Levitt Pavilion, a concert venue Interior scene at Pasadena Museum of California Art A couple contemplates a large painting at Art Night The Ambassador Auditorium, a concert venue
We hope that NA-PAC'13's diverse and interesting technical program will keep you in the meeting rooms... most of the time! Pasadena's vibrant arts and culture and famously pleasant location will tempt you to explore.

The conference venue is where Old Pasadena meets the Playhouse District, and the nightlife of Colorado Boulevard is within walking distance. All the famous attractions of the Los Angeles area are within day-trip range, and a beautiful region of California is all around. As the conference grows closer, this page will offer insider tips on what you might see and do on your own at various distances and levels of time commitment.

To whet your appetite in the meantime, here are some glimpses of the grounds and exhibits of the Norton Simon Museum; the Pacific Asia Museum; the Pasadena Museum of California Art; the collections and grounds of the Huntington Library; and the Descanso Gardens, as well as scenes around town.
Court of Appeals building with a bridge in the foreground Gainsborough's painting, Descanso Gardens with the cheery trees in bloom Couple strolling along Green Street, with lights decorating the trees Warrior statue at Pacific Asia Museum Statues commemorating Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, a Pasadena native and the first African American Major Leaguer, and his brother Mack City Hall at sunset Statue and camellias in bloom at Huntington Library
Boat's prow style roof at Pacific Asia Museum Picturesque garden walkway at Cal Tech Van Gogh painting, Tranquil Japanese garden tableau, with wisteria blooming, at Huntington Library


Photos courtesy Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau except as otherwise indicated.