Another great place to take out-of-town guests is the Huntington Library and Gardens. It’s a tad pricy (and more expensive than its sister, Descanso Gardens) it’s worth the fee. Huntington has an excellent gift shop, art museum, science center, literary museum, and countless gardens with many food options. It’s also a Disneyland for parents.
Doesn’t it make you feel like a Rockerfeller living in the Breakers mansion.. walking the grounds like a king.
The Desert Gardens.
Many koi ponds..
So pretty and tranquil. We went on a very hot day. Luckily the trees provide lots of shade.
The Rose Garden smelled the best. The above photo was taken at a booth that (90 year old, adorable) volunteers were manning. These flowers had such different scents and the volunteers were happy to explain their differences.
the Zen Garden.
They had representations of rainforest life in the conservatories. This is a great interactive zone for kids.
In addition to the lovely gardens are many buildings with art work, literary works, science and natural history exhibits. It’s a nice break to step inside the ac after walking the grounds.
They even have Frank Lloyd Wright furniture!
I highly recommend taking out of town guests to the Huntington Gardens… especially bird-watching parents. It was a really relaxing non-touristy place to take guests and something many Los Angelenos haven’t even experienced.