Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Lazy Saturday at the Huntington Library
Quite possibly the best Groupon we've purchased so far has come from San Marino's Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens. We purchased a year-long membership to the facility -- good for the entire family -- and I can tell we're going to be using it a lot.
Founded in 1919 by railroad, utility and real estate magnate Henry E. Huntington, the private, nonprofit institution has developed its land into quite an attractive, peaceful property.
That includes a children's, Chinese and Japanese gardens. It's a good spot to bring the kids on a weekend -- or a school holiday -- when there's nothing else to do.
Some shots from our most recent visit:
Huntington holds free days on the first Thursday of every month; check for other free days sponsored by companies such as Target.
The Huntington is open Monday through Friday (except Tuesday) from noon to 4:30 p.m. and on the weekends from 10:30 to 4:30.
Entry for adults is $15 on weekdays, $20 on weekends; $10 for students; $6 for kids 5-11; and free for children under 5.