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Best things to do in Brea

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“Home to department stores (Macy's, Nordstrom, JC Penney, Sears) and 179 specialty shops”
38 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. ”
8 locals recommend
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
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
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
Point of Interest
“A favorite of Orange County Golfers, this Arthur Hills designed par 72 layout stretches up to 6,756 challenging yards and incorporates several water features including a stunning waterfall off the 18th green, slight elevation changes, rolling hills, strategic bunkering and the incredible vistas overlooking coastal Orange & Los Angeles Counties, including portions of the Newport Beach Coast and Catalina Island.”
3 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
Shopping Mall
1 local recommends
Shopping Mall
“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
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
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
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Fantastic produce, meat, dairy, deli departments (these are those I shop most often). If their wine prices were similar to BevMo”
1 local recommends
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
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