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Old Pasadena

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Address: 1 W. Colorado Blvd., Bounded by Pasadena, Arroyo Pkwy., Del Mar, and Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91105
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Old Pasadena is the downtown historic business district of Pasadena, a...

Old Pasadena is the downtown historic business district of Pasadena, a lively and diverse city located just ten miles from downtown Los Angeles. This eclectic old town area features entertainment and activities for kids and adults alike: museums, galleries, and music events, as well as movies, shopping, restaurants, and outdoor cafes. Families often stop by after sports events at the Rose Bowl; this clean and safe district is pedestrian friendly and provides convenient parking and easy access to public transportation, served by major bus lines and two Metro Gold Line stops.

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Lovely area!

Lots of stores (from Crate and Barrel to Tiffany's) and restaurants. Some of the facades are historic and beautiful. It is a great place to spend a sunny day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of stores (from Crate and Barrel to Tiffany's) and restaurants. Some of the facades are historic and beautiful. It is a great place to spend a sunny day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old Pasadena is fun and eclectic. It is comprised of several square blocks of mostly old buildings with really interesting architectural details still intact. It's amazing that this area somehow escaped the wrecking ball in its worst run-down years (60s and 70s) to now be a popular place to eat, shop, catch a movie, visit a spa, appreciate kandmark historic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There are some buildings clearly marked as constructed more than a hundred years ago but the "old" area does not look or feel old. It is a great place to shop and dine. There are some old style specialty shops. Not too many cities have a hat shop or a vintage eyeglasses shop. Many blocks are lined with lit trees.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Eclectic History !! Old town Pasadena has the best window shopping and actual shopping in Southern California. You can eat a wonderful breakfast at Russels dinner on Fairoaks Blvd .. Lunch at the Grande Orange check out the world famous Art cle tin at the Norton Simon Museum and then have dinner at Sorriso Wonderful morning noon and night... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Old town Pasadena is a great area to explore. The main street is Colorado Blvd.You will find trendy shops and upscale restaurants and cafes. But please step off the main street and go exploring the little alley ways and side streets. You will find many smaller boutiques and coffee houses that are the real treasures of old town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We had only been to old Pasadena once before and had a great time again. Wonderful coffee shops and restaurants. Parking can be tricky be we found street parking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Pasadena has lots of really good restaurants, bars, and shops. We stayed at the courtyard Marriott. It was within walking distance of the shops and restaurants and across the street from a pretty park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We've been to Pasadena numerous times, but have never really explored the side streets and alleys. This visit, we had more time in the early evenings, and saw lots of charm here. Our Hotel (Marriott Courtyard) was very centrally located, and around the entire Hotel area, there were lots of narrow streets and alleys, small plazas, fountains, and lots of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Old pasadena is very alive, espceially at night. If you are a big fan of big bang theory, you can go the THE cheesecacke factory. Walking around is definitely not a waste of time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this town Beautifully maintained with loads of greenery and clean and tidy Loads of restaurants , hangout spots Very accessible

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