Visiting the Alhambra Library is one of the fun things to do there with kids. #losangeles #alhambra #thingstodoinla

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You’ll find many fun things to do in Alhambra with kids, a city that is considered to be the “Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley.” Families will find lots to see and do here in the neighborhood that, for a time, Norman Rockwell once called home.

Alhambra Historical Society Museum
1550 W. Alhambra Rd., Alhambra, CA 91801

Families who wish to learn a bit more about Alhambra’s history should visit the Alhambra Historical Society Museum. The Museum is open on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Museum’s collection includes a variety of memorabilia including books, period clothing, furniture, photographs, and more. Admission is free, though donations are greatly appreciated.

Visit Downtown Alhambra
Main St., Alhambra, CA

Park the car and explore Alhambra’s Main Street by foot. You’ll find a large variety of shops, speciality stores, and restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a gift, a souvenir for the day, a full meal, or a snack you can find it on Main Street.

Alhambra Golf Course
630 S. Almansor St., Alhambra, CA 91801

Families can enjoy a round of golf or just get some practice time in at the Alhambra Golf Course. The course is described as “fun, not frustratingly long and difficult.” While prices vary between weekdays and weekends, juniors (those 17 and under) play anytime on any day for a $1.00 green fee! Birdies Restaurant is on site as well and offers large portions at reasonable prices.

Almansor Park
800 S. Almansor Ave., Alhambra, CA

Families can spend the day at Almansor Park! You’ll find picnic tables, barbecues, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, an exercise course, basketball court, a children’s playground, large grassy fields, and more. Enjoy the tranquil lake and observe the ducks, turtles, and fish. Also, be sure to take a look at the Ralph Kiner Statue, a tribute to the Alhambra native who became a Hall of Fame baseball player.

Alhambra Civic Center Library
101 S. First St., Alhambra, CA 91801

More than 500,000 patrons visit the Alhambra Civic Center Library each year. The Library’s Children’s Room is designed for children from infants to age 12 and offers a large selection of books, DVDs, games, and music. Special activities are offered as well including homework help (high school volunteers assist children 5-12) and weekly story times. Teens will appreciate their own special events and activities including homework and research help, college prep, art activities, and more. The Library is open seven days a week.

The Hat
1 W. Valley Blvd., Alhambra, CA 91801

The Hat (in business for over 65 years) is where the locals go for sandwiches piled-high and “small” orders of French fries that are anything but small. This casual restaurant offers hamburgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, and their famous Pastrami Dip sandwich. They are open seven days a week. (Keep in mind, the Alhambra location does not have indoor seating).

Alhambra Park
500 N. Palm Ave., Alhambra, CA

Alhambra Park offers something for everyone in the family. Pack a picnic and dine on the large grassy area or at the picnic tables; play a game of basketball; and run, jump, swing, and slide at the children’s playground. During the summer take advantage of the swimming pool and water park, and don’t forget to pay your respects at the Veteran’s Memorial.

Ultrazone Laser Tag
231 E. Main St., Alhambra, CA 91801

Families who enjoy laser tag will want to spend some time at Ultrazone. Ultrazone Laser Tag is “a high-tech, live-action laser game played in a themed arena.” Each game is about 20-25 minutes long, and players must be at least 6 years old to play. Prices vary depending on the day of the week you visit. They also host birthday parties. Check the website for details.

Alhambra Certified Farmers Market
S. Second St. between Main and Commonwealth, Alhambra, CA

If you’re visiting Alhambra on a Sunday, be sure to stop by the weekly Farmers Market. Each Sunday (except Easter), from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, families will find a number of vendors offering a large selection of produce, bread, herbs, honey, flowers, speciality foods, and more. The Farmers Market is held rain or shine.

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