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Colorado Boulevard

Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
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Ranked #9 of 32 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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Redwood City, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The avenue is a prize winning architectural revival site and mobbed with visitors on the weekend. Every major retail chain has a store there. Lots of restaurants and bars as well. It's a scene.

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Redding, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Everything you need is here- history, beauty, shops, services, hotels, and eateries (from fast food, to historical diners, and fine food dining). Centrally located for day journeys across the LA area.

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Pasadena, CA, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The "old town" area of Colorado Boulevard has become a bit of a cultural oasis for the San Gabriel Valley area, being the only place that has trendy clothes and souvenir shops, sidewalk cafes and clubs. If you are traveling eastbound on the 210 from Palm Springs, arriving at the Lake Avenue exit finally puts a dramatic end to about... More

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Wiehle, VA
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213 reviews 213 reviews
35 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Some of the diversity from my youth is gone (Ace Model Shop, Bob's Big Boy, Davilyn Surplus Electronics, Pacific Stereo, Ruben's, etc.) while some has moved (Whistle Stop Trains), there's still much to enjoy walking along my favorite street in the Southland

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Phoenix, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Always a hustle and bustle on Colorado Blvd. We met friends for gelato. It was a Saturday evening street filled for summer saturday

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San Diego, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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

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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1,499 reviews 1,499 reviews
954 attraction reviews
917 helpful votes 917 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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