Glendale Travel Guide

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Glendale Things to Do

  • Americana at Brand

    if local Los Angelenos want to shop big and in luxe style, they will go to glendale at the Americana at Brand Mall here in Glendale and if they wanted a budget factory outlet shopping, they go to camarillo premium outlets or Ontario Mills. Americana at Brand is the premium mall in the los angeles area and is just beside Glendale Fashion Center and...

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  • Miss American Green Cross

    This is next to a hiking trail and located between the Doctors House, Japanese Teahouse, and the Library.The plaque reads:Miss American Green Cross was originally dedicated on May 4, 1928 to represent the American Green Cross Society. The early environmental organization was dedicated to the "saving of American's greatest asset-trees". The first...

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  • Kenneth Village

    Established in 1923, Kenneth Village is a collection of shops, eateries and services on Kenneth Road in northwest Glendale with architecture dating back to the 1920'sBecause of its old time “Mayberry-esque” charm, Kenneth Village is the scenic location for hundreds of television shows, commercials and magazine ads.Although “the Village” still...

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  • "Shoseian" Whispering Pine Teahouse &...

    Teahouse Open by reservation every 3rd Sunday for events related to Asian Arts & Culture.Friendship Garden Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFACILITY DESCRIPTIONThe traditional teahouse was built in 1974 through the combined efforts of the Sister Cities of Glendale and Higashi-Osaka, Japan. It is one of the few traditional Japanese Teahouses open...

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  • El Miradero” (1903-1909)

    The Brand Library is housed in the mansion Brand built in 1904 named El Miradero. A gallery and recital hall was added in 1969. Located in Brand Park, high in the foothills overlooking Glendale and the San Fernando Valley, the Library serves an ever-widening public interested in the arts.The design of El Miradero is similar to the East Indian...

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  • Doctors House 1890

    The doctors house a Glendale landmark, is named for the three prominent physicians Dr. G.V. Bogue, Dr. D.W. Hunt, and Dr. A.L. Bryant, and for DR. L.H. Hurtt chemist who made it their home one of the few remaining residence of Queen Anne Eastlake style of architecture in Glendale, it was originally located on the northwest corner of Wilson and...

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  • Come for the ride (or Jay Leno)

    Love Ride is an annual event that literally makes big noise. As the biggest one day motorcycle charity fundraising event of the world, the Love Ride always gathers much attention. Namely, Jay Leno heads the event as the grand marshall. There is more than just seeing motocycles zip down the street, a concert follows the ride, usually rock/blues...

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  • Go See a Movie

    Movies are always entertaining. And now, some movies are even more spectacular than ever with 3D imaging. Not all theaters can accomodate 3D movies but the Mann Theater in Glendale can. Please don't confuse this with the IMAX theaters. The IMAX is a gigantic screen. Sometimes you can see 3D movies on an IMAX screen but not in all cases.This is a...

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  • Get Branded

    In a few words, The Americana at Brand is grand and exquisite. This May, just over a week of its official grand opening, I visited The Americana (emphasized "the" when speaking of this place) with an anticipated mixed bag of thought and emotion. What I do enjoy the most about this new locale is its inviting feel that encorages people to get out and...

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  • Support the Arts at Alex

    Alex TheaterIt's nice to see and experience a real theater, not a cheesy modern reproduction. Alex Theater is a Glendale and greater Los Angeles landmark, established in 1925 as a Vaudville venue. I stumbled along this place one day while passing time shopping along Brand Blvd.Various theater and musical performances take place here, including a...

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  • Bar Hopping

    There is a great bar just on the outskirts of Glendale. It is 1100 Miles South of Seattle, off the 5 freeway.It is the Roost. It's a dark, danky dive... over crowded with the Los Feliz set, but you can still hear Johnny Cash on the jukebox, and get Grey Goose for about $5.They used to allow smoking inside, but then they got busted for under-age...

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  • St Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church

    One of the Biggest churches I have ever been to, it has 7 beautiful main stained glass windows on its tall standing walls. The Church hosts many many weddings, Christenings, Easter tradition of the "egg playing" and the regular sunday mass. Armenians and Armenia were the first nation to embrace Christianity in 301 A.D.

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Glendale Hotels

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  • Embassy Suites Los Angeles/Glendale

    800 N Central Ave, Glendale, California, 91203, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Vagabond Inn Glendale

    120 West Colorado Street, Glendale, California, 91204, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Homestead Glendale Burbank

    1377 West Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, California, 91201, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Glendale Restaurants

  • My Favorite Eating Place (2)

    part two of my cheesecake factory tips with more pictures.Well for Starters, The Cheesecake Factory is the Largest Cheesecake Based Fast Service Restaurant in the United States, with branches at the Carribean and Latin America. And their cheesecakes are to die for! but they also have an extensive menu of more than 200 items ranging from my favorite...

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  • My Favorite Eating Place (1)

    Well for Starters, The Cheesecake Factory is the Largest Cheesecake Based Fast Service Restaurant in the United States, with branches at the Carribean and Latin America. And their cheesecakes are to die for! but they also have an extensive menu of more than 200 items ranging from my favorite Rib Eye Steaks to Wagyu Burgers and Meatloafs and...

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  • Local Charm~

    We stopped here to get breakfast and were not disappointed. The portions were large and the food was good. You got your monies worth here. Service was good and the decor was enjoyable.

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  • Tapas and Wine

    Well, this is a new restaurant in Glendale. Glendale has many ethnic restaurants so it seem like a nice addition to have an upscale restaurant with small plates and trendy atmosphere. What a disappointment! The food was extremely expensive for what you get. The food was just ordinary, nothing special. The service was so-so. It may be a while before...

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  • Great Bar Environment and Decent Food

    Just happen to notice this place and stopped to have some lunch. Very nice bar set up and they have a no nonsense menu of basic items such as burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. But don't let the menu fool you, they really make up a nice plate of food. I ordered the mushroom swiss burger but my boyfriend's pastrami sandwich was much tastier. The...

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  • Italian Cuisine

    We happen to be in the area and looked for a place to eat that served Italian cuisine. We thought we would check this one out. It appears to be a little more upscale than most but overall the food was about average. The restaurant appeared to be more of a night club atmosphere with a DJ that would probably play music at a later time in the evening....

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Glendale Nightlife

  • Good place to drink and relax!

    One of my favorite bars in Glendale is this Mexican bar called "Chuys". When I drink, I love to have something to eat, nothing heavy just something that goes well with a good pitcher of beer and that's why I love Mexican bars because you get chips and salsa which at a regular bar will probably cost you around $3.00 or more. The bar is located in...

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  • A cool little place

    This place often has live music, but never a cover charge. The bands and the patrons are quite mixed. It is never to full (due to fire code restrictions). Shoot pool or throw darts. Have a blast. No dress code.

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Glendale Shopping

  • Lux Shopping Mall of Los Angeles Area

    This will be my shopping tips.Since Opening in 2008, This new icon of Glendale cemented the city's reputation as the luxe big mall destination in the Greater Los Angeles Area (Beverly hills takes the cake in the ultra luxe shopping due to the Rodeo Drive) and in the small area of American Street, sits 3 big malls that offer shopping, malling,...

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  • Nice Shopping Experience

    This is a pretty big shopping mall. They have several stores such as Nordstroms, Macy's Abercrombie & Fitch, William Sonoma, Hugo Boss, Coach, Banana Republic, Everything but Water, Hot Topic, Lego, Target, Victoria Secret and Vans to name a few. On this particular visit, a week before Easter, the mall provided opportunities for children to be...

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  • Ultimate Shopping Experience

    Outdoor shopping center modeled after the Grove shopping area at 3rd and Fairfax. High end stores, stores not typical for most shopping malls and huge parking structure placed right next door to the Glendale Galleria! Lots! More than average

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Glendale Local Customs

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    by marinarena Written Oct 30, 2006

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    What makes Glendale stand out is that it is home to a signifcant number of Armenian persons-the largest population outside of Armenia itself. As you walk down Glendale streets, you may very likely hear "barev" as well as "hello". How interesting to have a place to where it would be common to hear and experience all that is Armenian and also not be far away from what's Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Russian, etc. Several shops have bilingual English-Armenian postings. Personally, I like the curving shape of the Armenian alphabet. See what I mean in this movie poster pictured! Armenian culture is well promoted at the renowned Alex Theater, which hosts a good number of plays, musical acts from Armenia throughout the year. Another way to experience Armenian culture is to try the food- at a restaurant like Raffi's or try a common Middle Eastern or kebob(kabob) restaurant in teh city which will likely have Armenian influence.

    Armenian poster, Glendale, California
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Glendale Warnings and Dangers

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    by Yaqui Written Jul 20, 2012

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    Coyote attacks on humans are uncommon and rarely cause serious injuries, due to the relatively small size of the coyote. In the 30 years leading up to March 2006, at least 160 attacks occurred in the United States, mostly in the Los Angeles County area.[1] Since 1998 coyote attacks on humans have increased in the state of California. Data from USDA Wildlife Services, the California Department of Fish and Game, and other sources show that while 41 attacks occurred during the period of 1988–1997, 48 attacks were verified from 1998 through 2003. The majority of these incidents occurred in Southern California near the suburban-wildland interface.[2]

    1. ^ Dell'Amore, Christine (2006-03). "City Slinkers". Smithsonian. Smithsonian. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
    2. ^ a b c "Coyote Attacks: An Increasing Suburban Problem". Archived from the original on September 26, 2007. Retrieved August 19, 2007.

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Glendale Off The Beaten Path

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    by GracesTrips Written Jan 23, 2009

    This isn't exactly "Off the Beaten Path" as it is located at Americana at Brand shopping center. But, it's not a restaurant so I kinda think it's something you have to keep your eye out for. Called the Crepemaker, the French would have a heart attack if they saw what we do with crepes here. You can get a pizza crepe, crepe with filet mignon, crepes florentine with egg and sweet crepes as well. They don't serve it like the French either. They fold it up into a triangle and hand it to you to eat without utencils. You can grab a paper plate and plasticware but it's not offered. I must say, the crepes were delicious and very filling. Make sure to try one if you're in the area!

    Located at 699 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210 Across from Barnes & Noble.
    Mon-Thurs 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-12am, Sun 10:30am-10pm

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Glendale Favorites

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    by marinarena Written Oct 30, 2006

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    Favorite thing: With its congested Galleria as one of the most popular malls in the region, Glendale is a local favorite amongst Just outside of the Galleria there is downtown Glendale which has a long stretch of cultural and mindless fun along Brand Blvd. Check out the Glendale Exchange and Marketplace for main and commercial shopping. Along Brand, there are some unique boutiques as well.

    Glendale Exchange bldg, California Glendale, California,a shoppingtown along Brand Blvd, Glendale, California
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