Glendale, California, set against the Verdugo Mountains and the sprawling Angeles National Forest, is a haven for adventure travelers and lovers of live performance, shopping, and tales of Hollywood's past. Reserve a room in one of the Glendale hotels, and start planning your visit to this enchanting neighborhood.
Glendale is easily accessible via a 9-mile drive from nearby Bob Hope Airport. You can also travel to the area using a cab, public bus, or Metrolink train; however, you will want to rent a car in Glendale to truly explore this region.
Performance lovers will want to get their tickets early to the latest offerings at the Alex Theatre. Originally opened in 1925, this architecturally distinct entertainment center presents world-class live performance every year, and it is close to most hotels in Glendale. Celebrity-enthusiasts will want to investigate Forest Lawn Memorial Park to pay homage to those celebrities who are gone but not forgotten; tour the artistry of the cemetery, and visit the museum that includes numerous exhibits and tributes to the Hollywood elite. From there, pop over to The Americana at Brand for a little retail therapy and nosh, or just relax as you watch the choreographed magic of the fountains.
Kids will love the skate park, playgrounds, and sports fields at Verdugo Park, and adventure travelers will want to include a trip to the Angeles National Forest on their itineraries. Mt. Gleason, which sits north of Glendale, offers spectacular views of the National Forest and the vast expanse of the Mojave Desert. Hotels near Glendale will also grant you easy access to the delights of Old Town Pasadena, Rose Bowl events, and even Griffith Park to the southwest; once in Griffith, you can hike the trails, investigate the abandoned zoo, and visit the famous observatory.
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