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  • Santa Anita ~Japanese American Interment...

    Plaque reads: Santa Anita during World War IIEarly in 1942 the US goverment designated Santa Anita Park for special usage during the wars years. Pursuant to Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin D Roosevelt, from March 30, 1942 until October 27, 1942 the facility was used as an assembly and processing center for approximately 20,000...

  • Jockey Statues

    These wonderful memorials are of statues of famed jockeys George Woolf, Johnny Longden, Bill Shoemaker and Laffit Pincay, Jr. What is so unique is just walking around you'll notice so many different activities are happening all over.

  • Seabiscuit Statue

    Santa Anita Park is built in beautiful art deco style by architect Gordon B. Kaufman in the 1930's. Myself and my son just browsed around the grounds and took in all the wonderful beauty the park has. The statues were wonderful. Some were just adornments to the gardens, where many were monuments to Winning Racehorses like Seabiscuit statue that was...

  • Seabiscuit Exhibit

    They have this wonderful exhibit during the Family Fun Days or you can see more where the famed racehorse Seabiscuit lived during a tram tour. Seabiscuit was a winning racehorse that overcame injury and known as one of America's best racehorse. He won the La Jolla Handicap at Santa Anita on February 9, 1940. He was inducted into the National Museum...

  • Family Fun Day ~ Summer Time

    We decided to ventured down here, since we have never been here. I have probably passed in and around this area most of my life. So we thought, why not! Especially since they were having Family Fun day (Only Summer). It was a lovely day and Nate had a blast. He rode many rides and even won two prizes with only two tickets, so he was happy! It was...

  • Santa Anita Park

    Once called Rancho Santa Anita that extending north from San Gabriel to the Sierra Madre mountain range. Mr. Baldwin also established Santa Anita Racetrack in 1907 equipped with all the modern conveniences, but was closed in 1909 because it was deemed illegal gambling. Santa Anita reopened its doors Christmas day in 1934 due to a new group of...

  • calPhil festival on the Green Summer...

    The California Philharmonic has been presenting summer concerts at the Arboretum for the past few years. This is an absolutely wonderful venue outdoors. There is reserved seating available and general admission where you can bring a picnic and low lawn chairs and sit in the grass. We saw people bring small tables, candles, tablescapes, etc. Dining...

  • The Arboretum of Los Angeles County.

    Beautiful gardens. If you go in the spring, the peacocks will be out with their tail feathers expanded because of mating season.Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Grounds close at 5:00 p.m. Admission: $7 adult. Free on the third Tuesday of the month.My rating: 4 stars out of 5.

  • Route 66 : Tip 53 - Lose your shirt on...

    "Another art Deco masterpiece !""A racetrack ?""For horses, yes, if you into the gee-gees then this is one of the truly great tracks of the world, the Santa anita. Although, I agree it would be much better to visit on a raceday""I can sense there is something else you're going to tell me""Well, your right, despite the fact that all traces have now...


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Arcadia Restaurants

  • Good food, quiet at lunch time

    This restaurant is probably known more for it's beer selection but we were looking for a place to eat at lunch time. Located right across from Cheesecake Factory, we weren't even sure this place was open. No customers because it looked closed. The food was pretty good. I ordered the Asian Salad and my boyfriend ordered the fish and chips. The staff...

  • Not Asian as Expected

    We totally expected this to be Asian cuisine and even expected the atmosphere to be more simple as the restaurant is located in a strip mall area shopping center. But the restaurant has tableclothes on the tables and the menu slightly pricey. They have many choices on the menu ranging from Italian, Middle Eastern, Asian, American entrees. The food...

  • Cornmeal Crust Pizza

    This is really different and delicious. Reasonable prices, atmosphere is not too fancy. I think most of their business is take out but great food none-the-less! I had the wild mushroom pizza and it was fantastic! My boyfriend and I shared an asparagus salad which was simply made with romaine lettuce, steam asparagus and a light vinegrette dressing...

  • Denny's a Windmill?

    My boys love this restaurant and we're pretty much a fan of them too. You get your monies worth and will not break the bank to eat here. They all have pretty much the same menu across the state and service has always been pretty good in any Denny's we've been in. I will say some need TLC, while others are really decorated really nice. When we were...

  • Excellent Food!

    After having a great day at Santa Anita Park, we looked for a place to eat. We chose this place because it looked inviting and not our norm. What great service, food and service. Great in house beer and the barbeque pizza we all shared was excellent. The decor it wonderful and it was very comfortable. Hours11am-12am Monday-Thursday11am-1am...

  • Watch and Eat!

    Although, they have many Concession stands all over the park, they have also a really nice restaurant Frontrunner. Santa Anita Park has a premier restaurant that offers comfort, entertainment, and elegance. Their is even tiered seating so while dinning you will not miss the action. Gotta love that! It is a 400-foot space with seating for over 500...


Arcadia Nightlife

  • Not Your Ordinary Bar or Drinking Place!

    Trust me, you haven't been to lounge until you've been to Lounge 1020. Once you walk in, you'll feel the difference. Beautifully designed interior decor with large comfy plush sofas. State of the art sound and visual entertainment system. And talk about high class service! The cute little Asian waitresses won't stop asking to see if "everything is...

  • Not Your Ordinary Bar or Drinking Place!

    Trust me, you haven't been to lounge until you've been to Lounge 1020. Once you walk in, you'll feel the difference. Beautifully designed interior decor with large comfy plush sofas. State of the art sound and visual entertainment system. And talk about high class service! The cute little Asian waitresses won't stop asking to see if "everything is...

  • Lounge 1020

    This is the HOTTEST place east of Hollywood. In fact, there is no place like this even in Hollywood. The name says it all... Lounge 1020 is the ultimate in the bar/club scene. "HOT, SEXY, BEAUTIFUL, FRIENDLY", these are the words used to describe the staff, the management, and the location itself. Check out the pictures at to see...


Arcadia Transportation

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    Major freeways giving access...

    by Gypsy_King Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Major freeways giving access to Santa Anita are the Foothill Freeway (I-210) on the north, San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) on the south, the San Gabriel River (I-605), Orange (75) Freeways on the east and the Pasadena (110) and Glendale (2) Freeways on the west.

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Arcadia Shopping

  • Nice people!

    The people in here were really sweet to my Nate and they have lots of wonderful gifts and souviners. I will say it might be really pricey to many.Champions! is open each racing day (Wednesday through Sunday) during the racing season from gate opening to 1/2 hour after the last live race. In the summer months (mid-April through late September),...

  • outdoors heaven

    Everything you will need for camping, hiking, biking, running, kayaking, orienteering, rock climbing... -Very helpful staff. Bit pricey but lot of choices.-25 ft climbing wall -maps and directions for local hikes-store events- store hours M-F 10am -9pm, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-6

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Arcadia Sports & Outdoors

  • Great Hiking Trail

    There is a great hiking trail in Arcadia that is easy to find. Nicknamed "Chantry Flats" is located heading north straight up the mountain on Santa Anita Avenue. You will drive up a windy road for a couple of miles maybe 3. Once you come upon a parking area, park your car. Obtain a pass for about $5.00. If there is no parking initially, you can...

  • 5K fun run at the racetrack

    5K road race - starts in parking lot of Mall, goes through Arboretum and ends up on the inner training track at Santa Anita. Fun but crowded and a bummer of a run in rainy season. Not a personal best type of run but still worth the trip. Is run in April on the same day as the Santa Anita Derby

  • Horse Racing

    Enjoy a day at the track. there is a nice infield with a playground if you have kids. The stands were built in the 1920s and are quite pretty if the track itself is unrelentingly harsh on the horses. Morning workouts canbe watched from the stands and stable tours are available. Breakfast at the trackside is available sometimes even when there is no...


Arcadia Favorites

  • The best thing in Arcadia is...

    The best thing in Arcadia is the Los Angeles Arboretum. It is a large botanic garden featuring flowering and subtropical trees, but it also has a lake, historic buildings, and free-range peacocks. The Arboretum is on Baldwin Avenue, near the freeway and across the street from the Santa Anita Racetrack. See the travelogue for more pictures. floss...

  • Visit Santa Anita Park for...

    Visit Santa Anita Park for horseracing. Along with the beautiful California weather, this track has a great surrounding landscape. This track also allows visitors to access the center field via underground tunnel. I had a great time!

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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