take the '100 days of summer' challenge
Yes, there's more! Long Beach has hundreds of free things to do.
How many can you do this summer?
Water Aquatics: Pools, Boating & More
Summer would be pretty dry without a good splash! Boating, swimming pools, and a lot more: Long Beach has pools in every part of the city, with a wide variety of open swim hours, lap swim schedules, exercise classes, and senior classes.
Long Beach has the best daytime and summer camps! Become your favorite Superhero, or learn how to make stop-motion claymation movies. Browse "Boho Fashionista Camp," "Camp Harry Potter," "Camp Fort Building," and a lot more.
Anytime Play for Kids & Teens
The City of Long Beach youth programs like the Teen Centers, BE S.A.F.E. (Summer Activities in a Friendly Environment) and Summer Fun Days give kids and pre-teens a fun, free, daily drop-in activity like crafts, sports, field trips, swimming, and more, all at a Long Beach park near you. Hours range from 10am to 8 pm depending on program. Open June 19 through August 25.
Park Sports & Roaming Rentals
Long Beach has dozens of ways to compete, roam and play! We've got 9 golf courses, 69 tennis courts, 56 sports fields, and that's just to start. Plus Martial Arts drop-in lessons at Homeland Cultural Center, a Futsul space, Fitness Zones, Lawn Bowling, Model Sail Boat Sailing, Glider Flying, Archery, and of course, two-seater bike rentals to explore El Dorado Regional Park.
Library Essentials: From Book Clubs to Story Time
Each Long Beach library offers a unique schedule of activities. Book clubs, teen activities, toddler story times, and more. Don't miss Long Beach's B.A.R.K. dog therapy program, where kids develop their reading skills by reading aloud to trained service dogs.
Peak of the Season: Local Food & Farmers' Markets
Long Beach Fresh, Long Beach's food policy council, put together a handy guide to find farmer's markets, CSA farm delivery services, community gardens, and food sharing programs like the North Long Beach Crop Swap.
Art, Culture & History
From epic modern sculptures to ancient heritage arts and everything in between, Long Beach loves culture. Grab our visual checklist of local museums, shows, gardens, classes, and historic sites you should visit this summer.
Outdoor Off-Leash Playtime
From Uptown to the Beach, Westside to Eastside: Long Beach loves our four-legged friends! Check out this handy map and list of every dog park in town, and bring your dogs out to run, jump and play off leash.
Natural Wonder: El Dorado Nature Center
Long Beach's El Dorado Nature Center can help you unwind and reconnect with nature. Explore 105 acres including winding paths, a pond, and summer activities like outdoor concerts, nighttime naturalist-led walks, plein air drawing, cleanups, and an annual butterfly count. Check out its calendar for upcoming events.
Senior Summer Fun
Summer is a great time to start exploring events, workshops and social events for adults ages 50+. Everyone welcome, old and young alike, to create life-changing connections and have a good time.