Did you know Long Beach has been number 1 on the list of places to live with the best weather? For good reason! Our city loves to be outside in this wonderful climate, but don’t forget your furry friends. Recreation Park is a lovely place to spend a day. Not only does it have plenty of grass and trees with seating areas throughout, it also has a large dog park filled with play equipment and plenty of water sources. This park is located walking distance from some great spots to pick up lunch or a coffee. So, bring a blanket, a book, and your fur baby to spend some time at Recreation Park.
Long Beach has had quite an explosion of great pizza lately, but some of the best slices in the city have been around for nearly a decade! Milana’s Brooklyn Squares is the second location of Milana’s New York Pizzeria and they’re all about the Sicilian Squares. While they do serve plenty of NY thin slices, pastas, and sandwiches you would be truly missing out if you didn’t try their signature Square Slices. The crust is fluffy on the inside while keeping a crisp exterior for a flawless crunch. All of their ingredients from their dough to their sauce are made in house with their closely guarded family recipes. Make sure you top your square with their house-made Sicilian bread crumbs for an extra kick of authentic Italian flavor!
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Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens is a true gem in Long Beach. If you’re looking to spend the day around animals, check out some beautiful scenery, and maybe even learn something this is the perfect place to go. With over four acres of gardens ready for your perusal you can see some truly magnificent plants growing right here in LB. Once you’ve got your fill of the greenery you can head over to the Barnyard and get up close and personal with all types of farm animals. Graceful horses, fluffy sheep, and goofy goats are just a few of the animals you could see in this Historic Barnyard. This area has been home to farming for hundreds of years but officially became Ranchos in 1833. Stop by and get in touch with some of the oldest parts of our beloved city!
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Looking for some great live music or maybe a comedy show? Check out DiPiazza’s! With a full bar and weekly events ranging from trivia to live comedy there is always something to do in district 4. This is a great spot to catch the game or even just meet up with friends for drinks and dinner. They are also open for lunch with a menu that serves up all types of American bar food favorites. Open six days a week, don’t let a single night be boring, stop by DiPiazza’s instead!
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