The thing that stands out most about the city of Alhambra is the vast number of historic homes. The city was seen as one of the best places to live in California 100 years ago and much is being done to restore this opinion with new homes joining the historic buildings and many Americans choosing to settle down in this historic city. For tourists, aside from the homes themselves, there are a handful of attractions worth visiting in Alhambra. Some of which explore the vast history of life within the city and others aiming to create history for the city. These are the best things to do in Alhambra.
1. Historic Homes of Alhambra
Alhambra was once called the “City of Homes” and no trip to the city is complete without a look at some of the historic homes that Alhambra has to offer. The houses are not grand like the Newport Mansions but they are of historic importance and include Craftsman, Bungalow and Spanish Colonial houses. A self-drive tour is a great way to see the homes and the Bean Tract, named for James Bean a former lumber tycoon, is a great place to start due to the high concentration of historic homes in this area. Midwick Tract, is another area that was sought after many decades ago and also includes a number of important homes.