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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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Chicago
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Shopped and purchased at Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and H&M. So pleasant just walking around. Would definitely recommend a stop here if staying in Pasadena.

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Chino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our tour had 9 different stops total, along the way our guide Nick very friendly :) and very patient ( he waited while we purchased items), would give some history or trivia of each place. Every restaurant prepared fresh foods and placed on table for us to pass around and sample within our group. Portions are nice size samples (not... More

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san francisco
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240 reviews 240 reviews
126 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

"Old Town" Pasadena dates from the late 1800's and there are quite a few interesting buildings (architecture) dating from that period. Further, there is alot of interesting shopping in the old town, and dining options. The streets are nice, clean, and it is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. That being said, I did not feel it was worth... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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43 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Old Pasedena is an extremely pleasant neighbourhood with lots of restaurants and shops, there is a wide selection of stores and all in all we spent a couple of hours soaking the place in. What was a disappointment to us was the lack of history, I expected more detail. The only sign of history we stumbled upon was a sign... More

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OC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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