Roving around Monrovia

Friendly people, historic homes, access to the outdoors: This San Gabriel Valley town has it all

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Monrovia Canyon Park. The Nature Center has interpretive displays and maps. 8-5 Mon, Wed-Sun; $2 per car. 1200 North Canyon Blvd.; 256-8282.

Old Town Monrovia Farmers' Market. Friday evenings from 4 to 8. S. Myrtle Ave.; 357-7442.


Boxx Jewelers. Handcrafted jewelry. 518 S. Myrtle; 358-6171.

Dollmakers. Every kind of doll you can imagine. 505 S. Myrtle; 357-1091.

Historic Lighting. Arts and Crafts-style lighting, furniture, and accessories. 114 E. Lemon Ave.; 303-4899.

Kaleidoscope Antiques. Two floors, about 30 antique dealers. 306 S. Myrtle; 303-4042.

Mystic Sisters. Eclectic books, cards, incense, and unusual gifts. 417 S. Myrtle; 256-1212.


Frills Vintage Tea Parlour. Sandwiches, pastries, and 68 kinds of tea. 504 S. Myrtle; 303-3201.

Monrovia Bakery. A gathering spot for locals, with great pies and pastries. 506 S. Myrtle; 357-1895.

Monrovia Coffee Company. Coffee, ice cream, and a quiet place to sit, inside or out. 425 S. Myrtle; 305-1377.

Monrovian Family Restaurant. Local favorite with sidewalk tables and good American food. 534 S. Myrtle; 359-8364.


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