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Visit Splash! La Mirada This Summer

Looking for a fun, low-key water park in Southern California? Check out Splash! La Mirada with kids to pack in a full day of water based fun.

If you’re anything like our family, your kids LOVE to play in water.

And luckily, living in Southern California, the summer weather is absolutely perfect to splash and play, whether at the pool, the beach, or one of our many local splash pads.

But once in a while, we want to upgrade our summer fun by visiting a water park in Southern California. And unfortunately, our budgets don’t always allow us to go big (a la Raging Waters, Soak City, or Great Wolf Lodge).

Luckily, we’ve got a hidden gem of a water park in nearby La Mirada. Run by the city, Splash! La Mirada Buccaneer Bay is a perfect place to ride water slides, chill in a lazy river, and go on a water-based play structure.

WITHOUT breaking the bank.

So if you are looking for a cheaper water park in Southern California, look no further. We’ve got all the tips for visiting Splash! La Mirada with kids.

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Camping in El Dorado Park in Long Beach

Wondering if there is camping in El Dorado Park in Long Beach? The answer for whether or not camping is allowed in El Dorado Park is a little more complicated than you might think- but we’re going to clear it up for you right here!

If you’ve spent much time in East Long Beach, you’ve for sure heard of El Dorado Regional Park in Long Beach. It’s got incredible resources, and lots of green space.

But it’s also a SUPER confusing park.

Not only are the one way roads a little tricky (and don’t get us started on the limited entrances!) but people often get it confused with Long Beach’s El Dorado Park, the free-use portion of the park with the same name.

And one of the most common questions we’ve been asked? Is camping allowed in El Dorado Park in Long Beach.

The answer is yes- but also no. Read on for full information!

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Kids Swim Teams in Long Beach

If your kid has been taking swim lessons for a while, you might wondering, is my kid ready to be on a swim team? If yes, it’s time to find a swim team for kids in Long Beach! Here are the best kids swim teams in Long Beach.

My kids started swim lessons as babies. They were soon rolling and floating, rocking big arms, and confidently spending the summer in the pool. Eventually, they plateaued and it felt ridiculous to keep spending big bucks on lessons. Which is when we decided to switch from swim lessons to swim team.

We researched every swim team in – and around – Long Beach before picking one. So whether you’re ready to join now or just starting to look into it, these are the best kids swim teams in Long Beach (and nearby!)

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Long Beach Concert in the Park

Long Beach Concert in the park is Back! Check out this list of dates and places you can attend a Concert in the Park this year for some great, free, family fun! Plus, we’ve compiled all our best tips for attending Concert in the Park with kids!

One of my favorite things about living in Long Beach is our summers full of family, friends and Concert in the Park. Growing up, I attended the same park where I now take my kids. And this event has the same excitement today that it still had 30 years ago.

The music is always exceptional and everyone always has a wonderful time making memories. And if you’re lucky, your kids will be worn out from all the running around having fun.

Concert in the Park is a long-standing tradition in Long Beach and one that you’ll want to add to your summer to-do list.

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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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