With the new school year approaching many southern California families are searching for creative ways to entertain, engage, and educate their kids while staying close to home. In Long Beach there is no shortage of fun economical resources for families looking to stay connected. 3 free local destinations sure to create memories to last a lifetime include:
- The Beach.Water, sand, and breathtaking marina backdrops may be synonymous with the city of Long Beach however many residents neglect to make the time to stop and smell the sea water. One of the most family friendly beaches the city offers is Mothers Beach. Not only is there a spacious grassy area there are also volleyball courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, and of course plenty of room to catch some sun and waves while engaging with your family.
- The Library. The city of Long Beach offers 12 libraries, open Tuesday through Saturday, for its residents yet these timeless resources are often found barely occupied. Combined these location are fully equipped with nearly 1 million volumes of books, video games, computers, internet access, story time, live entertainment, movie rentals, book signings, and family learning centers all available for free to its neighboring families.
- The Museum. Attending a museum event with your loved ones creates an instant environment for learning and exploring together. Museums are hidden treasures filled with historical education for the whole family. Whether it’s the Long Beach Museum of Art or the Museum of Latin American Art, MOLAA,both set the stage for family bonding and historical appreciation on a deeper level. MOLAA, encourages residents to experience and explore history for free every Sunday at its Long Beach location.
Many may argue that in life there are very few things, if any, as valuable as ones family. In addition the moments and the memories that are created can greatly influence and sustain the bonds between loved ones in our lives. Along with this list, Long Beach families have a plethora of resources to choose from when looking to connect with their most prized possession of family. For more information visit LongBeach.gov