The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (or simply “The Huntington” for short) is one of the best existing examples of philanthropy and, lucky you, it’s nestled snugly in Los Angeles. Originally the private residence of Henry E. Huntington, the Huntington estate was built on railroad tycoon money and, upon Mr. Huntington’s passing in 1927, became the library, art collection and botanical gardens it’s known as today. The 120-acre estate is a special escape in the heart of Los Angeles, and its specialized gardens, its fabulous art collection, and its superlative collection of rare books are a treat separately or as a whole day excursion.
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January 4, 2013
April 11, 2011
The idea of L.A. on a budget might provoke snorts of jaded chuckles in some people, but those people probably live in L.A. so they have a deservedly cynical opinion. L.A. is expensive, no doubt about it. If you’re visiting, restaurants and bars will eat up your money in no time at all; finding L.A’s exclusive, best-kept secrets is part of the fun in visiting the city of Angels, but there are plenty of tourist activities that are no less entertaining. What’s great is that can see much of L.A.’s attractions with a sightseeing tour and a Go Los Angeles card, both of which get you discounted at much of L.A.’s highlights, and thereby making L.A. on a budget a perfectly attainable goal.
November 16, 2010
Visitors to Los Angeles are usually drawn at some point to Hollywood, whether because they want to see the sign or the Walk of Fame or because they have dreams of stardom. In the latter case, they often end up working on the Walk of Fame, or nearby anyway, dressed up as Batman and the Hulk and taking souvenir photos for tips. In any case, assuming you plan on concluding your trip to Los Angeles by returning to your point of origin, there are a couple of really good ways to see Los Angeles’ top attractions.