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8 Cool Spots to Beat the Heat + More Than 100 Summer-Fun Activities Coming Up This Week!


8 Cool Spots to Beat the Heat

Sweaty weather and looming thunderstorms may be keeping us inside this week, but don’t let that stop your summer fun! Duck inside these always-cool spots for some air-conditioned adventures.


10 Ways to Save Big at OC Fair

To make sure every family can be in on the (affordable) fun, the OC Fair team is offering budget-friendly deals through August 16. Milk it!


Top 5 Spots for Moonlight Movies

Head outdoors after dark and you’ll find free family movies screening all over town. Here are our five favorite spots:


6 Hot Spots to Make S’Mores

A glowing fire, sticky fingers and happy kids. Don’t let summer slip away without circling your crew around an old fashioned beach bonfire to make after-dark s’mores.


Top 10 Kid-Friendly Beaches

Your surfer-dude friends may be looking for monster waves and bikini babes, but you need something a little more PG. We know plenty of kid-friendly beaches with gentle (or no!) waves, sandy playgrounds and more.

The Kidsguide Directory

Southland Ballet Academy

Southland Ballet Academy (SBA) offers a comprehensive program to satisfy the needs of the serious dancer, as well as those who simply want to explore the artist within. Founded in 1983, the school has acquired a national and international reputation, and has played a prominent role in grooming world-class dancers while nurturing the love of dance in its Orange County home. The school offers ballet instruction, as well as classes in jazz, hip hop, and tap for students (3+).

Banzai Surf Camp

Banzai’s claim-to-fame summer surf camp! Largely for kids (median age is around 14), but open to all ages 8 and over. Surf Camp runs Monday thru Friday every week of summer, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They offer good full wetsuits, a variety of surfboards, and more actual surf-time than any other camp in the area. (Many surf camps overbook and have to share’ equipment). Staffing is one instructor per 2-5 students, depending on conditions. They have the best location and instructor/student ratio of any surf camp and often get whole families spending the week with us!

LVCC Musical Theatre Workshop

An arts immersion experience for kids (preschool – 10th grade) involving all aspects of musical theatre, including acting, stagecraft, music, dance and leadership. Students help to create their own costume, sets and scenes, and each of the three sessions is a new experience, built around a different theme. Each weekly camp culminates with a student performance showcase.