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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 downtown historic business district of Pasadena, a lively and diverse city located just ten miles from downtown Los Angeles. This... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I love Old Pasadena because it is chic and clean and warm and nice and diverse and modern being old at the same time. So many places where to have a healthy drink or a conventional coffee. I adored it!

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Easy walking.Lots of interesting cafes, restaurants, shops. Well preserved elegant buildings as well as quirky ones. All make this make it great place to detour to from the usual tourism attractions of LA.

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Fremont, California
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1,574 reviews 1,574 reviews
993 attraction reviews
932 helpful votes 932 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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736 reviews 736 reviews
534 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
35 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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