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Things to do in Pasadena

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Los Angeles: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions

1. Los Angeles: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions

The Los Angeles All-Inclusive Pass by Go City gets you into over 40 top attractions in the city for one low price. Enjoy great savings on admission compared to buying individual tickets and pay nothing at the gate. Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific, Dolby Theatre, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and many more of the best things to do in L.A., Hollywood, and beyond. In addition, when you buy a 3-, 5- or 7-day pass, you also get a ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood. You can take up to 2 weeks from when you first use the pass to use the remaining calendar days on your pass. The free digital guide helps you decide what to do, where to go, how to get there and how to make reservations in advance when required. Simply show your pass straight from your phone (or printed) at the gate or ticket office to get in. Activities, attractions, and tours included with the Los Angeles All-Inclusive Pass: Theme Parks • Universal Studios Hollywood Ticket (3+ day passes only) • Knott's Berry Farm • Six Flags Magic Mountain • LEGOLAND California (choice between San Diego Zoo or LEGOLAND) • Knott's Soak City Water Park Outdoor Activities • Whale Watching in San Pedro or Long Beach • Catalina Flyer (Ferry to Catalina Island) • Harbor Breeze Whale Watching Tour - Long Beach • Perry's Beach Café and Rentals - Mountain Bike or Roller-Skates (All Day) • Hollywood Sign Tour • Celebrity Bike Tour by Bikes & Hikes LA (choice between self-guided or guided tour) • Whale Watch & Dolphin Tour - Beautiful Newport Beach • Harbor Cruise in Long Beach or San Pedro • Huntington Beach: 2-hr SUP board or kayak rental • Huntington Beach: Yoga on the beach Tours • Big Bus Los Angeles 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Tour • Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood • Big Bus Celebrity Lifestyle and Homes Tour • Dolby Theater Guided Tour • Starline Tours: Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour • Downtown LA Food and Culture Tour • Glass Bottom Boat Eco Tour • SoFi Stadium Tour Family-Friendly • Madame Tussauds Hollywood • Aquarium of the Pacific • TCL Chinese Theater - Tour or Movie and a drink (choice between TCL Chinese Theater or Hollywood Museum) • Santa Monica Pier Aquarium • Los Angeles Zoo • California Science Center IMAX Movie • San Diego Zoo (choice between San Diego Zoo or LEGOLAND) Museums and Entertainment • Hollywood Museum (choice between TCL Chinese Theater or Hollywood Museum) • GRAMMY Museum • Battleship IOWA Museum • Natural History Museum • Autry Museum of the American West • Museum of Latin American Art • Cabrillo Maritime Museum • Richard Nixon Library • South Coast Shop & Dine Package

Los Angeles: Private 3-Hour Tour by SUV

2. Los Angeles: Private 3-Hour Tour by SUV

Experience a unique tour through Los Angeles in a comfortable SUV. After pick-up from a location of your choice in the city, begin an unforgettable city tour specially tailored to suit your personal wishes and interests. Your tour guide will listen to your wishes and suggest ideas for your choosing – whether in Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Downtown LA, or Malibu and Hermosa. You can go to Bel Air or even make a trip to Manhattan Beach or Pasadena. Enjoy the view of the famous Mullholland Drive or the sunset in Santa Monica.

Pasadena: City Highlights Exploration Game

3. Pasadena: City Highlights Exploration Game

The city game starts at East Colorado Boulevard & North Oak Knoll Avenue. It will take you between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Pasadena Senior Center Public Art Einstein & Beyond. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Up for a fun challenge? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

Los Angeles: Old Pasadena Food Tasting Walking Tour

4. Los Angeles: Old Pasadena Food Tasting Walking Tour

Delve deep into the flavors of Pasadena on this taste-bud-tingling food tour of Old Pasadena. Sample foods and delicacies in spots frequented by locals, all the while learning about Pasadena’s transition from a sunny patch of orange groves into a foodie haven just east of Los Angeles. Colorful alleys and secret throughways spice up this tour as you seek out spectacular eateries specializing in food from around the globe. As you taste the bounties on offer, your guide will regale you with fascinating stories behind the culinary scene that you’re indulging in. Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by the merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings with your group. Relax in cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine. Sample fine olive oil in a specialty store. Delight your sweet tooth with a trip to a chic chocolatier. To cap things off, enjoy the sensory experience of a tour of a handmade soap kitchen.

Pasadena: Old Pasadena Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

5. Pasadena: Old Pasadena Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Take a unique tour of Old Pasadena by figuring out puzzles and clues that lead you around the city. Score points with correct answers, see iconic sights, and stop and start the game as you please. Find main attractions and hidden gems alike, like the Jackie and Mack Robinson Memorial and much more. Start the tour by opening the game on your smartphone. Solve your first puzzle and find yourself guided to the next spot. Learn interesting facts and apply your knowledge throughout the game, while truly getting to know Old Pasadena. Capture sights along the Colorado Boulevard, where the Rose Parade takes place, visit the iconic Castle Green, the historic City Hall, and hidden gems just waiting to be explored. Play the game at any time and stop and start as you like. This type of tour is interesting for all ages and is perfect on your own, or in a group.

LA: East Side Guided Film Locations Tour

6. LA: East Side Guided Film Locations Tour

Immerse yourself in the world of Hollywood films with an insightful private excursion to iconic movie locations. Get picked up from an area convenient to the tour and dive into LA's famous east side to come across spots seen in some of your favorite blockbusters. Begin your journey with a hotel transfer and tailor your itinerary with the help of your guide. Pick where you want to go from a list of some of the best films of all time. Enjoy personalized commentary about the locations you choose and marvel at them firsthand, just as seen on screen. Here are just a few of the possible tour stops: ·     Five different houses from the Back to the Future franchise, including Doc Brown's, Biff's, and George McFly's·     The Banks' residence from Father of the Bride·     Three legendary spots from Halloween, including Michael Myers' house and the hedge·     Pee Wee Herman's house from Pee Wee's Big Adventure·     Sam's high school from Transformers Feel free to bring costumes and props to snap the perfect photo at each stop. And, while you're taking in those sights, seize the chance to admire all the Hollywood landmarks, such as the Rose Bowl and the Colorado Street Bridge. Be dropped off back at your hotel or any other site in Hollywood.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 308 reviews

There is definitely value for your money here and we appreciated that we could prepay in CDN$ and we liked that there was a good clear website, guide and cancellation policies. You do have to do some pre planning and investigating to make the most of your pass but we never had any issues using the pass and enjoyed Aquarium of the Pacific, Harbour tour, Big Bus LA tour, Madame Tussauds, Walk of Fame, Mann Chinese Theatre, Universal Studios and Knotts Berry Farm.

For the 2nd time already got an LA Card. It worked very well the first time. This time again for 4 days with tickets for Universal Studios. Everything worked wonderfully, simply with the barcode directly to the entrance, past the cash registers. Can I definitely recommend.

highly recommend, very cost effective and easy to use. obviously not the time to do everything. But still fits. on each trip abroad, we will take the passes.

Super profitable! Possibility to see lots of things to do in Los Angeles and without queuing or even booking for the most part! Brilliant I recommend!

Everything impeccable!! When we had a problem, they fixed it right away.