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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a great outing for all. Whether you desire world class museums, restaurants, theater or shopping or a simple passagata to stroll the “neighborhood” come you won’t be disappointed. Dress up, have a drink, get out and enjoy during the holiday season.

Thank Cape-SoCal
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for something of historic value, this is not it. Yes, some of the buildings are interesting, but their contents are not. I am not a shopper and this area is nothing but high-end boutiques and chain stores (The Container Store, Crate...More

Thank BluegrassKY53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the weekend in Pasadena , after Sunday breakfast , we walked around old town . There were three couples , varying in age from 80’s- 50’s and 20’s . We all really enjoyed the stores and seeing the old building .

Thank Sandee S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely place to stroll, shop, eat and people watch. Beautiful old architecture and gardens. Everyone was very helpful and gracious

Thank LodiDazzles
Reviewed 5 November 2017

They have tarted up what was an old part of Pasadena, and there are tons of pretty generic shops and restaurants, but nothing very special, but crowded. Perhaps going to once, or going specifically to visit a special store (Patagonia, Apple, etc.) but that's it.

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is a lovely area to wander round, stop for coffee and do a bit of shopping. It is easy to find and very easy to get to by bus. Good choice of shops, from reasonably priced to expensive.

Thank glamourpuss1000
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Lots of shops, restaurants and just fun shops to look at and even buy a few things. It only takes a few hours to look around and enjoy the walk around the town. Parking is free for 90 minutes and then only a few dollars...More

Thank Dean01
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Thought this might be some old buildings but it's all posh shops very expensive and pretty boring if you are not a shopper

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Great historic downtown with lots of very nice restaurants and stores. WE stayed at the Westin in Old Pasadena.

Thank Rschagrin
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Old Pasadena has a lot going for it. There are various shops and restaurants and is very walk-able. It has a very quaint feeling for being just outside of Los Angeles.

Thank itsthetravelguy
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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
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.
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.