Top Long Beach Events

Image result for long beach festival of flightNow that you have had a few days to recover from Halloween near your Long Beach apartment, we thought we would tell you about some more fun events in November!

Shipwrecked – the Comedy

You still have a few days to catch Shipwrecked – the Comedy, a hilarious play a real-life autobiography of Louis de Rougemont, an explorer who was, well shipwrecked!  This play has been getting rave reviews and is playing at the Beverly O’Neill Theater through Sunday!

Website and ticket information.

Long Beach Festival of Flight

From boats to planes, the Long Beach Festival of Flight is a fun way to spend a Saturday!  The Long Beach airport will be hosting this festival on Saturday, November 5th from 10am to 4pm.  Enjoy food trucks, static aircraft, automobiles, a beer garden and entertainment.

Jazz Singer Mandy Harvey

On Wednesday, November 10th and Thursday, November 11th the soulful sounds of jazz singer Mandy Harvey will be filling the halls at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.  Don’t miss this area favorite.

More information and tickets!

The Best Halloween Celebrations in Long Beach

Image result for kids in halloween costumesHalloween is just around the corner and there is so many events going on that you might not know which one to attend.  Figuring out your Halloween plans means that you can pick the perfect costume and celebration. There are several bars and nightclubs near your LA apartment that offer all kinds of ghoulish treats from costume parties, to bar crawls, dancing and more.  Below, is a list of some of the hottest parties in town where you can have a fantastically wicked time celebrating Halloween.

Halloween in Long Beach is one of the most popular holidays and the fun starts long before the 31st.

Don’t miss the Long Beach Historical Society’s Cemetery Tour this year!  Stroll through the cemetery where former residents of Long Beach will greet you from the dead.  This theatrical wonder is a spooktacular event and takes place on Saturday, October 29th.  Find out more details or buy tickets here.

Don’t miss out on the 3rd Annual Kiddie Trick or Treat on the Promenade on Monday, October 31st from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.  Area businesses treat kids to candy and fun at this fun Long Beach tradition.   Check out their Facebook page for more details.

Truly one of Long Beach’s spookiest and best Halloween tradition is The Bixby Park Halloween Carnival.  The carnival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29th and includes carnival games, arts and crafts, costume contest, spooky arts and crafts, and a live performances and the “Thriller” dance!  .Bixby Park is at Cherry Avenue and Broadway.  Find out more details on their Facebook page.

Inexpensive Halloween Decorating Ideas

Image result for halloweenIt is Halloween, time to get in to the “spirit” and decorate your Long Beach apartment!  Before you get spooked out over the cost of decorating, try these easy and affordable Halloween decorating ideas.

Pumpkins make great candle holders!  Purchase small pumpkins and carve out a small area just  big enough to put a votive candle in for an inexpensive Halloween decorating idea.

Decorate your door this year for Halloween with white gauze bandages, some eyes that you can pick up at a craft store and you have an instant “mummy door”.  You can use the same idea to create mummy pumpkins.

Add some glitter to pumpkins and arrange them on a table or shelf.

Put a pillar candle in clear glass hurricanes and then fill 1/2 way with candy corn!  When lit the sweet smell of the candy will greet guest to your apartment in Long Beach.






Long Beach’s Best Halloween Haunts

Image result for The Queen Mary’s Dark HarborScary clowns, creepy dolls, bloody zombies, all things we love this time of year!  If you are like the millions who love the adrenaline rush of being frightened then this list of Haunted Houses and Haunted Happenings near your Long Beach apartment is just for you!

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

1126 Queens Highwy, Long Beach, CA 90802


The Final Square – Venue by Three Petals

18582 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Sat, Oct 29, 2016, 9:00 PM – Sun, Oct 30, 2016, 2:00 AM

Buy Tickets Here.

Pier Pressure Halloween Cruise – Long Beach Black Pearl

Catalina King Yacht – 1046 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

Sat, Oct 29, 2016, 9:00 PM – Sun, Oct 30, 2016, 1:00 AM

Buy Tickets Here.


Three No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Image result for bedazzled pumpkinsCarving pumpkins may be fun, but it can be messy and the carving means that the pumpkins will only last a few weeks, why not try these three no carve pumpkin ideas instead.

Bedazzle your pumpkins by gluing “jewels” or by using glitter glue!

Dress up your pumpkins with masks and crowns for an easy and fun way to decorate a pumpkin without the need to carve.

Use thumbtacks to create designs on your pumpkin.  Purchase flat gold or silver tacks at your local office supply or craft store and simply press the tacks in to your pumpkin. You can do it freestyle or draw the design before using the tacks.

These fun and easy no carve pumpkin decorating ideas are a perfect way to decorate your Long Beach apartment for fall and Thanksgiving.


Best Long Beach Parks for Walking

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30 percent of American adults walk for exercise. Walking doesn’t require special equipment or athletic skills, yet it offers a host of health benefits, such as losing weight and improving your mood, controlling diabetes and lowering your blood pressure!  Just 150 minutes of walking each week can increase your lifespan by 3 to 4 years.  Add to it the wonderful feeling of getting out in the fresh air for a walk with friends, family, and neighbors.

Now that you know all the benefits of walking, check out these great parks and paths near your Long Beach apartment and let’s get walking!

El Dorado Nature Center

7550 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815


Shoreline Pedestrian Bike Path

Alamitos Avenue and Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

DeForest Park

255 DeForest Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90899

Always consult with a doctor before starting an exercise regime, walk with a buddy and check online reviews when deciding which park near your Long Beach apartment to walk at!



Be One of the First to Try these Long Beach Restaurants

Image result for juicy burgerIf you are looking for a new restaurant to try this weekend, these restaurants are new and getting great reviews!

Call your friends or invite your neighbors and be one of the first to try these new restaurants near your Long Beach apartment.

Great Society Cider & Mead

601 E Broadway
Long BeachCA 90802

PRIME by Shenandoah

3701 E 4th Street
Long BeachCA 90814


Mustache Mikes 365

Shore Line Aquatic Park
Long Beach, CA 90801

The Spot Café

4725 E 2nd Street
Long BeachCA 90803




Convenient Apartment Living in Long Beach







If you are looking for a modern apartment in the heart of Long Beach, you need to look no further than Northpointe Apartments. The community is conveniently located near the 710, 405, and 605 freeways, minutes from the Long Beach Airport, Lakewood Village, Cal State Long Beach, and Long Beach City College.

If the location of these Long Beach apartments weren’t enough to get you packing, the amenities certainly will.

Northpointe Apartments in Long Beach boast an Olympic size pool, a fitness center, club house, a tot lot and laundry.  The community has spacious one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes available with balconies, ceiling fans, modern kitchens, and more.

Call for a tour.

Fun Festivals in Long Beach this September

Image result for Long Beach Original Lobster FestivalAre you looking for some fun festivals near your Long Beach apartment?  These uniquely Long Beach Festivals are the perfect weekend activity.

Long Beach Original Lobster Festival

Who doesn’t LOVE lobster?  Well, we guess there might be a few of you and for those who aren’t enamored by these delicious crustaceans this festival isn’t for you!  But for the rest of us, enjoy!

These lobsters are flown directly from Maine for the festival.  Partake in live music, free line dancing, a kids’ area and an adult area (AKA bar), a live sports tent and yes, tons of lobster!

Rainbow Lagoon 

Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802

Friday, September 9, 2016 through Sunday, September 11, 2016

Friday: 5pm to 10pm, Saturday & Sunday: noon to 10pm.


6th Annual Shoreline Jam

You will be jamming at the 6th Annual Shoreline Jam on Saturday, September 10th at the Queen Mary!

Check out the hottest reggae bands in Southern California by the beautiful pacific!

Queen Mary – Long Beach

Saturday, September 10, 2016

1pm to 11pm (gates open at noon)

Long Beach Folk Revival Festival

If you love folk, blue grass, roots, and Americano, then this is the festival for you!  This year there will be split into three stages, the vintage bizarre and square dancing, pie eating contests, a craft pavilion, food, and other contests.  General admission is $40.  Check out their website for more details about this fun music festival.

Rainbow Lagoon Park

East Shoreline Drive

Long Beach, CA
Saturday, September 17, 2016


Attend the 54th Annual LB Greek Festival

Maybe you have been inspired by the sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, or maybe the thought of mouthwatering food like spanakopita, baklava, moussaka, grilled lamb, and dolmathakia (stuffed grape leaves) has been lingering in your mind since last year’s festival.  If you haven’t attended the LB Greek Festival and are just looking for something fun and different to do this Labor Day weekend then the 54th Annual Long Beach Greek Festival is calling you this Labor Day weekend.

This annual event is lively and you don’t have to be Greek to participate.  Learn how to dance the Kalamatiano or the Zorba, eat (lots and lots), sing, laugh and celebrate the Greek culture.  Spend the day enjoying Greek dancers, authentic Greek food, a kids’ carnival area, gifts and art.  As Gus Portokalos said, “There are two kind of people – Greeks, and everyone else who wish they was Greek.” At the Long Beach Greek Festival, we are all Greeks!


Get more details here.