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Colorado Boulevard

Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
626-795-9311
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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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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This boulevard is the main one in Pasadena- lots of cafes, bars, restaurants and provides a nice space for walking all day long. Lovely!

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California
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738 reviews 738 reviews
535 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Colorado Boulevard is a long, long street. Parts of it are trendy and fashionable while other parts of it are not, so other reviews are discussing particular neighborhoods it travels through, like Old Town. Bottom line: it's a street.

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Redwood City, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
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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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218 reviews 218 reviews
36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
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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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119 reviews 119 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
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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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