Glendale used to be famous just for its mall, but the third largest city in Los Angeles County has so much more to offer. The city, eight miles north of DTLA, has made a name for itself for its beautiful scenery, active/outdoor options, small town feel, restaurants and much more. Pick up a pastry from an Armenian bakery, as the city as one of the largest communities of Armenian descent in the United States, and explore these 10 things to do in Glendale.

3. Shop Outdoors

The Americana at Brand is a shopping, dining, entertainment and residential complex in Glendale which dominates the area. Home to over 80 retail stores, 37 restaurants and specialty food stores and 242 luxury apartment homes, The Americana at Brand also features a full-service theater offering 3D and Monday Morning Mommy Movies. Additionally, the outdoor mall offers the Waters of Americana, an animated fountain and light show by WET. Step aboard their open-style electric-powered trolley for a complimentary tour of the property with pickup points at Americana Way and at Caruso Avenue.


By Jarone Ashkenazi