Want to get a feel for the way Los Angeles County was 100 years ago? Make sure to add Alhambra, California, to your vacation itinerary. Once known as the "City of Homes," Alhambra welcomes visitors to its palm tree-lined streets, notable architecture, and deep sense of history. Alhambra hotels will allow you to explore the area at your leisure, while still keeping you close to the sights and tastes of Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles.
Alhambra is serviced by both Bob Hope Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Of the two, Bob Hope is closest at only 15 miles – so you can get your vacation started that much faster! Once you pick your favorite of the available Alhambra rental cars, you can easily explore the neighborhood, as well as the nearby attractions.
The proximity of Los Angeles hotels, as well as the many hotels in Alhambra, makes it easy to start investigating the delights of this town. Start by jumping in your car and driving to the "Bean Tract," an affluent area filled with historic homes. You will love seeing examples of everything from Craftsman to Italian Beaux-Arts-styled structures on this well-shaded street. From there, visit the Alhambra Historical Society Museum and adjacent park. Filled with memorabilia, furnishings, and period clothing, the history of the area will continue to unfold for you. Has the history buff in you been thoroughly awakened? If so, drive to nearby San Gabriel and explore the well-preserved remains of the Mission San Gabriel Archangel – founded in 1771, it's the fourth of the 21 missions founded in Alta California. Pop down to downtown Los Angeles to take in a Dodgers, Lakers, or Clippers game, depending on the season, or watch the football match ups waged at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. And while you are there, be sure to try the restaurants in Old Town – they're sure to be a temptation for any foodie.
You can save up to $537 when you book one of the hotels near Alhambra and a flight at the same time through Travelocity. With that kind of savings, why wait? Time to get your California adventure underway!