Approximately ten miles east of Downtown L.A. sits Monterey Park, one of many cities that make up the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Historical places of interest include Garvey Park Observatory and Museum, Jardin El Encanto, which is now home to the Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce, and Cascades Waterfall. Spanish history is evident in Midwick View Estates, a community that was started in 1928 by a man named Peter Snyder; he paid tribute to his wife's Spanish heritage in his architectural design.
Monterey Park is serviced by local and regional public transportation systems. The Spirit bus system and Metrolink commuter rail are methods of transportation, which help reduce pollution and excess vehicles on the roadways. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is located approximately 27 miles west of Monterey Park. Rental cars or public transportation can be taken from this airport to places of interest in and around the Monterey Park area. You can find several hotels in the city, which are nearby to San Bernadino Freeway.
Average daytime temperatures are in the 70s and 80s for most of the summer, though some days can reach into the 90s. Winter is wet with daytime temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Monterey Park has the largest number of Chinese-American residents in any United States municipality. The Chinese culture is evident in the food, festivals and nightlife found throughout the city.