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Old Pasadena

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Address: 1 W. Colorado Blvd., Bounded by Pasadena, Arroyo Pkwy., Del Mar, and Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91105

Old Pasadena is the downtown historic business district of Pasadena, a...

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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A Shopping & Dinning District with a Charm

Great area for shopping and dinning, not to busy with an easy access. Perfect to spend the day with a lot of choices for dinning. Parking is considerably available and you can... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great area for shopping and dinning, not to busy with an easy access. Perfect to spend the day with a lot of choices for dinning. Parking is considerably available and you can keep your key with you in some of them, you can pay up to 6 or 8 USD per day up to 9 PM, it depend how close... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Old Pasadena is that old small section of Pasadena where 22 nationally-registered blocks of buildings have this historic architecture of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The center of this part is at the intersection of Colorado Blvd & Fair Oaks Avenue. Public parking is free for the first 90 minutes. This area is also a shopping district. Check... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pasadena has a lot to offer as a tourist destination and Old Town is the heart of the city. For the luxury experience stay at the Langham Hotel. They have a shuttle to Old Town or it is a very short Uber ride. Tons of great restaurants and shopping. Great places to eat. Union, this restaurant is small and very... More 

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Fourways, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely small shopping town with great restaurants and many places to do a little shopping. Enjoyed waking up and down the streets and did some shopping

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i didn't expect this. A little town with a great history. You can visit it in a few hours and take your time. It's a quiet town. All is perfect and clean and full of little places where to eat or drink. Very sunny all the year!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Old Town Pasadena was a wonderful place to visit. It is so open, clean and spacious. It is very tourist friendly and seems very safe. We ate at a Spanish Tapas restaurant, Sorriso Bar-Celona which was a fun and tasty place, BJ's and the YardHouse which were all quality places to eat. Here's a tip-if you are looking for a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Lots of stores (from Crate and Barrel to Tiffany's) and restaurants. Some of the facades are historic and beautiful. It is a great place to spend a sunny day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Old Pasadena is fun and eclectic. It is comprised of several square blocks of mostly old buildings with really interesting architectural details still intact. It's amazing that this area somehow escaped the wrecking ball in its worst run-down years (60s and 70s) to now be a popular place to eat, shop, catch a movie, visit a spa, appreciate kandmark historic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

There are some buildings clearly marked as constructed more than a hundred years ago but the "old" area does not look or feel old. It is a great place to shop and dine. There are some old style specialty shops. Not too many cities have a hat shop or a vintage eyeglasses shop. Many blocks are lined with lit trees.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Eclectic History !! Old town Pasadena has the best window shopping and actual shopping in Southern California. You can eat a wonderful breakfast at Russels dinner on Fairoaks Blvd .. Lunch at the Grande Orange check out the world famous Art cle tin at the Norton Simon Museum and then have dinner at Sorriso Wonderful morning noon and night... More 

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