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9 Best Things To Do In And Around Whittier, California

9 Best Things To Do In And Around Whittier, California
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If you’d like to visit a city that is a vibrant and thriving place with a healthy and safe infrastructure for its community, then Whittier, California is the place you should visit. It has a good balance of economic, social, and recreational opportunities for locals who have been involved in building the fabric of Whittier.

1. See a movie at Starlight Whittier Village Cinemas

Posted by Whittier Village Cinemas on Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The famous Starlight movies theater at Whittier Village is a big attraction for both locals and visitors to Whittier. It is a clean place and has reasonable prices for tickets and food, the staff are friendly, and it has efficient management. It is a joy to catch a movie with the family or your friends and not spend an outrageous amount of money. This is one of the main attractions in Whittier Village and you should definitely visit it when you are in Whittier.

Starlight Whittier Village Cinemas

Address: 7038 Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602

Website: Starlight Whittier Village Cinemas

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2. Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts

Posted by Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, 13 December 2015

The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts was opened in 1990. It has 2 state-of-the-art venues, one is Robinson Theatre and the other is called Studio Theatre. It has technical support areas and academic facilities as well. Many award winning artists have graced the stage like the Oscar award-winning composer Henry Mancini, Pulitzer Prize playwright winner Nilo Cruz, and Grammy winning group Los Lobos.

The Ruth B. Shannon Center has 3 subscriber performance play series on offer: the JazzCabaret, the Family, and the Aloha Concert Series, the last one usually brings a powerful performance from visiting Hawaiian musicians to a packed audience in Whittier. The Department of Theatre Arts’ fall and spring productions are also hosted at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts.

Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts

Address: 6760 Painter Ave, Whittier, CA 90601-4408

Website: Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts

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3. Cerritos Center for Performing Arts

Posted by Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, 9 February 2017

The Cerritos Center for Performing Arts (CCPA) is a premier center for performing arts and also offers a conference facility. There are great performances in the fields of music, dance, and theater, and this venue is operated by the city of Cerritos. Its annual season runs from August through May. Its schedule consists of 150 performances during the year and has previously hosted popular artists like Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Clint Black, the Dance Theater of Harlem, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and more.

The CCPA has a theater with 6 different types of seating and stage configurations: a 1,800-seat theatre to a 900-seat recital hall. It also has a center called the Sierra Conference Center, which is the best place to host banquets or special events. The Associates Room has a lot of space to host club meetings and receptions.

Cerritos Center for Performing Arts

Address: 18000 Park Plaza Dr, Cerritos, CA 90703, USA

Website: Cerritos Center for Performing Arts

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4. Play golf at Alhambra Golf Course

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Posted by Alhambra Golf Course on Friday, 1 January 2016

Alhambra Golf Course is a must-see attraction when you are in California. It has easy and affordable golf facilities that will enhance your experience of playing golf here. It not only has a golf course but has an award winning golf shop and also offers you night practice facility and Birdies Restaurant. The golf course is par 71.

Alhambra Golf Course

Address: 630 South Almansor Street | Alhambra, CA

Website: Alhambra Golf Course

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5. Have fun at Knott's Soak City Water Park

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Posted by Knott's Soak City Water Park on Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Knott’s Soak City Waterpark in Orange County is a 15-acre (6-hectare) water park near Knott’s Berry Farm theme park. It has 22 speed, tube, and body slides and also a massive tidal wave pool, a Sunset River, and a 3 storey Beach House with 200 water guns, sprayers, and nozzles. It also has Gremmie Lagoon, which is a water playground for small kids and families. It is open seasonally from mid-May to September.

Knott's Soak City Water Park

Address: 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620, USA

Website: Knott’s Soak City Water Park

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6. Shop till you drop at Brea Mall

Posted by Brea Mall on Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Brea Mall is located in Brea, California. It has major department stores located in it such as Nordstrom, Macy’s, JCPenney, and Sears. There are 175 specialty shops, a day spa, and popular restaurants as well. It has trademark Italian tile walkways, skylights, beautiful fountains, and art sculptures. Your children can play at the new Children’s Play Area while you enjoy your shopping. There are state of the art restrooms as well.

Brea Mall

Address: 1065 Brea Mall, Brea, CA

Website: Brea Mall

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7. Day out at Knott's Berry Farm

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Posted by Knott's Berry Farm on Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Knott’s Berry Farm is a theme park in Buena Park near Whittier that has many rides, amusement shows, and attractions with 4 themed areas. You can go splashing down the popular Timber Mountain Log Ride, which has new thrills and special effects for you. The boardwalk area has 3 rides for your family to enjoy and the Xcelerator, which is a bit scary as it launches riders at 82 miles per hour (132 km per hour) in just 3 seconds.

You can walk about on the streets of the Old West Ghost Town and meet its many residents, and the bandits as well! You can also visit Camp Snoopy, which is the home of Peanuts gang.

Knott's Berry farm

Address: 8039 Beach Blvd Buena Park, California, CA 90620

Website: Knott’s Berry farm

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8. Explore Pio Pico State Historical Park

Posted by Brenda Werstein on Sunday, 19 February 2017

Pío Pico State Historic Park is located in Whittier, California and is near the entrance to the Greenway Bike Trail. It is located on a five acre (2 hectares) park and is a fascinating heritage landmark and a testament to early California life. The place is well maintained by volunteers and they preserve and protect it by conducting learning opportunities and service projects.

It is a park surrounded by historic gardens and has the classic restored home of its founder, Pío Pico. There is a bell here which marks the historic El Camino Real, which used to pass in front of the park during the time of Pío Pico. This park was part of Pío Pico’s 9,000 acre (3,642 hectare) ranch, which was the Rancho Paso de Bartolo. You can enjoy bird watching and see various features like a 15 room adobe, a horno (bread oven), dovecote, and a unique children’s archaeological sand box.

Pio Pico State Historical Park

Address: 6003 Pioneer Blvd Whittier, California 90606

Website: Pio Pico State Historical Park

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9. Visit the Whittier Museum

Posted by Whittier Historical Society & Museum on Friday, 24 February 2017

The Whittier Museum in Whittier, California is a mid-sized museum and is just 30 minutes from Los Angeles. The museum is a favourite among locals and visitors from nearby who enjoy the exhibits here and are able to learn more about the history and culture of Whittier from this museum.

Whittier Museum

Address: 6755 Newlin Ave Whittier, California, CA 90601

Website: Whittier Museum

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Spend time in the beautiful and historic Whittier

Pio Pico State Historic Park
Source: Wikipedia

If you are on your way to LA or are in the nearby Whittier, then you must take time to explore this beautiful place as it is steeped in history and culture, and can give you a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of life.

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