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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 1 week ago via mobile

This area is really special if you like to shop. So many stores and restaurants to choose from, nestled in a very nice community. I like it here and the vibe is good.

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice shops and restaurants in old Pasadena, nice atmosphere there. We liked it very much, big parkingarage near by

Thank yvonne150556
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to hang out. During the summer there are free oublic concerts and free movies for the public. Shop, eat and go to the movies. You can park in a public parking lot and then walk around. One of the places in The LA...More

1  Thank julia s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were only in the area for 2 nights and one of them was spent at the U2 concert at the Rose Bowl. The other day/evening was spent in Old Town. Highlights of the visit to Old Town were brunch at Green Street Tavern (brunch...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked down Colorado ave in old Pasadena. It has some nice architectural charm. Unfortunately all the stores were national chains. Not that much to see or do.

Thank Mikelemberg
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this very walkable area. There are a ton of specialty stores and restaurants built nicely into the old buildings. Definitely worth a stroll. We easily spent a whole morning here. Lots to take in.

Thank mpugh22
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I'm not sure why they call it old. Is there a new? Pasadena, as my experience tells me, is ALL old! Maybe it doesn't count as a visit because my family comes from Pasadena and I was fortunate to live here for five years myself....More

3  Thank Old P
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I have lived in the Pasadena area for over 20 years and have watched as Old Town has evolved from a quaint area to a tourist/trendy area. Any place that has an Apple Store is going to be over-priced and high density shopping. I do...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It is fun walking around Old Pasadena, especially when the Farmer's Market is going on. Lots of fresh, organic, local produce happening with lots of free samples. Intriguing alleyways filled with shops and cafes abound.

Thank TartanCat57
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The nicest part of Pasadena must be Old Town. Beautiful turn of the century facades ... if you take a moment to look up you will see them! Elegant shopping, a little bit of everything, high-end clothing, daily use, convenience, sports, art stores, Apple store,...More

Thank Bernard V
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It is our first visit to LA, we are a family of two adults and two kids and are considering to stay at either Old Pasadena or at LA Live downtown. Any recommendation, would be much appreciated.
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
Places to stay close to rose bowl stadium
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.
are there spas in the old pasadena area?
7 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.