Things to Do in Duarte

Visitors and tourists in the Duarte area will find accommodations to suit every need and budget. Hotels, motels, extended-stay, and executive facilities are all located nearby. The region is known for outstanding lodgings that accommodate travelers all year long.

The area offers direct access to the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys, the City of Los Angeles, Long Beach and the Inland Empire. Area lodgings are convenient to the four airports within 30 miles of Duarte, Disneyland, California Adventure, Knotts Berry Farm, Magic Mountain and Santa Anita Race Track. Beaches and mountain recreation areas are within easy reach. Many nearby state parks also offer outstanding accommodations, lodges, campgrounds, and more.

There are several major San Gabriel Valley events held in Duarte each year.

In May there is the Taste of Duarte and Business Expo presented by the Duarte Chamber of Commerce. This event features over 100 local restaurants and businesses and is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to discover and sample the uniqueness of our community. Information is available at

In September, we have the Route 66 Parade, Picnic and Car Show presented by the Duarte Community Coordinating Council Route 66 Parade Committee and the City of Duarte. Believed to be the only annual parade of its kind this festive event has included participants from around the world, world-famous grand marshals, marching bands from throughout southern California and classic cars galore. The first parade, held in 1996, featured as its grand marshal the late Bobby Troup, composer of the song “Get Your Kicks on Route 66.” Information about the parade is available online.

Duarte has an excellent mix of cuisines. Italian, Mediterranean, Asian and Mexican are well represented, American-style restaurants serve plenty of comfort foods. Several distinctive restaurants offer a variety of dining experiences within minutes of homes and lodgings.

Whatever the mood and no matter how much time, there’s always something to satisfy everyone’s schedule and taste buds.