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Colorado Boulevard

Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
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Ranked #10 of 28 attractions in Pasadena
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Scenic Railroads
Activities: Dining, Shopping, Nightlife
Description: The site of the Rose Parade in Pasadena.
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San Marcos
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

There is a lot to see and do on this street. You'll love how this place wakes up after dark. I really enjoyed window shopping and watching all the street artist.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Its nice to come here at night around 7. You could stroll around the streets and get some dinner. Its actually some pretty good restaurant with good food in here.

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Pasadena, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Pretty nice to walk, highly recommend walking it barefoot in the dead of night, like 3am; there are homeless people so the whole atmosphere changes. Daytime, sunlight walking is excellent too, there's a couple good bookstores, desert stores, pastry shops, resturants galore.

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Pasadena, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The East end of Colorado has the Norton Simon Museum and Old Town Pasadena; near Lake avenue you will find the Playhouse District,with live theatre and a great movie house. East Pasadena gets spotty and sometimes is just a street. There is a cluster of antique/collectable shops near Altadena Drive. If you keep going you will pass Santa Anita racetrack... More

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Rainier, Oregon
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327 reviews 327 reviews
118 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Colorado Boulevard has changed greatly, and for the better, since I last marched down it with the Stanford Band, many years ago. Some nice shops and good restaurants

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Sacramento, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

If you like to walk around to check out shops and places to eat or drink, Colorado Blvd. near the old part of Pasadena is the place to be.

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Centreville, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The old Pasadena section of Colorado Blvd was a dicey at times unsafe place before the urban renewal of the past years. Many of the historic buildings have been rehabilitated and while many chain stores have established themselves here, there are enough unique spots to make a stroll interesting. Parking is plentiful, but beware while we were parked in the... More

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Fountain Valley, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Beautiful buildings and the area is alive. Lots of great shopping and fun little alleys. The food is pretty good, too.

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Pasadena, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The "Old Pasadena" stretch of Colorado Blvd has all the usual shops, etc., but if you go a block south to tree-lined Green St., it's a bit more interesting, mellower, and to see an amazing piece of architecture go to the post office bldg on Colorado Blvd. a couple blocks east of the Old Pas "strip" (across from the Paseo... More

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Pasadena, Ca.
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Fine restoration of former grungy, run-down section of town. Now filled with many shops, mostly chains unfortunately. Alas, independent "character" shops are few and far. Many good places to eat, parking structures spotted around the area. Very popular area for locals and tourists alike. Don't miss "glass" sculptures in One Colorado.

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