Whittier Travel Guide

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Whittier Things to Do

  • Walk Uptown and Take in the Scene!

    Besides shop, walk uptown! Go on Philadelphia (as seen here looking horizontally, Greenleaf, and the other tree-lined and cobblestone streets here.

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  • Walk around the Whittier Shops.

    It's worth taking a walk around the streets of Whittier, to see the old buildings. This town is really nice and friendly and you can relax here. Strolling along these streets was both interesting and pleasant. It's nice to see old shops kept in their original state. There is a nice feeling about the people and this town, just real nice.

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Whittier Restaurants

  • Good eats!

    We hardly ever get out to Whittier. But, we checked out this antique mall and decided we should have lunch in town. We found a decent spot and enjoyed some good food and a great glass of wine. I had a burger with salad. Salad was delicious and so was the burger. My boyfriend enjoyed a flat bread (pizza) and that was good, too!

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  • Try Mmm So Good Mediterrean

    Uptown Kabob is a family run restaurant with a cozy, intimate atmosphere and a great menu good for those who are looking for something delicious and healthy. Both carnivores and vegetarian will be satisfied here, as there are dishes of the Middle Eastern staples of lamb, beef and chicken. No need for reservations. Most of the time, there is enough...

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  • Catch This!!

    El Pescador (The Fisherman in Spanish) is a local chain of Mexican restaurants, mostly in the "562" ( that is, 562 area code zone of greater Los Angeles including Whittier, Long beach, even the OC's La Habra) Come here for the lunch buffet which I did often while on class break. Buffet prices are under $10 w drink. Enchiladas any way!!

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  • Get More than a Mouthful at Mimo's

    The atmosphere is wonderful, the food is very good to whom craves what Americans typcially like to eat- hamburgers, sandwiches, tacos and burritos. Rest assure , this is not a common greasy joint. Desserts here are very fancy for a small town establishment as this. The tiramisu is a nice treat as well as the freshly brewed coffees. One can sit...

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  • Have Good Pizza and Service at Ambrose

    Ambrose has a lovely setting. When I went inside, it looked clean. There were no customers, which seemed a bit odd consdering in it was about 1PM. At night, it does get busier there. If you don't like crowds, you'll love the quiet ambience. The decor is cute,done as if you were eating in Venezia. Most of the tables were at ground level but one has...

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  • Starbucks

    Well some love it some hate it, but Whittier has a Starbucks. I find these places open when others are shut. You can rely on good coffee, food and a clean surround. Just sometimes it's nice to be already familiar with a place, even if you never been here before.

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Whittier Nightlife

  • Hip Hop, Latin Beats, Bar and more at...

    Ok, this place is not as appealing as the island, but there is wild party people here at night and on weekends. Ibiza is an uptown favorite hang(out) set in a old bank building.There are different "nights" just like with most clubs. Hip hop is a favorite here.Ibiza was opened and made popular by East L.A.'s own bevoled boxer, Oscar de la Hoya . One...

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  • Nightclub

    This club is right across the street from starbucks in Uptown Whittier. There are many people in this club on Friday and Saturday nights. They have live entertainment and radio stations sometimes come and visit.

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  • There really isn't much...

    There really isn't much niightlife along the MTB trails except for the animals that habitat this area.

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Whittier Transportation

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    by marinarena Written Oct 2, 2006

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    Take the easy way to Whittier by going along the street with its namesake. From downtown LA, take 6th St which will lead into Whittier Blvd. After about 30 minutes of a drive (oh, time is so dependent on traffic here!), stop into the heart of uptown at/near Greenleaf Ave and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Whittier Shopping

  • Vintage, Antiques Galore!

    We were hunting for an old chest to use as a coffee table outside on our patio deck. We thought this would be a great idea as it would be big and we may not worry about the weather destroying it. Turned out we find a great old wagon instead. We will fill up the wagon with wine corks and put a glass top on it. We like the idea because it's on wheels...

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  • Literary heaven at the Lob

    Here's the best bookstore in town. The Little Old Bookshop features the major categories that a book store would have: fiction,non-fiction, romance, historical, paperback, etc. There is a great number of rare books and first edition available and what I like the most- bargain sections!The book store owner and help are friendly and do guide one...

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Whittier Local Customs

  • Go to Farmer's Market in Whittier

    Locals enjoy going uptown on Fridays, in the morning and early afternoon (until 1 pm) for Farmer's Market. Vendors sell some exotic and always fresh vegetables and fruits here, as well as the crowd favorite kettle corn, nuts and gourmet breads.Whittier Farmer's Market update...

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  • See Biker culture

    Everytime I go uptown, I see motorbikes, like these Harley Davidsons either parked or going up and down the cobblestone and tar. In and around hilly Whittier is a particularly fave for biker enthusiasts.

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  • Here's a top view of the...

    Here's a top view of the backside of Turnbull. Most MTB rider like to keep their favorite rides a secret so perhaps I should do the same and not mention this trail....

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Whittier Warnings and Dangers

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    by Yubert Written Oct 4, 2002

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    This is Donna. If you see her coming, get out of the way cause she's one fast rider on a ProFlex bike. Don't let that smile fool you!

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Whittier Off The Beaten Path

  • Go back in time in the present at Pio...

    If you like to visit historic parts that have been preserved over the year, come to Pio Pico park featuring El Ranchito. The park steps back into the past, to the days of Mexican glory in California. Free guided tours with docents in full costume are done here (check website for times). Despite being off the freeway and widely travelled Whittier...

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  • The single track that runs...

    The single track that runs along side this fence leads to Whittier College and makes a nice loop back to you car if you're parked at the bottom of Turnbull Cyn.

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  • Here's a nice strech of...

    Here's a nice strech of single-track on the backside of Turnbull Canyon. Most riders only ride along the frontside of Turnbull which is mainly fire roads.

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Whittier Sports & Outdoors

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    Whittier Narrows

    OK, offcially this regional park is not in Whittier but it's close enough! Since there will indeed not be a set of pages dedicated to the blah city of South El Monte, I'll put this tip here. Hey, Whittier is in the name and there is indeed "something in a name".

    This is a wonderful park just east of Los Angeles which is full of sports enthusiasts and just those just wanting to take a stroll.

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Whittier Favorites

  • See a Hollywood southeast of LA

    Whittier intrigue!The city has captured the attention of many, including film production of Hollywood movies. Two movies that are filmed mostly or entirely in Whittier include Walk, Don't Run and Masters of the Universe. Films that have partial footage of Whittier include:Blow with Johnny Depp (using the historical landmark of the former Fred C....

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  • See beauty in a morose place

    - or maybe not so morose depending on how you view mortuaries and death. Rose Hills, claimed to be the largest cementary in the world, is a major city landmark right off the 605 freeway surpassing multiple exits. It is probably the most recognized part of Whittier, sadly or interesting enough. On the huge spread of land are quite gorgeous scenes of...

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  • Try What's Healthy at Herbies on...

    Here's a place I'd like to have closer to me. Herbies is a wonderful health store that has a focus on offering organic produce, juices, deli and other foods, as well as selling a variety of health-related items like books. What's a bit ironic about this place is its location itself. Whittier is not considered the most health-conscious city in...

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