Arcadia is a city rich in activities that are fun for the whole family. After all, Arcadia consistently ranks high in Bloomberg Businessweek’s round-up of the The Best Places to Raise Your Kids. There are natural wonders and historic landmarks that will inspire the entire family.
The Santa Anita Race Park
The Santa Anita Race Park is home to the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. In 1907, E.J. “Lucky” Baldwin could have never predicted what kind of legacy he would leave when he built Santa Anita’s racetrack on his ranch. Equestrian aficionados will enjoy this notable race park with an esteemed history.
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is spread over 127 acres located in Rancho Santa Anita. The Arboretum is home to diverse and rare plant and animal species; it works to preserve Southern California’s natural wonder. The Arboretum is also home to cultural artifacts that preserve Southern California’s culturally diverse legacy. There are important American Indian artifacts, items left from the Rancho Period and 19th century treasures.
Queen Anne Cottage and Coach Barn
It might be difficult to see all of the The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden’s 127 acres. Your family should make a note to visit the Arboretum’s historic Queen Anne Cottage and Coach Barn. The structure is registered as a California Historical Landmark because of its Victorian architecture and landscape. It was built in 1886, and it was the private home of Lucky Baldwin and his wife. Don’t be surprised if the structure seems familiar. The Queen Anne Cottage and Coach Barn has made numerous cameo appearances in films and shows.