Introduction to San Marino, California
San Marino, California, in Los Angeles county, is 2 miles NE of Alhambra, California (center to center) and 9 miles NE of Los Angeles, California. The city is conveniently located inside the Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area.
San Marino History
The area that is presently known as San Marino, was originally inhabited by the Gabrielino Indians. It went on to become a part of the San Gabriel Mission. Major portions of the area were included in a land grant that was given to an Indian lady, Victoria Reid. The present name of San Marino was based upon the Republic of San Marino in Italy and was given by J. De Barth Shorb.
San Marino and Nearby Attractions
- The Huntington Library.
- San Marino City Hall.
- El Molino Viejo.
- Botanical Gardens.
- Lacy Park.
- Archives of American Art.
Things To Do In San Marino
San Marino is a wealthy city. Apart from the regular attraction like parks and playgrounds, the most popular tourist attraction is The Huntington Library which with its Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, is a world class cultural and educational center, which has been built on 150 acres of exquisite gardens. Its has rare books and manuscripts and one of the best collections of art from the 18th century.
San Marino Transportation
The local airport is Burbank/ Glendale/ Pasadena Airport.
San Marino Higher Education
The area is served by the Pasadena City College.