The Huntington Library, Collections & Gardens
Monday, Feb. 24
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
$99 per person
Includes motorcoach transportation, admission, guided tour, and bus driver gratuity
Registration Deadline: February 17
Activity Level: Moderate w/considerable walking
Lunch on your own
Pickup is at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus (37500 Cook St.)
Parking Permit Required
It's always a beautiful time to visit the magnificent Huntington, an expansive estate near Pasadena featuring art galleries, a library of rare manuscripts, and 150 acres of one of the world’s finest botanical gardens. We’ll start with a one-hour guided walking tour of the famous estate and gardens where you’ll learn how Henry and Arabella Huntington turned their San Marino Ranch into a world famous cultural landmark. Then you can explore at your own pace the Huntington mansion gallery, whose treasures of 18th-century British art include the famous Blue Boy and Pinkie paintings. You can visit the conservatory, stroll lush gardens and visit a host of other galleries housing world-class art. Save time to experience the serenity of the Chinese “Garden of Flowering Fragrance,” featuring a 1.5-acre lake bordered by Taihu rocks, hand-carved stone bridges, a stream, and a canyon waterfall. Lunch is on your own at the estate’s cafe, or enjoy a delightful English Tea service in the charming Rose Garden Tea Room (advance reservations required).