Destination guide

The arty city of Pasadena awaits you

Come and experience Pasadena and its museums, art galleries and history. Renowned for its sporting events, shopping and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Take in top local attractions such as Norton Simon Museum and Rose Bowl Stadium. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Pasadena

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Pasadena a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Warner Brothers Studio (10.7 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Universal Studios Hollywood® (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Sony Pictures Studios (16.6 mi / 26.8 km)
  • NBC Studios (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Kidspace Childrens Museum (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Los Angeles Zoo (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Pasadena

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Pasadena is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Griffith Park (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • La Brea Tar Pits (13 mi / 21 km)
  • Huntington Library (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Heritage Square (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Gardens (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Los Angeles State Historic Park (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Pasadena

The nearest airport is in Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope), located 12.2 mi (19.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal), which is 18.7 mi (30.1 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Pasadena?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,011 holiday lettings around Pasadena. From 432 flats & apartments to 346 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Pasadena?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Pasadena:

  • Old Pasadena: 19 holiday homes
  • South Arroyo: 37 holiday homes
  • North Arroyo: 35 holiday homes
  • North Central: 41 holiday homes
  • Mid Central: 19 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Pasadena? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Pasadena. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Pasadena Convention Center: 2,039 holiday lettings
  • Pasadena Museum of California Art: 1,991 holiday lettings
  • Pasadena Robinson Memorial: 2,074 holiday lettings
  • El Molino Viejo: 2,070 holiday lettings
  • California Institute of Technology: 2,026 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Pasadena listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Pasadena?

Yes, of course. offers 432 Flats in Pasadena. Our other popular types of Pasadena holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 346 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 7 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 478 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Pasadena?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 247 holiday homes with pool available in Pasadena. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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