June’s Visit to the Garden

We missed our May date, due to crazy busy-ness that month, but in June, we headed out of our home base of San Diego to the far-off world of Los Angeles. Indeed, Huntington Library is one of those magical places, where once you enter, it sweeps you into a land of history and culture. It features a wide variety of different art galleries and gardens, quite sufficient to satisfy the secret culture snob in all of us. I completely underestimated the size of the place [for your reference, the gardens span about 120 acres], and made the huge and tragic mistake of wearing high-heels. We shall definitely have to make a return trip someday, since my feet refused to carry me through the entire garden [or even halfway]. The parts we did get to see were stunningly beautiful, and it was a lovely time to rejuvenate and spend some quality time together.

Contents:

2 tickets to Huntington Library + map of the grounds
Cash in case we wanted coffee [unused]

Cost:

$50

The Plan:

Visit the Huntington Library and relax for a day, admiring artwork and gorgeous gardens.

Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 405-2100

The Huntington Art Gallery was once the actual home of Henry Huntington and his wife. Inside, you’ll not only find an array of gorgeous paintings, but also some displays of what it was like to live in such a place. I wouldn’t mind their ginormous “small” library. All those lovely books..

Tips:

  • DO NOT WEAR HEELS!! Wear nice, comfortable walking shoes, and you’ll find your visit much more enjoyable.
  • We went in June because this is supposedly the best time to visit, but I imagine that the roses in spring are also gorgeous.
  • They have a free day every first Thursday of each month. You have to reserve them ahead of time, and they’re apparently quite difficult to obtain. However, if you’d like to save $25 for a visit, this is an awesome deal.

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Previous Months:

January’s Stroll Around Coronado
February’s Casual At-Home Game Night
March’s Stroll Down Memory Lane
April’s Venture to the Market

Next (Next) Month:

August’s Celebration of Traditions