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Lake Avenue

Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA
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The epicenter of Old Pasadena!

As someone else wrote so well. This is a dividing line between Old Pasadena in the west part from... read more

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David L
Pasadena, California

South Lake Avenue (between California Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.) is a wonderful area to stroll... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Los Angeles, California
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“The epicenter of Old Pasadena!”
13 Mar 2017
Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA
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Reviewed yesterday

As someone else wrote so well. This is a dividing line between Old Pasadena in the west part from the post WWII housing in the east. That and Colorado Blvd are are the heart and soul of the city. I have now lived in Pasadena...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 13 March 2017

South Lake Avenue (between California Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.) is a wonderful area to stroll around, look at shops, buy some ice cream, or meet a friend for coffee. There are many shops and restaurants, as well as other businesses to explore. It's especially fun...More

Thank GermaicanSpiceGirl
Reviewed 15 February 2017

One of the main streets in the city with lots of history. Today featuring many options for shopping and eating. It crosses a major interstate with a metro rail stop. Would recommend Old town instead.

Thank dmasu2005
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

This is one of Pasadena's most historic streets. It divides Old Pasadena from its later eastern suburbs and neighborhoods, lined with shops and eateries, Along it once ran the Big Red Cars to the foot of Mount Wilson and the incline that took visitors to...More

2  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Shopping and Pasadena's own local flavor. You might want to do the big stuff first but when you have spare time or just want a nice dinner out it is just 15 minutes north of downtown LA.

1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 9 July 2015

It was a great place until the tram came in and now all the homeless people hang out there pan handling

1  Thank Randy C
Reviewed 21 April 2015

This is the Pasadena (California) downtown business district with tall buildings, mostly offices, corporate headquarters, some urban housing, shopping, and some very cool restaurants. The South Lake Avenue district is where you will find most of the shopping and restaurants.

1  Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We have driven Lake Avenue a number of times. It is a north - south road in Pasadena, about six miles long. The views of the San Gabriel (when driving north) are quite nice. It was named for a lake (now dry) in the area....More

2  Thank mini
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I was looking for something to do. Ended up on Lake Ave. There is a variety of restaurants and shops. I got my nails done. I had lunch and it was a good day. Parking was adequate. Obey the signs regarding the placement of your...More

1  Thank jumpa23
Reviewed 9 July 2013

The main part of Lake Avenue in Pasadena is mostly shops and restauarants. North of the 210 Freeway (toward the mountains) there is Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles, The Hat (good pastrami sandwiches), Fatburger (great burgers) and Cabrera's Family Restaurant (pretty good Mexican food). South of...More

1  Thank JohnB00007
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Hello,if it is my first time in the USA and I have exam at this address ( 70 S.Lake Avenue Suite 840 Union Bank Building Pasadena,California 91101 United States 626-397-2815) what is the best hotel in this area?
2 September 2015|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
There are nice hotels close by your test address but I have not stayed at any they have been too expensive for me. I have stayed at lots of others.. I have stayed at the Ramada Inn on Colorado and have enjoyed it. It is my... More