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Things to do in Brea

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Home to department stores (Macy's, Nordstrom, JC Penney, Sears) and 179 specialty shops”
  • 39 locals recommend
Park
“Hike, walk, mountain bike this locations has something for everyone. Do be mindful of any mountain lion warnings!!!! If you plan to go alone take some pepper spray, which you can get at any sporting goods store. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Famous comedy club only a few miles away often hosting some of the biggest acts in comedy!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Love the various fish dishes and brunch. This is a little pricier but nice to splurge once in awhile!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Whole Foods is the anchor to a lot of great restaurants all in walking distance. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
“Two miles away is this incredible beautiful park where for $5 you can hike for miles. The trails also lead into the Chino Regional Park so you can visit the two parks without leaving the area. The interpreters at the Discovery Center are very friendly and informative.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Brea Downtown is not just a movie theatre, it has many mom and pops shops near the theatre as well.”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Extensive Menu with great variety - and more cheesecake flavors than you ever knew existed! This is a pricey, noisy place that is often crowded -- but the food is oh so good! Tip: When the weather is nice (which is usually the case around here), we like to sit on the outside patio. Quieter, nicer vibe. Extensive patio heaters can take the chill off the cooler nights, too!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Paul and I frequently go here to get their chicken tortilla soup, hamburgers, or sandwiches. Great selection of beers as well. It is loud inside so ask to seat outside if you want to have a real conversation.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“It's whatever you want... on a waffle! Who knew waffles go with everything? Super casual, yummy, quick bite in the heart of the award-winning Downtown Brea Birch Street Promenade.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Plaza
“One of the nicest downtown areas in all of Southern California offering a variety of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Amazing Farmers market every Thursday!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“There are great places to eat in and around the mall and also there is a wide range of stores to shop.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Right down the street, for the budget minded shopper. Store Hours Mon - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This restaurant offers unique Mexican food; all of it is really great and are known for their Margaritas! They have live latin music on the weekends. It is a bit loud inside but you can ask to sit outside for a quieter experience.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Name says it all. Best onion rings ever. Get a burger and chocolate shake. Not a burger fan? Order the tuna. Yum! ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Famous comedy club only a few miles away often hosting some of the biggest acts in comedy!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love the various fish dishes and brunch. This is a little pricier but nice to splurge once in awhile!”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Extensive Menu with great variety - and more cheesecake flavors than you ever knew existed! This is a pricey, noisy place that is often crowded -- but the food is oh so good! Tip: When the weather is nice (which is usually the case around here), we like to sit on the outside patio. Quieter, nicer vibe. Extensive patio heaters can take the chill off the cooler nights, too!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Paul and I frequently go here to get their chicken tortilla soup, hamburgers, or sandwiches. Great selection of beers as well. It is loud inside so ask to seat outside if you want to have a real conversation.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“It's whatever you want... on a waffle! Who knew waffles go with everything? Super casual, yummy, quick bite in the heart of the award-winning Downtown Brea Birch Street Promenade.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant offers unique Mexican food; all of it is really great and are known for their Margaritas! They have live latin music on the weekends. It is a bit loud inside but you can ask to sit outside for a quieter experience.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Name says it all. Best onion rings ever. Get a burger and chocolate shake. Not a burger fan? Order the tuna. Yum! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
“Macallans is known for its wine and cocktails and their wide assortment of Scotch Whisky. You can sit outside or inside and they often have live performances such as a guitarist.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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