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Meetings Bloom in Pasadena

By Visit Pasadena

Amid hosting the annual Rose Bowl Game, the Tournament of Roses, and the Rose Parade, Pasadena is blooming as a vibrant hub for meetings and events. When planners choose to bring attendees together here, they will find an abundance of planning options, including the 130,000-square-foot Pasadena Convention Center, 1,200 hotel rooms within easy walking distance, 650-plus dining options, engaging team-building activities, and more. The City of Roses is where events deserve to be.

Where Innovation Meets Arts and Culture

Pasadena’s thriving intellectual capital has cemented the destination’s place as one of the most innovative regions in the U.S. Home to the California Institute of Technology, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ArtCenter College of Design, Carnegie Observatories, and The Planetary Society, Pasadena institutions boast worldwide recognition for their contributions to science, technology, and creativity.

Pasadena offers a rich array of cultural attractions, including world-class museums like the Norton Simon Museum, The Huntington, and the USC Pacific Asia Museum. Attendees can also explore architectural marvels such as The Gamble House and the historic Colorado Street Bridge, adding memorable experiences to their itinerary.

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

The city’s downtown is bustling with charming shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, providing ample opportunities for attendees to explore during downtime. With over 650 restaurants reflecting the diversity of the community, visitors can indulge in a variety of cuisines from around the world.

Pasadena is a great place to visit to inject excitement into meetings, thanks to its selection of group activities that strengthen bonds. Fill the group’s itinerary with museum tours, nature hikes, shopping, and more. Don’t miss the highly revered arts and theater scene, as the Pasadena Playhouse earned the 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award. The Ice House Comedy Club, one of the oldest comedy clubs in the nation, debuted its brand-new renovation this year with an all-star lineup of entertainment.

In Pasadena, meetings become more than just events—they transform into extraordinary experiences with venues to match. Whether planners want to host a meeting at the Pasadena Convention Center, an event in a historic theater like the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, or an intimate gathering at a craftsman masterpiece like The Gamble House, the City of Roses has a bountiful selection of venues to choose from.

Let your meeting bloom in Pasadena. Visit