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If you go on Route 66

Where to stay

Del Marcos Hotel

225 West Baristo Road

Palm Springs

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760-325-6902

www.delmarcoshotel.com

Designed by Modernist architect William F. Cody, this 1947 motel has 16 rooms around a central pool with views of the mountains. Doubles from $119.

WigWam Motel

2728 West Foothill Blvd.

San Bernardino

909-875-3005

www.wigwammotel.com

Tipi village motel is one of the last of its kind. Doubles from $67.

Langham Huntington Hotel

1401 South Oak Knoll Ave.

Pasadena

626-568-3900

www.pasadena.langhamhotels.com

Landmark hotel sits in garden landscape in residential neighborhood. Doubles from $206.

Where to eat

The Purple Room

1900 East Palm Canyon Drive

Palm Springs

760-322-4422

www.purpleroompalmsprings.com

Legendary Rat Pack hangout is now a supper club serving such dishes as iceberg wedge salad, chicken liver pâté, and fettuccine alfredo. Tue-Sun dinner and live music. Entrees $18-$32.

Emma Jean’s Holland Burger Cafe

17143 Route 66 (D Street)

Victorville

760-243-9938

Brian and Shawna Gentry handle classic roadside cuisine with panache and a smile.
Mon-Sat breakfast and lunch. Main dishes $6-$9.50.

Cafe Santorini

64 West Union St.

Pasadena

626-564-4200

www.cafesantorini.com

Popular Mediterranean restaurant with a second-story outdoor porch serves excellent Greek-accented dishes. Daily lunch and dinner. Main dishes $16-$26.

What to do

Tahquitz Canyon

500 West Mesquite Ave.

Palm Springs

760-416-7044

www.tahquitzcanyon.com

Adults $12.50, children ages 12 and under $6.

Shields Date Garden

80-225 US Highway 111

Indio

760-347-0996

www.shieldsdategarden.com

California Route 66 Museum

Between 5th and 6th streets on South D Street on Route 66

760-951-0436

www.califrt66museum.org

Free.

McDonald’s Historic Site

1398 North E St.

San Bernardino

Free.

Gamble House

4 Westmoreland Place

Pasadena

626-793-3334

www.gamblehouse.org

Adults $12.50, seniors and students $10.

Pasadena Museum of California Art

490 East Union St.

Pasadena

626-568-3665

www.pmcaonline.org

Adults $7, seniors and students $5.

Rose Bowl Flea Market

1001 Rose Bowl Drive

Pasadena

323-560-7469

www.rgcshows.com

Second Sunday of every month, $8.

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