Top 10 Things to do in South El Monte, United States

December 4, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

South El Monte is a city in the San Gabriel Valley, in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 20,116, down from 21,144 at the 2000 census.
Restaurants in South 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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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%
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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%
Good
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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
63%
Good
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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%
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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. Hsi Lai Temple

3456 Glenmark Dr, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745-6445 +1 626-961-9697
Excellent
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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.

7. Exit Game - Los Angeles

111 N Atlantic Blvd, Ste 148, Atlantic Plaza Shopping Center, East Los Angeles, Monterey Park, CA 91754-1582 +1 626-861-2772
Excellent
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Exit Game - Los Angeles

Exit Game is THE premiere escape room experience in Southern California. It's a group activity, an amusement park, a themed experience. Your group has 1 hour to escape a series of rooms by decoding hints and solving puzzles. Teamwork is a must!

Reviewed By Sonnet M

I've only been to one other slightly obscure escape room game in Singapore so I don't have much to compare it to but from what I can tell this place is fantastic. We were very impressed by the technology and how we interacted with it to solve puzzles (we tried the AI room). We also liked the backstory and how the AI computer 'Ada' talks to you during the puzzle. We do highly recommend going in a group larger than two...me and my hubby went and didn't have quite enough time (understandable considering the rooms are designed for groups of 6-8). Anyway long story short it was very enjoyable and we plan to come again!

8. Rosemead Park

4343 Encinita Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770 +1 626-569-2255
Excellent
34%
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33%
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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.

9. 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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Good
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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.

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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