Published: Friday, 26 March 2021
It's springtime in Long Beach. There are so many fun things you can do to fill your time outside of school. We’ve compiled an assortment of safe activities you can do in our city this season. Don’t wait, check out our picks below and find your next past time.
*Note: Click on the links attached to each activity to see detailed information regarding hours, additional services and COVID-19 guidelines. All activities mentioned are hidden gems local to the Long Beach area.
Make Time for Picturesque Walking Paths
Make the most of the cool weather with outdoor activities! Bring your camera and take a closer look at the El Dorado Nature Center. Spend the day exploring wildlife habitats and observing the landscape engulfed in flowers, trees and serene walkways. For those looking for a beachside stroll, Bluff Park’s paths are open to visitors. Take in the scenic views of the Pacific Ocean while the coastal breeze glides over you. Also, for hiking enthusiasts the Student Recreation and Wellness Center recommends trying out the nearby trails in Malaga Cove, Bluff Cove, Upper Hot Spring Canyon and Black Star Canyon.
Get Around in Style with Outdoor Rentals
See the city in a way you’ve never experienced before! Wheel Fun Rentals in Shoreline Village is offering a variety of rentals including swan boats, electric bikes, tandem bikes, surreys and coupes. Bring a housemate and reserve your spot swan boating around rainbow lagoon, pedaling down a Long Beach shoreline or taking a night ride on a colorfully lit surrey. And for those more interested in recreation on the water, Alamitos Bay has kayaks and paddleboards available for rent. Plan an afternoon of adventure, paddle through the Naples Canals, park your vehicle at a local restaurant and sightsee!
Have a Destination Picnic with a View
Engage in some rest and relaxation time while eating a delicious meal! Appreciate the sights and sounds of nature by picnicking along the Long Beach Waterfront. Lay your blanket in front of Lion’s Lighthouse and enjoy watching the waves and hearing the birds fly overhead. Another great picnic spot is Overlook Park in Naples Plaza. Be transported to Italy with the ambiance of beautiful architecture and active canals.
Be a Tourist in the City for a Day
Ever wondered what it would be like to view Long Beach through fresh eyes? Well, now you can! Remember what it felt like to explore the ocean for the first time by reserving a tour of the Aquarium of the Pacific. For those intrigued by the city’s rich history, take one of 3 specifically curated walking tours through the city. The GPSmyCITY app offers expertly designed walking tours of the city’s murals, architecture and background that are self-guided and interactive. And of course, tourists need cool merchandise, right? You can stop by Beach on 2nd Street for some souvenirs!
Long Beach is a vast and versatile city with many aspects for you to explore! Let yourself escape your daily routine with a day full of enjoyable things. Whatever you choose, remember to mask up, practice social distancing and be safe! What will you try first?