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Address: Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone Number: 626-795-9311
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The site of the Rose Parade in Pasadena.

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Old Pasadena a Misnomer

Great restoration using the original building fascades, but adding all the great retail (Apple Store, Cheesecake Factory, etc.) along with many many indies. Plenty of parking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
burkeohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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97 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restoration using the original building fascades, but adding all the great retail (Apple Store, Cheesecake Factory, etc.) along with many many indies. Plenty of parking. Good eating and shopping. Stay in Old Pasadena for the best time investment, although there are cool sites east of Old P

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San Jose, California
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is a beautiful blvd - in the old pasadena area. lots of beautiful buildings. Great restaurants, coffee shops, in all price ranges.

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Colorado
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325 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

A trip to Pasadena is not complete until you explore the shops and restaurants on Colorado Boulevard. The beautiful architecture of the buildings laced with seasonal decorations is a treat to see!

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Pasadena, California
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Well, it is the main drag in Pasadena and the Route of the Rose Parade..lots of variety, from the Yuppie Center called Old Town to the Homeless Area just about everywhere else, especially east Colorado. It is a cross section of our Society..Few Parts of Colorado has been immune to the Recession and it shows..You can run the entire gambit... More 

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SoCal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Old Town Pasadena & up/down Colorado Bl. (and Green Street) is a great to get into the holiday season, Southern California style. We don't have snow but we've got beautiful vistas, historical architecture and great shopping. One favorite is Jacob Maarse (Green Street) which has an incredible shop and aromatics to decorate your house with, the restaurants are varied and... More 

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Forney, Texas
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79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Lots of shops and restaurants along the route of the most famous parade route in the world (in my opinion). Pasadena is a clean, pretty city. Fun little side trip for us.

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Albany, New York
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90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Colorado is one LONG boulevard. Take a bite size slice out of it in Pasadena and you have a really fun shopping and dining experience. Well maintained and very safe area offering a good mix of things. Something for everyone.

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Love the weather in Pasadena. It is always fun to walk down Colorado Blvd, especially in Old Town. There are fun stores and restaurants all along the path. It is especially fun New Years Eve and New Years Day.

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United Kingdom
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83 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Glad they have maintained this area as there are many interesting and historic buildings to see and its worth stopping for a stroll around and a coffee in one of the many nice places along the road .

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This has a great range of shopping, food, parking and malls. We went here on various days and at various times and it always felt safe.

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