San Gabriel Valley
Freeways: The I-210, I-10, I-710, I-605, CA-60, and the I-57 all run throughout the area.
Metro Rail: LACMTA, Los Angeles County's largest public transportation agency, provides Metro Rail service into the San Gabriel Valley by way of the Gold Line, which stops in Pasadena and Sierra Madre. This line connects to the Los Angeles Union Station, which is the area's major public transportation hub. Extensions for the Gold Line between Sierra Madre and Azusa are under construction and set to open in 2016.
Metro Bus: Also operated by LACMTA, this bus service provides limited bus service in the San Gabriel Valley. The rest of the gap in bus service is made up by municipal carriers.
Municipal Carriers: There are a number of bus companies that service the San Gabriel Valley, including Foothill Transit, Alhambra City Transit (ACT), and more.
Metrolink: The San Bernardino Line and Riverside Line of this regional rail service go from Union Station of downtown Los Angeles to San Bernardino and Riverside, respectively. It passes through much of the San Gabriel Valley. Note that the Riverside Line does not provide weekend service.
There are many destinations throughout the San Gabriel Valley, but note that the area is largely residential.
Old Town Pasadena: A shopping district in a revitalized part of Pasadena, serviced by Metro Rail via Gold Line trains.
Santa Fe Dam and Recreation Area: This dam located in Irwindale has a reservoir that allows for fishing. Many ducks and other waterfowls can be seen here constantly.
Huntington Library: A history facility in San Marino encompassing botanical gardens and art collections.
There are many parks throughout the area.
There is a variety of cuisines in the San Gabriel Valley, with Chinese cuisine being one of the most notable. Locally-famous restaurants include the following:
Din Tai Fung is known for its xiaolongbao, a type of soup dumpling. It began in Taiwan but is now an international chain; it operates two locations, side-by-side, in San Gabriel Valley, in Arcadia. It has been featured in many magazines with various accolades.
Earthen Restaurant is known for its scallion pancakes. It is located in Hacienda Heights.
Half and Half is known for its various tea and beverages.
85C Bakery and Cafe is known for its teas, breads, and cakes. Its workers are known to call "Fresh bread!" upon the arrival of hot pastries from the bakery itself.