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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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Pasadena, CA, USA
11 reviews 11 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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1,295 reviews 1,295 reviews
816 attraction reviews
862 helpful votes 862 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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59 reviews 59 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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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
140 reviews 140 reviews
78 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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