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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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One of the most popular and fun destinations in Southern California, Old Town Pasadena has it all for the food, beverage, shopping and entertainment consumer. One Colorado Plaza... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

One of the most popular and fun destinations in Southern California, Old Town Pasadena has it all for the food, beverage, shopping and entertainment consumer. One Colorado Plaza has some of the best sushi in town at Sushi Roku -- with very fresh sushi and discount sake drinks at happy hour. We are privileged to have one of only 12... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We love coming to Old Town Pasadena for a variety of reasons but we mainly come here to have dinner and some occasions shopping. For a guy I go to Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn and my daughters pretty much go everywhere. Its convenient for us since we live close by, parking is not difficult if you wish to... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Fun street scene after dark, especially on weekends. I felt safe walking everywhere, even alone. There are good local restaurants scattered throughout the area but the main drag is dominated by big box stores like H&M. There are some great little shops though...worth a stroll for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Packed with quirky to elegant options for shoppers. Foodie heaven with all manner of shops that focus on tea, spices, pies or high-end imported treats. Shops for those on a tight budget too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We strolled along narrow, cute pedestrian streets and plazas of Pasadena an afternoon, but couldn’t find there lively as we expected. Probably would be more active around late afternoon hours. Nice place.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Old Pasadena has great charm. Classic restaurants are on every block. You have the Norton Simon Museum and don't forget to visit the Pasadena Historical Museum. It is well worth a day visit and you are not far from the Rose Bowl --it is a great place to eat after the UCLA Bruins defeat some opponent...:):)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is great for tourists. There are a few, and I mean very few, unique restaurants and shops. Mostly chains you can visit in Everytown, USA (and occasionally Europe). Back alley hidden bars, restaurants, and shops tend to be the best. Himalyan, Afgani, Argentinian, and Spanish Chocolate shops are the best. Cool architecture throughout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Old Town Pasadena is a really cool, hip area of shops, restaurants, bars, and a few clubs and sports bars as well. There are movie theaters, outdoor eating areas, ice cream shops, just to name a few. It's a lot of fun to walk around here in the evenings and/or on weekends, even if it's just to people watch. I've... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great place to visit, walk, shop and eat. Lots of wonderful restaurants and unique and upscale shops along with many favorites. Gets a bit crowded on Friday and Saturday nights but that can be fun too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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