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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 2 weeks ago

They have tarted up what was an old part of Pasadena, and there are tons of pretty generic shops and restaurants, but nothing very special, but crowded. Perhaps going to once, or going specifically to visit a special store (Patagonia, Apple, etc.) but that's it.

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely area to wander round, stop for coffee and do a bit of shopping. It is easy to find and very easy to get to by bus. Good choice of shops, from reasonably priced to expensive.

Thank glamourpuss1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of shops, restaurants and just fun shops to look at and even buy a few things. It only takes a few hours to look around and enjoy the walk around the town. Parking is free for 90 minutes and then only a few dollars...More

Thank Dean01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thought this might be some old buildings but it's all posh shops very expensive and pretty boring if you are not a shopper

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great historic downtown with lots of very nice restaurants and stores. WE stayed at the Westin in Old Pasadena.

Thank Rschagrin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Pasadena has a lot going for it. There are various shops and restaurants and is very walk-able. It has a very quaint feeling for being just outside of Los Angeles.

Thank itsthetravelguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first visit was to the convention center for a home show. I had no idea the area had been renovated to the level of greatness it has become. The park is clean and hosts incredible craft shows. Restaurants are everywhere with every type food...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I've stayed in old Pasadena several times now, and very much enjoy the atmosphere, the great food choices, and nice walks around the area.

Thank David P
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I live in Pasadena and Old Town is full of life no matter what time of day! There is always some kind of activity that draws a crowd. A variety of shops, eateries, movie theaters etc. It is so close to many venues such as...More

Thank ValentineRosie
Reviewed 3 October 2017

So many restaurants to choose from which was great. There was so many clothing stores and theaters to choose from also. I was like a kid in a candy store.

Thank Yolanda M
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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
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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.
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.