- The list below includes 959 free or cheap things to do in or near Monrovia, California, including 131 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Parks, Playgrounds and Movie Theaters.
- From Monrovia Canyon Park to Big Santa Anita Canyon, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Monrovia and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale and Lakewood.
Monrovia Canyon Park was first opened in 1911 and offers three trail heads that are open year-round and lead to Monrovia Falls. There is also a renovated cabin that provides 1,200 square feet of private event space.
Located within the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Monrovia Falls is a two-tiered waterfall that was once about 30 ft. in height. Visitors commonly enjoy walking through the park's nature trails when seeing the falls.
For a true field day, kids and families head to Recreation Park, named for all of the available activities. Guests enjoy the sand volleyball court, ADA sanctioned playground equipment, hard courts for basketball and field hockey, and a baseball field.
Accessible by mountain road, Trask Scout Reservation is a campground with a dining hall, pool, outdoor amphitheater, and archery range. The camp is nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains and provides visitors with a scenic view of the wilderness.
As a community park, Julian Fisher Park offers three full-sized basketball courts for visitors to play at. In addition to the courts, there is a grassy field for soccer, and a playground with swings and jungle gyms.
Owned and operated by the city of Chino Hills, Grand Avenue Park features soccer fields, roller hockey and basketball facilities, tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic facilities. The park also offers gazebos and a community room for rent.
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With LFX, digital 3DX, and regular screen options, guests at Krikorian Premiere Theatres Monrovia Cinema can choose their screening experience. The theater offers the most popular blockbusters and even select independent films.