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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
Eaton Canyon Park
Eaton Canyon Park

(626) 398-5420

1750 N Altadena Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107   Directions

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Enjoy Mother Nature at Eaton Canyon Park. The 190-acre zoological, botanical, and geological nature preserve is situated at the foot of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains and offers outdoor lovers hiking trails, a winding stream, peaceful picnic areas and other attractions. It’s the perfect place to be one with nature!

Kidspace Children’s Museum
Kidspace Children’s Museum

(626) 449-9144

480 N Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103   Directions

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Little imaginations are set free at the Kidspace Children’s Museum. Kids can explore 2 acres of indoor and outdoor attractions filled with art and water play areas, 40–foot climbing structures, an ant tunnel, an earthquake simulator, a winding grass maze and a man-made river with two pools.

Knott’s Soak City Water Park
Knott’s Soak City Water Park

(714) 220-5200

8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620   Directions

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Spend a day of family fun in the sun at the Knott’s Soak City Water Park. Enjoy gallons of water adventures when everyone gets wet and wild at park rides and attractions like Kahuna’s Beach House, a 4-story interactive funhouse with five water slides, hose jets, water curtains and 1,000 gallon dropping bucket.

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

(323) 644-4200

5333 Zoo Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027   Directions

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Outdoor lovers love the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Spend your day talking with more than 1,100 animals from around the world and exploring a beautiful botanical garden at a zoo made famous when two of its primates starred in the 1971 movie Planet of the Apes!

Norton Simon Museum
Norton Simon Museum

(626) 449-6840

411 W Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105   Directions

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View one of the most remarkable private art collections in the world at the Norton Simon Museum. It took more than 30 years for the 20th century industrialist Norton Simon to amass the collection of 12,000 European paintings and sculpture ranging from the 14th to the 20th century.

Pacific Asia Museum
Pacific Asia Museum

(626) 449-2742

46 N Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101   Directions

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The Pasadena Playhouse District is home to the Pacific Asia Museum. The building alone, a former residence modeled after the Beijing palace of a Chinese prince, justifies a visit to this attraction. See over 15,000 objects, including rare examples of art and cultural artifacts from Asia and the Pacific Islands, spanning over five thousand years.

Pasadena Ice Skating Center
Pasadena Ice Skating Center

(626) 578-0800

300 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101   Directions

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Looking for something cool to do? Take the family to the Pasadena Ice Skating Center for hours of ice skating fun, watch an exciting hockey game or join an ice-skating class. Open daily to the general public, the skating rink attraction is the perfect place for families and friends to chill together.

Pasadena Museum of California Art
Pasadena Museum of California Art

(626) 568-3665

490 E Union St
Pasadena, CA 91101   Directions

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Explore California’s art scene at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Discover a sleek modern museum founded by local resident art collectors Robert and Arlene Oltman which showcase art, architecture and designs that originate from Cali from the 1800s to present. Spend a day enjoying artful wonders and shopping for artsy souvenirs.

Rose Bowl Stadium
Rose Bowl Stadium

(626) 577-3100

1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103   Directions

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Come see one of the most famous college football games at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Known as America’s Stadium, the historic landmark attraction was built in 1922 and is where fans gather to cheer the Rose Bowl football game, see the Americafest Fourth of July and attend the Worlds Largest Flea Market.

The Awesome Playground
The Awesome Playground

(323) 256-2467

5158 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042   Directions

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Be an awesome parent when you let your kids spend an afternoon exploring the attractions at The Awesome Playground. Kids get to be kids and run around to their hearts content, scream and yell and jump up and down in the inflatable jumper, play dress up, play house and go down slides at this popular indoor playground.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

(626) 405-2100

1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino, CA 91108   Directions

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens offer a fabulous opportunity to learn a thing or two, appreciate great art, get outside, take a long walk and enjoy nature. You’ll go on guided tours packed full of fascinating historical insight, see a European art collection and explore spectacular gardens and attractions.

The Ice House Comedy Club
The Ice House Comedy Club

(626) 577-1894

24 N Mentor Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106   Directions

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Laugh with legends at The Ice House Comedy Club. Robin Williams, George Carlin, Steve Martin, Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and David Letterman have graced the venue for uncensored comedy that had fans in stitches. Take your seat at one of two stages featuring 100 hilarious shows each month.

Theatre 360
Theatre 360

(626) 577-5922

75 N Marengo Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101   Directions

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Magical fairy tales come to life at the award-wining Theatre 360. Take your family to see productions that have included Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlottes Web, Footloose and Oliver. Started in 1999 the plays are performed by student actors who have gone on to top Hollywood agencies, and professional productions throughout the Los Angeles area.

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