Monday, December 28, 2015

Montebello Bucket List

30 things you must experience if you live in Montebello....

  1. Ride the bike trails along the Rio Hondo River.
  2. Spend a day at Grant Rea Park. While there get wet in the Splash Pad, pet an animal at the Barnyard Zoo, and hit a few balls at the batting cages.

    Splash Pad at Grant Rea Park

  3. Participate in a team sport, as a player, coach, team parent, parent, or spectator.
  4. Eat at Gardunos, Arry's, Jim's, Golden Ox, or J&S Burgers.
  5. Swim at the pool in City Park.
  6. Run up the front entrance to Montebello Library.

    Montebello Library
  7. Visit the Sanchez Adobe.
  8. Go to a party or event at the Quiet Cannon.
  9. Buy bread at the Bimbo Bakery Outlet.
  10. Ride the Montebello Bus.
    Montebello City Bus.
  11. Window shop at the Shops at Montebello.
  12. Buy a glass quart of milk or eggnog from Broguiere's.
  13. Run or walk up one of Montebello's hills for exercise.
  14. Go Black Friday Shopping.

    Black Friday Shopping in Montebello
  15. Play a round of golf at the Montebello Golf Course, or visit the driving range.
  16. Pick up a stray golf ball from the street as a souvenir from the golf course.
  17. Shop at a Montebello city-wide yard sale.
  18. See the Broccoli tree on the corner of Olympic & Hereford. (My daughter's favorite!)
    The Broccoli Tree.

  19. Order a cake from Amy's Bakery.
  20. Have a membership to the YMCA or L.A. Fitness.
  21. Attend a concert at the amphitheater in City Park.
  22. Watch a movie at the newly remodeled AMC theatres.

    AMC Montebello
  23. Eat a sample at Costco.
  24. Take the Metrolink downtown.
  25. Bowl a few games at Beverly Lanes.
  26. Drive on Lincoln Avenue north past the dam and pretend you live in the country.
  27. Visit or play in all ten of Montebello's parks: Acuna, Ashiya, Bicknell, City, Grant Rea, Holifield, Potrero Heights, Reggie Rodriquez, Sanchez Adobe, and the little known/top secret unnamed mini-park on Arroyo Drive/Lawrence Avenue.
  28. Attend a Schurr vs. Montebello High School football game. (-Nancy J. Vargas, Facebook)
  29. Eat at Rio's, BJ's, or Gina's pizza. (-Marco Cruz, Facebook)
  30. See the cannons from the Mexican-American War, on the corner of Washington & Bluff. (-Mr. Montebello Mom)

Beverly Boulevard in Montebello.


  1. I have done all but two. ON my way to check out the broccoli tree.

  2. Okay, need to check out Broguiere's and the bakery today. Thanks!

  3. Forgot order chicken at Broaster Kitchen, visit Record Jungle, see
    California Historical Landmark#158 Mission San Gabriel Arcangel on the intersection of San Gabriel Boulevard and the Rio Hondo River.