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Old Pasadena

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 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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1 W Colorado Blvd, Bounded by Pasadena, Arroyo Pkwy., Del Mar, and Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91105-1922
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"lots of restaurants"
in 17 reviews
"unique shops"
in 6 reviews
"great places to eat"
in 7 reviews
"fair oaks"
in 13 reviews
"crate and barrel"
in 6 reviews
"great place to walk"
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"the cheesecake factory"
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"window shopping"
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"mi piace"
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"great shopping"
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"shopping and dining"
in 7 reviews
"few blocks"
in 10 reviews
"the main drag"
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"live here"
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"colorado blvd"
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"great architecture"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Old Pasadena was gentrified, so that the building facades are still charming, but the choices of restaurants and shopping are up-to-date. Go hungry.

Thank traveledfordecades
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Historical and lots of shops, eateries, and much more. Take a long stroll on a cool summer evening. Lots of people.

Thank Salvatore F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Old Pasadena is a designated section of downtown (East) Pasadena that retains much of the charm of the city's older, smaller self. Most of the area is nothing more than an endless parade of boutiques, restaurants, and bars. Special things include the expansive and grand...More

Thank Steven L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit for a weekend getaway lots of shops Hotel boutique hotels restaurants shopping venues lots to see lots to do fun fun getaway weekend destination

Thank David B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long time ago, lots of arts stores were along the street. Enjoy to visit inside of each store. Now, hard to find art store there any more. Full of fashion stores over there, like outdoor mall. No different with other mall. No special at all.

Thank pldj m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Pasadena has an array of old buildings some been carefully renovated and all very interesting architecturally. There are no bus tours, only private cars for small groups which tend to be expensive, so best research yourself and get out there. There are some great...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old Pasadena in fact is a renovation of Old buildings trying to revive the area to be a tourist attraction. It’s interesting but need to add more cultural ingredients to make the area a true tourist side. A lot of work needs to be done

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pasadena is an incredibly beautiful community and the Old Town area is good for eating, but to enjoy the community drive or bike in the residential reas. If you Google historic home tours, you will see some areas to drive through to see amazing architecture....More

1  Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Old Pasadena was a few blocks from our hotel and covers a large area. There are plenty of shops, places to eat, and entertainment. We walked around for several hours and only covered a percentage of the area. We had a great time beginning late...More

2  Thank billhV8285JU
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Lots of nice restaurants with many options for all kinds of cuisine. Sushi Roku and Il Fornaio are a few options at One Colorado. Grandview Gardens and Osawa Japanese restaurant on Raymond. Kings Gastro pub and Mi piace on Colorado. Yes, chain stores but also...More

Thank K_OKane
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SeeMe2017
7 January 2017|
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Response from Ritchie H | Reviewed this property |
Hello, depending on if you wish to visit San Diego Sea World and Balboa Park, Old Towne there. Or visit the down town LA AREA, ALVERA Street Mexican village. The children would not like Pasadena, of downtown la eccept the... More
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Jody R
30 December 2016|
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Response from Janet S | Property representative |
Courtyard by Marriott Old Pasadena is the closest or the new Residence Inn, both on Fair Oaks Avenue and Walnut.
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DaniellePhelps
8 December 2016|
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Response from Janet S | Property representative |
Yes, Burke Williams full service spa is in the center of the historic district.
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