Knowing that we were traveling to LA, friends of ours gave us tickets to the Huntington Library in San Marino. I must say, that this would never have been on our radar, since it is not the usual tourist activity. It was amazing. We took the complimentary tour of the beautiful themed gardens and our docent was extremely well informed and so pleasant. Our only complaint is that we wished that there was more time, since the hours are only from 12- 4:30pm.
We also made a reservation for tea. Everything was fresh was delicious. It was a very hot day, so we opted for iced tea, which was refilled constantly. They even gave us a cellophane bag (and satin ribbon, to tie it with) for the basket of scones that are placed on the table, since with so much other food, we just couldn't eat them.
I would definitely put this on your go to list if you are going to be in the area!
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