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Colorado Boulevard

Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
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Ranked #9 of 31 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 Diego, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

And I don't even like "retail therapy". But I like the old brick buildings and the alleyways and all the boutique shops and restaurants, coffee bars and even the few upscale chain stores such as Pottery Barn. A good area to wander around, hang for coffee or lunch and even shop.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Ignored it, except as a transit way. Have relatives in S. Pasadena, so that was the reason for traveling on it.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Colorado Street has everything your looking for. Gotta eat at Cameron's Seafood. Awesome Oysters. Ramada in Pasadena is the Place to stay.

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Fremont, California
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1,147 reviews 1,147 reviews
713 attraction reviews
787 helpful votes 787 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If one watches the Rose Parade on New Years day, one might note when they the parade route turns right off the first street they start on. That is Colorado Blvd. It is the most lively area of Los Angeles area on New Years Eve and New Years Day. People get there early and camp out over night to see... More

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Arroyo Grande, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Colorado Boulevard is always changing and is different as you travel from one end to the other. The beautiful contrast of Old Town Pasadena at one end evolves into strip malls, small businesses, vacant lots, a beautiful college and then more variety of small businesses and restaurants with old and new motels and hotels mixed in. The only walking area... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Seems like a very safe area, with lots to keep you busy! There are great restaurants, shops, and as I learned, it's a close(ish) walk to the Rose Bowl if you're in town for events.

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
66 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Up towards old town to the west is a good place for walking and taking a look at the shops and all the odd people. All the way from Arroyo Seco Arcadia one can find food and lodgings but it is a long way to walk....don't walk down to the east it is boring.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Street has all good restaurants , bars, Shops with good brands. All and all you can enjoy your evening here.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stopped at the United States Post Office to purchase post card stamps. What a beautiful interior. Ate and shopped at Paseo Colorado. Walked around the City Hall complex and purchased gourmet cupcakes from MarySue at the small farmer's market.

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Pasadena, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I recently strolled along Colorado Blvd with a friend of mine. It had been awhile since I had done this and I’m glad we did. There are some new shops and restaurants that I didn’t know about and it was fun to discover them. Plus I found a shoe sale at Kenneth Cole that was fantastic.

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