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Old Pasadena

Address: 1 W. Colorado Blvd., Bounded by Pasadena, Arroyo Pkwy., Del Mar, and Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91105
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Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
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Ranked #8 of 27 Attractions in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner description: Old Pasadena is the downtown historic business district of Pasadena...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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.
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Old town Pasadena is not the dump it used to be. It is like a newly skinned penny. All the major retail brand line the main roads. Many great places to choose from to dine and enjoy a whole day of it.

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Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Pick up a free guide map to Old Pasadena from one of the merchants in the area. Many of the blocks have beautiful old buildings (from early 20th century) that have been converted into wonderful shops and restaurants. Although 22 blocks are nationally registered as historic, the quality and quantity is uneven. Make sure to stroll a few blocks outside... More 

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Moose Lake, Minnesota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We were limited in the time we could spend here, but I definitely want to come back! We were here for a little shopping and dinner and there was much to choose from. There is every kind of shopping and eating combined with great art and architecture!

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Pasadena, California
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Old Town has a cornucopia of restaurants and shops. There are 'chichi' cafes as well as quick street food options. It's great for people watching! It can be very crowded on the weekends, so plan accordingly. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Movies, music and art are here as well.

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Pasadena, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Old Pas, has everything many restaurants, with different ethnic cuisine. There are theaters, clubs, museums & outdoor mall & parks. This is where the artists and artsy hang. Can get crowded on weekends. It's a great change from Hollywood.

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La Canada, CA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Old Town Pasadena keeps getting better. Far better than going to a closed in mall. Great stores. Big chain stores and individual ones as well. Great variety of food venues. Fast food, elegant dining and everything in between. Scheduled events. Holiday decor. You will spend a few hours here. Enjoy.

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Southern California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Old Pasadena has evolved into a destination - some chain and non-chain restaurants, the usual array of stores that range from Tiffanys to Forever 21, and lots of pedestrian traffic. The downside is parking - limited despite the lots and congestion around Fair Oaks and Colorado.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great area with nice shops and a good variety of restaurants and cafes. Not too busy so enjoy a relaxing time exploring the town.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Went to Pasadena for Football game, ended up walking to and around Old Pasadena. There are a number of shops and restaurants/bars in the area. There are a number of parking lots which average about $10. The city is a nice setting and we felt safe walking around even at night.

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Rome, Italy
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303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Old Pasadena is really lovely. You can walk around, shop, eat and forget about your car. Nice little shops (visit Stats for a magical Xmas atmosphere). Enjoy.

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