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Address: 1 W. Colorado Blvd., Bounded by Pasadena, Arroyo Pkwy., Del Mar, and Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91105
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Description: Old Pasadena is the downtown historic business district of Pasadena, a...
Old Pasadena is the downtown historic business district of Pasadena, a lively and diverse city located just ten miles from downtown Los Angeles. This eclectic old town area features entertainment and activities for kids and adults alike: museums, galleries, and music events, as well as movies, shopping, restaurants, and outdoor cafes. Families often stop by after sports events at the Rose Bowl; this clean and safe district is pedestrian friendly and provides convenient parking and easy access to public transportation, served by major bus lines and two Metro Gold Line stops.
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Old Pasadena has a great selection of bars, restaurants and shopping. It's easy to spend several hours sampling the shops. Any visitor to Los Angeles should make a stop in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Old Pasadena has a great selection of bars, restaurants and shopping. It's easy to spend several hours sampling the shops. Any visitor to Los Angeles should make a stop in Pasadena to experience the time saving stroll through Old Town.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Real nice retail/dining area of upscale stores (Pottery Barn & Restoration Hardware, Apple, Vans & Nike) and good eats! The Pasadena City Hall is a masterpiece and worth the trip alone. Especially when lit up at night. Beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were there as one of a place to visit during our travel to Los Angeles. We reached at almost sunset time, and it was a bit difficult to find a parking. As what we already learned that the parking ticket is a must if you park your car there and you must keep your time very well. Many restaurants... More 

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Walnut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is old town in Pasadena city, nearby there is a lot of great seafood + many kind of restaurants + good prices+ pizza + movie, shopping and walking around , enjoy your summer time evening , musics and more.

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Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Old Pasadena was okay. There are a few cute shops and the restaurants are amazing but the streets themselves are a bit dirty and it is rather expensive. Most of the restaurants are pretty packed on Friday and Saturday nights so I would recommend getting reservations if you can. One highlight was 21 Flavors which is a soft serve place... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We lived in old Pasadena for 2 years and enjoyed every minute of it. Beautiful Spanish homes, preserved Crastsman homes, restaurants and bars just a few blocks from you. Most of all the elegant bridge of liights. i don't mind the short detour, just to drive through the bridge when it is all lit up with those clusters of large... More 

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Portsmouth, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We stopped at Edwin Mills as we walked through Old Pasedena and what a pleasant surprise! One of the best meals I have ever had and what a presentation!!!!! Don't miss this one if you are in the area!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I went here to a saving shop. There were some speciality items I was looking for that are not available else where. I was not disappointed. I also stopped in a pencil store which was amazing. Parking is an issue but some stores do have free parking. One just has to persevere.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you are in the Los Angeles area and have a day free go on out California 110 to the bungalow city. There are lots of "major" attractions all over the Los Angeles basin, so do them first and go to Pasadena if you have a free day. I happen to love it.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place Rocks when world cup was in town at the rose bowl this place was so much fun with the crowds, no problems pasadena is used to large crowds and traffic control, best to park either north (Parson's) or south (green st)

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Address: Address: 1 W. Colorado Blvd., Bounded by Pasadena, Arroyo Pkwy., Del Mar, and Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91105
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena

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