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Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association

The Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association (DAIA) is a dedicated group of property owners and merchants who are committed to promote the Downtown Arcadia experience.

Arcadia’s Downtown specialty retail, restaurant and entertainment district offers a huge variety of things to do, all to make your world more enjoyable and entertaining. Here, in one central fun zone in Arcadia, you can practice your dance moves, bake a cake (or eat one), try on costumes, browse the book stacks, go wine tasting, sample craft beers, taste-test a burger, get fit or play the violin.

Rich with history, this region was part of the homeland of the Native Tongva people for more than 8,000 years; then became part of Lucky Baldwin’s Ranch Santa Anita; and eventually the heart of the City of Arcadia, when it incorporated in 1903. You can also trace Arcadia’s horse racing history with the Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions along Huntington Drive and First Avenue up to the Gold Line Train Station.

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