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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 31 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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Arroyo Grande, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We remember Old Pasadena as a part of town that you did not go to visit as it was dangerous. What a delight to go there now and see the great restaurants and shops, crowds of people day and night! It is bubbling with life and a definite place to visit. Find a nearby parking garage and set off to... More

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Cambridge
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We parked in a car park just by Tiffanys which gives 90 mins free parking then $2 an hour. There are lots of cafés and restaurants. The choice of shops is good too. There re older buildings mixed with newer ones. The whole area was appealing and a nice place to visit, wish we could have spent longer here.

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NJ
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103 reviews 103 reviews
43 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

The combination of not-too-old restored buildings with a mix of upscale-ish shopping and good eating places warrants more time than we could give it on a hot summer day when museum hopping was our top priority. But what we saw, we liked, and have made ourselves a promise to return. You can nip down the hill from the Norton Simon... More

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Fresno, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

For the best experience stay at the Marriott. There are so many stores that I do not have in my hometown so this is a great experience for me. While most of the stores are well known--like Crate and Barrel. The Container Store, etc., these stores are quite large and have a larger inventory. Plenty of places to have a... More

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Chicago
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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264 reviews 264 reviews
140 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
46 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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