SUMMER FAMILY FUN: Shoreline Village
By Jo Anne Disney
August 29, 2013 • 331 views
Long Beach -
Enjoy spending the final days of summer with your family. Find a place that is cool and breezy. Add in some fun, games, great food and you have found the perfect spot.
This week’s adventure starts off at Shoreline Village in Long Beach. It is on the Long Beach waterfront at Rainbow Harbor. It is located between Ocean Blvd. and Pine Avenue on Shoreline Drive.
Shoreline Village sits right on the edge of the shore, with views of the Queen Mary, the Aquarium of the Pacific, a lighthouse, the ocean and a spectacular panorama of downtown Long Beach.
There are many shops to check out, among them a candy store where you can watch them make fudge, a hat shop and a collectibles shop just to name a few.
Besides shopping, there is an arcade for the whole family. Play the games and collect tickets to be turned in for prizes that you can choose from. There are even wheeled carriages and cycles for rent to cruise along and check out the sites.
Begin the day early so you can enjoy everything. Retail stores hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. Restaurants’ hours vary. Parking is available. Remember 2 hours of parking are free with a minimum purchase at any Shoreline Village shop or restaurant. Also, for your convenience a free shuttle called “The Passport” can take you to downtown Long Beach. It runs every 12 minutes and stops at the Queen Mary, the Metro Blue Line, major hotels and the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Getting hungry? One of the nicest places to eat is Parkers’ Lighthouse. Lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and dinner is served from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sit inside or outside and enjoy the views. For more information and to confirm hours call (562) 432-8500.
Shoreline Village is a wonderful place to visit and beat the heat. Check out their web site for more information at www.shorelinevillage.com/event. On September 14th there will be their annual “Pirate Festival” from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and admission is free. There will be a treasure hunt, balloon twisters, a magician, pirate plays, face painters and more.
As the day winds down, head back for home. Another fun adventure enjoyed by the entire family.