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.


Perfect Plants for Your Patio

As summer in Southern California begins to wane, it is time to think about spending more time on your apartment’s patio. The cooler days are the perfect reason to get out on your balcony and what better way to add to the ambiance than by adding plants.  Try adding these plants to your patio in your Long Beach apartment.

Agave is the perfect patio plant.  It is heat tolerant and nearly impossible to kill.  They are perfect for sunburns too!

Canna plants can add a tropical look to your patio.  They love the sun and come in various shades of red, yellow, orange, and pink.

Bamboo is known as the “Lucky Tree” and lucky for you it is easy to grow.  Bamboo plants make a dramatic statement, they love lots of sun and moist, well-drained soil.

Check out your local home improvement store or garden centers in Long Beach for inspiration to brightening up your apartment’s patio.

Rio 2016 – Local Athletes and Where to Watch Them

Southern California will be represented big time in the Summer Olympics with many athletes coming from Long Beach or the surrounding cities.  Check out this list of athletes and some great spots to watch them compete near your Long Beach apartment.

Local Athletes

Track and Field

Ariana Washington

Long Beach, CA

Water Polo

Tony Azevedo
Long Beach, CA

Kaleigh Gilchrist
Newport Beach, CA

John Mann
Newport Beach, CA

Sam Mikulak
Newport Beach, CA

Aria Fischer
Laguna Beach, CA

Makenzie Fischer
Laguna Beach, CA

Kaleigh Gilchrist
Newport Beach, CA

John Mann
Newport Beach, CA


Tom Shields
Huntington Beach, CA

Local Sports Bars

Bottoms Up Sports Bar

Legends Restaurant & Sports Bar

Cirivello’s Sport Stop

Sports Pub & Grill

Check Out These Awesome August Events

From concerts in the park, to local festivals, to outdoor movies, August is set to be the best month of the summer of 2016.

84th Annual Long Beach Sand Sculpture Art & Music Festival

August 13th (1oam to 9pm) and August 14th, (10am to 6pm)Granada Beach

Enjoy live music, kids’ activities, sculpture competitions (even one for amateurs) a Craft Beer & Wine Garden, Food Court and more!  Don’t miss the illuminated sculptures at night.


Movies in the Park

7:30 – 9pm at Admiral Kidd Park

There are still so many great movies at the Long Beach Movies in the Park Series.  Check out the schedule, grab a chair and catch a movie under the August summer stars.

Shoreline Symphonic Winds

Friday, August 5, 2016 7pm – 8:30pm – Wardlow Park

Listen to the sounds of the symphony in the park.  Check out the Long Beach Park website for more dates.



5 Weekend Getaway Ideas

family-campingWhy book a trip to a touristy beach resort this summer when these off the beaten path weekend escapes are more affordable and let you discover less known destinations.

Follow these five getaway ideas for the perfect weekend escape.

Rent a House

A hotel is relaxing, but why not rent a house instead.  Websites like AIRBNB, VRBO, and Home Away make it safe and easy to find a house to meet your needs.  Houses are typically cheaper than hotels, accommodate larger groups, and let you explore an area as a resident and not a tourist.

Go Camping

A weekend in the woods is the perfect solution for your hectic daily life.  Plus, it is cheaper than a hotel!  Pitch a tent, rent a camper or a cabin for the perfect family getaway.

Take a Cruise

Many area cruise lines offer two or three day cruises to local harbors or even no where.  These affordable vacations are an ideal way to escape the daily grind.

Get Lucky

Got your attention on that one, didn’t we?  Spend a night or two at one of Southern California’s casinos and spas. And, well maybe you will “get lucky”.

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Explore a museum, stay at a BnB, rent a kayak, or take a tour in Long Beach.  There really is so much to discover just minutes from your apartment in Long Beach.




Family Fun Activities Near Your Long Beach Apartment

family-fun5Whether you are looking for some ways to solve the “I am bored” summer syndrome or have friends with families coming to visit you at your Long Beach apartment, we have put together some fail proof family fun activities and places to visit.

Livingston Drive Park

Livingston Drive & 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90803


El Dorado Nature Center

7550 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815

Long Beach Hydrobikes

110 N Marina Drive
Long Beach, CA 90803


Poolside Snack Ideas

Your beautiful Long Beach apartment has so many great amenities, so why not plan to stay home, work out in the fitness center, read a book (or kindle) by the pool and maybe have a late night supper or snack poolside.  Here are some easy summer pool side recipes.

Tropical Guacamole and Chips or Pita Bread

Guacamole and chips are a summer time staple.  Adding some pineapple, jalapeno, fresh squeezed limes and cilantro to store bought guacamole will make it a crowd pleaser.

Sunny Orange Lemonade

Make a simple syrup by bringing 1 1/4 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a boil.  In the meantime squeeze 3/4 cup of lemon and orange juice (about 4), add lemon and orange zest, pour in to a pool safe pitcher and let sit.

Fresh Fruit on Skewers

Fresh fruit skewers are the perfect choice for relaxing by the pool.  Buy fresh fruit and melons from the Long Beach farmers market, cut it and add thinly sliced meat and raspberry vinaigrette.   Let sit for an hour, then skewer the fruit.

Fun Fish Sandwiches

Kids and adults will love these easy to make and fun to eat sandwiches.  Spread peanut butter and jelly on bread, using a fish-shaped cookie cutter, cut them in to small bite sized finger sandwiches.  Place them on a platter and keep cool until it is time to serve.  You can substitute pb&j for tuna, egg or chicken salad for a more adult version.