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Old Pasadena

Bounded by Pasadena, Fair Oaks, Raymond Aves., Arroyo Pkwy., Del Mar Blvd., and Corson St., Pasadena, CA
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Ranked #7 of 30 attractions in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Old Pasadena is the original commercial center of Pasadena, a city in California, United States that arose from one of the most prosperous areas of... more » Owner description: Old Pasadena is the original commercial center of Pasadena, a city in California, United States that arose from one of the most prosperous areas of the state, and had a latter day revitalization after a period of decay. « less
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Lots of bars, restaurants and shops all within walking distance. A lot of character and there is something for everyone here, from cheap food to classy restaurants. Some great pubs with impressive selections of beer.

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Pasadena, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A fun area to walk around eat shop and experience. A real boon to this area. Fun nite. Only problem is parking. Hard to find and canbe expensive

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Old Pasadena is charming through and through - and should be on anyone's must-visit list if they're touring the LA area. Excellent museums, restaurants, shops, and residents that are sophisticated yet somehow not 'snobby'. Can't wait to get back there!

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Many areas of LA are a bit seedy and dirty, not Pasadena, very nice shops and wonderful restaurants. Get off the main streets and explore the courtyards and ally ways in behind the streets to find wonderful shops and restaurants.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Pasadena is a beautiful city. Made all the more so by the few blocks in the centre of town along Colorado Ave, called Old Pasadena. This conservation area full of shopping and restaurants has a terrific ambience....

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Old Pasadena is a great spot for eating, shopping and drinking - highly recommended! Only negative is that it can close up a little early on some of the quieter nights.

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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Colorado Blvd offers everything from huge movie theaters to shopping and dining. If you want to find one of a kind boutiques and restaurants, wander down to Union Street and Fair Oaks. And of course there must be a half dozen world-class museums and live theaters in this district. It's almost too perfect to be real.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This was a great place to grow up and in my opinion is the treasure of the San Gabriel Valley. It is a great place to walk around, eat, shop, and grab a cocktail. Pasadena is becoming quite the trendy place to hang out with the constant addition of restaurants and boutique shops. A nice way to spend a nice... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Old Pasadena has really developed and changed since I used to live here. It is a trendy place with lots of restaurants and shops. Parking seems to be the only hassle- Parking lot will cost you $6

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pasadena, ca
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Old Pasadena is very vibrant and appeals to a variety of tastes. In the day time, it's a shopping and dining attraction. In the evening, it's date night dining and movie. BUT, if you are not into the riff raff and loud youth atmosphere, AVOID it after midnight when the drunks run amok. The Pasadena Police Department maintains a presence... More

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