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Old Pasadena

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 #7 of 32 Attractions in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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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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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A nice town with lots of individual retail shops. Restaurants are plentiful and cater for most tastes. Most of America's major department stores just along from the town centre at the Westfield Mall.

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Pasadena, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Whether it's for the Rose Parade or any other day, Old Town is always fun. Great restaurants, shopping, theaters, and an ambiance only Old Town has. The 35er, Lucky Baldwins, and even the Colorado Room have some very interesting characters.

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vienna
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visited on our way back to the airport and enjoyed the calm small town feel the the area has. It is mainly shops, some old style, some modern, with a few restaurants. Just a nice place to escape the hectic rush which is LA. with a direct route back to the airport

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London, United Kingdom
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290 reviews 290 reviews
188 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It's a quaint part of town with loads of restaurants and shops. It's a great area to stroll and enjoy the So Cal sun.

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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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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
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24 helpful votes 24 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
46 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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