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Old Pasadena, Pasadena

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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. See Old Pasadena and all Pasadena has to offer by arranging your trip with our Pasadena trip itinerary builder.
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  • We walked around the town from the city hall to the stores. Beautiful buildings. Nice atmosphere. Not big so you have seen it quite fast  more »
  • There are plenty of bars, restaurants, theaters and other establishments that draw a lot of people to this district. Parking is sometimes a challenge so Ubering or Lyfting in and out of Old Pasadena i...  more »
  • Can't visit Pasadena without stopping here. Select from high end to casual retail slots to shop at. Many choices for dining lunch or dinner frok sushi, steak, chinese, mexicana and a myriad if bars to...  more »

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Pasadena's Old Town extends into the Theater District, and this area is dotted with boutique hotels situated in the center of the city's social scene. Hotels along Mission Street give you easy access to a major shopping district.
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