Summer Adventure Awaits

Summertime is right around the corner and the great outdoors are calling! Summer is the perfect time to explore all that nature has to offer. California is home to nine national parks and over two hundred state parks! Ranging from vast valleys, beautiful mountain ranges, sunny deserts, airy woodlands and state beaches, our parks have eye-catching qualities for the public to enjoy and utilize. All these spaces can host many activities such as camping, swimming, and biking that will get your blood pumping this summer.

Outdoor activities like walking and hiking are great ways to get active and enjoy the summer weather. Not only can regular physical activity improve cardiovascular health, but it also improves sleep and reduces stress. Long Beach is home to many walking paths, such as the Long Beach Green Belt. Additionally, from Downtown Long Beach to Belmont shore, there is a 7.5-mile shoreline bike path that also accommodates running or walking.

Is the summer heat getting too intense for you? Good thing Long Beach State University (LBSU) is next to the Pacific coast. There are tons of recreational water activities to take part in such as paddleboarding and surfing. Enjoy surfing the Pacific or paddleboarding in Alamitos Bay without breaking the bank.

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center's (SRWC) Outdoor Equipment checkout can offer inexpensive daily rates for all your recreational needs. Spending time outdoors is a fantastic way to exercise, boost productivity and lessen anxiety. Go out and make life lasting memories with family and friends.

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