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365 Things To Do In Pasadena® Mission

365 Things To Do In Pasadena LogoEven though, I wasn’t born in Pasadena, it has been my home for over 30 years now.  I’m always amazed with how much Pasadena California has to offer to both locals and visitors alike.

My mission is to bring Pasadena to life here on this blog by highlighting various restaurants, museums, activities and hopefully some hidden or little known facts about our city.  Most folks learn about Pasadena by watching the Rose Parade every New Year’s Day, but there’s so much more to it than the beautiful rose floats and the annual parade.

The goal is to have a post a day for the next year.  I’m hoping that by the end of the year, we will capture the heart of the city and provide a local directory of sorts to our readers.

Selfishly, it’s an opportunity for me to explore and find new and exciting things to do in and around Pasadena.

I’d love to have help from all you locals out there.  Contributions, whether in form of suggestions or if you’d like to take on this challenge with me and write an article here and there, are very welcome.  Feel free to email me or call me at 626-629-8439.  Or, just leave a comment at the end of any post – whatever is easier.

Interaction is important and very much appreciated, so please feel free to agree or disagree and add in your personal experiences and comments to any of the posts.  Help me make this the best darn Pasadena city directory on the web!

Below, you’ll find posts in day order and just for record keeping, the first day of 365 Things To Do In Pasadena® California started on Friday, May 14, 2010.  You can also find us on our 365 Things To Do in Pasadena® Facebook Page and would love to have you FAN us.. hmmm… or should I say Like us!

 

Here’s a running list of 365 Things To Do In Pasadena®:

  1. Pasadena City Hall
  2. Pasadena Showcase House
  3. The Rose Bowl
  4. EuroPane 2
  5. Juicy Strawberries
  6. Avanti Cafe
  7. Pasadena Pops – Music Under The Stars
  8. Einstein Bros Bagels
  9. Dumpling Festival
  10. Fortune Chinese Cuisine
  11. Mia Piace for Happy Hour
  12. Armory Center for the Arts
  13. Gus’s Barbecue
  14. La Pintoresca Park
  15. Women’s World Fitness Center
  16. Gravity Hill
  17. Academy Cinema
  18. Zankou Chicken
  19. Dream Dinners
  20. Burke Williams Spa
  21. A Taste of Art at Gale’s Restaurant
  22. Le Grande Orange Cafe
  23. Santa Fe Depot – Del Mar Metro Station
  24. 21 Choices
  25. Original House from Halloween
  26. Old Pasadena
  27. Pasadena Police Department and Special Olympics
  28. Huntington Hospital Sculpture
  29. Restaurant Week
  30. Turtle and Frog Ponds at CalTech
  31. Smitty’s Grill
  32. Starr House Salon
  33. Classic Car Show
  34. Traffic School at The Ice House
  35. The Wrigley Mansion
  36. Pasadena Pops Summer Celebration
  37. Pasadena Chalk Festival
  38. Eaton Canyon Hike
  39. Levitt Pavilion
  40. The Norton Simon Museum
  41. Rose City Ballroom
  42. Mystery Dinner Theater
  43. Heavy Lifting Competition
  44. Foothill Cycle Club
  45. 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
  46. Dots Cupcakes
  47. Pasadena Farmers Markets
  48. The Gamble House
  49. Walking Tour of Historic Old Pasadena
  50. Vegetarian Fast Food
  51. Wahoo’s Fish Tacos
  52. Garfield Park Summer Concert Series
  53. Outdoor Film Festival in Old Pasadena
  54. Lacy Park
  55. Colorado Street Bridge Party
  56. Crossroads Trading Co.
  57. Treasure Hunt at the Rose Bowl’s Flea Market
  58. Kneeling Man With Hammer
  59. PappaRich Buns
  60. Julia Child’s First Home In Pasadena!
  61. Cantaloop Frozen Yogurt
  62. Pie ‘n Burger
  63. Movie Night At the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
  64. Kidspace Museum Bug and Insect Fair
  65. Pasadena Ice Skating Center
  66. Free Ice Cream Social With the Family
  67. Canterbury Record Inc.
  68. Local Social Membership Clubs
  69. LA Street Food Fest Summer Tasting Event
  70. Green Street Restaurant
  71. Boston Court Performing Art Center
  72. LA Mud Run At the Rose Bowl In Pasadena
  73. Lucky Boy Drive-In Restaurant
  74. Jazz Summer Concert Series
  75. Dish Bistro & Bar – Unfortunately Dish Bistro has closed it’s doors.  :(
  76. Tarantino’s Pizzeria – A Perfect Spot For Lunch
  77. The Bunny Museum
  78. Breakfast at Marston’s
  79. Gold Class Cinemas
  80. La Estrella Taco Truck
  81. Huntington Spa at The Langham
  82. Chris Ellis’s Photo Exhibition For Charity
  83. Cooking at the Arboretum
  84. Mediterranean Cafe
  85. Soldiers’ Angels In Pasadena, CA
  86. Kidspace Summer Family Fun
  87. Intelligentsia Coffee
  88. Cafe Bizou
  89. Sahara Middle Eastern Cuisine
  90. Daisy Mint
  91. Old Focals
  92. Bird Pick Tea & Herb
  93. Comics Factory
  94. McCormick & Schmick’s
  95. IN-N-OUT Burger
  96. Porta Via Italian Foods
  97. Broadway Songbook VI (2010) Performance
  98. Pizza Place California – best Clam Chowder, Garlic Rolls, Four Cheese Pizza, & Tiramisu
  99. Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
  100. Echo Mountain Hiking Trail
  101. Old Pasadena Walking Food Tour
  102. Open Road Bicycle Shop – best bike advice around town is here!
  103. Bungalow Heaven
  104. Fashion’s Night Out – FREE EVENT – Sept. 10th – 6 P.M. – 11 P.M.
  105. Heirloom Bakery & Cafe – BEST Hostess cupcakes, carrot cupcakes, and bread!
  106. Lovebird’s Cafe’s Strawberry Lemonade
  107. Panda Inn Mandarin Cuisine
  108. Romantic Locations – Japanese Garden at the Langham
  109. Creme De La Crepe
  110. Pasadena Freeway
  111. Pasadena’s Whole Foods Market
  112. Celestino Ristorante & Bar
  113. Historic Castle Green
  114. Lebanese Kitchen
  115. Altadena’s Haunted House
  116. Pasadena Wine Festival
  117. Pasadena Treasure Hunting
  118. Father Nature Lavash Wraps
  119. Le Pain Quotidien Quiches and Tartines
  120. L.A. County Fair
  121. Zushi Restaurant
  122. Hollywood Palladium
  123. Wiggle Waggle Walk
  124. Big Draw LA at The Huntington
  125. DineLA Week
  126. The Ice House
  127. Moon Party
  128. Eagle Rock Music Festival
  129. Taste of Pasadena
  130. Nicholas Sparks Book Signing
  131. Pasadena Lower Arroyo Nature Park
  132. Sierra Madre Wine Jazz Walk
  133. Root Beer Making
  134. Pasadena’s Taco Station
  135. National Curiosity Day
  136. Dish Restaurant
  137. Run With Us
  138. The Huntington Library’s Children’s Gardens
  139. Cupcake Craze
  140. Vroman’s Bookstore
  141. Halloween Hauntings & Thrills
  142. October Festivals
  143. Kids Halloween Fun
  144. ARTWeekend
  145. ARTWalk
  146. Old Pasadena Cultural Dance Festival
  147. Lucky Baldwins Pub
  148. Comedy Benefit
  149. Color Me Mine
  150. Danny’s Farm
  151. Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend
  152. Cheval Blanc Bistro
  153. Tuskegee Airmen
  154. Locals Only Special Offers in Old Pasadena
  155. Pumpkin Carving Contest
  156. Pasadena Symphony’s Classics Concert Series
  157. Holiday Dinners
  158. Equator Cafe
  159. Lula Mae
  160. Matzo Ball Soup
  161. Mignon Chocolate
  162. The Counter
  163. The Wizard of Oz
  164. Tournament of Roses Tickets
  165. Bodega Wine Bar
  166. Teri & Yaki
  167. Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration
  168. Viewing Stones
  169. Russell’s Diner
  170. Bonsai Court
  171. Haunted Building in Pasadena
  172. Pasadena Views Pumpkin Carving Contest
  173. Pro Fitness Massage
  174. Red Velvet Cupcake
  175. Pasadena ARTS Bus
  176. Jones Coffee
  177. Pilates
  178. Gone With The Wind
  179. Monday Night Football at Yard House
  180. Heritage Wine Company – Closed. :(
  181. Beyond the Olive
  182. Kabuki
  183. Support our Soldiers
  184. Jake’s Burgers & Billiards
  185. Three Dogs Bakery
  186. Pasadena History Lesson
  187. Colorado Street Bridge
  188. Pasadena Historic Homes
  189. South Pasadena Historic Homes
  190. Historic Homes In Madison Heights
  191. Historic Homes in Lower Arroyo Seco
  192. Old Pasadena Historic Homes
  193. Small Business Saturday
  194. Pasadena Pops Holiday Spectacular
  195. The One Colorado Courtyard Tree Lighting Ceremony
  196. Thanksgiving  Traditions
  197. Old Pasadena Holiday Celebration
  198. Pasadena Places to Shop
  199. The Nutcracker
  200. Holiday Tour at Castle Green
  201. Ice Skating!
  202. Pasadena Taco Crawl
  203. Rose Bowl Game Selection
  204. Christmas in Altadena
  205. Holiday Fun for the Kids
  206. Afternoon Tea at Rose Tree Cottage
  207. Stats in Pasadena
  208. Distant Lands Holiday Open House
  209. Christmas Tree Lane
  210. Balian House
  211. San Marino Majestic Pines
  212. Holiday Lights Display
  213. Holiday Cooking Classes
  214. Bar 1886
  215. Running With the Santas
  216. Trim The City of Pasadena Holiday Tree
  217. Holiday Decorating Tour and Tea
  218. Teddy Bear Tea
  219. Paseo Colorado Holiday Festivities
  220. The Soap Kitchen
  221. The Bissell House Bed and Breakfast
  222. Lets Play Golf!
  223. Holiday Dinner In The Park
  224. Pasadena Heritage City
  225. Snow in Pasadena
  226. Christmas and New Years Tradition
  227. Geocaching
  228. Santa Anita Park
  229. EquestFest
  230. Rose Parade Safety Guidelines
  231. Rose Parade Quick Facts
  232. Happy New Years Eve!
  233. 2011 Rose Bowl Game
  234. Rose Parade Float Viewing
  235. 300 Bowling
  236. Spaghetti Factory
  237. The Hale Solar Laboratory
  238. St. Andres Art & Architecture Tour
  239. Antique Auction
  240. Family Adventures
  241. The LTD Womens Expo
  242. Caltech Latin Jazz Concert
  243. Barks and Books Reading Program
  244. Winter Pet Adoption Fair
  245. Pointo8
  246. Luciano’s Ristorante
  247. Free Practice PSAT Test
  248. Stephen Hawking Speaks at Caltech
  249. Oak Tree Inn
  250. Texas State Fair Cooking
  251. Personal Fitness Training
  252. DineLA Restaurant Week 2011
  253. The Baby and Kidz Expo
  254. Tortas Mexico
  255. Pasadena Pinotfest
  256. Carmela Ice Cream
  257. Camellia Show and Sale
  258. Burger Continental
  259. Gourmet Food Trucks
  260. Beakman on the Brain
  261. Celebrating Chinese New Years
  262. Tommy’s Burger
  263. Wolfe Burgers Pasadena
  264. Long Beach
  265. Vince’s Deli
  266. Maisona Akira
  267. La Caravana Salvadoran Restaurant
  268. Valentine Day Activities
  269. Stairs at Lacy Park
  270. Sweet & Savory
  271. Sushi of Naples
  272. The Cheese Store of Pasadena
  273. Fancy Food Truck Fridays
  274. Valentines Day Weekend Activities
  275. Webster’s Fine Stationers
  276. Bulgarini Gelato
  277. Mad for Hats
  278. Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas
  279. Jackie Robinson Center and Park
  280. NBA All-Star Weekend 2011
  281. Tokyo Deve’s Sushi Bar
  282. Free Museum Days
  283. Old Pasadena First Ever Happy Hour Week!
  284. Mijares Mexican Restaurant
  285. Celebrating The Cat in the Hat
  286. Tell a Fairy Tale Day
  287. New York Deli
  288. Carmiene’s Italina Restaurant and Bar
  289. Stroll Down Pasadena’s Colorado Bridge
  290. Plate 38
  291. Fox’s in Altadena – Good Old Charm Dining
  292. National Pancake Day
  293. Paw Boutique
  294. Dangerous Beauty, the Musical
  295. Jungle Book in Pasadena
  296. The Crepe Kitchen
  297. Firefly Bistro
  298. Saladang Song
  299. Slaw Dogs
  300. Fargo Street Challenge
  301. Natural Selection
  302. Pasadena Hiking Club
  303. Derek’s Bistro
  304. The Only Place in Town
  305. Donate to Japan at the Rose Bowl
  306. Gnomes and Flower Fairies
  307. The Oinkster
  308. St. Patrick’s Day
  309. Adopt a Caterpillar
  310. Music, Martinis and the Maestro
  311. Wistaria Festival
  312. Pasadena Heritage Spring Tour
  313. Suriya Thai Restaurant
  314. Bar Celona
  315. T. Boyles Tavern
  316. In the Kitchen with Chef David Feau
  317. My Sweet Cupcake
  318. Alondra Hot Wings
  319. City of Angels
  320. Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles
  321. Pasadena Restaurant Week
  322. Santa Anita Food Truck Festival
  323. Mother Dough Pizza
  324. Cafe Verde
  325. El Molino Viejo
  326. Mike and Anne’s
  327. Big Mama’s Rib Shack
  328. Seafood Grill
  329. Bungalow Heaven Home Tour
  330. Kevin Smith Sells Out
  331. LA Spring Fair
  332. TK’s Cafe
  333. Griffith Observatory
  334. Toyota Farm to Table Tour
  335. Pasadena Showcase House Tour
  336. Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival
  337. Gold Bug
  338. Wild West Days
  339. Magical Kingdom Playground
  340. Papillon Cafe and Creamery
  341. Thousand Hearts Benefits Concert
  342. Bella’s Gourmet Pizza
  343. Egg-Stravaganza
  344. Gaon Authentic Korean BBQ
  345. Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters
  346. JPL Open House ’11
  347. Cheese and Wine Tasting
  348. Pasadena Art & Design Open Market
  349. LA Book Festival
  350. The Coffee Gallery
  351. Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
  352. Bike Week Pasadena
  353. Altadena Ale House
  354. Mothers Day Brunch
  355. Kings Row Gastropub
  356. Noda Sushi
  357. Cinco De Mayo
  358. Pasadena Roving Archers
  359. Elements Cafe
  360. Technique Restaurant
  361. Pasadena Marathon
  362. Arroyo Vista Inn
  363. Museums of the Arroyo Day
  364. Blick Art Material
  365. One Year Anniversary at Bodega Wine Bar

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