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Junipero Beach Playground

One of the coolest playgrounds you probably haven’t been to is Juniper Beach Playground. Unless you’re at the beach, it’s not the kind of playground you might just stumble across or see from the street. But if your kids like climbing, there is no better park in Long Beach for them to test their skills!

You may have heard of the new beach playground but had a LOT of questions. (We did!) So we set out to find the new beach playground in Long Beach and bring you all the answers. First off – it’s officially called Juniper Beach Playground. Now that you’ve been able to find it on a map, you probably still want to know a few things before you head there for your first visit.

If you’re wondering what age is best or where do I park to go to Juniper Beach Playground – you’ve come to the right spot! We’ve tried to answer every question you might have about this new climbing park in Long Beach. And if we missed a question, drop it in the comments and we’ll try to answer it!

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Public Pools Near Long Beach

Looking for a way to cool off this summer? Check out this list of public pools in Long Beach (or near Long Beach!) with recreation swim hours.

My kids LOVE to swim. It will keep them occupied longer than just about anything else- not to mention that it’s so good for their health, too.

So swimming in the summer is a top priority for our family.

The only downside? We don’t have a pool.

Which means we have gotten pretty familiar with the public pools around us!

If you are looking for a place to swim in Long Beach this summer, we’ve got you! Keep reading for the full list of public pools near Long Beach to get your aquatic fix.

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Swim Lessons in Long Beach

Looking for swim lessons for kids in Long Beach? We’ve got a list of swim lessons for every level of swimmer, and every type of budget, in one handy place!

Swim lessons have always been REALLY important to both Jaymi and Christine, the moms behind LongBeachKids.com.

Christine has a pool, so infant water safety is on the very top of her list.

And, since Jaymi’s husband doesn’t know how to swim, he’s always been very insistent that the kids learn how.

So we’ve done LOTS of research on where to find swim lessons in Long Beach, and we’ve tried lots of them too.

This list isn’t going to give you every bit of information about each swim lesson option here in Southern California, but it’ll point you in the direction of lots of amazing classes, groups, and private lessons to teach your kids to swim.

So let’s get to it- here’s our list of places to find swim lessons for kids in Long Beach (and the surrounding areas).

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Summer Camps in Long Beach (2022)

Looking for summer camps in Long Beach in 2022? Check out this list of different summer camps in Long Beach, offering both whole and half day options!

Finding summer camps can be like an Olympic sport in Summer California. You’ve got to do your research, you’ve got to start early, and you’ve got to show up ON TIME if you want to snag your kids a spot.

But some of us (us, in particular, if we’re being honest) don’t really do THAT. We realize partway into summer that our kids are driving us crazy, and start looking around for summer camps for kids to get them out of our hair.

So we’re compiling this list of summer camps in Long Beach for 2022 for those of you who find yourself in similar positions.

It’s not going to have complete information for every camp, but it should be a solid list of options for you to explore.

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Movies in the Park in Long Beach 2022

Summer Movies in the Park are back! Check out this list of places to watch movies in the park in Long Beach and the surrounding areas for cheap family fun every week, all summer long!

One of our favorite family traditions each summer is to walk to our local park to watch a movie.

Long Beach goes all out with their Movies in the Park program. They bring in a GIANT inflatable screen, free popcorn, and often a couple of vendors to show family friendly movies three times a week, EVERY week, all summer long!

Not only does the City of Long Beach come correct with their summer movie in the park offerings, but several neighboring cities and local organizations do, too.

So if you’re looking for movies in the park (or on the beach!) this summer, we’ve got the complete list of where to find them (and how to watch them!)

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Summer Movies for Kids in Long Beach

THEY’RE BACK! After a long hiatus, summer movies for kids in Long Beach. Find out where to find cheap summer movies in Long Beach right here (along with how much they cost, and a few sneaky ways to save even more money!)

One of our favorite, easy ways to entertain our kids in the summertime? Hitting up some cheap summer movies!

Each year, local movie theaters play older, family friendly movies a few times a week. These cheap summer movies for kids in Long Beach are usually VERY afforadable, at $1-2 a piece.

It’s an excellent way to beat the heat (and the kids’ boredom!) for a few hours.

After taking a couple of years off due to the pandemic, we’re happy to say that summer movies for kids in Long Beach are back (and better than ever!)

Check out this list of places to watch cheap movies with your kids this summer in Long Beach!

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Craft Fairs in Long Beach

In the market for some unique gifts or items for yourself? Hit up one of the many craft fairs in Long Beach, guaranteed to have something special for everyone!

Long Beach has no shortage of incredible small businesses to support. Restaurants, boutiques, quirky plant shops (we’re looking at you, Plantiitas!).

But often overlooked are the many artisan crafters in Long Beach. Folks, it just doesn’t get more “small business” than that!

If you find yourself looking for a craft fair to visit in Long Beach, we’ve compiled this handy list to help you out.

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Where Do Kids Eat Free in Long Beach?

We love going out to eat with our kids (well, most of the time). But restaurant visits with kids can break the bank! So where do kids eat free in Long Beach? Read on to find out!

Look, most of the times, we really enjoy eating out with our kids.

But there are the other times- you know what I mean- when you would have had just as much fun staying home and setting $75 on fire. It would cost the same, and be just as enjoyable.

Going to restaurants with kids is a total risk, and so we’re always on the hunt to save money at restaurants with our kids.

And that’s how we found this list of places where kids eat free in Long Beach. Check them out and save some money on your next restaurant visit!

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Kid Friendly Restaurants in Long Beach

Looking for a meal out, but need a kid friendly restaurant in Long Beach? No worries- this city has tons of restaurants at all levels that are perfect for taking kids to! Read on for the full list of the best restaurants with kids in Long Beach.

Pre-kids, we LOVED going out to restaurants. Long Beach has so many amazing restaurants to choose from, and we spent lots of time checking out new spots every weekend.

We assumed this tradition would continue once we had our first baby.

And it did….kind of?

We quickly found out that not every restaurant in Long Beach is great for kids. (We’ll save Bungalow Kitchen, 555, and Saint and Second for our date nights!) But we did find a list of good restaurants to take kids to around here.

And we’re sharing it with you!

Read on for a list of the best kid friendly restaurants in Long Beach.

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Tips for Visiting Kidz Town in Lakewood

Living in Long Beach, we’re fortunate to have a ton of awesome amenities! There are beautiful parks, great public pools during the summer, and an amazing aquarium, all without leaving the city.

However, we’ve noticed that if you want to go to a great kids play place, you generally have to take a bit of a drive. And while we love places like Pretend City, we weren’t always up for driving to Irvine. We were at a loss for an easy, local place to visit. That is, until KidzTown opened.

So if we’ve been trapped inside after too many rainy days, or just need something special to do on the weekend, we’ve got a great local spot. Here are all the tips for visiting Kidz Town you need!

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