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The Brighter Side of Meetings Happens in Pasadena

By Pasadena CVB

California has many meeting destinations, but Pasadena gives attendees the opportunity to experience the West Coast without the hustle and bustle. Gathering here takes events from ordinary to extraordinary, and groups will feel it as soon as they arrive. 

Located 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena has all the advantages of a large metropolitan area without the high costs associated with larger host cities. And getting to Pasadena is easy. This sunny destination is easily accessible via nearby freeways, and is located near four major airports, including Los Angeles International Airport. 

Once in Pasadena, getting groups to one of the versatile meeting venues is simple. Convenient local transportation services can get everyone where they need to be in time for the gathering. There are a variety of event spaces to choose from with the flexibility to accommodate gatherings of various sizes, like the 130,000-square-foot Pasadena Convention Center and the revered Pasadena Civic Auditorium. 

The city’s cultural attractions and iconic institutions allow creation of meaningful experiences for attendees. Whether the event is planned around a group’s industry or field—like government, education, or research—or around societal impacts and interests like legacy or corporate social responsibility, the area’s speakers, thought leaders, and institutions span the landscape of innovation and entertainment, and likely introduce new perspectives to your gathering. 

Some places to explore include the Norton Simon Museum, the Pasadena Playhouse, and the Rose Bowl Stadium. Meeting-goers can also shop at Pasadena’s selection of shops and boutiques, explore hiking and biking trails, take in architecture and building designs, and attend a sporting, music, or cultural event 

Want to try new cuisine? Pasadena is home to more than 650 restaurants serving all manner of delicious food. From ritzy steakhouses and charming cafes to mom-and-pop eateries and crowd-favorite food trucks, there’s a delectable place for everyone to try. 

In addition, Pasadena boasts many hotels, from connected and contemporary to chic and thoughtfully budgeted, that provide attendees with the comforts of a getaway experience. Many properties double as meeting spaces, so you can easily plan a successful event where your group will be staying. 

Pasadena has a captivating atmosphere that ensures groups will never have dull moments. From arrival to departure, your attendees will be impressed with how much the destination has around every corner.