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Rose Parade
#2 of 52 things to do in Pasadena
My family of four attended the most recent (2019) parade and were impressed with everything from the organization of the event down to each individual float, band or equestrian group!
The floats are incredible and all the New Years Day pageantry makes it special and a treat for the entire family.
Kidspace Children's Museum
#11 of 52 things to do in Pasadena
... dinosaurs...going into tunnels...riding bikes in a little track...they loved it..the staff was super helpful...both indoors and outdoor things to do...very close to the Rose Bowl...a great afternoon for the kids
There's a nice little space for sitting down and having a cool drink or snack, so you really can plan on spending a lot of time here with your children and grand children of all ages.
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Colorado Boulevard
#8 of 52 things to do in Pasadena
This is the site of the Tournament of Roses which occurs every year, but more importantly you can find a lot of activities for your family and friends on daily basis.
There are great places to eat that are unique and family owned, lots of nice shopping and sightseeing.
Eaton Canyon
#7 of 52 things to do in Pasadena
Family friendly: YES The trail does have a slight incline to it that little legs will need to take their time on.
Great hiking place and fun family time
Old Pasadena
#9 of 52 things to do in Pasadena
Lots of interesting side streets, stop for coffee - make a day of it or longer to visit some of the nearby attractions, museums etc. Pasadena offers great family oriented activities.
Coffee: Blue Bottle Bar: Blind Donkey Girls Night: Pop Champagne Bar Family Dinner: Gyu-Kaku Patio Dinning: Edwin Mills Chain Store: Anthropologie Unique Store: Gold Bug
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Arlington Garden in Pasadena
#14 of 52 things to do in Pasadena
Plenty of shade umbrellas and little paths for the kids to explore and follow.
We saw a TON of photographers with children and adults coming here around 5pm on Monday (holiday), but it was still calm/quiet, and relaxing!
City of Pasadena City Hall
#6 of 52 things to do in Pasadena
Saw 4 weddings, a few quincieras, abd family portraits while there with the city hall as the background.
Great photo op for candid family pictures.
Rose Bowl Stadium
#12 of 52 things to do in Pasadena
Historic stadium that gets out right still puts on a great show and with a family atmosphere that guarantees a good time Expect large crowds and traffic on the way out
This event was sponsored by Pasadena electric Glendale electric and Burbank electric, what a fun day out with family and friends and test driving a lot of electric cars
Eaton Canyon Natural Area
#19 of 52 things to do in Pasadena
Great place to hike but wear hats and bring water, take the kids, visit nature center, good parking but fills up early on weekends.
The hiking areas are wide and spacious and great for families and kids.
Pasadena Ice Skating Center
#30 of 52 things to do in Pasadena
The instructors are friendly and easy going and my kids have had great experiences.
Central Park
#35 of 52 things to do in Pasadena
A city block park to walk around or through, relax or take the kids to play in.
I took my kid to the park and he always enjoy the playground.
Griffith Observatory Los Angeles 9.2 mi away
#2 of 619 things to do in Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory is the best for an afternoon in LA, either a date, solo, or a family outing you can tour the building and grounds, see amazing views of LA, and see an amazing show of Space and the Stars!
Make sure you visit the Griffith Observatory at least ONCE at Sunset... BEST place to watch the sun go down in LA - best view of the City and also the famous sign.... Wonderful for families, joggers, bikers and pe...
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Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden Arcadia 5.4 mi away
#2 of 10 things to do in Arcadia
The kids loved running the trails and exploring, while the adults savored the serenity of the plants, lake, peacocks, and decorations throughout.
Wonderful day trip destination where you can take the family and miss the crowd and expense of Disneyland hype...You and your kids can learn a lot and have a good time..take in the special exhibitions if they have...
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The Huntington Desert Garden San Marino 2.5 mi away
#2 of 5 things to do in San Marino
My kids especilly loved the rain forest, and my wife and i loved the gigantic zen garden.
Families / singles/ groups / couples - fabulous break from the hubbub of city days.
Griffith Park Los Angeles 7.6 mi away
#15 of 619 things to do in Los Angeles
Wonderful hiking trails with breathtaking scenery, parks and playgrounds for the kids, and the observatory if you like.
Families and friends can go for different types of walks, from long, steep treks up into the hills, or casual walks along maintained trails, you can see a concert at the Greek Theater, you can enjoy one of the man...
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The Americana at Brand Glendale 6.5 mi away
#1 of 20 things to do in Glendale
Perfect for a first date, perfect for a family and a very easy place to sit and enjoy your friends and family.
There is a great variety of restaurants, a train that the kids love to ride on, and a large green area where you can get blankets to sit on and enjoy the fountains.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens San Marino 2.4 mi away
#1 of 5 things to do in San Marino
The gardens have different flowers blooming each month, there are different museum and library portions, a section that is extremely kid-friendly and educational, a tea parlor (you need to make reservations), and...
... folios and a Gutenberg Bible), explore the “beautiful Science” exhibition in the library, let your children romp through the children’s garden, tour the rain forest in the conservatory, or have tea in the beau...
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Descanso Gardens La Canada Flintridge 5.4 mi away
#1 of 9 things to do in La Canada Flintridge
Superb family activity during the holiday season -- really gorgeous!! Our kids and grandkids loved it and so did we.
The children were thrilled with what they could do in the interactive sections and fascinated by the lights that provided a variety of special effects in the forests and groves.
Dodger Stadium Los Angeles 7.5 mi away
#31 of 619 things to do in Los Angeles
Had to catch a ball game while in LA, it just so happened there was one on!! Bought the tickets from stubhub and had great seats - the atmosphere was good, friendly, very family orientated and just relaxed and fun.
He was there in spirit for sure and it felt like a true family celebration of life.Everyone in that park was helpful and kind.We had a wide range of ages.The park is easy to get in and out of.
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Autry Museum of the American West Los Angeles 7.8 mi away
#24 of 619 things to do in Los Angeles
The Autry Museum has different exhibits throughout the year but the TV/movie cowboy show exhibits are great fun and bring back a lot of memories for 50's kids.
... an extremely well presented collection of cowboy memorabelia from a fascinating authentic chuck wagon used during the 1800s to a toy plastic replica of Batt Masterson's "Buntline Special," which I owned as a kid.
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Glendale Galleria Glendale 6.4 mi away
#3 of 20 things to do in Glendale
Aside from being extremely picturesque, it is a great outdoor space for walking with kids.
This place is perfect for families!
Mission San Gabriel Archangel San Gabriel 3.1 mi away
#1 of 9 things to do in San Gabriel
Great place to take kids learning about the California Missions.
My whole family has either been married here or have had attended school here!
Civic Center Los Angeles 0.4 mi away
#124 of 619 things to do in Los Angeles
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