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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...more
1 W Colorado Blvd, Bounded by Pasadena, Arroyo Pkwy., Del Mar, and Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91105-1922
All reviews lots of restaurants unique shops the cheesecake factory window shopping crate and barrel great place to walk great area mi piace shopping and dining great shopping pottery barn few blocks great architecture within walking distance walk around movie theaters lots of fun
Classic streets with lots of shops and things to see. Tons of Restuarant choices of all prices and styles. Part of old Route 66. If you like to walk, browse , and shop then it’s for you. Plenty of parking options.
This is my first time with an extended stay in old Pasadena. I recalled how dilapidated it it was in the 1970s. This is a new renaissance which I had heard about but the first time I’ve experienced it. A wide ethnic diversion of food...More
As we were staying close to Pasadena on our trip to LA, we visited the Old Town for a couple of hours. We had a walk around the Old Town which was pleasant, and the area around the City Hall is particularly impressive. Plenty of...More
We trained from downtown LA to Pasadena Old Town on the advice of a taxi driver. He told us get off the train and it's right in front of you. We asked directions and were guided to the main street. It was just a clone...More
We loved Old Pasadena! We went back multiple times, both for shopping and to try different eateries during our trip to LA.
Parking: if you park in the parking building just off the main road you first 90mins are free, then it’s $2 for each...More
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First time to L.A.? Two kids? Anaheim, no question. Disneyland Park, Disney's California Adventure & Downtown Disney are right there as well as the Christ Cathedral (historical significance). Lots of restaurants & Hotels. I... More
First time to L.A.? Two kids? Anaheim, no question. Disneyland Park, Disney's California Adventure & Downtown Disney are right there as well as the Christ Cathedral (historical significance). Lots of restaurants & Hotels. I recommend the Portofino Inn & Suites Anaheim Hotel. Clean, reasonable, family suites available & two blocks walking distance from Disneyland. From Anaheim, take the I-5 north and you're in Buena Park, home to Knott's Berry Farm, Medieval Times Dinner Theater, Pirates Dinner Adventure, Knott's Soak City water park (summer only), Titanic The Artifact Museum, & Bodies The Exhibition. Travel 90 minutes or so on I-5 north from Anaheim and your in Hollywood, home to Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios & Universal City Walk, and Farmer's Market-The Original with lots of semi-outdoor eateries & shopping and maybe even a celebrity or two. For a California coastal view, take the 22 east for 36 minutes to lovely Seal Beach for small store coastal shopping, swimming & sun bathing & fresh seafood dining. For some REAL Los Angeles history, take the I-5 north to the 101 for 60 minutes & you will land on Olvera Street, the very birthplace of Los Angeles. Originally called Vine Street, in 1877 it was renamed after Agustin Olvera, the first judge of the county of Los Angeles. Start with "La Reina de Los Angeles Catholic Church" (which is where "Los Angeles" gets it's name) follow up with shopping open market Mexican shops & sooooo many restaurants. My favorite is "Cielito Lindo" and their green sauce drenched tacos. But don't stop there! Have lunch and keep going to the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, the world's most famous Ice Age fossil excavation site located in the heart of Los Angeles. There is so MUCH to see and do, I could just go on and on! But in short, when we travel from Central California to the Los Angeles area, it's all about Disneyland first and anything else may or may not revolve off of that.