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Attractions Near Pasadena Convention Center

Pasadena Antique Center (1.0 mi)

The Pasadena Antique Center and Annex has more than 130 antique and vintage dealers displaying their unique treasures of yesteryear in an indoor area that encompasses more than 33,000 square feet. This attraction is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free parking is available.

The Huntington- Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens (3.0 mi)

The museum is a world famous art gallery, and rare book and manuscript repository which boasts acres of stunning botanical gardens in nearby San Marino. Among the art masterpieces featured are "Blue Boy" by Thomas Gainsborough and "View on the Stour near Dedham" by John Constable. There are more than six million rare books, manuscripts, photographs and paper ephemera within the library collections. The Huntington is open to the public year-round, but is closed on major holidays and Tuesdays. No reservations are required. Free parking is offered, as is free admission on the first Thursday of every month.

Eaton Canyon (5.1 mi)

Eaton Canyon is an excellent choice if you're looking to experience a bit of the outdoors during your stay in Pasadena. The canyon has a nice hiking trail that is great for beginners and families. The trail itself ends at a waterfall, which is a great place to relax and reflect for a few moments before heading back to the sites and sounds of the urban streets. The hike to the waterfall and back is approximately three hours. Mid-week excursions are generally less crowded than weekends. Be sure to take sunscreen and wear appropriate shoes. Eaton Canyon is open daily from sunrise to sunset, except on Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (6.7 mi)

The JPL facilities offer several events open to the public throughout the year. Individuals and families with less than 10 members can opt to join the fascinating Visitor Day Tour, which takes place every week on either Monday or Wednesday, usually beginning at 1 p.m. The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours and involves climbing multiple flights of stairs during the 0.8-mile tour. The tour is free but requires parties to make their reservations in advance online. Parking is also free. Additionally, JPL offers a series of public lectures on a variety of space and science related topics throughout the year. Dates and details are available on their website.

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