The Huntington Library, is an art collection and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA. If you haven’t been there, I recommend it. It’s huge and there are so many beautiful things to look at.
You can walk freely through the 100+ acres of Botanical Gardens, such as the Children’s Garden, Chinese Garden, and the Dessert Garden amongst more if you haven’t exhausted yourself yet. There is also a Library and a few art galleries you can visit. And five different places to choose from to get something to eat.
Do take note, there is a lot of walking, so I highly suggest strollers and lots of water. If you are going to visit during the summer, you should pack on the sunblock.
The Huntington Grounds are open almost every day throughout the year and they close at 5pm. But do check their website for detailed and up to date information. Their admission prices range between $13-$30 depending on age/ and if you’re a student, and 3 and under are free, yay. And if your schedule coincides, they offer a Free Day once a month.
Here’s how to get tickets for Free Day. Again, definitely check their website for detailed information.
Free Day tickets can be requested online on the first day of the month at 9am. The tickets you request will be for the first Thursday of the following month. Therefore, if you are requesting Free Day tickets on September 1st your Free Day tickets will be for the first Thursday in October. Their site, advises that Free Day tickets are fully reserved within minutes. So, I highly suggest being at your computer, on their website, ready to order at 9am sharp! That’s exactly what I did and I managed to get tickets (which saved me $116) so it’s completely doable.
It’s a nice open place to take the kids to, to allow them to appreciate the open air. We plan to visit again to take my in-laws when they come down to visit from San Francisco. I think they would appreciate all the beauty this place has to offer. And I hope you do too once you get a chance to visit. And I’ll keep you posted on other Fun Places to visit.
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