Glendale, California is the fourth largest ethnic enclave outside of Armenia, behind Moscow and Berlin, making it a cultural hub and center for Middle Eastern migrants as well as fans of their delectable cuisines. Its close proximity to Hollywood has made it a second home to many of Hollywood’s largest movie studios and movie stars, and with that a shopping destination to rival some of the most famous retail locales in Los Angeles. Experience the unique cultural and retail offerings this city has to offer with a charter bus rental in Glendale through TCS.
Its close proximity to Hollywood and Burbank has made it a hub for studio giants Warner Bros. as well as Disney Animation who run their animation studio out of their Glendale headquarter offices. Glendale was also the inspiration for the NBC show Community which took place at the fictional Greendale Community College. The setting of the show largely inspired by show creator Dan Harmon’s time spent at Glendale Community College. Southern California food staples like Zankou Chicken, and weirdly – Panda Express have their roots and origins in Glendale.
Not only is Glendale a hub for Middle Eastern immigrants, and headquarters for some of the biggest media magnates in the world, it has also become a luxe shopping destination rivaling both The Grove and The Beverly Center in terms of ambiance and luxury.
The Americana at Brand is a luxury living, shopping and entertainment complex, created with a uniquely sophisticated and upscale style. Taking design cues from Boston’s historic Newbury Street, The Americana’s 15.5 acre property is designed like a classic American town square, that even features a historic orange trolley that takes visitors from one of the complex to the other. At the center of the square lies a 2-acre lush grass and tree filled park as well as a Bellagio inspired fountain. At certain times of the day the entire square is filled with music by the likes of Frank Sinatra as the fountain “dances” in perfect time to the music. Seventy upscale retail, dining and entertainment destinations, from Barneys New York and Cole Haan to Tory Burch and Tiffany & Co. as well as an 18-screen theater, make their home at The Americana at Brand. During the holiday season The Americana is adorned with festive lights and wreaths, while there are nightly “snowfalls”, making it a perfect venue for holiday shopping.
The Glendale Galleria, just one street over from The Americana, offers a complete leisure experience to complement your Glendale shopping spree. Boasting dozens of high-end retail stores like Tom Ford, Coach, and Bloomingdale’s, as well as several restaurants and numerous spas and salons, this retail destination hits all the marks narrowly missed by its contemporary across the street.