Things To Do In Pasadena

Prepare Savory and Sweet Appetizers Using Artisan Sea Salt

Cooking with Sea Salt Class

Chef's Center

$55 $55

"Spice guy" Frankie Scanlon shows you how to cook black truffle bruschetta and more using different kinds of sea salt to finish each dish

Petting Zoo, Pony Ride, and Two-Hour Bounce House Admission for 2 or 4 at Pasadena Pumpkin Patch (Up to 51% Off)

Pasadena Pumpkin Patch

Pasadena

$48 $24

Kids can leap in a bounce house, ride a live pony, or pet farm animals such as ducks and pigs at a seasonal pumpkin patch

Two-Hour BYOB Canvas Class for One, Two, or Four at Eye Heart Art (Up to 50% Off)

Eye Heart Art

Pasadena

$28 $15

Led by a skilled painter, students use watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, ink, or mixed media on provided canvases as they enjoy beverages

5, 10, or 20 Barre or Yoga Classes at Yoga + Barre (Up to 59% Off)

Yoga + Barre

Pasadena

$85 $39

Students increase flexibility and balance in classes such as yoga, vinyasa flow, and barre fitness

$59 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Crown City ($200 Value)

CrossFit Crown City

Pasadena

$200 $59

Level 1–certified instructors emphasize variety and intensity with fun, vigorous workouts that can include push-ups and squats

Six Training Sessions from MFITNESS (76% Off)

M Fitness

Pasadena

$480 $115

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

"The Un-Royal Ball" Comedy Dinner Show and Souvenir Wine Glasses for Two on Saturday Evenings (Up to 40% Off)

"The Un-Royal Ball"

Belly Laugh Productions / Courtyard by Marriott at Old Town Pasadena

$132.12 $79

Audience members enjoy a gourmet 4-course meal while witnessing high-jinks explode during an interactive spy-comedy dinner show

$9 for $35 Worth of Dance Lessons — Lineage Dance

Lineage Performing Arts Center

Pasadena

$35 $9

From the merchant: You will learn all the basic steps of salsa plus more advanced patterns to help you light up the dance floor.

One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp or Six-Week Beach Body Program at Ultimate Fitness Breakthrough (Up to 84% Off)

Ultimate Fitness Breakthrough

Multiple Locations

$247 $39

Fitness packages include personal calls from a trainer, nutritional guidance, at-home workouts, meal plans, and before-after photos

$29 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Yoga House ($160 Value)

Yoga House

Pasadena

$160 $29

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Students stretch their way to health in a variety of yoga classes offered seven days a week

$45 for 10 Classes at YogaHop ($150 Value)

YogaHop

Yogahop Pasadena

$150 $45

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Instructors invigorate students of all skill levels with dynamic yoga classes set to hip-hop and rock music

Membership Package with Classes and Open Play for One or Two Kids at My Gym Children's Fitness Center (Up to 71% Off)

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Pasadena

$154 $45

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Kids aged 0–13 romp and socialize throughout four weeks of classes and free-play sessions

One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes with Optional Body-Composition Test at Invicta Fitness (Up to 56% Off)

Invicta Fitness

South Lake

$125 $59

Group classes such as Zumba, spinning, yoga, rowing, and TRX suspension training help students burn calories during fun, dynamic workouts

$69 for 12 CrossFit Pendulum 101 Classes at CrossFit Pendulum ($250 Value)

CrossFit Pendulum

Pasadena

$250 $69

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Those new to CrossFit learn the fitness regimen's nine fundamental movements from a level 2 coach in an encouraging environment

30-Day Boot Camp for One or Two at No Joke Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

No Joke Fitness

Pasadena

$150 $59

Personal trainer leads challenging boot-camp sessions that aim to whip clients into shape in 30 days

Four, Six, or Eight 30-Minute Music Lessons at Allen School of Music (Up to 56% Off)

Allen School of Music

West Central

$100 $49

30-minute private music lessons in piano, voice, guitar, bass, brass, and songwriting

Five Open Play Sessions, One-Month Membership, or Birthday Party at We Rock the Spectrum (Up to 50% Off)

We Rock the Spectrum

Pasadena

$50 $30

Inclusive, nurturing play environment encourages all children to explore, socialize, and have fun

Six Group Salsa Classes or One Private Lesson for One or Two at L.A. Salsa Lessons (Up to 57% Off)

L.A. Salsa Lessons

Old Town Pasadena

$84 $39

Rodney—aka Ramon de la Cruz—demonstrates an Afro-Cuban style of salsa dance

Visit for Two or Four or Membership to Pasadena Museum of California Art (Up to Half Off)

Pasadena Museum of California Art

West Central

$50 $25

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Art museum features modern design, textiles, woodblock prints, and sculptures created by California artists

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Dr. Adalbert and Eva Fenyes’s 1906 Beaux-Arts mansion served as a haven and gathering place for local musicians, artists, writers, and scientists for decades. In 1970, in an effort to ensure this salon atmosphere would live on, their descendants transferred the family mansion, its gardens, and scores of original furnishings and artwork to the Pasadena Museum of History. Today, the more than 85-year-old museum fills the Fenyes Estate with tours, exhibits, and a range of events as part of its mission to preserve and display Pasadena's history and culture.

Docents lead tours through the rooms of the National and California Historic Landmark mansion, which once served as the Finnish Consulate. (Nearby, the Finnish Folk Art Museum resides in the estate’s former sauna and guesthouse.) The history experts also conduct regular spotlight tours of specific collections that embody local high-society life at the turn of the 20th century.

In the History Center Galleries, the staff curates rotating exhibits on local history. Outside, visitors can wander the verdant landscaped gardens that separate the History Center Galleries from the Finnish Folk Art Museum and prevent staff members from reaching each other with volleys of water balloons.

470 W Walnut St
Pasadena,
CA
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Owner and instructor Wahe Guru Kaur has more than a decade of experience that she shares with both students and the 20 other teachers on The Awareness Center's staff. Students of all levels benefit from her center?s seven-day-a-week schedule packed with Kundalini yoga and meditative practices. Each of the Kundalini sessions?which include beginner-friendly sessions and pre-natal?kicks-off with a mantra and warmup before students bend and stretch their way through a series of postures enhanced by deep-breath work, positive affirmations, and meditation. The Awareness Center also incorporates other healing practices into their daily offerings including Reiki certifications, teacher trainings, and sacred breathing circles, which utilize drumming, music, and Tibetan singing bowls well-versed in the entire KC and the Sunshine Band repertoire.

The Awareness Center?s classes and friendly instructors aren?t the only aspect of the business that inspires a sense of calm and relaxation. Zen-inspired decor covers the spacious center, from the hardwood-floor studio dimly lit by elegant chandeliers to the outdoor patio lined with hanging and potted plants.

2801 E Foothill Blvd
Pasadena,
CA
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At Scarlet Tea Room and Fine Dining, the tea services represent both a treasured English tradition and a modern form of celebration. Here, groups gather beneath a chandelier flecked with vibrant red accents to indulge in five-course meals. Their loose-leaf steeped beverages—which range from a sweet and lemony French verveine to a smoky Chinese lapsang souchong—complement a selection of bite-size desserts and light sandwiches stuffed with savory fillings such as prosciutto, aged white cheddar, and sun-dried-tomato spread. The afternoon tea service also includes housemade scones and berries romanoff, a fruity dessert served in a dark-chocolate cup.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, the award-winning kitchen staff prepares small plates of shareable dinner fare such as grilled skirt steak with marinated mushrooms, sautéed gnocchi with walnut-arugula pesto, and Fijian kingfish crudo with grapefruit and green papaya. To celebrate special occasions, such as Valentine's Day or Father's Day, diners can order specialty cakes for pickup or visit the dining room for a romantic concert or saucy burlesque performance by Queen Elizabeth.

18 W Green St
Pasadena,
CA
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redwhite+bluezz, a nightly confluence of wine, contemporary American cuisine, and live jazz music, won the Best Live Music Club and Best Wine Selection awards from Pasadena Weekly in 2011. Divided into The Grill and The Vintage Room, the decorated eatery fuels feasts with a menu of grilled beef, seafood, and chicken dishes alongside platters of artisan cow, sheep, and goat cheeses and trays covered in charcuterie, some cured in-house. Seasoned sommelier Russ Meek complements the eats by crafting his signature flight menus, which offer pairing suggestions from the expansive wine list, 40 of which are available by the glass. Sounds of humming horns, rattling drums, and strumming guitars reverberate in the jazz club, where heralded local musicians perform every night and during Sunday brunch. Dedicated to enriching entertainment, redwhite+bluezz hosts a slew of monthly events, including 90-minute flight school sessions that document the history, background, and embarrassing middle school stories of local wines.

70 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena,
CA
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Lauded by Pasadena Weekly for having the best fitness program in 2011, Stadium Fitness earns its praise with a full schedule of energetic workouts held inside the hallowed walls of Rose Bowl Stadium. Recently featured in LA Yoga magazine, yoga classes also stay on the small side, helping instructors tailor workouts to individual goals and pay more attention to each student's inner growth. During each one-hour session, coed groups of all skill levels shed calories as a knowledgeable, certified fitness coach encourages quadriceps to put forth their best effort. Workouts are customized to each attendee's abilities—whether they want to jog up stadium stairs, sprint full-speed across the field's sun-splashed grass, or develop innovative cheerleading routines on the sidelines. Inside, a 5,000-square-foot locker room volunteers its spacious layout, allowing groups to participate in a variety of circuit-training routines or read plaques engraved with quotes from legendary tackling dummies.

1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena,
CA
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The staff at Rock It Workouts strive to fight the perception that getting fit has to mean getting stuck in a gym routine and committing to doing the same thing over and over again. So they invited live DJs to spin high-energy music for their classes, then filled the schedule with innovative workouts. The airy white studio pops with graphic black stripes and red mats, keeping eyes invigorated during workouts, as well.

After workouts, exercisers can stop by the juice bar to rejuvenate, update their style at the VIP Beauty salon, or peruse the fashion boutique to find a look that ensures they have the sharpest-dressed scarecrow for the fall season. The studio's Rock It Forward program?cofounded by Laurieann Gibson, a choreographer who has worked with Michael Jackson, Beyonc?, and Lady Gaga, and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof?aims to combat childhood obesity with dance programs that bring celebrities in to help get kids excited about healthy living.

54 W Green St
Pasadena,
CA
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