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Address: Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone Number: 626-795-9311

The site of the Rose Parade in Pasadena.

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East Colorado Blvd “tourist corridor” stretches from the Long Beach Freeway on the west to Los Robles Avenue on the east and contains three major tourist attractions: Old... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lake Forest, CA USA
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Lake Forest, CA USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

East Colorado Blvd “tourist corridor” stretches from the Long Beach Freeway on the west to Los Robles Avenue on the east and contains three major tourist attractions: Old Pasadena, the Paseo Colorado Shopping Mall, plus the Pasadena Convention Center and Sheraton Hotel which are connected to Colorado Blvd, but are actually on East Green Street. Pasadena can best be described... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For The Rose Parade, it is highlight recommended that you camp near Colorado and Fair Oaks or Raymond, to be closest to the start of the route. Lots of places to get your fill and coffee, plenty of small business to patronize, and it's my go-to place on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Enjoy!

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Tucson Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colorado Boulevard is the Fifth Avenue of Pasadena. There is even a Tiffany & Co. store here. Beginning with early evening, this boulevard is like a moving sidewalk, as a constant crowd of people try to make their way along the street. One night, we had dinner at one of the restaurants here, and sat outside. Could not believe the... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This street seems to be the hot spot in Pasadena. There are many restaurants and shops up and down the street with everything from Forever 21 to Tiffany’s. Every time my son visits we have to go to Gorin Brothers hat store. It is a fun and vibrant part of Pasadena.

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Burbank, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

There's a small area they call Olde Pasadena. The Colorado Blvd area is ok, but don't go out of your way to see it. Basic restaurants..... pricey parking (of course). Colorado Blvd is where the Rose Parade takes place. If a tourist, many better places to see. Once you get east and south of Pasadena, it becomes dangerous. Sad thing... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

A few chain stores, but mostly fun shops and restaurants. An older part of town, revitalized and super cute!

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Mundelein, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We went over Labor Day weekend and were in a shopping mood, but the prices were high and if you're not a size 2 you feel too big for anything.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

For shopping and eating, it's hard to beat Pasadena's Colorado Blvd. The route of the Rose Parade is a long and diverse one, with mainline stores and boutiques plus many restaurant options at the Old Town Pasadena end, and an even more eclectic variety as you move eastward. It offers everything from Tiffany to Target, Rolls Royce to used!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The most popular places are in West Pasadena in Old Pasadena and the Theatre district more towards El Molino. Many places to eat and shop in between. You can spend a little or spend a lot. You've got Roy's, Ruth's Chris, Mi Piace, Cheesecake Factory and many other nice restaurants, but don't miss the small places either. You can geek... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

The main attraction here is the great shopping and tons of great restaurants. There is an iPic theatre which is $$ but you can get food and wine/beer also a pillow and blanket and the seats recline. A little farther up Colorado is an Arclight theatre and more shopping but you would need to drive there unless you really enjoy... More 

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