Where to stay
Del Marcos Hotel
225 West Baristo Road
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.
2728 West Foothill Blvd.
Tipi village motel is one of the last of its kind. Doubles from $67.
Langham Huntington Hotel
1401 South Oak Knoll Ave.
Landmark hotel sits in garden landscape in residential neighborhood. Doubles from $206.
Where to eat
The Purple Room
1900 East Palm Canyon Drive
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)
Brian and Shawna Gentry handle classic roadside cuisine with panache and a smile.
Mon-Sat breakfast and lunch. Main dishes $6-$9.50.
64 West Union St.
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
500 West Mesquite Ave.
Adults $12.50, children ages 12 and under $6.
Shields Date Garden
80-225 US Highway 111
California Route 66 Museum
Between 5th and 6th streets on South D Street on Route 66
McDonald’s Historic Site
1398 North E St.
4 Westmoreland Place
Adults $12.50, seniors and students $10.
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union St.
Adults $7, seniors and students $5.
Rose Bowl Flea Market
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Second Sunday of every month, $8.