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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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Description: 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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Old Town Pasadena is filled with restaurants and shops. There are movie theatres too. You'll never get tired of spending an evening in Old Pasadena.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Lake Forest, Illinois, United States
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I'm not really one for chains so I don't especially care if there is a Kate Spade store or a Lush place (although I like their bath bombs and have liked them since I first encountered them in Toronto in the early 90s). I was more interested in the smaller boutique places like the Goorin Bros. Hat store where my... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Old Town Pasadena is filled with restaurants and shops. There are movie theatres too. You'll never get tired of spending an evening in Old Pasadena.

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McLean, Virginia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I visit Pasadena often from the East Coast. "Old Pasadena", another confection whipped up by local boosters who brought you the 1880s-early 1900s real estate lead publicity campaign to have Chicagoans and other visitors from our colder states visit and buy property in Pasadenia, also the impetus for the Rose Bowl parade spectacle, this spread out area is just so... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

So many things to see and do. Lots of eateries worth trying, you can park and walk for a few blocks to get a feel for the area. Come for the afternoon so you can have a nice lunch, then walk the area and do a bit of shopping. A fun and interesting way to spend an afternoon or morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

You'll probably need to pay for a parking garage, but after that you'll enjoy walking around and enjoying the good food and mix of shops.

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Miami, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is a very nice place to go, if you are visiting los angeles area, you should go to Pasadena, is a very beautiful town, you can see roses for everywhere,and old pasadena is beautiful, has a very nice shopping area with a lot of restaurants, you can find there almos everything.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Seeing the Rose Parade had long been on my bucket list. We decided 3 months ahead to definitely do it, and that was none too soon. We were just in time to book grandstand seats, luckily on a low row without climbing. Unfortunately, it was the coldest New Year's day since 1936, and we really bundled up. I live in... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Old Pasadena has more than just national retailers you can find in any mall. Get off Colorado and go up Raymond, Union, Green, and Holly. You will be pleasantly surprised by the variety of shops and restaurants

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Many of the shops are chains and some are unique and interesting. There a many unique places to eat and lots of fun bars. The Schoolhouse parking lot and the one on DeLacy street are free for the first 90 min and then $2 an hour. If you like to shop and eat you can stay all day. There is... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tons of small locally owned restaurants, you could spend months here and not hit them all. Small place that is easy to get around walking. If you drive here there are many city parking lots that are free for the first 1 1/2 hours, then a nominal fee per hour after.

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