Dine Out Long Beach Restaurant Week near The Crest apartments in downtown Long Beach

Spring Fling: Fun Things To Do Around Long Beach

Spring has sprung – time to get out and have some fun! All around Long Beach, you’ll find an amazing array of opportunities to celebrate the season and support our local community. Mark your calendars for April 1, when Dine Out Long Beach Restaurant & Cocktail Week kicks off. And after a long hiatus, our museums are reopening and new exhibitions await. You’ll also discover tasty food festivals, candlelight concerts, and epic outdoor movies, many just a short distance from The Crest. Check websites for hours, advance ticket sales, and health guidelines.

Aquarium of The Pacific  100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA 90802

The Aquarium of the Pacific is fully open. Visitors can explore all exhibits, including sea otters, sharks, sea jellies, frogs, and more in the Tropical, Northern, and Southern California/Baja Galleries. Advanced reservations are required and important safety protocols.

Long Beach Museum of Art  2300 E Ocean Blvd. Long Beach

Following a year-long mandated closure due to the pandemic, Long Beach Museum of Art is thrilled to announce that they will safely reopen both the Long Beach Museum of Art and LBMA Downtown indoor galleries at 25% capacity on April 1 to visitors with advance online tickets. Claire’s at the Museum is open for patio dining with a new chef and revamped menu. Reservations are required. Parties are limited to 6 guests in accordance with CDC guidelines HERE

Battleship Iowa Museum  250 S Harbor Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90731

The Battleship USS Iowa Museum is an award-winning maritime museum located at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. Battleship USS Iowa served our country proudly in WWII, Korea, and the Cold War. Today, the historic U.S. Navy ship is an iconic Los Angeles landmark and considered one of the region’s best outdoor museums for visitors of all ages. Purchase Advanced Tickets HERE

Dine Out Long Beach Restaurant & Cocktail Week 

Apr 1-15 Help support our local restaurants, brewpubs, wine bars and lounges during the 6th annual Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant & Cocktail Week, presented by the Grunion Gazette. Discover dozens of restaurants offering special menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as small plates with wine, beer and cocktail pairings. There are no tickets needed or passes required. Just visit any participating restaurant and request the Dine Out Long Beach menu. Dine-in or to-go. Currently, restaurants are open for outdoor and parklet dining.

A Touch of Disney  Disney California Adventure Park 1313 Disneyland Dr. Anaheim, CA 92802

A Touch of Disney is a new ticketed experience within select outdoor areas of Disney California Adventure Park. Get ready to rediscover the magic of the Disneyland Resort through the sights, sounds and flavors you’ve been craving. And don’t forget to download or update the Disneyland mobile app, as this is the primary way to order food and beverages at quick-service dining locations and Marketplaces during the experience. Download the app HERE

Knott’s Taste of Boysenberry Festival  8039 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90620

Guests can catch a taste of the popular springtime Boysenberry Festival, with the all-new Knott’s Taste of Boysenberry Festival. This retail and food event will offer boysenberry-inspired savory bites, sweet treats, and refreshing drinks that can’t be found anywhere else. While the theme park remains closed, the food and merchandise-focused outdoor event offers over 80 boysenberry-infused food and drink items which are included on the event tasting card. Buy tasting cards HERE

Candlelight Open Air Dinners  SeaLegs at the Beach 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy. Huntington Beach, CA 92649

The wildly popular Fever Originals Candlelight series is heading to open-air spaces. Whether you’re looking for a beautifully unique classical music performance or a romantic candlelit experience, this performance is for you. Now held in open-air venues in a comfortable setting so you can enjoy classical music in a laid back yet elegant atmosphere while the surroundings flicker by candlelight. Buy tickets HERE

The Frida Cinema Drive-in Screenings  1705 Flight Way Tustin, CA 92782

The Frida Cinema, Orange County’s premier non-profit art house cinema, is hosting drive-in nights at Mess Hall Market at FLIGHT in Tustin. Here’s a great opportunity to see everything from award-winning films like Ran and Life ot Pi to cult classics including Eraserhead, An American Werewolf in London, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Mess Hall Market is FLIGHT’s chef-driven market food hall, offering food and beverages on their patio.

Starlite Movies  Irvine Spectrum Center 670 Spectrum Center Dr. Irvine, CA 92618

Take the drive-in movie theater experience to the next level. Enjoy classic and current favorites under the stars on Southern California’s largest outdoor inflatable screen and professional grade FM transmitter. Not to worry, if you don’t have an FM transmitter in your car, you can bring a battery-operated stereo with speakers to hear the movies. Safety guidelines HERE

Photo credits:

Photo #1: Dine Out Long Beach Restaurant & Cocktail Week

Photo #2: Aquarium of The Pacific

Photo #3: Long Beach Museum of Art

Photo #4: Battleship Iowa Museum

Photo #5: Dine Out Long Beach Restaurant & Cocktail Week

Photo #6: A Touch of Disney/Disneyland

Photo #7: Knott’s Berry Farm

Photo #8: Secret LA

Photo #9: The Frida Cinema

Photo #10: Starlight Movies