City Guide Alhambra


Alhambra is a city in California located in the Western San Gabriel region, bordered by South Pasadena on the northwest, San Marino on the North, San Gabriel on the East, Monterey Park, Rosemead on the southeast, and Monterey Park on the South.

Alhambra History

Alhambra is actually named after the famous writer Washington Irving’s book called Tales of the Alhambra. The city was founded in 1903, where it started developing throughout its early years all the way up till now, with establishments such as Alhambra High School, and the Alhambra Fire Department. Today, Alhambra is known for its eye-catching, historical craftsmanship of its homes, and for the people who immigrated to the city forming a unique melting pot. As a result of the Chinese immigrating to Alhambra in the 1980s, there has been a large wave of Chinese Businesses booming.  On Valley Boulevard there are Chinese shops, supermarkets, restaurants, banks, and medical offices. 

Alhambra Activities and Attractions
What to do in Alhambra?

Alhambra Certified Farmers' Market
Alhambra has a farmers market every Sunday morning from 8:30 am to 1 pm. It’s not huge, but has a nice variety of vegetable and fruit vendors, honey stand, orchids and flowers and baked goods. There’s a small food court aimed more towards the lunch crowd.


Address: 100 South Monterey St
1 block east of Garfield & 1/2 block south of Main Street
Every Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Except Easter. For more information on the Farmers Market, please visit their Website

Alhambra Luner New Year Festible
Every year on Chinese New Year, the street festival will be held on 5 city blocks on Valley Blvd. from Garfield Ave. to Almansor St . This is the most concentrated Chinese-American commercial district in Southern California.Giveaways, fun games, and ethnic foods attract long lines of attendees. Young and old alike enjoy the exposure to Asian culture and strengthening of community ties this event affords.

Alhambra Golf Course
This unique course is open to the public, where golfers of all different skill levels can put their practicing to the test!
630 South Almansor St., Alhambra, CA 91801 (626) 570-5059

Almansor Park
This is a place where your family can have a picnic, relax, and enjoy the sunshine. There are tennis courts, a gymnasium, baseball fields, a basketball court, and a jogging course located all in the park.Website

Alhambra Schools/Education

Alhambra offers exemplary educational opportunities for students of all ages, 
including public and private schools, and colleges and universities.  

The Alhambra Unified School District is comprised of 13 elementary schools and five high schools with more than 53,000 students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. The District's high academic standards are exemplified by its strong commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, resulting in a plethora of Distinguished School Awards. Many Colleges in Alhambra including Platt College, Everest College, and the Los Angeles Campus of Alliant International University

Alhambra Restaurants

Savoy Kitchen – a hole in the wall with excellent food! Many of the reviewers stated the Hainan chicken is the best in LA!
138 E Valley Blvd,
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 308-9535

Toros Japanese Fusion Seafood – Quality food, but quite pricey! Some say it’s the best sushi restaurant they have ever been to in their entire life!
500 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 281-6889

Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant – According to many, this is one of the best places for dim sum!
3939 Rosemead Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770

(626) 288-3939

Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa
9016 Mission Dr
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 286-3370



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