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Saratoga Welcomes Visitors To Two Historic Villas And A Rustic Rocky Park

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2024
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It's worth a springtime drive to see the art, architecture and natural setting of both Montalvo Arts Center and Hakone Estate and Gardens. While you're there, check out a nearby city park in an old quarry for hiking or picnicking. The centerpiece of the 175-acre Montalvo Arts Center is the Mediterranean-style home of James Phelan, a former San Francisco mayor and U.S. senator. Today the arts flourish here, with an outdoor theater, an artist-in-residence program, and many sculptures. Montalvo Arts Center is surrounded by forests and lush gardens, which were...

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