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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
"crate and barrel"
in 6 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 7 reviews
"window shopping"
in 8 reviews
"great area"
in 8 reviews
"mi piace"
in 7 reviews
"great shopping"
in 11 reviews
"shopping and dining"
in 7 reviews
"the main drag"
in 6 reviews
"few blocks"
in 10 reviews
"live here"
in 7 reviews
"great architecture"
in 7 reviews
"colorado blvd"
in 21 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 7 reviews
"walk around"
in 10 reviews
"movie theaters"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If not lucky enough to live in Pasadena, treat yourself to a visit to shop, stroll, eat and drink. A beautiful outdoor shopping experience with small shops and large chain stores . Many restaurants , bars, and lounges to relax and experience wonderful food and...More

Thank Glenn M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pasadena Old Town is full of historic charm AND new cutting edge shops and restaurants both trendy, fashionable, and the unique. There is something to interest anyone in Old Town Pasadena. Our teens love shopping here or just window shopping. The dining choices run the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved walking up and down the street and in and out of the shops and restaurants. We went to an excellent Italian restaurant I’ll Fornia and a sports bar the Yard House. We also had an excellent gelato.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wandered around Old Town as a solo, female traveller and did feel safe. There is plenty of bars, restaurants and shops to see. I think I would have really enjoyed and benefited from a guided tour so the buildings/history could be pointed out and...More

Thank DubStub
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We walked around old town two days, in the morning, and in the late afternoon. We felt safe. There were people around. There were a lot of interesting shops, restaurants, and bars.

Thank Brad A
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I walked the small inviting town on a break from my conference and it was very enjoyable. Nothing to overrated to speak of but plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy. I felt very safe and inviting while on my stay. Enjoy!

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

I made two visits to Old Pasadena on my recent trip as it's a great place to eat, walk and shop. I loved the historical buildings and vibe. There was lots of 2 hour street parks and an awesome garage where the first 1.5 hours...More

Thank Emily C
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Smashing area that appears quite affluent. Many independent shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. Easily accessible by public transport. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Historical buildings with interesting architecture and beautiful settings in the civic center area. Shopping and strolling on Colorado and green streets. Walk around and take in the town. Shop Paseo Colorado and Lake Street. Excellent restaurants and bars, ice cream, shopping.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

A great location for food, drinks, shopping and sightseeing. We spent more than half a day exploring the surrounding. The restaurant I would recommend will be Santorini, an awesome Greek restaurant. Highly recommended place for tourist

Thank Jakey L
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TheTravellerFork
7 January 2017|
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Response from William A | Reviewed this property |
First time to L.A.? Two kids? Anaheim, no question. Disneyland Park, Disney's California Adventure & Downtown Disney are right there as well as the Christ Cathedral (historical significance). Lots of restaurants & Hotels. I... 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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