Around the Homestead

The Homestead Museum is just one of many exceptional hidden treasures in and around the San Gabriel Valley. Whether you’re a history buff or a shopper extraordinaire, the resources below can help you plan many unforgettable outings. In just one afternoon you can visit a Buddhist Temple, drive through a donut, and stroll through one of the oldest private cemeteries in southern California.

The sites listed in this resource are located within a 30-minute drive of the Homestead Museum. Please be aware that the information listed is subject to change. We strongly recommend that you call ahead to confirm operating hours, admission fees (if any), accessibility, and parking information.

We hope you will enjoy exploring these special places. As a longtime resident or a first-time visitor, you’ll find that this area has something for everyone.

Restaurant Guide: Hungry? Here are a few food options near the Homestead. The list is not exhaustive, so you may discover other great eateries along the way!

Historical Happenings: To learn more about our local history you might want to start with a tour of the San Gabriel Mission District.

Shopper's Paradise: Whether you're looking for a slot machine that's been turned into a lamp, or a rare edition of a John Steinbeck novel, chances are that you can find them at one of the region's historic shopping areas.

Incredible Collections: If you thought your comic book or vintage toy collection were getting out of hand, you haven't visited some of the places listed here.

Nature and Then Some: Whether you're a hiker, biker, jogger, or walker, there are numerous sites in the region to accommodate almost every outdoor desire imaginable.

The Built Environment: Architecture aficionados may have to look a little harder to find exceptional buildings in the area, but they do exist!

Your Final Stop: When was the last time you took a nice walk through a cemetery for fun?


Have you considered riding your bike to the Homestead?

Check out these routes, and be safe on the road!


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