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Pasadena, CA

Pasadena is home to the world famous Tournament of Roses Parade. Signs identifying Route 66 were not posted here until 1929. East Colorado Blvd. wasn't part of the Mother Road until 1940.
xTops Restaurant
3838 E Colorado Blvd.
Open since 1952 this was once an old style coffee shop now known for their Pastrami Burger ... read more

xCameron's Sea Food
1978 E Colorado Blvd.
This place isn't that old, but it does have a great neon sign. Cameron's Seafood that opened in 1984 ... read more

xSaga Motel
1633 East Colorado Blvd.
This motel dates back to the 1950s. There's a large pool in the courtyard ... read more

xHoward Motor Company Building
1285 East Colorado Blvd.
Built in 1927 for the Howard Motor Company, a Buick dealership ... read more

Side Trip:
One block north of Colorado Blvd. at Euclid Avenue you'll find the Pasadena City Hall, a magnificent building well worth a short side trip to see.

xPasadena City Hall
100 N Garfield Ave.
One block off Colorado Blvd. Construction was complete in December 1927 on this early Renaissance style building ... read more

Back on 66:
Backtrack to Colorado and continue west to the Colorado Blvd. Bridge over the Arroyo Seco.

xColorado Blvd. Bridge
Colorado Blvd.
Whatever alignment you take out of Pasadena, this bridge is a must see. Take W. Colorado Blvd. to N. Orange Grove Blvd. ... read more

Return east to Arroyo Seco Blvd. and turn south to curve onto the Arroyo Seco Parkway.

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.