10 Amazing Summer Adventures Near Long Beach Homes

Enjoy Summer Fun Near Long Beach HomesThis post is dedicated to parents with Long Beach homes who seek to answer the statement, “I’m Bored” this summer. I hope these activities and places will help you to embrace your local community and teach your children who live in Long Beach the value of their surroundings!

Exploring Adventures Near Long Beach Homes

1. Played Frisbee Golf Lately? El Dorado Park West, at 2800 Studebaker Road, has a great FREE course that is open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The perfect way to exercise and test skills as a family, this nearly 6,000 foot, 18 basket course will build some solid memories! call 562.570.3100 to find out more.

2. Need to Cool Off? The Belmont Plaza Pool,  Martin Luther King Jr. Park Pool, and Silverado Park Pool offer admission for kids and seniors for $3 or less and $4 for adults all summer for morning or afternoon swimming. Click here to find out more.

3. Tennis Anyone? Were you aware that more than ten tennis courts are available for no-cost play near your Long Beach home? Of course you could also choose to pay $6/hr Monday through Thursday and play at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center, as well.  Learn more here.

4. Want More General Play? The City of Long Beach offers Summer Fun Days at most local parks, too.  From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids between 5 and 12 years of age can stop in for crafts, games, and other supervised, structured, free activities. Check the list here to see if the park near your Long Beach home is participating.

5. Lots of Camp Options, too! Long Beach kids can sign up for all types of day camps, for a fee, too. Click here to see.

6. Camp Is Not Just For Kids! Adults can find classes throughout Long Beach too, from yoga and fitness to sewing and ceramics, many options are available. See the online class catalog – page 16 is where the adult classes begin!

7. Ready for Some Music? The Long Beach Municipal Band has concerts scheduled at local parks throughout July. See dates, times and places here.

8. Jump in the Ocean or Visit the Sea Fest! The Long Beach Sea Festival has plenty to offer at well all summer long, you can view scheduled events online at their website.

9. Interested in Nature? Walk the trails or visit the Nature Center at El Dorado Park this summer and learn some fascinating things!

10. For a daily list of Long Beach happenings, visit 100 Days of Summer and find even more fun to do near Long Beach homes!

Celebrate This Week’s Aloha Friday with a Grand Prix Earth Day Combo!

Aloha-Friday-in-Long-Beach-with-Ric-DizonToday’s Aloha Friday kicks off with the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, an historic event which began early this morning and will continue through Sunday near the Long Beach house you can afford. A yearly event attracting nearly 200,000, the Grand Prix will also set the stage for a Lifestyle Expo & Green Power Technology Exhibits, a Family Fun Zone, and live entertainment. Several charity events are also tied to this Grand Prix event, including a golf tournament and charity ball and you can find out more about all of these events by visiting the  Long Beach Grand Prix website.

While the race grounds may be the hub of activity this week, there’s still plenty more to do near your Long Beach home!

For a Saturday in the sun serving your community, head on over to the sand on the east side of the Belmont Pier to join in the Earth Day beach cleanup with El Dorado Nature Center volunteers at 9 a.m.  If the house you can afford happens to be closer to Belmont Shore, you can participate in the beach cleanup at the beach parking lot located at 1 Granada Avenue, too! Here you’ll find crews of all ages dressed in pajamas (for a sleepwear contest) as families and their dogs converge to spruce up the beach, including Rosie’s Dog Beach, to do a little good in their community. Volunteers are given free beach parking until 1 p.m., when they arrive between 9:35 and 10 a.m., as well.

You can also focus on earth friendliness (and get in a little car racing, too) at the Solar Grand Prix at El Dorado Park on Saturday, April 20th!  Located at 7550 E Spring Street, in the soccer fields, you’ll find plenty of active fun as school teams from all over Long Beach gather to race their solar-powered car creations. This event is free and will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with opening ceremonies beginning at 10:15 and races following at 10:30 a.m.  More information is available through the City of Long Beach.

No matter which events you choose on your Aloha Friday, you can be sure to have a great time this week near the house you can afford in Long Beach!