Best of Long Beach

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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Free Family Activities in Long Beach

Need some fun family activities that WON’T break the bank? Check out this list of free family activities in Long Beach, complete with both indoor and outdoor activities. If you need something to do on the cheap, this list of free things to do with kids in Long Beach is the best place to start!

Living in Southern California means that we never run out of something to do. Amusement parks, museums, plays and restuarants- there’s fun to be had around every corner.

Unfortunately, most of those super fun activities come with a pretty hefty price tag.

If you need to change it up with some free things to do with kids in Long Beach, you’ve come to the right place!

With our gorgeous weather, fantastic parks, and accessible educational resources, we’ve got you covered when it comes to free family activities in Long Beach and the surrounding areas.

long beach skyline; text: free family fun in long beach

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Things to Do Outside with Kids in Long Beach

Well, it’s been a loooong three years, and it’s still safer to do things outside with kids! And if you’re like us, family walks and bike rides aren’t doing it for us anymore. If you need ideas for things to do outside with kids in Long Beach, check out this list for ways to get outside with your family!

It’s kind of crazy that we’re saying this AGAIN, but in present times, it’s still safer to spend time outside than indoors.

Whether you are getting stir crazy inside, sick of your local park, or just need an idea for a safer meetup with friends and family, we need fresh ideas.

Luckily, we are EXTREMELY fortunate to live in mild-weather Long Beach. There are tons of ways to play outside in Long Beach, even in the winter.

So if you’re looking for fun things to do outside with kids in Long Beach, consider giving some of these ideas a try.

a family hiking outside; text: things to do outside near long beach

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Best Hiking with Kids in Long Beach

Looking to enjoy the great outdoors? Well lucky for us, while Long Beach has all the amenities of a big city, it has a surprising amount of fun – and accessible – hiking opportunities for families! Whether you’re a family that loves the great outdoors or is just dipping your toe in hiking, there’s something for you in Long Beach. Check out these best family hiking spots in Long Beach and try one with your family soon!

I’ve never been super outdoorsy. Then I married an Eagle Scout. So when we had kids he was so excited to get them outside. Over the past 8 years we’ve loaded our kids up in strollers, double strollers, wagons, and Ergo’s and explored all over Long Beach (and beyond!) Here are some of our favorite spots we’ve visited.

Did we miss one of your favorite spots? Drop it in the comments so we can check it out and add it to our list!

best kid friendly hikes in long beach, from Long beach Kids

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Duck Ponds Near Long Beach

Looking for a low-key activity with nature, water, and animals? Check out on of the many duck ponds near Long Beach with your kids. It’s a perfect activity for babies, toddlers, and bigger kids, too!

When my kids were littler, we’d visit the duck pond near our house in Long Beach just for fun. I needed to get out of the house, and the duck pond seemed like a pretty chill place to take them.

As they got older, I realized what a fantastic learning opportunity the duck pond really was.

Not only is it outside and in nature, but kids can learn about various local animals. They can find out what they eat, how they move in the water and out of it, and what they sound like.

And, if you’re unlucky, they’ll learn what happens if you get too close to the edge of the duck pond (don’t ask. It was a bad day).

If you’re looking to explore duck ponds near Long Beach, you’re in luck. We have TONS of them nearby. Read on to find out which one is closest to your neighborhood!

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Stores with Kid-Size Shopping Carts in Long Beach

Why do kids universally love those tiny shopping carts so much? Whether it makes them feel like a miniature adult or just gives them a power trip, those little shopping carts can make your grocery trip SO much easier with kids in tow. Here’s where to find little shopping carts for kids in Long Beach.

When my kids were littler, we had a total love/hate relationship with those tiny shopping carts at grocery stores.

Essentially, my kids loved them. And I hated them.

But the fact that those tiny shopping carts can coax a kid who does not want to go grocery shopping into a total convert. And so here we are.

Here’s a list of grocery stores with kids’ shopping carts in Long Beach.

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Free Things to Do With a Baby in Long Beach

Looking for cheap or free things to do with a baby in Long Beach? Check out this list of sweet outings with a baby near Long Beach for ideas of how to keep your little one (and yourself!) entertained.

So you have this beautiful little baby, and you’re in the sweet spot where you have some time off work. But what do you actually DO with the baby all day?

They sleep a lot, and eat a lot…and then what?

If you’re anything like us, new moms will get a little stir crazy from time to time. Not to mention- your budget may be a little leaner than it used to be. Your baby is probably content to be at home, but are you?

If not, you’re probably looking for some free things to do with a baby in Long Beach (or anywhere, for that matter).

Here are some free activities to do with a baby in Long Beach. Which ones have you tried so far?

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Cheap Kids’ Treats in Long Beach

Want to grab a cheap treat with your kiddos while you’re out and about, without breaking the bank? Check out these great cheap kids’ treats in Long Beach (or near it)!

When my kids were little, I would take my daughter on little adventures each weekend while her brother took a nap. Sometimes it was things like visiting the library or running an errand, but sometimes I wanted to treat her to something special.

The problem? These little adventures could add up to big expenses over time!

So after some research and a little trial and error, we found that there are some good, cheap kids’ treats in Long Beach. By taking advantage of the different hours and locations, we could enjoy a special sweet without breaking the bank.

Here are our favorite places to take kids to get dessert in Long Beach (on a budget!)

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