10 Things to Do in El Monte That You Shouldn't Miss

March 3, 2018 Layne Dawes

El Monte /ɛl ˈmɒntiː/ is a residential, industrial, and commercial city in Los Angeles County, California, the United States. The city lies in the San Gabriel Valley east of the city of Los Angeles.
Restaurants in El Monte

1. The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218 +1 626-405-2100
Excellent
85%
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12%
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5 based on 2 reviews

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art collection and stunning gardens. The library and art gallery contain rare books and one of the most complete collections of 18th century art outside of London.

Reviewed By Arneby - Nacka, Sweden

So yeah, a garden founded by a railway billionaire some 150 years ago. Turned out that the Huntington Gardens were nothing short of fabulous. Almost Singapore Zoo class in parts. And there were colibris in the wild! And a Japanese garden. And a nice food court too.

2. Mission San Gabriel Archangel

537 N Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91775-2139 +1 626-457-3048
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Mission San Gabriel Archangel

Mission founded in 1771 by Father Junipero Serra, originally from Cordova, Spain, who wanted to share his religious faith with the inhabitants of the New World.

Reviewed By Marianne M - West Covina, California, USA

You must come and tour this Mission! One of several California Missions, this is a must see! Beautiful Spanish architecture! Native American influences can be seen on the grounds on your tour. From cooking to building! You will learn the rich history of the Church/mission development.

3. Santa Anita Race Park

285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007-3472 +1 626-574-7223
Excellent
73%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 366 reviews

Santa Anita Race Park

Reviewed By James M - Las Vegas, New Mexico

Hard to say anything that hasn’t already been said. Not that my horse track experience is extensive, but of all the parks I’ve visited Santa Anita is the best!
So beautiful and so well maintained. It’s like stepping back in time.
Can’t wait to go back!

4. Triple B Clays

831 Rosemead Blvd, El Monte, CA 91733-4211 +1 626-579-5201
Excellent
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Triple B Clays

Reviewed By Alkuhni

Triple B Clays Shotgun Sports Park is centrally located in Los Angeles County . Triple B offers shotgun enjoyment to families and friends, groups, private parties and barbeques as well as an excellent alternative for a relaxing business meeting of client entertainment.
Trap -Trap Doubles - Wobble Trap - Skeet - Sporting Clays - Olympic Trap and Skeet - FITASC and 5-Stand

5. Shops at Montebello

2134 Montebello Town Ctr, Montebello, CA 90640-2170 +1 562-206-6955
Excellent
29%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 24 reviews

Shops at Montebello

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

A nice decent Mall. Lots of stores. Unlike some other malls that are starting to close down many stores. The place is clean it's well-kept. Plenty of parking. And restaurants too

6. Rosemead Park

4343 Encinita Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770 +1 626-569-2255
Excellent
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Rosemead Park

Reviewed By mini - Fremont, California

We have enjoyed going to Rosemead Park numerous times.

The park is Rosemead's largest park and is well maintained.

We like it as it has a swimming pool, par course, sports fields, playground areas and lots of place.

Its a good place to go for a picnic.

7. Huy Fong Foods

4800 Azusa Canyon Rd, Irwindale, CA 91706-1938
Excellent
84%
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Satisfactory
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5 based on 36 reviews

Huy Fong Foods

Reviewed By atjig - Tempe, Arizona

You learn the history of the how the globally famous Huy Fong Siracha sauce came about to the world. You go to their factory and learn the whole process. Check their website to make sure they have tours available. Best time to go is during the Fall season when they harvest because there are more activities and freebies.

8. Legg Lake Park, Whittier Narrows Recreation Area

750 Santa Anita Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733-4300 +1 626-575-5526
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Legg Lake Park, Whittier Narrows Recreation Area

Reviewed By mini - Fremont, California

We have visited Legg Lake Park and the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area numerous times. This time we visited on a Friday and there were lots of people there. The weekends are even more popular.

There are peddle boat rentals on Legg Lake. There is also fishing.

There is places to walk and jog. There is also place to ride bikes.

There are numerous large parking lots. By each of the parking lots is nice picnic areas.

There is also a very fun sculpture by the lake they are restoring; it looked like it was in the final touches. So cute to see.

Its also a good area for bird and geese watching.

The park is accessible by car, bike, or bus.

9. Original in-N-Out Replica

13752 Francisquito Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 91706-4903 +1 800-786-1000
Excellent
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Original in-N-Out Replica

Reviewed By Don H - Huntington Beach, California, United States

This is a must see for all In-N-Out fans. A true replica of the original drive thru burger stand with many original kitchen items displayed inside and out right down to a replica cigarette vending machine popular in the 40's. Our tour guide Lydia was a wealth of information on the purpose and history of the items on display and the philosophy of the owners Harry and Esther Snyder when they opened the stand in 1948. Feel free to take as many photos as you like. According to Lydia they have had classic car clubs, bridal parties and engagement couples all visit the site for photo ops. There is plenty of free parking however they are only open Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. No food is served at the location. .

10. The Huntington Desert Garden

San Marino, CA +1 626-405-2142
Excellent
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5 based on 124 reviews

The Huntington Desert Garden

Conveniently located, the Huntington includes the largest collection of mature cacti and succulents in North America.

Reviewed By johnnnita - Napa, California, United States

This is a large area as part of the Huntington Gardens. At first, I was going to bypass it to view other gardens there. However, I've now grown to appreciate more the succulents that grow in such environments. They really are beautiful!

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