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!

Embracing Aloha at Home in Long Beach

Aloha Friday with Ric Dizon and your home in Long BeachIt’s time to welcome another Aloha Friday and I, Ric Dizon, sincerely hope it has YOU enjoying your home in Long Beach! An energetic and vibrant community, there is always something to do in Long Beach! Listed below are a couple of family events that caught my eye – both will provide an opportunity to enjoy a sea breeze, too. Think Aloha and enjoy your weekend!

This Saturday, June 1st marks the first Long Beach Sea Festival Kickoff Extravaganza at Marina Green Park on Shoreline Drive. From 1 to 7 p.m., you’ll learn about Sea Festival events held near your home in Long Beach from now through September! They’ll be bringing in the food trucks and live music (Knyght Ryder will be playing) and crafts, jumpers, bubbles and face painting will round out the fun. Even better, Disney’s Finding Nemo will be shown at sunset.

Sunday’s Bully Free Zone picnic at Houghton Park’s Skate Park brings together volunteers, residents, local vendors and sponsors who live in Long Beach and are committed to autism awareness. There will be face-painting, a large collection of skate and sports demos, as well as an arts and crafts area open from 12 to 5 p.m. An area of retreat for children (and adults) who become overstimulated will also be provided. Authors and speakers will offer suggestions on handling bullying, too! Learn about it at the Autism Long Beach website.