Top 10 Things to do in Glendora, United States

January 8, 2018 Enriqueta Cusson

Glendora is a city in the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County, California, 23 miles (37 km) east of downtown Los Angeles. As of the 2010 census, the population of Glendora was 50,073.
Restaurants in Glendora

1. Haugh Performing Center

1000 W Foothill Blvd, Glendora, CA 91741-1885 +1 626-963-9411
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 26 reviews

Haugh Performing Center

Reviewed By glendoratraveller - Glendora, California

Haugh Performing Center is an excellent theater, well managed, comfortable seating, great sound no matter where you sit in this 1400 seat theater. Every season has quality selection of musical shows & any time the Citrus Singers perform is a sold out show.

2. Bread & Barley

130 N Citrus Ave, Covina, CA 91723-2001
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Bread & Barley

Reviewed By Doran B - West Covina, California

Cozy is a great way to describe this place. It has a local pub feel. Their selection of beer is always changing and always good. The food is also quite exceptional. We love the Mac and Cheese and the flash fried brussels sprouts are awesome. Also be sure to get the house cooked chips.

3. Huy Fong Foods

4800 Azusa Canyon Rd, Irwindale, CA 91706-1938
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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.

4. Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park

120 Via Verde, San Dimas, CA 91773-3901 +1 909-599-8411
Excellent
64%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park

Reviewed By Ninee - Oklahoma

A huge beautiful park for kids, pets, walkers, runners, gatherings, reunions, picnics and whatever. No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the property altho many people bring coolers full of it. We have had many family gatherings here and always had a good time. No fee's to park or use the facilities. My only concern is that there are usually a few 'odd' ones that wander the grounds and I wouldn't recommend letting your children out of your visual site, or let them go to the restrooms alone. Farther up the road and past the park a bit, there are hiking trails that are very interesting. Just be sure to wear shoes that cover your feet (no sandals) and long pants because there are snakes and nasty looking spiders. We recommend this location.

5. Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum

1101 W McKinley Ave Bldg 3A, Pomona, CA 91768-1639 +1 909-622-2133
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum

Reviewed By ChuckBrooks - Alamogordo, New Mexico

This museum provides a great history of drag racing with cars from every era and most classes. This museum is right up there with the Daytona and Indy museums.

6. Glendora Mountain Road

Glendora Ridge Road, Glendora, CA 91741
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Glendora Mountain Road

Reviewed By Kwokster1 - Glendora, California

Glendora Mountain Road (GLM) is a winding mountain road that can either lead to Mount Baldy or to the Azusa Canyon Hwy 39. It is very popular for bicycle, motorcycle and car enthusiasts because of the demanding road. It also popular with families who want to stop in it's many turnouts for the views. It is quite busy Fridays through Sundays, so I would recommend going on weekdays. Please ride or drive within your ability as there are many accidents due to the type of road it is. I live on the base of GLM and have seen many rescue vehicles go up. However, I would not consider it any more hazardous than a typical mountain road.

7. Alosta Brewing Co.

692 Arrow Grand Cir, Covina, CA 91722-2122 +1 626-470-7897
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Alosta Brewing Co.

Reviewed By labelman - Bastrop, Texas

Terrific craft brewery with a wide selection for just about any taste. Inviting atmosphere to just sit and relax while visiting with friends and family. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable about their craft and brews. Food truck is usually available on site. Well worth your time to visit whether you're local or from out of town.

8. Pacific Railroad Museum

210 W Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773-3047 +1 909-394-0616
Excellent
59%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Pacific Railroad Museum

Reviewed By Villager42

This volunteer run history of the railroads and its impact on the region is not to be missed! The Docent led tour of this small, but packed with memorabilia museum, was very informative and enjoyable.

I think it is a MUST SEE when visiting the San Dimas area.

9. Auto Club Raceway at Pomona

2780 Fairplex Dr, Pomona, CA 91768-1400 +1 909-593-7010
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 28 reviews

Auto Club Raceway at Pomona

Reviewed By misspWestSlope_CO - WestSlope,CO

Auto Club Raceway at Pomona is located at the Fairplex. We decided at the last minute to attend Winternationals (4th visit for my husband...his favorite venue for drag racing because of the generally nice weather and layout of the track and grounds). We decided on lodging at San Dimas, as some of the lodging very close by was already booked up or else pretty pricey. (See separate review of Red Roof Inn Fairplex, San Dimas...we were well pleased and would stay again) There's plenty of parking, good variety of food choices which are tasty but expensive! and always a good car show in the pits. Nitro Alley is fun, with the typical assortment of merchandise for sale, but I also noticed quite a few displays and games to engage the race fan, and of course it is fun to see the pit crews at work. This venue advertises "Every ticket a pit pass!"
Our one beef was that the mass exodus after the races ended on Sunday was not well organized. There was no one directing traffic, or if there was, we didn't see them and they weren't in control. Actually, even going in, the parking attendants weren't really directing traffic but mostly just standing around. If we go again, we'll just take our time at the track before walking to the parking lot. We'll get some food, use the restroom, take a look around the exhibits and pits for a while. There is a "tailgate" parking lot, and it might be well worth the extra cost; or, just pack a cooler in the trunk or purchase food at the track and plan on eating supper in your car to give the parking lot a little time to clear out.

We heard a couple of complaints that they were really cracking down and checking disabled parking tags. We spoke to one disabled vet who said he didn't mind being checked, because they were having trouble with people (kids mostly) who were trying to park in disabled parking using grandpa's parking permit.

It is permissable to bring in bottled water in a backpack or small bag. I don't know if you can bring in snacks or food and was unable to locate any policy about that. Take sunscreen, earplugs or earphones (if you've never been...it is LOUD!!!), a hat or cap, and maybe a stadium seat. Wear comfortable shoes! Hubby says it is worth considering renting the headphones that allow you to hear the track commentary.

One of the review questions is whether this attraction requires advance planning, reservations, etc. While there were plenty of empty seats on the day we attended, it is advisable to plan ahead. The pit side seats closer to the starting line tend to be preferable. We like to sit about midway up.

10. Rubel Castle

844 N Live Oak Ave, Glendora, CA 91741-2251 +1 626-963-0419
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

Rubel Castle

Reviewed By fincaran - Saint John, Canada

Oh wow, who knew this was in my own hometown when I was growing up!! The dream of Michael Rubel, the castle was started in the 1960s by Michael and his friends who used to have a fort on the land when they were kids. Michael was a guy who could charm just about anyone out of anything and who shared his dream with whoever was interested. The result is one of the most unique attractions I have ever visited. The “Tin Palace” on the property was a former citrus packing warehouse and when I was growing up I used to visit Michael’s mother there with a church group; it was the forerunner of what would come with the castle. The castle is built out of local stone and just about anything else Michael and his friends felt like sticking into the walls (old bottles, motorcycle parts, etc). There is a portcullis, a secret escape tunnel, a tiny house made out of bottles, a railroad caboose, lots of old and unique cars and tractors, a graveyard with no one buried in it, and a one of a kind clock that was ultimately the catalyst for a visit from Prince Philip, who later returned with the Archbishop of Canterbury (or so the story goes). Every inch of the castle and the property is a new curiosity to behold. Several people and a couple of horses still call the “pharm” home but the property is under the stewardship of the Glendora Historical Society with tours offered about a half dozen times a month at a cost of $10. Our guide, Richard, was not only fantastic but is the longest serving guide at the castle as he was a friend of Michael’s and offered to give some curious folks a tour thus starting a long tradition. Not only is Rubel Castle a local treasure but it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
As I said, I grew up in Glendora and believe me, THIS is the place to visit if you are looking for some local culture and a kitschy, off-the-beaten-path curiosity to tell your friends about. You will be amazed!!!
There is a geocache on site for those who are into that sport.

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