Saturday, January 30, 2010
The City of Arcadia is about 15 miles from downtown Los Angeles and has several interesting attractions. The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden and Santa Anita Racetrack are the most visited places in Arcadia. The Arboretum is where many of the scenes from the TV series Fantasy Island were filmed. The bell tower where Tattoo rings the bell, is actually the Queen Anne Cottage. The plane, "arriving" with the guests, was filmed in the lagoon behind the Queen Anne Cottage and some of the outdoor scenes were filmed at the Arboretum. Santa Anita Racetrack is another point of interest in Arcadia. Along with seasonal horse racing the track offers free tours gives you which a behind-the scenes look at the stables; silks room and an exclusive look inside the jockeys dressing rooms. If your looking for a day trip from Los Angeles or Orange County the City of Arcadia is an excellent choice. Arcadia day trip.