Crosby’s bow c/o, romper, shoes c/o

top, shorts, sunglasses

Now that I have a toddler my summer plans involve a little more than a towel and sunblock. Ok, A LOT more. In order to keep her busy between naps and keep my sanity, I’ve started coming up with activities she might enjoy.

My best friend Shelby has a little boy the same age as Crosby and we always love getting together. We collaborated on this list and came up with a bunch of fun things to do with the kids this summer. These are all in the Orange County/Long Beach area, but might be helpful as a starting point even if you don’t live in the locally.

  • Have a picnic at Mother’s Beach in Long Beach
  • Let the kids run wild and play at We Play Loud
  • Same at Pretend City
  • Take the train to San Juan Capistrano and visit Zoomars petting zoo
  • Do Toddler Tuesday at the Irvine Spectrum
  • Lunch at Ruby’s Shake Shack in Crystal Cove
  • Check out Kidz Town in Lakewood
  • Ride in the big orange ballon and visit The Great Park in Irvine
  • Spend the day at Irvine Park Railroad
  • Visit the Santa Ana Zoo
  • Check out Rancho Los Alamitos
  • Go under the sea at Long Beach Aquarium
  • Explore Long Beach Japanese Garden