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Old Pasadena

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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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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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Great for a leisurely walk, restaurants, and shopping

It's always a pleasant walk with shopping, restaurants, theaters. The IPIC theater is close to Colorado and Fair Oaks (off of Colorado). It provides individual recliners... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's always a pleasant walk with shopping, restaurants, theaters. The IPIC theater is close to Colorado and Fair Oaks (off of Colorado). It provides individual recliners, seat-side service of cocktails and food in a movie theater. Tiffany's is on the south side of the street. Numerous restaurants of all types.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I suggest you do not go in expecting some historic landmark area this is immaculate kept up and touristy. This is not what this is, this is a downtown area with shopping still maintained but not by any means cleaned up and touristy. There is good shopping here but judging by all the iron gates, chains and locks i'd say... More 

Thank northernk
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Pasadena is trendy, and is filled with many of the same brand names that you would find in other trendy neighborhoods in Santa Monica, Palo Alto, Boulder, etc. If you are a shopper, then this is your place. There are also lots of restaurants, some of them local (not part of a chain). Extra points for the surviving Distant... More 

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sufficient public parking garages, great people watching, plenty of food and lots of energy. Place comes alive after dark!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a stroll down this revitalised charming, energetic, historical old Pasadena on Colorado in late afternoon. This quaint area has premier shoppings, entertainment and dinings for all ages. It is already alive with hordes of fun seekers, shoppers doing their holiday shoppings, cocktail chasers, diners, driters, homeless and traffic honking....... A very very lively urban center!!!

Thank connie l
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old Pasadena remains a great place for couples to have dinner, catch a movie, listen to music, and stop by for a cup of coffee and dessert.

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Collingdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the high lights of the trip, lots of different places to shop, eat and drink. plenty places to park and enjoy the great night life.

Thank Albert R
Sherman Oaks, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here is a shopping area with local medium price restaurants and a lot of high end stores. So why o they allow all these panhandles and homeless People to stand across the stores and solicit you and asked for money. There are pictures in the window of the robbers who robbed the store and the needed to see my identy... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will see all your favorite shops and great places to eat in Old Pasadena. Plan to spend the day and bring your wallet!

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Rancho Mirage, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Pasadena should not be missed on your next trip to the area. Their is available shopping at all levels here and probably something for everyone. The area seems safe at almost all hours and it offers many attractions.

Thank Ed W

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