, Paseo Colorado and The Gamble House.
  • The best place in Altadena: Norton Simon Museum

    Norton Simon Museum

    Open noon to 6 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Friday; closed Tuesday.. Adults $10; students free with I.D. Free admission on the first Friday of the month from 6PM to 9PM. Features seven centuries of European art ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th century, including masterpieces by Van Gogh, Picasso, Rembrandt, Fragonard, Goya, and many more. The museum also features an extensive collection of South Asian sculpture and a sculpture garden with works of Rodin.
    North Arroyo food nearby
  • A fun, outdoor shopping area about a block east of Old Pasadena on Colorado Blvd., near Pasadena's Civic Center. With an array of shops, restaurants, an upscale grocery store, and movie theater, Paseo is great on warm evenings and a great place to eat and catch a movie.
  • The Gamble House

    The Gamble House

    Tours: Thursday through Sunday from noon to 3PM. Admission $10. Built in 1908 by Charles and Henry Greene for David Gamble of Procter and Gamble, this National Historical Landmark is an architectural masterpiece of the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
    North Arroyo restaurants nearby
  • Pacific Asia Museum

    Pacific Asia Museum

    Open Wednesday through Sunday from 10AM to 6PM. Admission is $10; free on the forth Friday of the month. Features artwork from Asia and the Pacific Islands spanning 5,000 years, with a range of innovative exhibitions and dynamic programming.
    West Central food nearby
  • Rose Bowl Aquatics Center

    Rose Bowl Aquatics Center

    360 N. Arroyo Blvd.
    The center is a year-round facility with competitive teams in swimming, diving and water polo. Housing two 50-meter pools, it's open to the public and offers water aerobics, swimming, diving lessons, and therapy pools.
    North Arroyo eat nearby
  • Pasadena Ice Skating Center

    Pasadena Ice Skating Center

    310 E. Green St.
    Located adjacent to the Pasadena Convention Center, the Pasadena Ice Skating Center offers year-round indoor skating, figure skating classes, and an ice hockey league in a regulation-sized rink.
    South restaurants nearby
  • Rose Bowl Flea Market

    Rose Bowl Flea Market

    Rose Bowl Stadium
    The Rose Bowl Flea Market, one of the most famous in the world, boasts 2,500 vendors and 20,000 buyers. Nicknamed "America's Marketplace of Unusual Items," the market offers vintage jewelry, handmade quilts, antiques, clothes, plants, and collectibles. Held the second Sunday of every month, rain or shine.
    North Arroyo food nearby
  • Brookside Golf Course

    Brookside Golf Course

    1133 Rosemont Ave.
    Located adjacent to the Rose Bowl Stadium, Brookside features two 18-hole championship courses, a clubhouse, restaurant, golf shop, putting greens, driving range, and ample parking.
    North Arroyo eat nearby
  • South Lake Avenue

    South Lake Avenue

    South Lake Avenue covers 10 blocks and features Macy's, along with brand-name fashion and home decor shops, all within its pedestrian-friendly area.
  • Playhouse District

    Playhouse District

    The Playhouse District offers an intimate scene where art, architecture and culture abound. The shops in the area are a reflection, and include culinary, music and bookstores.
    West Central
  • Rose Bowl Stadium

    1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
    The historic Rose Bowl Stadium was built in 1922. It is home to the annual Rose Bowl Game and UCLA Bruins football. The stadium hosts numerous events, including concerts. The stadium is not open for public tours.
    North Arroyo eat nearby
  • Kidspace Museum

    480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
    Open Tuesday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. June–August: Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.. Adults & Children $10. Kidspace offers more than 25 indoor hands-on exhibits, in addition to outdoor spaces, programs and activities, which are designed to encourage a child's growth and development through exploration of the environment, investigation in science, and artistic expression.
    North Arroyo restaurants nearby
  • Pasadena Chalk Festival

    Paseo Colorado
    Held the third weekend in June, you can view hundreds of colorful chalk murals while enjoying live music, shopping and children's activities at Paseo Colorado.
    South food nearby
  • Carmela Ice Cream

    Carmela Ice Cream

    2495 East Washington Boulevard
    Washington Blvd. and N. Altadena Dr.). $3.50/Scoope. Easily the best ice cream spot in and around Pasadena. This small artisan ice cream and sorbet maker uses local farmers market produce and organic dairies to create unique flavors, such as Salted Caramel, Brown Sugar Vanilla Bean, Lavender Honey, Lemon Basil Sorbet, and Cucumber Sorbet. Ice cream and sorbet-making classes available too. Must try.
    East Central
  • Houston's


    320 S Arroyo Pkwy
  • Gamble House

    Gamble House

    4 Westmoreland Pl
    The Gamble House, also known as David B. Gamble House, is a National Historic Landmark, a California Historical Landmark, and museum in Pasadena, California, USA. It was designed by brothers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene of the architectural firm Greene and Greene, and constructed 1908–09 as a home for David B. Gamble of the Procter & Gamble company.
    North Arroyo food nearby
  • Dog Haus

    105 N Hill Ave
    Gourmet hot dogs, sausages, and burgers served on King's Hawaiian Bread with massive toppings such as fried egg, haus garlic aioli, caramelized onions, grilled jalapeños, smoked bacon, curry ketchup, dill pickle chips, blue cheese crumbles, and all the usual suspects. Sides include fries, onion rings, and tater tots. Good soda selections.
    East Central
  • Lovebirds Cafe & Bakery

    921 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena
    Mon-Fri: 6:00am–5:00pm Sat: 8:00am–3:30pm. Fresh sandwiches made from bread baked on the premises and yummy smoothies,you can't go wrong
    East Central
  • Starbucks

    161 N Hill Ave
    We are the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world since 1971.
    East Central
  • Green Street

    Green Street

    146 Shoppers Ln
    Green Street Restaurant has been a Pasadena tradition since 1979. Serving California comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Green Street is the place where Pasadenans go to meet old friends, discuss business or just enjoy a fabulous meal. Green Street is still owned and operated by the family that started it as a one room, 18 table cafe.
  • 21 Choices Frozen Yogurt

    21 Choices Frozen Yogurt

    85 W Colorado Blvd
    At 21 Choices we are all about serving you the best frozen yogurt you have ever tasted made from the most finest and deliciously freshest ingredients possible.
    South Arroyo
  • Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining

    Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining

    70 W Green St
    We are a Japanese BBQ Restaurant where you can grill your own meats and vegetables right at your table!
    South Arroyo
  • El Cholo

    El Cholo

    260 E Colorado Blvd
    El Cholo® Restaurants are committed to serving its guests and local communities and believes in providing great food using fresh ingredients at an affordable price.
  • Cafe Santorini

    Cafe Santorini

    64-70 W Union St
    Restaurant and Banquet Venue
    South Arroyo
  • POP Champagne Bar

    POP Champagne Bar

    33 E Union St
    West Central
  • Bodega Wine Bar

    Bodega Wine Bar

    260 E Colorado Blvd
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Altadena uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.