Visitor Information

Arcadia has much to offer residents, visitors, and even out-of-towners who work in Arcadia.

From the world-class Santa Anita Park and Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens to the area’s biggest and best mall at the Shops at Santa Anita and the lush Angeles National Forest and Chantry Flats in the San Gabriel Mountains, Arcadia is the place to be!

Santa Anita Park repeatedly hosts the world famous annual Breeders’ Cup horse race weekend, which attracted the best thoroughbreds, trainers, and owners from all over the world. More than 50,000 fans attended for the big day on Nov. 5, in 2016, and broke the record for Breeders’ Cup 2-day handle in 2019. Click here to find all the details about Breeders’ Cup. Santa Anita was also home to some of the best thoroughbreds in recent history, including American Pharoah, Justify, and Flightline. Clockers Corner is open every morning for coffee and to watch the horses workout.

two horses running in front of the Santa Anita Park sign
Lightscape pathway at LA Arboretum

Arcadia is host to outdoor concerts and movies all summer long, held on the lawn at City Hall and free to all. The Arcadia Festival of Bands is hosted by Arcadia in the fall, and is the largest gathering of high school bands in the country. Arcadia also boasts premier hiking trails, beautiful scenery, a museum, multiple libraries, shopping districts, top-notch senior services, and more!

For other visitor and resident information, choose one of the following links:

tile on the Thoroughbred Walk of Fame
sign for Downtown Arcadia with peacock feather
statue of Anita Baldwin