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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...more
1 W Colorado Blvd, Bounded by Pasadena, Arroyo Pkwy., Del Mar, and Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91105-1922
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If not lucky enough to live in Pasadena, treat yourself to a visit to shop, stroll, eat and drink. A beautiful outdoor shopping experience with small shops and large chain stores . Many restaurants , bars, and lounges to relax and experience wonderful food and...More
Pasadena Old Town is full of historic charm AND new cutting edge shops and restaurants both trendy, fashionable, and the unique. There is something to interest anyone in Old Town Pasadena. Our teens love shopping here or just window shopping. The dining choices run the...More
We loved walking up and down the street and in and out of the shops and restaurants. We went to an excellent Italian restaurant I’ll Fornia and a sports bar the Yard House. We also had an excellent gelato.
I wandered around Old Town as a solo, female traveller and did feel safe. There is plenty of bars, restaurants and shops to see. I think I would have really enjoyed and benefited from a guided tour so the buildings/history could be pointed out and...More
I walked the small inviting town on a break from my conference and it was very enjoyable. Nothing to overrated to speak of but plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy.
I felt very safe and inviting while on my stay.
I made two visits to Old Pasadena on my recent trip as it's a great place to eat, walk and shop. I loved the historical buildings and vibe. There was lots of 2 hour street parks and an awesome garage where the first 1.5 hours...More
Historical buildings with interesting architecture and beautiful settings in the civic center area. Shopping and strolling on Colorado and green streets. Walk around and take in the town. Shop Paseo Colorado and Lake Street. Excellent restaurants and bars, ice cream, shopping.
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First time to L.A.? Two kids? Anaheim, no question. Disneyland Park, Disney's California Adventure & Downtown Disney are right there as well as the Christ Cathedral (historical significance). Lots of restaurants & Hotels. I... More
First time to L.A.? Two kids? Anaheim, no question. Disneyland Park, Disney's California Adventure & Downtown Disney are right there as well as the Christ Cathedral (historical significance). Lots of restaurants & Hotels. I recommend the Portofino Inn & Suites Anaheim Hotel. Clean, reasonable, family suites available & two blocks walking distance from Disneyland. From Anaheim, take the I-5 north and you're in Buena Park, home to Knott's Berry Farm, Medieval Times Dinner Theater, Pirates Dinner Adventure, Knott's Soak City water park (summer only), Titanic The Artifact Museum, & Bodies The Exhibition. Travel 90 minutes or so on I-5 north from Anaheim and your in Hollywood, home to Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios & Universal City Walk, and Farmer's Market-The Original with lots of semi-outdoor eateries & shopping and maybe even a celebrity or two. For a California coastal view, take the 22 east for 36 minutes to lovely Seal Beach for small store coastal shopping, swimming & sun bathing & fresh seafood dining. For some REAL Los Angeles history, take the I-5 north to the 101 for 60 minutes & you will land on Olvera Street, the very birthplace of Los Angeles. Originally called Vine Street, in 1877 it was renamed after Agustin Olvera, the first judge of the county of Los Angeles. Start with "La Reina de Los Angeles Catholic Church" (which is where "Los Angeles" gets it's name) follow up with shopping open market Mexican shops & sooooo many restaurants. My favorite is "Cielito Lindo" and their green sauce drenched tacos. But don't stop there! Have lunch and keep going to the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, the world's most famous Ice Age fossil excavation site located in the heart of Los Angeles. There is so MUCH to see and do, I could just go on and on! But in short, when we travel from Central California to the Los Angeles area, it's all about Disneyland first and anything else may or may not revolve off of that.