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“Lovely Atmosphere”
Review of Old Pasadena

Old Pasadena
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US$75.00*
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Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
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US$35.00*
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Downtown Los Angeles Walking Tour: Culture, History, Architecture, Eats
Ranked #3 of 67 things to do in Pasadena
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The atmosphere has history with hidden alley ways and architectural character. They do decorate the town seasonally and have specials like Restaurant Week and Art Walk in the winter and fall, plus free concerts 5 nights a week and outdoor movie venues in summer, and in the spring, they close it down to pedestrians for a huge music festival. However, with nothing but large chain stores and restaurants, with few independent restaurants and shops, it's the sameness as everywhere.
City parking lots are free for the 1st 90 minutes, and flat fees after 5pm. Street parking is limited, but if you know the lesser parked streets and don't mind walking a couple of blocks - it's free after 6pm.

Thank cjnkira
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Old Pasadena is interesting to walk around and browse through the various shops. Parking is free for the first 90 minutes in the garage, and most of the streets and attractions are well-marked.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Pleasant brunch walkabout, but nothing special. I expected more interesting buildings. Some of the restaurants looked very interesting...I'm an avid menu reader in new towns. Wish one Japanese place had been open that early.

Thank BVCB
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We stayed in Old Pasadena in June and loved it. There are so many places to shop and eat. A very pleasant place to spend the day. Don't miss eating at Bella's Pizza , they have a great meatball, pepperoni pizza

Thank Sherri1991
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

good shopping and resteraunts for 1/2 day visit
easy walking area plenty of choices for all ages and tastes

Thank maxwellWinnipeg
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