Things to Do in South Pasadena, California

Discover small-town charm just outside the big city and explore the variety of things to do in Pasadena, CA. Located a 10-minute drive from Mount Washington and 15 minutes from downtown LA, our historic bed and breakfast provide guests with a charming space to unplug and truly relax. Stay in one of our unique rooms and chat with us over breakfast about our favorite area attractions.

Old Town Pasadena

Wander down the tree-lined streets of Pasadena's historic downtown and business district! Visit over 200 local boutiques and hundreds of world-class restaurants and cafes. It's easy to fall in love with Pasadena's Mid-Western charm, making the area a popular choice for filming within Hollywood. You won't want to miss Colorado Street and the Rose Bowl Flea Market.

Get downtown via the Metro Gold Line light rail in Old Town Pasadena.


Discover remarkable private art collections featuring Van Gogh, Picasso, Rodin, and Degas, and admire carefully preserved architecture at some of Pasadena's most beloved museums. Visit:

Pasadena Museum of History
Huntington Library and Gardens Museum
Norton Simon Museum
Gamble House 

Rose Bowl

Attend one of the most popular college football games and the Rose Bowl after the annual Tournament of Roses Parade! Our B&B's excellent location places guests right at the start of the parade, and just a short drive or walk from the stadium. One of the most popular things to do in South Pasadena, a game or concert at the Rose Bowl is always a memorable time.

Swim at multiple Olympic-size pools at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center for just $10.

Hiking and Biking

Push your outdoor activity to the limits with one of the most fun things to do in Pasadena, CA. Bring proper footwear for a breathtaking tour of Pasadena's canyons.

Eaton Canyon features a waterfall and has easy trails for beginners that are dotted with stepping stones across the creek.

Arroyo Seco,  a mere 1/2 mile from us, has stunning rock formations, archery, horse stables, tennis courts, fly fishing pond and bouldering spots if you head off the beaten trail.


The annual Tournament of Roses Parade is one of the most popular bucket list experiences for guests who come from around the globe!  Our excellent location cannot be matched!  We are 1 mile south of the start of the parade on Orange Grove and guests can view float set up the night before right at our corner and enjoy the 2nd largest New Year's Eve celebration by walking the boulevard with thousands of visitors.   
We are the only lodging on Orange Grove below Colorado Blvd. and guests can purchase stand seating or walk up to the parade.