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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 91105-1922
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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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Our first visit to Pasadena and we were enchanted. The area is full of greenery, the people were friendly and there was a wonderful atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Tutukaka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first visit to Pasadena and we were enchanted. The area is full of greenery, the people were friendly and there was a wonderful atmosphere.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of restaurants and lots of shops. Good and in general young crowd later in evening. Nice to walk around but be aware there are lots of homeless people around but the don't seem to bother anyone.

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Burbank, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Town Pasadena is nice.. a place to go at night for dinner. All types of restaurants, some areas for nice scenery. If you're travelling to soCal for a short time, I wouldn't waste a day there. Just be careful of the thieves, like any place else in America. You may find a few homeless people on Colorado Blvd... suggest... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shopping 和Windowshopping的天堂,Colorado大街兩邊的店鋪晚上歇業過後依舊燈火通明,值得一逛。當然也可以預約特斯拉試駕哦!另外這裡有可以免費停車90分鐘的parking structure。

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Pasadena is a shopping street, but quaint and has the beautiful mountains as a back drop. The historic buildings are great.

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Altadena, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to go to the CheeseCake Factory but the area was jammed with people and parking was too difficult and too expensive at lots. Most of the shops around are too trendy and too expensive so we decided to go to a neighboring community instead.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Pas is not to be missed, if you are in the area. And, once you get there ask around and see some of the underground restaurants and clubs ... they are literally underground. There are over 200 restaurants in Old Pas and shopping for everyone. It is only about 3 miles from the Rose Bowl. Hotel rooms are only... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of clubs, restaurants and shops. Best clubs and lounges/Bars in town - Club54, Liv Lounge, Xtapa Cantina, Barcelona, Kingsrow, etc. Safe place at night due to police patrol.

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California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

In the 1960's this was skid row and Pasadena wanted to bulldoze it all and do an urban redevelopment similar to the Parsons building immediately to the north. Local residents intervened, the Chamber of Commerce thought they were crazy but the result is now a highlight of Pasadena and is copied nationwide and worldwide. Lots of shops on the main... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We enjoyed our walk thru Old Pasadena. This a heaven from the crazy traffic on I-210. There are so many choice to eat and drink and we spent our afternoon enjoying the sites. Be prepared to pay for parking and all the crowds if you visit on the weekend.

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