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“Best place on Colorado is Vroman's Bookstore”
Review of Colorado Boulevard

Colorado Boulevard
Ranked #7 of 68 things to do in Pasadena
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Owner description: The site of the Rose Parade in Pasadena.
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a very long street, commencing up by Orange Grove Boulevard and going east for many miles. It is not a particularly beautiful street although it does pass through Old Pasadena. For me the main highlight is Vroman's Bookstore near Lake Avenue. This is one of the few independent bookstores remaining in the greater Los Angeles area. You pay full freight there and discounts are infrequent. However it is great place to browse, there is a nice coffee shop, and they have a great selection of books

1  Thank vincemc
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"rose parade"
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"old town"
in 26 reviews
"long street"
in 5 reviews
"old lady"
in 4 reviews
"santa anita racetrack"
in 2 reviews
"window shop"
in 4 reviews
"green street"
in 5 reviews
"nice shopping"
in 3 reviews
"shopping opportunities"
in 2 reviews
"cheesecake factory"
in 3 reviews
"new year's eve"
in 2 reviews
"stores and restaurants"
in 4 reviews
"pottery barn"
in 3 reviews
"movie theaters"
in 4 reviews
"the main drag"
in 2 reviews
"great nightlife"
in 2 reviews
"mi piace"
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

We drove a few times back and forth Colorado Blvd. I guess it is one of the main streets with shops and restaurants.
I was not impressed.

Thank laurapoint
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a great place for a day cation, Restaurants, shopping ( clothing - Antique shops ),bars, movie theater, book store

Thank YardSaleLdy
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you're looking for variety, the restaurants along Colorado Blvd. (especially along the Old Town corridor, between Pasadena Ave and Arroyo Parkway) have plenty to offer. Whatever food you desired, you can find it here within a few short blocks without driving all over the place. The Old Town area is pedestrian friendly and you can easily walk to your favorite restaurants. Some of my favorite eateries include Cheesecake Factory, Mi Piace, kabuki, Barneys Beanery, Dog Haus, Islands, Ixtapa and Flemings. These are only a few of the restaurants available, there are many other establisnments in the area serving various goodies like poke, ice cream, gelato, pizza, sushi, etc. Whatever food you desired, you can find it here.

Thank Sammy T
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Awesome street to walk around in the evenings.. plenty of restaurants especially towards old town. Shops open late..

Thank weldonk2015
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