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Old Pasadena, Pasadena

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Neighborhood · Shopping
The historical district of Old Pasadena is a popular spot for an atmospheric stroll, dinner, or shopping. The culturally rich neighborhood was once in a period of disrepair, but concerted efforts in recent decades have made this one of Southern California's most popular pedestrian areas. Charming brick buildings house a variety of trendy boutiques, lively bars, antique stores, and ethnic restaurants. You can find comedy clubs, movie theaters, and street performers providing entertainment options. For more information about the history of the area, consider taking a guided walking tour. Make Old Pasadena a centerpiece of your Pasadena vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Pasadena trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • This is a section of Pasadena that runs along Colorado Blvd from Pasadena Ave to Arroyo Parkway and 1 block south plus 2-3 blocks north. So as you can see it’s a large shopping, dinning and...  more »
  • A lively and lovely town with varieties of good restaurants, bars and shops. We spent a day walking around, relax at Memorial Park, enjoying a cup of coffee at Cafe and dinner at Old Pasadena. Love it  more »

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