The 10 Best Things to Do in Lakewood, United States

March 31, 2018 Stefan Strunk

Lakewood is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 80,048 at the 2010 census. It is bordered by Long Beach on the west and south, Bellflower on the north, Cerritos on the northeast, Cypress on the east, and Hawaiian Gardens on the southeast. Major thoroughfares include Lakewood (SR 19), Bellflower, and Del Amo Boulevards and Carson and South Streets. The San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605) runs through the city's eastern regions.
Restaurants in Lakewood

1. El Dorado Nature Center

7550 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90815-1698 +1 562-570-1745
Excellent
72%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

El Dorado Nature Center

Reviewed By 97gretchenm - Paramount

This is a nice area to visit with small children , short trails through various plants and trees, small ponds along the way. Opportunities to teach children about wild life and nature. There is a visitor station that explains about the different things at the center.

2. Cerritos Library

18025 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703-8525 +1 562-916-1350
Excellent
87%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 90 reviews

Cerritos Library

Reviewed By Joe K - Los Angeles

Whenever Cerritos residents have guests the library is the Number Three tourist attraction after Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. The award-winning Cerritos Library is owned and operated by the City.

The Children's room is outstanding having the giant aquarium as its front wall. They have their own dinosaur named 'Stan' and a group of computers to use. It's a great place for the kids.

next to the Front Desk is the media room, with a great selection of CDs and DVDs. There is an "Internet Station" where you can check your email, or do a brief search.

Upstairs by the stacks is a bank of computers to use for study for research -free.

They also have a group of 'Study Rooms' that can be reserved in advance. If you have a group study project you can use one of the rooms and not disturb the other patrons.

The library also houses a great art collection and a special event room on the top floor. The Skylight room also has a roof-top patio,

3. Mongol Global Tour

Cypress, CA 90630-4601
Excellent
94%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 76 reviews

Mongol Global Tour

We specialize in customized travel to destinations all over the world. We would love to work with you to create your ideal trip. Whether it be a getaway for two people or a private group; we can accommodate all variations. Please contact us and let us provide you unique experiences around the globe.

Reviewed By Larry K - naples, fl

We found this agency thru Zicasso and they did not disappoint. Easy to work with, very knowledgeable. They teamed us up with some great guides and wonderful hotels in both countries. Able to travel at our pace and within the budget we wanted....made for a very enjoyable vacation and able to see all the major sights. Would highly recommend!

4. Timeless Pints Brewing Company

3671 Industry Ave Ste C1, Lakewood, CA 90712-4155 +1 562-490-0099
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Timeless Pints Brewing Company

Reviewed By baaaaaaa - Fountain Valley, California

Tucked away behind the airport in industrial area. No food served inside But has various outfits serving food in front of taphouse. Was there Friday and they had BBQ prepared off site which had SMALL portions of cold overcooked meat for $12 a plate. Brew was very good specially the Boston Brown. 2oz samples are $1 each. Popular place with weird hours. Last call on Friday was 8pm.

5. Hilltop Park

2351 Dawson Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755
Excellent
81%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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5 based on 36 reviews

Hilltop Park

Reviewed By ARodriguezP - Miami, Florida

Went with some friends who are locals and found this hilltop park to be enchanting. The night time views towards downtown Long Beach and the port were spectacular! This is a spot mostly locals know about but if you're driving in the area then by all means search this park out for some nice views of the surrounding area.

6. Los Angeles County Fire Museum

9834 Flora Vista St, Bellflower, CA 90706-4612 +1 562-925-0234
Excellent
51%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Los Angeles County Fire Museum

Reviewed By gcfam79 - Los Angeles, California

This place is AMAZING when it comes to the apparatus displays from the Los Angeles County Fire Department's history. The best part for me was the actual vehicles from EMERGENCY! To see the actual Squad 51 and the original Ward LaFrance 51 was so amazing. This I would have to say is there main exhibits. The Squad is autographed by Kevin Tighe and Randolph Mantooth. You will also see one of the ambulances used for the show as well. It was such a great place to visit!! Recommend it to TV History buffs and Fire Department buffs!!! Just a heads up though, the facility is not that big, I know that there are plans for expansion but again, if you are in Fire Department History and TV History, the size of the facility won't matter, it's what is in side that does!!

7. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

12700 Center Court Dr S, Cerritos, CA 90703-8552 +1 562-916-8501
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

Reviewed By BobbyD42 - Cerritos, California

I wish theater had more plays and top performers. Otherwise this is great theater to see someone preform. Free parking is nice too.

8. Naples Island

Long Beach, CA 90803
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 298 reviews

Naples Island

Reviewed By Fish-Fun-Seaker - Vancouver, Canada

This is a walking neighborhood of beautiful waterfront homes. Park your car near the business area and then walk for a couple of hours, taking pictures of the canals, boats, homes and gardens. Would be a wonderful area to paddle through on the water also. We met some of the local homeowners on out walk and they were all very friendly. We were there during Halloween season and there were many homes that were decorated. I am certain many homes will be decorated at Christmas, too. Lovely way to spend an afternoon outdoors.

9. Heritage Park

18600 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703-6089 +1 562-916-8570
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Heritage Park

Reviewed By dankit1 - Long Beach, CA

The colonial motif and store front slides and climbing areas keep the kids interested in this truly unique park. On top of that there is a moat filled with ducks.

There are other offerings for sports in this complex making it versatile for all ages.

It is very picturesque and many times you will find wedding and prom groups taking pictures in the area.

10. Pony Time at Lakewood Equestrian center

11369 Carson St, Lakewood, CA 90715-2511 +1 562-916-7669
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Pony Time at Lakewood Equestrian center

Reviewed By Maria2628 - Los Angeles, California

All the places my grandkids had their pony ride this place is the most fun they had. Adults can ride the well trained horses with the little ones too. For 20 bucks we had a blast. There is a small petting zoo filled with well fed animals. A duck with a crown and chickens with feathers all over. A cow, llama, donkey and nosy goats. You don't have to travel far to spend a day in a farm. Entrance is a buck. 5.00 for kids pony ride. Just make sure you pay attention or you will miss the entrance to this place. Located between the freeway and a mini strip mall and across the street are restaurants.

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