What to do and see in Brea, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 17, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Brea (meaning "oil" or "tar" in Spanish) is a city in Orange County, California. The population as of the 2010 census was 39,282. It is located 33 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
Restaurants in Brea

1. Red Lantern Escape Rooms

471 W Lambert Rd, Suite 108, Brea, CA 92821-3921 +1 714-232-8698
Excellent
94%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 46 reviews

Red Lantern Escape Rooms

Travel to the Louisiana Bayou without ever leaving California, and solve the mystery of the restless alumni before your hour is up! Red Lantern is the largest escape room in Orange County.

Reviewed By SteveDeleo - Brea, California

It was decorated beautifully and excellent craftsmanship. The story line/theme was good but should have made it more interesting and allowed for more interaction through props. It was a perfect fit for 10 girls to each have a chance to get involved. Awesome backdrops, decor and sound effects. We almost escaped by 20 seconds!

2. Fullerton Arboretum

1900 Associated Rd, Fullerton, CA 92831-1659 +1 657-278-4681
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 192 reviews

Fullerton Arboretum

26 acres of beautiful gardens, the Fullerton Arboretum offers plant and produce sales four days a week, weekly cooking, fitness, and botany classes; and more!

Reviewed By Paul S - Fullerton, California

Nice little garden nestled on the north side of CSUF. It has a lot of different plants and trees including tropical varieties so sometimes it feels like you're in a different place when walking around.
Went there when the corpse plant they had was blooming. (Blooms every 10 years and smells like rotting flesh) I was just curious what it would smell like haha but glad I went cause I got to check out the rest of the place.

3. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-3903 +1 714-993-5075
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 725 reviews

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Visitors can now enjoy the all-new Richard Nixon Library and Museum featuring nearly 70 new major exhibits, 30 unique multi-media experiences, 11 original films, 12 custom digital interactives, 10 curated archival film sequences, more than 600 photographs, 8,000 square feet of wall murals and more than 300 artifacts.

Reviewed By James H - Bettendorf, Iowa

The Nixon museum did not shy away from the Watergate scandal, they addressed it right up front in the introductory film strip and included a large display covering the details. Watergate was not what we walked away remembering, rather all of the accomplishments from the Nixon years in office. We were very impressed by the man and the manner in which his story was told within the museum.

4. Disney California Adventure Park

1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92803-3232 +1 714-781-4565
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Disney California Adventure Park

Experience the thrill of the an old wooden rollercoaster, but with modern twists, turns and technology, at "California Screamin." Or enjoy a live performance by your favorite characters at Disney's newest theme park, featuring a slew of exciting rides and family entertainment.

Reviewed By 2again - Chatham, Illinois

Disney knows how to run a park. We had a great morning here and then went to Disneyland. We wish we had more time. For some advice, read my review of Disneyland. Enjoy!!!

5. The Bruery

715 Dunn Way, Placentia, CA 92870-6806 +1 714-996-6258
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

The Bruery

Here at The Bruery, our calling is to create beers with character and depth using the simplest and purest of means. We do not filter or pasteurize our beers. The majority of our bottled beers gain carbonation through 100% bottle conditioning, allowing carbonation to naturally occur through a secondary bottle fermentation. We strive to use unconventional ingredients, and we will proudly state what we put in our beers. We are inspired by those in the brewing community who are pushing the limits of what 'beer' is. We wouldn't be here if it weren't for great brewers who came before us. We aspire to be an influential force in craft brewing.

Reviewed By darthgrim - Cedar Park, Texas

The brewery is located in an industrial area with plenty of parking. The taproom is walled off from the warehouse where all the brewing happens and feels cold, sterile, and uninviting. The tap list is large and overwhelming, not necessarily a bad thing. There is a stack of flight papers for you to fill out on your own far away from the actual bar, making the whole experience seem impersonal, but I understand that this is done for speed. None of the staff was especially chatty or friendly and seemed more like bartenders than brew aficionados. I also find it off putting that they list members only beers on the regular tap list, I guess to tease you and show you what you are missing?

Honestly, the best thing about my experience was the food truck outside. Yes, the beers were good, but you might be better off buying some bottles to drink at home and promptly exiting.

6. La Habra Children's Museum

301 S Euclid St, La Habra, CA 90631-5412 +1 562-905-9793
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

La Habra Children's Museum

Reviewed By MacKenzie J

Quaint and unusual and highly entertaining! Not your cookie cutter museum. Each room carries its own charm and you don't really know what to expect as you move from room to room. They have everything from a miniature carousel to a little insect exhibit you can walk through with a flashlight. Best suited for younger children ages 1-6. LHCM is also part of the passport program, so if you're visiting from out of state and belong to another participating museum, you can actually get free admission!

7. Carbon Canyon Park

4442 Carbon Canyon Rd, Brea, CA 92823-6902 +1 714-973-3160
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Carbon Canyon Park

Reviewed By CarrieS3 - Saint Clair, Michigan

My favorite part of this hike was the hummingbird/butterfly garden. We spotted many birds drinking nectar from the flowers in bloom. We also enjoyed the Redwood Grove which smelled fantastic- but don’t expect giant trees. Tennis courts, dry beds, a pond, and cactus patches are also in this delightful park. Great place for a picnic.

8. Disneyland Park

1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92803 +1 714-781-4565
Excellent
67%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Disneyland Park

Welcome to the place where imagination is the destination. For young and old, big and small — it's the happiest place on earth! Come build memories with your family that last a lifetime as you discover the wonder of this magical, fantastical world. When you enter the lands that comprise Disneyland Park, stories come to life around you, immersing you in tales from some of your favorite Disney films.

Reviewed By Chris A - Columbia, Missouri

Expectations were high for the entire family and Disneyland did not disappoint.

We’d been to Disneyworld in FL but never Disneyland. We really liked the smaller size of Disneyland. The weather was perfect during the day but got chilly at night. Not sure what we were thinking but we didn’t bring enough layers so most of us were pretty cold by the end of the day.

9. Laguna Lake Park

3120 Lakeview Drive, Fullerton, CA +1 714-738-6575
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Laguna Lake Park

Reviewed By India C - Orange County, California

Started hiking by the Equestrian Center and was inundated with historic trees, mountain bikers and water-conscious landscaped areas. Spectacular Jacaranda trees,100+year old Eucalyptus and waterfowl made my ambulatory footslog pleasant on a dirt trail.

Fishing is allowed at lake here with a permit. Restrooms have no working electricity---how efficient---and are original architecture from its 1963 opening. Recent area renovation added large boulders, wood bridges, flowing water features and photo worthy hillside landscaping.

Locals, city neighbors and visitors enjoy Laguna Lake. Sunset at the lake is romantic largely attributed to melodic flowing water sounds, little warblers chirping and songbirds singing. This is fine for a leisurely stroll or a several mile endeavor can be had at the Juanita Cooke Trail.

10. George Key Ranch Historic Park

625 W Bastanchury Rd, Placentia, CA 92870-2230 +1 714-973-3190
Excellent
42%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

George Key Ranch Historic Park

Reviewed By TravelingFamily714

This historic property is tucked away in a quiet corner of Placentia, hidden by walls and trees, so you can easily drive by without even noticing it. If you do have the chance to tour the place, however, you'll discover an old house full of treasures and trivia, as well as a rambling garden with orange orchard and display of antique farm implements. We have visited twice, and both times the docents who gave the tours were full of interesting stories about the history of Placentia. Only drawback is the very limited opening hours; make sure you call ahead and verify that they are open and tours are available.

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