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Gum Grove Park
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Location: Click for MAP








Gum Grove Park is a great place to teach your kids about the wetland wild life in Southern California.   You can find tadpoles, frogs, snakes, lizards, coyotes, and a wide assortment of birds including hawks and owls.   I see a lot of people take their dogs along [...]

    Gum Grove Park – Fun stuff to do with kids.

    Gum Grove Park Hours: Dawn to Dusk Location: Click for MAP Gum Grove Park is a great place to teach your kids about the wetland wild life in Southern California.   You can find tadpoles, frogs, snakes, lizards, coyotes, and a wide assortment of birds including hawks and owls.   I see a lot of people take their dogs along [...]

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A fun thing for toddlers in Long Beach is taking them to the beach to find sea shells.



This beach is located by Ocean blvd in Long Beach, CA.




My favorite area of the beach is down towards the peninsula.  The beach is cleaner and there are a lot more sea shells to be found.



Another fun thing to do for [...]

    Fun thing for toddlers to do in Long Beach – Sea shells by the sea shore

    A fun thing for toddlers in Long Beach is taking them to the beach to find sea shells. This beach is located by Ocean blvd in Long Beach, CA. My favorite area of the beach is down towards the peninsula.  The beach is cleaner and there are a lot more sea shells to be found. Another fun thing to do for [...]

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This part of Alamitos bay is located off of Ocean Blvd on the Peninsula in Long Beach, CA.  You can find parking on the side streets.  I enjoy coming to this part of the bay because I find the sand and water cleaner than over at Horny Corner by Bayshore Ave.

There are no waves which [...]

    Great Beach for kids – Alamitos Bay – Long Beach

    This part of Alamitos bay is located off of Ocean Blvd on the Peninsula in Long Beach, CA.  You can find parking on the side streets.  I enjoy coming to this part of the bay because I find the sand and water cleaner than over at Horny Corner by Bayshore Ave. There are no waves which [...]

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The Long Beach Museum of Art is located at 2300 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803.  Hours are Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is $7, but right now Fridays are Free!
In addition to changing exhibitions, the Long Beach Museum offers extensive educational programs for [...]

    Long Beach Museum of Art – FREE on Fridays

    The Long Beach Museum of Art is located at 2300 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803.  Hours are Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is $7, but right now Fridays are Free! In addition to changing exhibitions, the Long Beach Museum offers extensive educational programs for [...]

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Hill Top Park is located at 2351 Dawson Ave, Signal Hill, CA.


Hill Top Park has a breath taking 300 degree view of the city.



View of Downtown Long Beach




Hill Top Park in Signal Hill is also a popular place for walking and jogging.  The steep incline up to the park is a great work out.




The park [...]

    Hill Top Park in Signal Hill

    Hill Top Park is located at 2351 Dawson Ave, Signal Hill, CA. Hill Top Park has a breath taking 300 degree view of the city. View of Downtown Long Beach Hill Top Park in Signal Hill is also a popular place for walking and jogging.  The steep incline up to the park is a great work out. The park [...]

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Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens is located at 6400 Bixby Hill Road.  To get there you need to enter a gated community that is right next to CSULB at the end of Palos Verdes.  You will see a guard gate there.  Just tell them you are there to see the Museum.
Hours are Wednessday [...]

    Rancho Los Alamitos Gardens, Long Beach

    Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens is located at 6400 Bixby Hill Road.  To get there you need to enter a gated community that is right next to CSULB at the end of Palos Verdes.  You will see a guard gate there.  Just tell them you are there to see the Museum. Hours are Wednessday [...]

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The aptly nicknamed Skinny House at 708 Gladys Avenue (corner of 7th Street) in the Rose Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California, USA is a narrow three-story house that has been cited by both the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not as the nation’s skinniest house. The Tudor style house [...]

    The Skinniest House in America

    The aptly nicknamed Skinny House at 708 Gladys Avenue (corner of 7th Street) in the Rose Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California, USA is a narrow three-story house that has been cited by both the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not as the nation’s skinniest house. The Tudor style house [...]

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The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is located on Earl Warren Drive on the CSULB campus across from Lot 16.  The garden is open Tuesday through Friday: 8:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m.  Sunday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.  Closed : Mondays and Saturdays.  Admisson is FREE.  There is meter parking directly across from the garden.

The Earl [...]

    Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at Cal State Long Beach

    The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is located on Earl Warren Drive on the CSULB campus across from Lot 16.  The garden is open Tuesday through Friday: 8:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m.  Sunday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.  Closed : Mondays and Saturdays.  Admisson is FREE.  There is meter parking directly across from the garden. The Earl [...]

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  • Station #8 at 5365 East 2nd Street Long Beach, CA was ready for occupancy on August 1, 1929, but was not opened until later. This building was constructed as a combination fire and police Station. The police to occupied the East half of the building

Fire Station #8 Belmont Shore, CA


Old Police Station side Long Beach, [...]

    Long Beach Fire Station #8 Historic Landmark

    Station #8 at 5365 East 2nd Street Long Beach, CA was ready for occupancy on August 1, 1929, but was not opened until later. This building was constructed as a combination fire and police Station. The police to occupied the East half of the building Fire Station #8 Belmont Shore, CA Old Police Station side Long Beach, [...]

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