Monrovia, a city in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California, is one of the oldest cities in Los Angeles County. With seven parks and a wilderness preserve, Monrovia vacations are a good choice for families and anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors. Plus, with Monrovia car rentals, you can experience some of the city's history by taking a drive along Route 66 (now Huntington Drive).
Old Town Monrovia is the main attraction of the city. Find hotels in Monrovia close to Old Town and you'll be conveniently close to many shops and restaurants. Also nearby is Liberty Park, which serves as the town square and offers a playground for children, shady walking paths, a fountain, and a band shell for seasonal events. In addition, Monrovia has a public art program, which means you'll see interesting art as you explore. You can even hike through the Hillside Wilderness Preserve, a 1,400-acre property in its natural state.
If your vacation in Monrovia includes a Friday night, you're in luck. Every Friday night from March through to Christmas, the city hosts a street fair in Old Town. It's the largest of its kind in the state and features craft and food booths, a farmers market, live music, and fun rides for children. Visit in April and you might catch the annual Spring Egg Hunt and Healthy Kids Day. In summer, Monrovia presents a Summer Concerts in the Park series, with musical performances in the band shell at Liberty Park. Celebrate the Fourth of July with live music and fireworks, enjoy a Halloween Bash and trick-or-treating event, or watch the early December holiday parade and tree lighting ceremony in Monrovia Library Park.
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