Local Information

Local Activities and Sights:

  • Huntington Library and Gardens - Is a collections-based educational and research institution founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington. In addition to the library, the institution houses an extensive art collection with a focus in 18th and 19th-century European art and 17th to mid-20th-century American art. The property also includes approximately 120 acres of specialized botanical landscaped gardens.
  • Rose Bowl Stadium - The stadium is the proud home of the Tournament of Roses Football Game, UCLA Bruin Football, Americafest Fourth of July celebration, concerts, religious services, filmings and the World's Largest Flea Market (R.G. Canning).
  • Norton Simon Museum - The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a thirty-year period industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years.
  • Gamble House - The Gamble House in Pasadena, California, is an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company.
  • CalTech - Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering Institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. Caltech's extraordinary faculty and students are expanding our understanding of the universe and inventing the technologies of the future, with research interests from quantum science and engineering to bioinformatics and the nature of life itself, from human behavior and economics to energy and sustainability.

Local Eateries:

Pasadena Official Restaurant Guide

Public Transportation:

  • LA Metro, Pasadena Area (Gold Line) East L.A anchors the Gold Line on the southern end; the opposite end of the line is bookended by Azusa Pacific University. Most of Pasadena's attractions are located within walking distance of the seven Gold Line stations in the city. The Convention Center is within walking distance (1/2 mile) of the Gold Line stop at Memorial Park station.
  • Pasadena Transit (Interactive Local Bus Route Map) The Pasadena Arts buses ($0.75) RT 40 and RT 10 are also convenient ways to travel between the hotels in Old Town and the Convention Center.