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A Day in Pasadena

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Pasadena is buzzing with culture and history. Art, comedy and music fill the city with warmth and vitality.  There are many places to explore! So you have got 24 hours in Pasadena? No need to panic! We’ve prepared a 24-hour itinerary that includes few-must things to do and see in Pasadena. You do not have to waste in planning, as we’ve done that for ya. All you have to do is dive straight into exploring and experiencing the best of Pasadena. 

Pasadena Itinerary
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Breakfast at Pappa Yolk's Grill at 10:00am!

Fill yourself to the brim with a hearty breakfast at Pappa Yolk's Grill. The Pappa Yolk’s Grill serves American favorites in a relaxed setting. It is a popular breakfast joint frequented by locals and tourists alike. The bacon, biscuits, gravy and grits, egg dishes, French toast and pancakes, the menu is filled with mouth-watering options. Whatever you order will be super delicious. Also, everything on the menu is reasonably priced and suited to all taste buds. 

Address: 5824 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505, United States
Phone: 1 281-741-0626
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 5:00am-3:00pm; Sunday: 7:00am-3:00pm

Connect with nature at Armand Bayou Nature Center at 11:00am!

Start your excursion in Pasadena with a visit to Armand Bayou Nature Center. The center live animal displays, butterfly gardens, a boardwalk, and prairie nature trails. It houses over 370 species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Visitors can learn about local flora and fauna, hike the nature trails, go birdwatching and spot animals like bison, snakes, hawks, alligators and more. It is also home to a Martyn Farm that features the agricultural life in Texas in the 1800s. Visitors can take a guided canoe tour or get on an electric pontoon boat called “Bayou Ranger” and take in the beauty! Wildlife and nature abounds at this place!

Address: 8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77507, United States
Phone: 1 281-474-2551
Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Distance and Time from Pappa Yolk’s Grill: 7.8miles or 17 minutes drive Red Bluff Road

Engage in outdoor activities at Strawberry Park at 12:00pm!

Next, head to Strawberry Park and indulge in outdoor fun. It is a community park with a playground, tennis center, basketball courts, picnic areas, an aquatic center, lighted ball fields, a recreation facility, a swimming pool, a war memorial, several workout stations and micro-centers.  It is bustling with activities for people of all ages. Water activities are also available. It is a perfect spot for fun with family and friends, kids to run and play, splash into the water to beat the heat, and enjoy nature. If you’re travelling with kids and wish to spend the day outdoors, Strawberry Park is the place for you! Also, do pack up a tasty picnic for spending the day at this wonderful park!

Address: 1114 Parkside Dr, Pasadena, TX 77504, United States
Phone: 1 713-948-0322
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 1:00pm-8:00pm
Distance and Time from Armand Bayou Nature Center: 10.8miles or 26 minutes drive via Red Bluff Road and Spencer Highway

Lunch at 2:00pm!

Craving for Italian cuisine, stop by Cicis (Parkview West, 3421 Spencer Hwy a). Hankering for fried chicken, grit, biscuits and sides, pop into Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (3430 Spencer Hwy). For Mexican food, head to Zazz Burritos (2626 Spencer Hwy). Munch on American fare at Star Burger (2213 Strawberry Rd).

History awaits you at Heritage Park and Museum at 3:00pm!

After filling your belly, pop into the Heritage Park and Museum that is steeped in rich history of Pasadena. It houses two historic houses- Strawberry House and Pomeroy House that includes vintage furniture, antiques, clothing and other memorabilia of the first settlers to the area. Trace the history of Pasadena from its establishment and early settlements to Pasadena as an agricultural town to oil and gas industries establishment in the city to the contribution of Pasadena in establishment of free Texas, and beyond. It offers an insight into the early life and major events in Pasadena.

Address: 204 N Main Street, Pasadena, TX 77506, United States
Phone: 1 713-472-0564

Shopping at 4:00pm!

A trip to Pasadena is incomplete without shopping! Pop into Plaza Paseo that features national retailers, specialty shops and a food court. Within the Plaza Paseo, you can find Sears, Macy’s, Claire’s, Palais Royal, Zales, Foot Locker and several other specialty shops. This mall caters to every whim, style and tastes.  Shopping here will make you feel happy!

Address: 171 Pasadena Town Square Mall, Pasadena, TX 77506, United States
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Distance and Time from Heritage Park and Museum: 2.1miles or 6minutes drive via S Shaver Street and Harris Avenue

Antique lovers pop into the Antique Junction of Pasadena, which is a 2-story antique mall chock-full with vintage and antique merchandize- housewares, furniture, paper goods, toys, books, records, art, and much more. The merchandize is diverse and affordable. Score some one-of-a-kind pieces from here!

Address: 111 W Southmore Avenue, Pasadena, TX 77502, United States
Opening hours: Monday, Thursday to Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Distance and Time from Plaza Paseo: 1.2miles or 5minutes drive via Southmore Avenue

Wonderful musicals and plays awaits you at Pasadena Little Theater at 6:00pm!

Next, head to Pasadena Little Theatre that features plays, musicals, comedy shows and other performances. It has been offering stunning performances since 1955. It is one of the oldest operating theatres in the area and showcases a wide variety of shows that are classic, funny, emotional and vibrant. It offers a platform to up-and-coming, local and traveling artists to showcase their artistry talent and skills. Venture off to this beautiful theatre for a top-class art experience!

Address: 4318 Allen-Genoa Rd, Pasadena, TX 77504, United States
Phone: 1 713-941-1758
Distance and Time from Antique Junction of Pasadena: 3.4miles or 12minutes drive via Shaver Street

Dinner & Drinks at 8:00pm!

Enjoy Mexican fare along with margaritas at Restaurante Y Pupuseria (3705 S Shaver St) or Casa Ole (4018 Spencer Hwy).Or dig into traditional American grub along with wine or beer at Peppers Beef & Seafood (3604 Fairmont Pkwy # C). Chow down on subs, pasta or delicious seafood at Village Pizza & Seafood (3910 Fairmont Pkwy # L). Sample the Vietnamese and Chinese food at Chef Tung’s Kitchen (4300 Fairmont Pkwy).

Drink, Dance, Sing and Be Merry at 10:00pm!

If in mood for some dancing and drinking, pop into Club El Regio, a high-energy spot that features DJ spinning great tunes, a huge dance floor and a wide selection of drinks. The live music will compel you to hit the dance floor and get your groove on. And, if you want to a break from grooving, just relax on the couch, sip on your fave drink and enjoy people-dancing. A lively spot where you can drink, dance, rollick and be merry!

Address: 3316 Shaver Street, Pasadena, TX 77504, United States
Phone: 1 713-946-8191


Head to Timeout#3 Sportsbar that features live music and bands, arcade games, shuffleboard, pool, darts, TVs, and some delicious drinks. Timeout#3 Sportsbar is without a doubt the spot to go for beers and sports! It is a casual and energetic spot that not only quench your thirst, but also keep your belly satisfied and happy while you watch sports on TVs. 

Address: 4416 Fairmont Pkwy #101, Pasadena, TX 77504, United States
Phone: 1 281-487-8552
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11:00am-2:00am; Sunday: 12:00pm-2:00am

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