Los Angeles is home to some amazing architecture, but that’s not usually the first characteristic both residents and tourists think about. Hollywood and its infamous sign are the first to spring to mind and yet LA is filled with some extraordinary architecture. Downtown, for example, was home to 1920’s and 30’s film culture and is still littered with theaters (albeit rundown ones) that exude art nouveau design and style. Watch out for events coming up this month for Night on Broadway, an initiative to bring back the glory days of Broadway street and its magnificent theaters. If you want to get involved in an architectural event that is a little less urban, I would recommend taking a trip to the San Gabriel Valley, specifically Alhambra!
Alhambra was founded in 1771 making it the oldest in the San Gabriel Valley. Its unique geography combined with the city’s practical location has contributed to some truly magnificent architecture, the San Gabriel Mission being one of the main attractions. Have I peaked your interest? Great! Then join other enthusiasts on “Gateway of the San Gabriel Valley” a walking tour that highlights these architectural, as well as, natural wonders and will surely help jump start any weight loss goals you might have made for 2016.