10 Things to Do in West Covina That You Shouldn't Miss

March 10, 2018 Velvet Mowry

West Covina is a city in Los Angeles County, California, located 19 miles (31 km) east of Downtown Los Angeles in the eastern San Gabriel Valley and is part of Greater Los Angeles. The population for the city was 106,098 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in West Covina

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. Santa Anita Race Park

285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007-3472 +1 626-574-7223
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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!

3. Hsi Lai Temple

3456 Glenmark Dr, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745-6445 +1 626-961-9697
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Hsi Lai Temple

Hsi Lai Temple encompasses 15 acres and a floor area of 102,432 square feet. The temple's Ming (1268-1644 C. E.) and Ching (1644-1911 C.E.) dynasty architecture is faithful to the traditional style of buildings, gardens and statuary of traditional ancient Chinese monasteries. Hsi Lai means "coming to the West" and signifies the dedication of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order to spread the teachings of the Buddha to those in the West. The International Buddhist Progress Society, a nonprofit organization, is the chartered name for the temple. Hsi Lai Temple was built to serve as a spiritual and cultural center for those interested in learning more about Buddhism and the Chinese culture. It is the idea of Venerable Master Hsing Yun to propagate "Humanistic Buddhism" and to create a Pure Land here on earth. Hsi Lai Temple is built to fulfill these goals in the United States. The temple's objectives are to nurture Buddhist missionaries through education, to propagate Buddhism through cultural activities, to benefit society through charitable programs, and to edify the populace through Buddhist practices. Please visit our website for more details about visiting and booking tours if needed.

Reviewed By Janice C

This place brings so much positive energy. The building mimics the forbidden palace in China with the style of Chinese Ching Dynasty design. There is a front shrine (They called it "Bodhisattva Hall") and a main shrine. Many people didn't know there is another shrine after the front Bodhisattva Hall and totally missed it. Make sure you go pass the walkway by either side of the Bodhisattva Hall which leads you toward the courtyard where you will see the main shrine.

4. 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.

5. Plaza West Covina

112 Plaza Dr, West Covina, CA 91790-2805 +1 626-960-8032
Excellent
36%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Plaza West Covina

Reviewed By Stars4dt - Charlotte, North Carolina

Seemed like a nice clean mall. Not too overpriced with their stores, and not too cheap either. Nice comfortable mall. The top floor was a little warm that day so it was kind of uncomfortable. The food court was rather small too. However there were several nice looking restaurants to choose from. Would definitely come here again!!

6. 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.

7. Original in-N-Out Replica

13752 Francisquito Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 91706-4903 +1 800-786-1000
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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. .

8. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007-2697 +1 626-821-3222
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 375 reviews

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Reviewed By rduinc - Saint Louis, Missouri

Really enjoyed this nicely laid out garden, broken into segments by plants from the different continents. There is a very wide, asphalt path you follow as you go from one area to the next, making it very easy for families with strollers or anyone who needs assistance moving around.

TIP- if you have a garden membership in your hometown, check to see if they have a reciprocal agreement with this garden. If they do, you get in here for free.

TIP- From downtown LA you can take a metro train to Arcadia, then ride the free Arcadia bus that takes you to the garden, race track, mall, and a few other places. Takes about 90 minutes all told, but the train is only $1.75 so this is very cheap, and at 90 minutes could still be quicker than driving a car.

9. Irwindale Event Center

500 Speedway Dr, Irwindale, CA 91706-1354 +1 626-358-1100
Excellent
71%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Irwindale Event Center

Reviewed By Cynthia A - Sierra Madre, California

We have not been out to the track in several years, but some friends were interested in going. My husband discovered that they were holding "A night of Destruction" so we gathered some friends. You can go to their website and buy your tickets and print them out, this saves money and time, no need to wait in line to buy your tickets. They ran a couple of regular races, had a "Soccer match" with three cars on each team trying to push a 300 lb. steel soccer ball in goals. Later they had a race for front wheel drive cars with skidplates on the rear instead of tires, an endure, a figure 8, and topping the night of was a race where cars and a couple of motorhomes all pulling trailers tried to force each other out and smash their trailers. Most all the trailers and boats got smashed up on the track, very entertaining. This is not for people of delicate sensibilities as it sort of low-brow fun. Expensive fun junk food and beers can be purchased. Nice seats and restrooms. Good family activity.

10. Homestead Museum

15415 Don Julian Rd, City of Industry, CA 91745-1029 +1 626-968-8492
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Homestead Museum

Reviewed By CaliGal2013 - Simi Valley, California

Once a year they hold a Victorian Day Picnic which is great fun for those who enjoy dance, and music of that era. There are educational displays of lace making, a fashion show showing how Victorians dressed, games, and merchants selling interesting items. Watch for the bicycles from that period.

This is a very family friendly event with lots to do and see. There is plenty of parking.

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