What Are Some Attractions in El Monte, California?


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The City of El Monte has a number of attractions, including the El Monte Historical Museum, and several parks. Located on Tyler Avenue, the museum details El Monte's rich history, especially its part in The Old Spanish Trail, an extension of the Santa Fe Trail.

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El Monte is located in Southwest California. It boasts convenient access to Los Angeles and a strong Hispanic culture. Visitors to the area can enjoy restaurants and community events, including the following:

  • Gibson Mariposa Park: This public park features a splash pad, walking trails, picnic sites and a fun playground.
  • Mountain View Park: Families enjoy coming to this 10-acre park for a long walk on some trails, to have fun on the playground or to see community shows in the auditorium.
  • Mana Tea House: Guests to the area may want to stop in at the Mana Tea House on North Peck Road for a hot tea or a cool drink. The shop also has board games for customers to play while sitting down.
  • Tito's Market: A local favorite, this deli-style market on Garvey Avenue offers a range of South and Central American and Mexican dishes. Lines stretch out the door for the empanadas and milanesa.
  • Triple B Clays: Tourists can enjoy spending the day shooting clay targets on North Rosemead Boulevard. Beginners can try the instruction package with an hour of instructor time.
  • Flying Around Los Angeles: UAA Los Angeles Helicopter Tours picks up guests at the El Monte Airport. During their flights, guests get a bird's eye view of Los Angeles for 30 minutes to an hour.
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