Glendale, southeast of Burbank, has undergone a rebirth in recent years. The city's main thoroughfare, Brand Boulevard, boasts big business as well as shops, cafes and restaurants lining the old-fashioned brick sidewalks. Among one of Glendale's most exciting attractions is the renovated historic Alex Theatre, a venue for concerts (and home of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra), plays and musical performances.
The Valley's largest shopping mall, the Glendale Galleria, winds its way around downtown Glendale and is anchored by Nordstrom, Robinson's-May, Macy's, Mervyn's and J.C. Penney.
In the hills of Glendale, visitors will also find Brand Park and Library, which features an extensive music and arts library, as well as beautiful grounds offering hiking trails. These same hills hold Glendale's Oakmont Country Club.