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Address: Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA

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The Big Divide

This is one of Pasadena's most historic streets. It divides Old Pasadena from its later eastern suburbs and neighborhoods, lined with shops and eateries, Along it once ran the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2015
Richard C
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Los Angeles, California
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350 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

South Lake Avenue (between California Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.) is a wonderful area to stroll around, look at shops, buy some ice cream, or meet a friend for coffee. There are many shops and restaurants, as well as other businesses to explore. It's especially fun on a hot summer night, when the whole neighborhood seems to be out enjoying the... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

One of the main streets in the city with lots of history. Today featuring many options for shopping and eating. It crosses a major interstate with a metro rail stop. Would recommend Old town instead.

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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

This is one of Pasadena's most historic streets. It divides Old Pasadena from its later eastern suburbs and neighborhoods, lined with shops and eateries, Along it once ran the Big Red Cars to the foot of Mount Wilson and the incline that took visitors to the Big a White City in the sky which every night was lit up and... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

Shopping and Pasadena's own local flavor. You might want to do the big stuff first but when you have spare time or just want a nice dinner out it is just 15 minutes north of downtown LA.

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

It was a great place until the tram came in and now all the homeless people hang out there pan handling

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

This is the Pasadena (California) downtown business district with tall buildings, mostly offices, corporate headquarters, some urban housing, shopping, and some very cool restaurants. The South Lake Avenue district is where you will find most of the shopping and restaurants.

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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 27 October 2014

We have driven Lake Avenue a number of times. It is a north - south road in Pasadena, about six miles long. The views of the San Gabriel (when driving north) are quite nice. It was named for a lake (now dry) in the area. The road is in both Altadena and Pasadena and has a variety of stores and... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

I was looking for something to do. Ended up on Lake Ave. There is a variety of restaurants and shops. I got my nails done. I had lunch and it was a good day. Parking was adequate. Obey the signs regarding the placement of your wheels. If you do not you will be ticketed. Pasadena is a beautiful city.

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

The main part of Lake Avenue in Pasadena is mostly shops and restauarants. North of the 210 Freeway (toward the mountains) there is Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles, The Hat (good pastrami sandwiches), Fatburger (great burgers) and Cabrera's Family Restaurant (pretty good Mexican food). South of the 210 Freeway on Lake is Conrads (sandwiches etc.), Teri and Yaki (Japanese fast food),... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Lake Avenue is a shopping district located in Pasadena. We once lived in the city and decide to stroll down the avenue during a visit. To our surprise many of the shops had closed, some had changed and some were going out of business. There remains a number of good restaurants, mid to high end shopping. Parking is now $1.00... More 

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