When Miradero was constructed around the turn of the 20th century, its castle-like grounds were home to Glendale's powerful Brand family. These days, it's better known as Brand Park, a recreational and cultural hub nestled in a quiet Glendale canyon. At its center is the stunning Spanish, Moorish and Indian-inspired Brand Library. It boasts more than 110,000 items in its collection, many dedicated to music and the arts, and often hosts free exhibitions, concerts, screenings and lectures.
While you won't find many major attractions in Glendale, you will find plenty of history and a little bit of kitsch set against a beautiful mountainous backdrop. There are plenty of interesting things to do in Glendale if you know where to look, from an A-frame retro diner to a glowing off-the-beaten-path museum. So pick up a pastry from an Armenian bakery and start to explore these nine things to do in Glendale.