Glendale used to be most famous for its mall, but now this city on the outskirts of Los Angeles is known for so much more, and is rapidly making a name for itself as the place to come if you want something a little different. The city is surrounded by beautiful scenery, and as such you can go for a hike in the neighboring mountains, where you will find rugged terrain scattered with wild flowers. Hiking and biking are also popular in the area, or in one of the city’s parks.
If you prefer to stay in town, then you can enjoy a range of quirky galleries and museums in the city, and when the sun sets you will find live music and a range of dining options all over the city. Speaking of dining, don’t forget to try some of the signature eats in the city thanks to the large Armenian population here, as well as some of the Cuban treats that are also sold in the city.
Lets explore the best things to do in Glendale:
1. Museum of Neon Art
The Museum of Neon Art is also known as MONA and provides a quirky day out if you have never seen this kind of installation before.
Dating from 1981 when it first opened to the public, the museum is dedicated to the preservation of neon works of art, made from neon lighting.
To that end you will find items such as neon signs and other works like kinetic art.
The museum used to famous in the downtown area of Los Angeles before it moved to its new location in Glendale in 2016. Some of the signature pieces here include neon signs from the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Brown Derby.