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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 31 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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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Quite an isolated part of LA in that it's a bit of a distance inland from the main areas. Very upmarket with big name designer stores and also quainter small shops. All the action is on Colorado Boulevard and all within walking distance of each other so no need for cabs. Plenty of nice coffee shops and high standard restaurants.... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Old Pasadena was a cute little place to visit. we unfortunatley had a 6 hour delayed filght and didn't get to explore more. We hope to make another trip back to check out the rest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nice to explore the town. We saw some old buildings and it had lot of stores. It was something new which is always good

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Old Pasadena, also known as "Old Town Pasadena" or simply "Old Town", is the earliest commercial area of Pasadena and is now designated as an historical district. After a period of decline, it was revitalized with a variety of stores and restaurants for enjoyable shopping and relaxed dining. Kingston Cafe is a family-owned Jamaican restaurant located in Old Pasadena. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I really enjoyed coming here! my whole family was very pleased by the way we were treated and the service that was given to us!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A wonderful place to shop, dine, and spend time in a beautiful example of what a lovely historical "downtown" can be in the 21st century.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Each time I go here there are more and more things to see and places to eat at. I liked the Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute cafe on the most resent visit

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Such a concentration of older brick and stone buildings is a rare treat in Southern California. These building seem to attract the upscale retailers and lots of smaller enterprises, restaurants and cafes as well as specialty stores. And those businesses in turn attract a broad spectrum of tourists and locals so that the sidewalks are generally busy yet the area... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had wonderful meals in Old Pasadena. Please visit Osawa for Japanese cuisine, like being in Japan. Urth for coffee, dessert and light dining.

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