Have the delights of a Southern California getaway started to tempt you? Just east of downtown Los Angeles sits Monterey Park. This delightful area plays host to stargazers, art lovers, history buffs, and foodies every year, and if you book one of the affordable Monterey Park hotels with Travelocity, you can join them!
Monterey Park is only 28 miles from LAX and bracketed by three freeways, making it easily accessible by cab, Metrolink feeder buses, and rental cars. While public transport buses are available for touring the area, Monterey Park rental cars will give you the greatest flexibility to see the sights. Once you've checked into your choice of Los Angeles hotels, it's time to explore.
History lovers will want to start with a trip to the Historical Museum, open on weekends. You'll enjoy a glimpse of early Monterey Park and the brilliant Spanish architecture, as well as the colorful tiles of the Jardin del Encanto building. From there, investigate the adjacent Cascades Waterfall to see the beautiful step-down water fountain. If fine art is your passion, visit the Vincent Price Art Museum on the campus of East Los Angeles College. Close to hotels in Monterey Park, the museum, named after the actor, began with a personal donation by Price and his wife and now has an impressive permanent collection of African, Native American, Mesoamerican, and European art. On Wednesday nights, visit Garvey Ranch Observatory for public workshops and stargazing. Want to try the local cuisine? Taste your way through the Cantonese seafood restaurants, Hong Kong fusion spots, and mainland Chinese offerings that Monterey Park is famous for. And being only 10 miles away from downtown Los Angeles means that the sports arenas, cultural centers, and celebrity chef restaurants are only a quick drive away.
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