Tourism & Hospitality 


The San Gabriel Valley attracts a large number of domestic and international tourists. Because of its easy access and major attractions such as the Rose Bowl, Santa Anita Race Track, Fairplex, and Huntington Gardens, it also attracts many southern California visitors as well, particularly on weekends.  

Chinese tourists are particularly drawn to the region because of the temples, gardens, and authentic Asian cuisine the region offers. The average Chinese visitor to Los Angeles County spends about $1,400 per trip, which is $600-$1,000 more than domestic tourist averages statewide.

In 2013, total Hospitality and Tourism sector employment increased by over 3,300 jobs, increasing the total number of people employed in the industry to 67,000. The average San Gabriel Valley hotel occupancy rate in 2013 was up to 77.4% from 61% in 2009.

Top Tourism Destinations in San Gabriel Valley:

  1. Norton Simon Museum 
    Art Museum
    411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
    www.nortonsimon.org

  2. Huntington Library
    Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
    1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108
    www.huntington.org

  3. Descanso Gardens
    botanical garden
    1418 Descanso Dr, La Ca~nada Flintridge, CA 91011
    www.descansogardens.org

  4. Los Angeles County Arboretum 
    Arboretum and Botanic Garden
    301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007
    www.arboretum.org

  5. Mission San Gabriel Arc'angel
    Roman Catholic mission and a historic landmark
    428 S Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776
    www.sangabrielmissionchurch.org

  6. Santa Anita Park 
    Thoroughbred racetrack
    285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
    www.santaanita.com

  7. Tournament of Roses 
    Pasadena Rose Parade and Rose Bowl
    391 S Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
    www.tournamentofroses.com

  8. Fairplex
    Los Angeles County Fairgrounds
    1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
    www.fairplex.com

  9. Pacific Asia Museum
    Asian art museum
    46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
    www.pacificasiamuseum.org

  10. Irwindale Speedway
    Motorsports facility
    500 Speedway Dr, Irwindale, CA 91706
    www.irwindalespeedway.com

  11. Raging Waters 
    California's largest waterpark
    111 Lakeside Rd, San Dimas, CA 91773
    www.ragingwaters.com
     

Additional Links:

Santa Anita Park: Host of the Breeders Cup World Championship 

L.A. County Fair: Largest County Fair in the World

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

4900 Rivergrade Road, Suite B130, Irwindale, CA 91706

Phone: (626) 856-3400    Fax: (626) 856-5115

Email: info@sgvpartnership.org

Office Hours: Monday–Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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