Have fun driving your RV rental to Glendale, California from RVshare! The city of Glendale was founded in 1887 and was originally a 150-acre town site. It was in 1906 that the city was incorporated and has since expanded in size and population. Glendale is situated at the juncture of two large valleys, the San Fernando and the San Gabriel. It is blessed with a Mediterranean climate that has favored the city well. Due to the completion of the Glendale freeway in the 1970s, the city experienced a surge in its development. A lot of companies made Glendale their home, and because of its proximity to Burbank, a major production center for the U.S. entertainment industry particularly the country’s the animation industry, its Grand Central Business Centre became the hub of the animation industry. It is also where you will find the headquarters of Nestle, International Pancake House, Americas United Bank, Panda Security, to name a few.
Although the city is known for its diverse industry, it has its share of numerous attractions. We have come up with an eclectic list of popular attractions in Glendale, which we hope will entice you to visit the city soon in an RV rental Glendale CA!
The American at Brand is not only a shopping center; it is a popular tourist destination as well. It offers visitors amazing shopping, delightful dining and entertainment options. Aside from the famous commercial brands and food franchises that dot the mall, it also features a kids club, which is open to the public. An open-style electric-powered trolley, which features cherry wood ceilings, floors and seats, and beautiful stained glass windowpanes, can take you for a free spin around the property. You will definitely enjoy the Dancing Fountain & Light Show where the fountain is illuminated with white lights, and the water dances graciously with the music of famous singers and entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli, Judy Garland, and other favorites. The Americana at Brand is a great way to spend some time with the family in a very relaxed setting, just make sure you won’t have so much fun that you do not notice you are carrying a cartful of shopping bags!
A privately owned cemetery, the Forest Lawn Memorial Park has been a Southern California landmark since 1906. It is a must visit because it is more than just a final resting place for the departed, it also houses a museum where you will find art exhibitions from the finest artists in California. The Forest Lawn Memorial Park also showcases exact replicas of Michelangelo’s David, Moses and La Pieta, and Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper. It is also the home of marvelous art & architecture, 3 beautiful churches, and 2 of the world’s largest paintings, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.
If you are a sweet tooth, you must visit Napoleon's Macaron's, one of Glendale’s pride and joy. The Macaron Pastry Shop was established by Razmig Tchoboian, a self-taught baker who chose to craft tiny macarons as his life’s work. The shop features all flavors of macarons including gluten-free French macarons. It is by far, the best macarons in Glendale! The shop is located at the America at Brand and is ready to serve you from Tuesday to Saturday.
Balboa RV Park is located in Van Nuys, about 20 miles from Glendale. It is a great option if you want to explore the cities of Glendale and Los Angeles. It is the largest RV Park in the city of Los Angeles and is strategically located so you can visit the numerous attractions nearby. The RV Park has 130 available full hookup spaces with cemented patios and room for slideouts. Amenities and services include wi-fi internet access, restrooms and a recreation hall. The park offers basic amenities but it makes up for it with its great location. You would not even notice that it does not have a pool! Balboa RV Park is open all year round.
Located about 32 miles from Glendale, the Valencia Travel Village is a family oriented RV Park that is just a few minutes away from Magic Mountain and all of Hollywood’s attractions. It has a very convenient location so you can explore Glendale and its surrounding areas and be back before the sun sets. The RV Park has 303 full hookup sites and 78 partial hookup sites. Amenities and services include 551 RV storage sites, heated adult and kiddie pool, game room, playground, restrooms and showers, satellite TV, internet access, volleyball court, tennis courts, convenience store, and a whole lot more! You can also have the exterior and the interior of your RV cleaned by appointment basis. The RV Park has 24/7 security so you can sleep at night without having to worry about security issues. This pet friendly RV Park is open all year round.
If you want to be just a few steps away from the beach and be just a few miles away from Glendale, then your choice would be Dockweiler RV Park located in Playa Del Rey. It is the only campground in the LA area, which is right in front of the beach! The RV Park has a total of 117 full hookup sites. Amenities and services include control access gate, laundry facilities, fire rings, dump station, and restrooms and showers. You do not need a swimming pool in this campground, as the Pacific Ocean is yours for the taking! The RV Park is open from February 1 to January 1.
Glendale is the home of the largest Armenian-American community in the country. It is not surprising that one of the biggest festivals that pays tribute to the Armenian-American community is held at the Verdugo Park in Glendale. The Annual Armenian Independence Day Festival is held every September to celebrate Armenia’s independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991. The celebration features arts & crafts booths, Armenian delicacies such as kebab, ice cream and pastries, cultural performances, live entertainment, and lots of dancing. Everyone is encouraged to attend, especially in an RV rental Glendale California!
The Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival is the largest public event in Glendale. Held at the Montrose Shopping Park annually, the festival features more than 300 fine artists, crafters, California Certified farmers, food vendors, entertainers and musicians. This two-day festival draws in thousands of people from as far away as New Mexico and Arizona. It also has a children’s activity center and an international food court where you can enjoy sampling a wide range of gastronomical delights. The festival is open to all. It is advisable to check their website for the schedule of activities.
It is high time that you explore the city of Glendale. It offers an eclectic mix of attractions which are all very interesting to visit. You can celebrate with the Armenian American Community or be awed by the Forest Lawn Memorial Park. We hope our list will lure you to this sunny city.
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