June 20 marks the summer solstice, the beginning of the summer season. Why not jump start your summer vacation by taking on our Glendora Summer Bucket List challenge?
Here are our top 35 things to do, eat and see in Glendora this summer and let us know if you accomplished them all!
Get Active Outdoors
1. Summit Mt. Baldy, the tallest mountain in the San Gabriel Valley. Local churches and organizations from are raising funds for the African nation of Swaziland by hiking up Mt. Baldy.
2. Practice your swing at . Glen Oaks offers a 39-stall, lighted driving range and a 9-hole par-3 course. Certified PGA professionals are on site to offer private and group instruction.
3. Stay in touch with the beauty of the foothills by enjoying one of the many trails in the city’s park system. Glendora Trails hosts monthly trail hikes. Call Dick Swinney at (626) 963-5668 for more information.
4. Not interested in a staycation? The city of Glendora offers tours, from nearby attractions such as the Santa Monica Pier and concerts at Hollywood Bowl, to extended tours to Italy and Cuba. Call (626) 914-8235 for more information.
5. Go camping at. Enjoy hiking trails and the natural scenery of Glendora’s foothills. The grounds also includes a cabin with kitchen facilites. Call (626) 852-4868 for more information.
6. Ever wanted to climb a giant tree? At , you can tap your inner child and hang on the sturdy limbs of the large Moreton Bay Fig that looms tall in the park. Residents also enjoy sitting under the cool shade of the historic tree for picnics or simply to read a relaxing a book.
7. Not afraid of heights or sharp corners? Take a drive on Glendora Mountain Road. The views of canyon will be worth it.
8. Try a strawberry-stuffed doughnut from . The must-do pit-stop along Glendora’s Route 66 celebrated its .
9. Eat a hearty breakfast of pancakes at . Once you’ve had your fill of doughnuts, head over to Flappy Jacks to order their signature pancakes. Indulge in stacks of pancakes in a 50’s type diner full of Route 66 memorabillia. One will only have to look for a large line in front of the famed pancake house on a weekend morning to find Flappy Jacks.
10. Order from the Secret Menu at . If you didn’t know already there are actually more options to your usual Double-Double, hamburger and cheeseburger. You just have to ask.
11. Experience high tea at . Ever wanted to tap into your refined side? Indulge in high tea in a lovely Victorian setting at Two a Tea.
12. s and Yelpers agree, the tacos at are the best in town. Give them a try during $1 taco nights Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Learn Something New
13. Learn about local history at the . Travel back in time to Glendora’s humble beginnings and peruse local memorabilia.
14. Go on a Walking Tour of Historical Downtown. If you like architecture, grab a brochure of the city’s historical buildings and go on a self-guided walking tour around the city.
15. Visit Rubel Castle. Ever been inside a home built with garbage? Explore the mystery of Rubel Castle.
16. Take a cooking course at Glendora Village Kitchen Shoppe.
17. Put on your dancing shoes at Dancing in the Village.
18. Get during one of the Fine Arts Academy’s summer sessions.
19. Join a drum circle or take up the ukulele at . Call 626-914-4100 for more information.
Arts and Entertainment
21. Catch a screening in 3-D at AMC Theaters.
22. Admire hotrods and classic wheels at the 25th Annual Flashback Custom Car & Motorcycle Show August 25, 6-11 p.m. Visit http://www.flashbackinfo.org/ for more information.
23. Want to inspire a love of books in your children? The offers weekly story times for children. Call the library at 626-852-4891 for a schedule.
24. , 757 E Arrow Hwy # K , offers BMX bike ramps for kids, weather permitting 11 a.m. on Sundays. Call (626) 852-9900 to confirm the ramps will be set up that day.
25. Enjoy an outdoor picnic and a . The summer screenings are free. Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets. Visit the city website for the movie schedule.
26. Kids can experience the popular summer Camp Cahuilla in Big Dalton Canyon. Children can go on nature hikes, make crafts, practice archery and create skits with fellow campers. Cost is $100 per week. Call (626) 914-2357 or (626) 914-8228 for more information.
27. Catch a performance at The Golden Spur, The newly reopened Golden Spur offers Karaoke Nights each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
28. Get shaking with belly dancing and Mediterranean cuisine at . Call ahead to confirm the entertainment schedule.
29. Order a drink and enjoy live music at .
30. Summer Concerts in the Park offer live music performances at Finkbiner Park. Visit the city website for a schedule of performances.
31. Have dinner under the stars at Twelfth Annual Night on the Plaza. This year’s annual fundraising event for the Glendora Public Library will be July 14. Call 626-852-4891 for more information.
32. Foodies, get ready for a night of local fare at this year’s Taste of the Village Glendora Village event Sept. 12. Visit www.villageglendora.com for more information.
Give Back to the Community
33. Love books? The Glendora Public Library is always looking for volunteers to help stack books, assist with events, among other duties. Call (626) 852-4809 for more information.
34. Why not give back and enjoy a meal at the same time? The Glendora Police Department is hosting its annual Tip a Cop at June 27 from 5 to 9 p.m.
35. Be involved in the community and join one of .