The Langham Huntington Hotel is one of the great historic hotels in the United States. Built in 1907 by Henry Huntington, the Huntington has been a landmark hotel since it opened over 100 years ago. Located on 23 acres of manicured gardens, the hotel has an Olympic-size swimming pool, a full service spa with 13 treatment rooms as well as a selection of Traditional Chinese Medicine services.
The hotel’s Fitness Center offers yoga, pilates, body sculpting and aerobics classes on most days. During our stay, we got up early and attended a yoga and pilates class. A sleepy Aidan Quinn joined us for the pilates class and we all pretended we didn’t recognize him.
Old Town Pasadena is only five minutes away and is a fun place to explore and appreciate the turn of the century architecture. Pasadena’s historic district has more than 600 buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The best way to explore the district is by foot. Take one of the self-guided walking tours to see Craftsman bungalows and a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home. Old Town is also a great place to shop with over 130 boutiques, shops, galleries and bistros.
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The Huntington Library & Gardens were also created by Henry Huntington. The botanical gardens are spectacular and cover 120 acres with 14,000 different species of plants. If you’ve seen The Wedding Planner or Memoirs of a Geisha you’ll recognize places on the estate where scenes were filmed.