Earning the sobriquet of “Athens of the West”, Old Town Pasadena has emerged as one of the top entertainment hotspots of Los Angeles County. Stretching through Colorado Boulevard from Pasadena Avenue on the West to Marengo Avenue on the east and from Holly Street on the north to Green Street on the south, this is definitely a must-visit for holidaymakers.
With something for everyone, where recreational hotspots are dime a dozen, this place is a veritable show of entertainment, fine dining and shopping along with high decibel nightlife. This is one place which literally never sleeps with round the clock revelries. A paradise for shopaholics and bargain hunters, Old Town Pasadena is dotted with an ensemble of world-class shops, designer boutiques, jewelry shops, beauty salons and lot more.
Pick items you fancy from an antique shop and enrich your shelf in your living room. Walk into a neighborhood gallery and browse through rich displays of artwork. Nothing beats the thrill of ambling leisurely along the walkways and enjoying a breathtaking show by street performers. Very few places can measure up to the safety of this place with such a clean and pleasant atmosphere.
A visit to Old Town Pasadena is never complete without a gastronomic tour of the place. Fringed with a bevy of top restaurants serving eclectic cuisine, this is a favorite place for self confessed foodies. Home to a dozen restaurants with patios, outdoor setting, fantastic ambience and chic décor, eating out in Old Town Pasadena is a joy forever.
Check out the long list of an interesting menu with an assortment of cuisine and order something exotic. Whether it is contemporary American cuisine or some authentic fare from the region, you have it all. For Italian delicacies, it is always the Buca di Beppo. Don’t skip a chance to visit JJ’s restaurant, one of the best steakhouses around.
If it is people watching that revs you up while on a holiday, then there can be no better place than Old Town Pasadena. You run down people from every ethnicity in this popular public square. Enjoy the passing scene from a corner and time would just fly by. Go for a chart buster movie in a multiplex nearby or enter a swanky café for a romantic dinner with your beloved. For party animals, the nightlife is too irresistible to give it a miss.
Sway to the beats of groovy numbers and visit enchanting clubs like the Moose McGillycuddys while in Old Town Pasadena. Play a game of pool; watch a popular sport in the large TV screens at Jake’s Billiards or munch on something crunchy from a roadside bakery along the sidewalks. This place has more to offer than you expect.