Located close to downtown Los Angeles, Descanso Gardens offers a lush green sanctuary for the senses. Those in search of Pasadena hotels that are within easy reach of downtown Los Angeles and such attractions as these gardens can stay at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena. Set amidst stunning natural landscapes, this luxurious Huntington hotel can be found near the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, making for an ideal starting point for a nature tour. Apart from being a perfect spot for relaxation, Descanso Gardens also provides an idyllic setting for a variety of events and programs. Those with a “green thumb” can take a gardening class, while morning Tai Chi and yoga classes give you a chance to find true peace for mind, body and spirit. Guided walks let you explore this wondrous garden which features a Japanese Garden, a California Native Garden and a Rose Garden. Art exhibitions and book readings also take place here, while painting and gourmet cookery classes give you a chance to try something different while on holiday.