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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
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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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Beautiful area to visit and enjoy.

It was a place that had been recommended to me by various friends. It turned out to be why it had been recommenced to me.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Rosemead, California
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Rosemead, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a place that had been recommended to me by various friends. It turned out to be why it had been recommenced to me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Old Pasadena itself is the same as any other downtown area - shops, bars, restaurants. What makes it unique are the beautiful old buildings. Walk around and be sure to look up. So much character.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old Pasadena is a small, vibrant section of the city crammed with wonderful restaurants and shops. It was a pleasant walk with much window shopping and very near the Courtyard Hotel where we stayed.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love walk in Old Town, is beautiful and have a lot of places for eat and doing shopping also you can have some drinks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took our kids to CIT. Suddenly we felt we were back to early 20s walking between buildings, library, classrooms, bikers....etc. It's the oasis in the noise/crowded LA area. Very peaceful mind on the campus.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Featuring buildings from a bygone era, Old Town Pasadena is chock full of shopping and places to eat. An exciting place to hang especially on the weekend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice break from the crowds of LA. Plenty of restaurants and shops centered around Colorado Blvd. Old Pasadena features some beautiful architecture, so make sure to loop around to City Hall and take a walk through the open courtyard.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our winter days in the sun of Pasadena and our pleasant strolls through Old Town. It offers plenty too see and do and a lot of interesting and uniques shops mixed with chain stores. There are lots and lots of great places to eat in this general area and the entire visit here is a great experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots and lots of shopping and dining options built to look like a quaint old town. Bring your money, but a nice way to pass the day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the metro from Culver City. Got off at Del Mar metro station and walked to the old town (about 10 mins). What a lovely place. Not as edgy as downtown LA and very quiet (although it was Monday). We spent a lovely afternoon wandering about, window shopping and sampling the local fare - lots of lovely bars and... More 

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