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The artery of Pasadena

From the historic part of Old Pasadena to the far outskirts of the city, Colorado Boulevard really... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Monnickendam, The Netherlands
Rose Parade

I live in Pasadena since 2014 but had never experienced the Rose Parade live. Absolutely... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Pasadena, California
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The site of the Rose Parade in Pasadena.
Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

From the historic part of Old Pasadena to the far outskirts of the city, Colorado Boulevard really is the artery of Pasadena. Beautiful turn of the century facades crown the high end shopping area of Old Pasadena. Designer boutiques high end chain stores and other...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I live in Pasadena since 2014 but had never experienced the Rose Parade live. Absolutely impressive! Hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the country to enjoy the magnificent chariots displaying beautiful and creative arrangements of roses, highlighting the Icons of Southern California....More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

I didn't realize the college is right on the street, until I drove on the Colorado Blvd several times on a biz trip. Clean and neat.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

From the Little Old Lady from Pasadena to the everyday shopper, Colorado Blvd. is the place to be. Especially in "Old Pasadena" or "Old Town" as many of us long time residents call it. Lots of nice shopping and restaurants. Parking is available on the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Colorado Boulevard (depending on where you are) can be great. The area closest to the Old Pasadena Bridge is beautiful. Higher end (and a few not so high end) shops, lots of food to choose from, dessert places, home furnishings and decorations, shoes, perfumes, etc....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Lisa33_13
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is the main drag in town and heading west leads into the main drag of Old town Pasadena. Plenty of places to eat and shop with many Name-brand and independent retailers and cuisines from all over the world. The place to hang out in...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Like to do a weekly walkabout, its always changing always wonderful! End to end is also excercise!yesterday,a movie. lunch , a t- mobile issue, window shop people watch .. Easy deck parking ! My treat to me!

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

One of the things I like about Pasadena is that (unusually for much of the US) you can get about on foot. Colorado Boulevard is the main thoroughfare and has some decent shops (although less than there used to be) and some good places to...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank ianr428
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Old Town Pasadena is a GREAT place to visit...If you are in the mood to shop and eat, everything you need is here. There are all types of restaurants, that can fit everyone's budget. There are many individual stores, along the Boulevard, as well as...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Attending the Rose Parade has been on my bucket list since I was a child. I finally made it. It didn't disappoint. The floats were spectacular. The people working the parade and those attending were wonderful. Pasadena is a beautiful city. The varied architecture was...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Sheryl B
5 August 2018|
Response from HeatherColoradogirl | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure, sorry did see any one riding when I walking around, but check the city page? Hope that helps.
Peggy W
3 January 2017|
Response from geotech522 | Reviewed this property |
For the first part of the parade route along Colorado Boulevard from Orange Grove Blvd. to east of Lake Avenue, I don't think there are any hotels along the prime areas of the parade route, let alone with balconies. The... More
21 August 2015|
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Response from MARGARET L | Reviewed this property |
The Hilton, an older hotel, is at the center of the city and convenient to the theater, Asian Museum and mall. The newer hotels at west Colorado are near the freeways, the Norton Simon Museum and Old Pasadena with trendy... More