Quality Inn & Suites Artesia - Cerritos
16905 S. Pioneer Blvd.
Artesia, CA 90701
Phone: (562) 402-2202
Fax: (562) 924-3623
Spanning 18 acres, this sprawling water park is popular spots for families and kids throughout the year thanks to the mild Los Angeles weather. The Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center is a great way to beat the heat and wont break the bank, Kids can race around in Buccaneer Bay where they'll cruise down one of the three water slides and splash into the pool, laze along the flowing river channel, stomp on the splash pad as it squirts water, or explore the interactive pirate structure. On onsite snack bar will feed famished kids and family members, so you can stay and play all day long.
Surrounded by Coyote Creek, Hawaiian Gardens, the Town Center shopping mall, and Lakewood park, and bounded by the 605 Freeway and the San Gabriel river, El Dorado Park has a quite, secluded feel. A bike from Wheel Fun Rentals is a great way to get started. Turn heads as you roll past the skate park, archery range, and nature center on one of their unique cycles.
Take the kids for a day of outdoor education to the El Dorado Nature Center where you can learn all about the local flora on one of their Wildflower Getaways; a nature walk for those age 10 and older. You can also take advantage of the campfire grounds, where many families spend their Friday nights sharing stories and roasting marshmallows. You must call ahead and register for both of these activities. Or just sit by one of the lakes during a sunny day and breathe in the fresh air. Check the website for further details.
The El Dorado Regional Park is a sprawling park in Long Beach. It was first opened in 1955, and ever since it has been attracting nature lovers who want to get away from the city that lies just outside the park. It covers 800 acres that include an east and west area; in the east area there is a 105-acre nature reserve as well as three fishing lakes and a children's train ride. The west section boasts a golf course, basketball courts and other sporting areas. There is so much more and something for everyone. You can even camp in the park. Reservations are required for camping and special events with large groups of people.
A full service public library that contains an amazing collection of books, newspapers, and reference materials, plus offers a wide range of services for both adults and children.
Knott's Berry Farm is a theme park that caters to the entire family and each ride is designed exclusively. Calico Railroad is one such ride that is a must for all while visiting the Knott's Berry Farm. Departing from the Ghost Town station, the train takes you through the entire park; the best option to explore the entire park without getting exhausted. The 1881-steam train ride is fun for adults and kids alike. And, you better be careful and alert as the Ghost Town Bandits will surely attack you. The Ghost Town was one of the first creations of Knott, here will you get to see the antics of typical cowboys. It also has different shops and dining establishments. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Situated in the middle of downtown Downey, the Furman Park is a restful oasis where you can spend a day on your own or with a loved one or family, enjoying one of the picnic areas, jogging or biking trails. In the park rests the Downey Museum of Art - if the sun gets too hot and you need some shade, you can stop in here for a little cultural refreshment. A great day no matter what how you decide to spend it.
Have an adventure at Adventure City! This theme park has a lot of exciting rides and attractions. Watch a performance at the Children's Theater, take a ride on the Freeway Coaster, win a prize at the arcade and hug a rabbit at the Petting Farm. This theme park is a fantastic attraction where you can bring your whole family, though the majority of the rides are geared towards children rather than teens and adults.
On Deck Batting Cages provides indoor batting cages for softball and baseball. They also offer pitching lessons and hitting lessons.
Located on the western edge of the campus at California State University , this garden, with its Japanese touch, provides a tranquil setting. Built in the name of the late Mr. Miller, the funds were contributed to the University by his wife. It remains closed in the months of December and January, though the times it is open it holds a lot of weddings. A romantic touch lies in the fact that most of the past students choose this place for a marriage function due to the sentimental value attached. The pond has a lot of Japanese fish in it and the greens stay well-maintained.
This historic seven and a half acre site is comprised of a sprawling adobe ranch house, five agricultural barns, and award-winning gardens.
The perfect thing to do on a bright sunny day is to head to Rancho Los Alamitos for a breath of fresh air! The admission is free for the green sprawling gardens. Once you park your car, it's best to have a smoke there itself before entering the premises since they don't encourage ash flying around. The barn with horses and sheep is a treat to visit, especially for the small ones. There are guided tours half hourly and do ask to see the on-site blacksmith's shop. The gift shop has interesting things to take back home too. Overall, a family place with lots of education, along with fun thrown in.