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The Best Ways to Enjoy a Relaxing So-Cal August 

The Best Ways to Enjoy a Relaxing So-Cal August 

By August, we’re exhausted from the rush of summer life. Even with the canceled travel plans and reduced social outings that the COVID-19 pandemic caused, there is still good reason to take some time to chill out this August.

Thankfully, we have the beautiful Southern California backdrop of Long Beach to help us melt the stress away. Here are a few of the best ways to catch up on your August R&R.

Take a scenic drive to Hilltop Park.

Signal Hill is a great area year-round, but why not take a late summer drive and head to Hilltop Park for a relaxing afternoon? Bring a picnic lunch, a frisbee, and take in some of our fabulous California views as you stroll through the park. If you feel like a bit more exercise, then Hilltop Park offers one of the top 10 running trails with a spectacular view if you go before sunset.

Curl up with a summer read from Gatsby Books. 

With summer winding down, curling up with a great book and a cold drink can be just the thing for a relaxing and lazy afternoon. Since small businesses are needing our help these days, consider ditching the warehouse stores and shopping small. Long Beach’s Gatsby Books is the perfect book lover’s paradise. This charming shop sells new and gently used books and offers online shopping if you prefer to stay in. They also feature a virtual book club every month where you can relax in the comfort of your home and can connect with other book lovers.


Enjoy the finer things in life at Marina Wine.
What could be more enjoyable on a summer evening than sipping a cool, refreshing glass of bubbly while sitting on the patio at Marina Wine? Rest easy, they’ve made enjoying your wine while social distancing safe and simple. You can order wine, specialty cocktails, and craft beer using their safe digital menu. Marina Wine has always offered a casual and comfortable atmosphere that lends itself perfectly for soaking up the last weeks of summer.


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