I have visited La Habra, CA several times in the past few years. It is a lovely city in the famous Orange County, one of the most beautiful counties in Southern California. The main reason for traveling there was to eat at a favorite restaurant, the Cat & The Custard Cup. It is definitely worth the 2-hour trek for the exquisite eclectic cuisine.
The city itself seems to be friendly and incorporates both reflections of big-city Los Angeles and a small town. There are plenty of places to shop and enjoy less crowds than what is common in most other stores. It is definitely a great place to enjoy a quiet day. Plenty of pretty parks can be found also.