We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Pasadena

1 W Colorado Blvd, Bounded by Pasadena, Arroyo Pkwy., Del Mar, and Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91105-1922
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
1 W Colorado Blvd, Bounded by Pasadena, Arroyo Pkwy., Del Mar, and Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91105-1922
CONTACT
Website
Ways to Experience Old Pasadena
from US$75.00
More Info
from US$35.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (626)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 17 reviews
"unique shops"
in 6 reviews
"crate and barrel"
in 6 reviews
"fair oaks"
in 13 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 7 reviews
"window shopping"
in 8 reviews
"great area"
in 8 reviews
"mi piace"
in 7 reviews
"shopping and dining"
in 7 reviews
"great shopping"
in 11 reviews
"the main drag"
in 6 reviews
"few blocks"
in 10 reviews
"live here"
in 7 reviews
"great architecture"
in 7 reviews
"within walking distance"
in 7 reviews
"colorado blvd"
in 21 reviews
"walk around"
in 10 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 548 reviews

Reviewed 6 days 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.

Thank Rob C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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!

Thank Traveljava57
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

Thank welshpeej
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

1  Thank Francofile1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We geocached for 3 days in the mornings. A lot of homeless and cars on the streets. Architecture was fantastic! Parks were outstanding! T’was a fun adventure as long as you don’t mind those wandering and apparently off their meds.

2  Thank Jimbo316
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The City Hall in itself is a beautiful landmark in a very nice historic old town. Plenty of nice dining venues in good places to stay within walking distance.

Thank Ed S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 31 hotels in Pasadena
Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town
893 reviews
.32 km away
Residence Inn Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town
97 reviews
.46 km away
Sheraton Pasadena
866 reviews
.66 km away
GreenTree Pasadena Inn
401 reviews
.87 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Russell's
342 reviews
.07 km away
Mi Piace
493 reviews
.06 km away
Il Fornaio
250 reviews
.07 km away
The Cheesecake Factory
380 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Colorado Boulevard
224 reviews
.27 km away
Mignon Chocolate
5 reviews
.19 km away
iPic Theaters
123 reviews
.11 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
TheTravellerFork
7 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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
1
Vote
Jody R
30 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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.
0
Votes
DaniellePhelps
8 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Janet S | Property representative |
Yes, Burke Williams full service spa is in the center of the historic district.
0
Votes