It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy. Our favorite summer pass-time (besides baking of course)? Picnics! Long Beach is known for its plethora of beautiful parks. Here are some of our favorite picnic spots.
1. Hilltop Park, Signal Hill: Hilltop Park offers a beautiful view of Downtown Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles, and on clear days, Downtown Los Angeles. The park is especially popular for watching the sunset. That said, it can get pretty crowded on a summer Friday or Saturday evening, but there’s a reason for the crowds. It’s one of the most essential views in the county. Best part? It’s about a 5 minute drive from Rossmoor Pastries! Be sure to pick up some cupcakes, cookies, or tarts – all perfect for an evening picnic.
2. El Dorado Park: El Dorado Park is Long Beach’s very own Central Park: its sprawling fields and towering pines obscure the city’s urban and suburban aura. The park is dotted with a few duck ponds and barbecue/picnic areas. With its remote-controlled airplane field, skatepark, archery range, nature preserve (El Dorado Nature Center), and many other amenities, there’s always something to do or see at El Dorado Park. Concerts in the Park occur every Friday until August 2nd on the west side of El Dorado Park. In short, the park is a dreamland for all picnic-goers.
3. Bluff Park: The parks mentioned above offer stunning views, but perhaps you want to take advantage of Long Beach’s unique ocean scenery. Bluff Park is perfect for that. Its jagged cliffs, metropolitan vibe, and oceanic breeze provide picnickers the quintessential California picnic experience. At sundown, the view of Long Beach’s skyline looks especially dramatic, the sunlight reflecting off the city’s glass skyscrapers.
When enjoying Long Beach’s scenery, be sure to picnic with food from one the city’s many business. Just as Long Beach is known for its stunning views and parks, it’s also known for its abundance of outstanding restaurants and delis. Just make sure to pick up some Rossmoor Pastries goodies as well. Our cupcakes and cookies have been known to enhance many a picnic.