Beat the Summer Heat with these Free Activities

Summer Activities in Downey

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, there are free summer activities to make this season exciting and entertaining. Feel the hot sand at the beach and enjoy vintage music at the park.

Stargazing on a summer night is an amazing experience. Weather you want to hike and reach an isolated place or simply want to gather friends and admire the night sky together, choice is yours! Backyard barbecue in a cool atmosphere and identifying constellations will stay as a lovely memory forever.

Nothing can beat water activities in summer. You can either go for canoeing and fishing or lie out at your pool. Lazy summer weekends will relief your tired soul. Feed the ducks while you take a break from swimming.

Summers are incomplete without open air concerts. Be ready to check out the city of Downey’s official site to find all of the shows happening near you!

Downey Father’s Day Ideas

Are you unsure of what your dad wants on Father’s Day? Then let him decide. Whether it is the gift or some outdoor venue, let him plan the agenda on how he wants to spend the day. Here is our take for the occasion.

Active and sports loving dads will love to enjoy a sports match with the family. If he wants to sit at home, its your job to take care of the snacks. If he wants to visit a stadium, book tickets in advance. Do not forget to check out Father’s Day deals. Splurging on season tickets is also a good idea!

Though dad knows most of the things related to steaks and grilling, Meat: Everything You Need to Know can be handy at times! How to build your own smoker, cure the right wood and where to find the highest quality meat features this book.

Three Memorial Day Activities You Can’t Miss

Memorial Day Weekend Activities in Downey

We know what you love the most about this city is all the different options you have for entertainment! Memorial Day weekend is no different and there you certainly have plenty of opportunities for a great weekend. We have covered something for everyone for this Memorial Day weekend with the below events.

Grab some trendy summer clothing at the Memorial Day Weekend Sale! Visit the Citadel Outlets from May 26th-29th and enjoy the great deals and military discounts!

Rio Hondo Golf Club is heaven for all golf lovers in and around Downey. Check out their lesson calendar if you want to enroll for any of them over this long weekend. Don’t miss the Memorial Weekend Demo Day on May 27th from 9AM-2PM.

Spend a day at Furman Park. Ideal for family picnics and social gatherings, this park also has walking trails and a playground for children. Barbecues, tennis courts, picnic shelters, an activity room and kitchen are available if booked in advance. The lush green surrounding make it an oasis within the bustling city. Join your friends and spend an active weekend here!

Family Friendly Destinations In Downey

Family Friendly Activities in Downey

There is always something fun to do in Downey. Check out these three family-friendly destinations if you are planning to make this spring an exciting one.

Wilderness Park features duck pond, walking or jogging paths and grassy areas for picnicking. Playgrounds for children between 2-12 years keeps this park always busy. Adults can enjoy fishing by the lake. Let your kids feed the duck and have a great time connecting with nature around.

Inquisitive and curious children can visit Columbia Memorial Space Center which hosts interesting exhibits and workshops. Enjoy the hands-on learning experience from expert professionals. Audiences of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to this tempting den of explorations and discoveries!

Downey Symphonic Society is the ultimate refuge for music lovers! Classical music pieces from Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart will enchant your soul. Music from different historical periods and countries will make this activity totally fascinating for the family.

Stay in Style with These Local Boutiques around You

Local Boutiques in Downey

We all know dresses, bags, shoes and accessories are not just for proms and parties. Array of colors, prints, style and design makes them favorable for all occasions. Let these boutiques take care of your style statement!

Diana Boutique is located at the heart of the city. By providing excellent service to the customers, this boutique has earned a lot of fame. Stylish and variety of clothing at an affordable rate will make you return to this store again. Dresses are flawlessly tailored for the perfect fit.

Birthday, baptism, prom or party, Cadiz Boutique has something for everyone. Friendly staff will help you to select from bows, shoes, dresses to party props. This boutique specializes in customizing your dream dress! You can also place an online order at this store.

Glaudi Collection welcomes women of all sizes. Show off your love for fashion with savvy and sophisticated collection from this boutique.

Let this Spring be a Wonderful One with Your Family

Family Friendly activities in Downey

Here’s a list of outdoor activities which will keep the whole family engaged and entertained throughout the week.

Participate in the DCPTA Color-A-Thon on April 8th 8AM-11AM. This fun event is being hosted by Columbus High School. A $30 donation will be highly appreciated which will be driven towards the development of the school. T-Shirt, Back Pack and Color Pack and Entry to the run will be provided instead.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. will be performed at Downey Theatre by Downey Symphony on April 8th 8PM-10PM.

Attend the DFCU Food Packing Event hosted by Downey Federal Credit Union taking place on April 14th 6PM-8PM. The whole family can work for this noble cause where 60,000 meals will be packed for the less fortunate!

Grab Lunch at these Downey Restaurants

Downey Restaurants

No matter what day of the week it is, it’s always a great day to go out for lunch. Whether it’s enjoying a meal with your coworkers or spending some quality time with friends, it can all be done over lunch. If you are interested in some lunch spots in Downey to visit, here are some choices.

Porto’s Bakery & Cafe

There is no denying that one of the most popular restaurants in all of Downey is Porto’s. People come from all over to get their hands on this delicious Cuban food. Aside from cakes and small treats, they also have sandwiches and salads to choose from. Get there early as it is usually always packed. The address is 8233 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241.

Fresh Griller

If you’re looking for salads, wraps, and American food, then plan a lunch at Fresh Griller. This is also a great choice if you are looking to eat a little healthier, as there are plenty of fresh options to choose from. This restaurant is open daily starting at 11 am and is located at 8855 Apollo Way, Downey, CA 90242.


Best Bars in Downey to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Bars to celebrate St. Patrick's Day Downey

St. Patrick’s Day is here, and if you are over 21 there is no doubt that you are considering what you are going to do for the night. Especially since this year, the holiday falls on a Friday. If you live in an apartment in Downey here are a couple of nearby choices you can consider to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Kelley’s Tavern

This Irish pub is located right here in Downey, so if you’re looking to stay local this is a great choice. They offer affordable drinks when it comes to both beer and cocktails. On St. Patrick’s Day they will stay open until 2 am. The address of this tavern is 8148 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241.

Muldoon’s Saloon

If you are looking to step outside of San Pedro and into Long Beach, check out the Muldoon’s Saloon. This place is well-known for it’s superior service and great drinks, so head on over! This saloon is located at 5646 N Paramount Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90805.

Explore the Hellman Park Trails

Hellman Park Trails

There is nothing quite like enjoying some fresh air. There are many different ways to do so. While you can easily take a stroll down the street from your Downey apartment, there is nothing quite like going for a hike. If you live in Downey you can easily take advantage of varying hiking spots all throughout Los Angeles County. One such place that is an amazing place to go hiking is at Hellman Park.

Hellman Park Trails are currently closed, but they will reopen again on March 31. This is not much of a problem as the weather is sure to be nice and warm by then. This trail is considered medium level, so even if you’re not as experienced you can still enjoy this hike. This is a great hike to go on the weekend or on your day off. Gather your friends and plan a day to go hiking!

Hellman Park is located at 5700 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601.

Learn About Space at the Columbia Memorial Space Center

Columbia Memorial Space Center Downey

Every time you look up at the night sky, you are experiencing a bit of space. It’s interesting to know that here on Earth, we are just a small part of the universe as a whole. If space is an interesting subject to you and you live in an apartment in Downey, then you should definitely make some time to visit the Columbia Memorial Space Center.

What’s great about this museum is the fact that there are exhibits that can be enjoyed by those young and old alike. Some exhibits include Rockwell Signature Blocks, a real astronaut suit, gravity well, magic planet, robotic arms, robotics lab, solar system designer, shuttle simulator, and so much more! Be sure to plan a day to visit this museum.

The Columbia Memorial Space Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. The museum is located at 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, California 90242. Admission to the museum is free for Downey students.