WHERE: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108
WHAT: Gardens, photo op, date spot, cultural gardens, historical, hip, classy, beautiful, art, museum
HOW MUCH: $23 weekdays, $25 weekends (adults); $19 weekdays, $21 weekends (seniors and students); $10 youth (4-11 years old); free for members
PARKING: Free! There is a huge dedicated parking lot
STUFF TO DO IN LOS ANGELES | SAN GABRIEL VALLEY | PASADENA | HUNTINGTON LIBRARY AND GARDENS
Sick of seeing a bunch of buildings? Sick of seeing a bunch of beaches?
Well, then come check out a bunch of gardens!
The Huntington Gardens and Library features some of the most beautiful gardens you will ever see in LA, let alone anywhere!
There are many cultural gardens such as a Japanese garden, a Chinese garden, a California garden, a desert garden, a rose garden, an Australian garden, and so much more!
We can be honest that the gardens here are truly beautiful and well-maintained. They are absolutely humongous and definitely take time to walk through.
Thankfully, it isn't tiring at all since the views are so great -- and the photo ops so good!
If gardens aren't enough for your heart's content, then know that the Huntington also features a library! This isn't any old library, though; the Huntington Library does indeed have books and media available for checkout, but there's more!
It actually features an extensive art collection focusing on classic European and American art; it's enough to interest casual art fans as well as serious art aficionados.
General Ulysses S. Grant, standing to the left, has a fairly traditional beard. It is the same style that he wore as president, and you can see it today on the $50 bill. President Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton both lack mustaches. Lincoln’s style is referred to as a “chin curtain” while Stanton wears a much longer “Shenandoah.” —James Fishburne #takeoverTheH #arthistory #beards #beardsofinstagram — John Rogers, “Council of War” (detail), 1868, painted plaster. On view in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art.
The Huntington Gardens and Library are a true gem of LA, and it's 100% worth the trip. Just be careful since it’s only open ‘til 5 P.M.!