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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 32 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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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Old Pasadena is a fun place to wander and enjoy. We usually stay at the Marriott Courtyard so it is easy to walk to the restaurants and stores nearby. We have dined at several restaurants, including one time enjoying New Years Eve in Old Pasadena. (Note: The next day we saw the Rose Parade). We have shopped at the stores;... More

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Redwood City, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Old Pasadena is a very appealing built environment. There are storefronts, alleys, restaurants and shops. It's walkable and safe. A great neighborhood turnaround,

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minnetonka. minnesota
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144 reviews 144 reviews
45 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Parking is easy, everyone who lives in the area is outgoing and helpful, and it's all low-key. It's not a large area, like trying to cover Greenwich Village in a day, but there is a lot to see. Plan on 2-3 hours at a minimum. There's also a solid block of interesting antique shops, if those are included, you'll need... More

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Orlando, FL USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Nice area in a great town. Lots of restaurants and shops. Parking can be a little difficult and the parking cops are thick and plentiful.

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California
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411 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Old Town Pasadena, which was more or less a slum when I was a kid, has become hot. It is full of hip restaurants, trendy boutiques and intriguing little shops. Go for brunch then hang out for the afternoon.

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Ottawa, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We loved Old Pasadena, so beautiful to walk, great architecture and multi-cultural. I would love to spend my winters over there at retirement.

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San Diego, California, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Old Town Pasadena is a terrific place to spend an afternoon or evening. There are lots of fabulous restaurants, the Langham Hotel has fabulous afternoon tea, and then there are shops galore. Can't go wrong spending time in Old Town. Highly recommend!

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Tucson
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

interesting to drive around just to notice the architecture of the older buildings, but after that same as a lot of other places...and a lot of standard issue stores found everywhere.

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Pasadena, CA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Old Town Pasadena is not old by the standards of anyone familiar with the east coast, but it has an urban flavor that is missing from most of Southern California. It mostly has sidewalk cafes, trendy clothes stores, and a few bars and clubs. It is one of the few remaining places in Southern California where there really is pedestrian... More

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

What a lovely part of LA. This area felt a lot like some of the country towns we visited later in our trip. Beautiful conversions of stunning red brick warehouses, lovely shopping, quite up market American names. Very nice just to wander and check out the art deco buildings and enjoy the atmosphere

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