Why the Honda CR-V Should Be Your Next Family Vehicle

If you have a family, then you already know just how difficult traveling can be. Even a short trip to the store can be a huge production. Just getting everyone dressed and ready can take 45 minutes to an hour, let alone trying to keep them pacified during the drive. For busy families who need to be mobile, the Honda CR-V offers the perfect solution.

More attractive than a minivan, we think the Honda CR-V should be your next family vehicle and here’s why:

Interior Features for Busy Families

2016hondacrvinteriorspaceAlthough it has the same passenger seating as a sedan (five), you’ll notice the Honda CR-V has a lot more room. Just how much? Well, for passenger volume you’re looking at an available 104.1 cubic feet of space. Now to put that into perspective, the Honda Civic sedan has just 97.8 cubic feet.

When it comes to cargo room, the Honda CR-V is hardly compact. With 70.9 cubic feet (37.2 cubic feet behind the second row), you’ll have plenty of room to pack in sports equipment, science projects, supplies for the garden, luggage and whatever else life throws your way.

But one of the best features of the Honda CR-V is the available power tailgate. With just the simple push of a button, you can automatically open or close the tailgate. That leaves your hands free to carry groceries or a screaming toddler.

Innovative Safety Features

Ever since you hung up your leather jacket and traded in your motorcycle for something a little more practical, safety has played a big factor in your choice of vehicle. The Honda CR-V provides exceptional peace of mind, thanks to an arsenal of advanced safety features. This includes active safety features like a standard multi-angle rearview camera along with brake assist, a tire pressure monitoring system and Vehicle Stability Assist™.

Meanwhile, drivers are in love with the available Honda Sensing™ suite of driver assistive technology features, which help take safety and accident avoidance to the next level. Included in Honda Sensing™ are:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

2016hondacrvfrontThanks to these safety features and more, the 2016 Honda CR-V was named one of the 16 Best Family Cars of 2016 by Kelley Blue Book’s Kbb.com1. Not to mention, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2016 Honda CR-V a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.2

Incredibly Fun to Drive

What’s better than driving a family vehicle? Feeling like you’re not driving one. To help you with that, the Honda CR-V features a powerful direct-injection engine which packs in 185 horsepower. There are also two-wheel and all-wheel drive options available, so you can decide which traction control experience is right for you.

Are you a family that only needs to commute to and from school and trips to the doctors? Or do you plan on taking the kids camping and get off the grid for a while? Either way, the Honda CR-V provides the perfect drivetrain to fit your needs.

Need another reason why the Honda CR-V should be your next family vehicle? Contact us at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos today and schedule a personal test drive. We proudly serve the communities of Long Beach, Los Angeles and beyond.


1 For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

2Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

Best Pumpkin Patches Near Long Beach, CA

Fall, when everything in Long Beach, CA, looks the same, but there’s a distinct smell of Pumpkin Spice Latte in the air that refuses to be ignored. If you’re slightly obsessed with all things fall, then this will likely be one of your favorite lists from Norm Reeves Honda Superstore at Cerritos Auto Square. Because today, we have for you a list of the best pumpkin patches near Long Beach, CA.

Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch

pumpkinpatchIf Halloween decorating is your thing, then you definitely want to stop by Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch. Offering everything from perfectly plump pumpkins to gourds, straw bales, corn stocks, and beyond, you’ll find everything you need for your fall décor at Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch.

Shawn’s also has a bounce house, petting zoo, ponies, a ball house, obstacle course, train rides, giant slides, a straw maze, and rides for the kiddos.

This fall attraction is open select hours on specific days and activities are pre-scheduled, so you definitely want to check out their schedule online before you head over.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch

If you’re looking for a little variety in your pumpkins this year and a carnival-style experience to go with your hunt for the perfect pumpkin, then Pa’s Pumpkin Patch is a great option for you and your family. Scheduled to open on September 30 at 12 pm, this fall attraction is affordable and has a ton of fun stuff for everyone.

The pumpkin patch’s regular hours are Monday through Friday from 11 am until 9 pm and weekends from 10 am until 9 pm.

In addition to affordable prices for your family, this venue offers group discounts. So if your kiddos are involved in any group activity, this could be a great opportunity for some bonding time!

Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch

With their annual fall festival already in full swing, you should go to Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch to start off your fall right! This local attraction has everything you could want to get in the mood for the season, including farm animals, straw bales, face painting for the kiddos, rides for the kids, a bounce house, an obstacle course and, of course, pumpkins.

And the best part of Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch is that it’s free to get in. There are costs associated with some of the other attractions, like the bounce house.

Hours are 9 am until 9 pm every day until October 31, so don’t miss what they’ve got going on!

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Mr. Bones is hands down one of the most popular pumpkin patches in the area. And it’s probably all thanks to the fun atmosphere and extended hours. The pumpkin patch is open from October 1 through 30, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 9 am until 8 pm and Friday and Saturday from 9 am until 9 pm.

In addition to the actual pumpkin patch, you’ll also find a ton of fun activities like the Pumpkin Village, Tipi Village, petting zoo, and Dancing Spider Bounce. This family-friendly pumpkin patch is a top choice for those with little kiddos looking for a fun fall activity.

Guide to the Italian Festival of San Gennaro Los Angeles, CA

If you’re one of the many members of the Italian community in Southern California, then you’re going to want to hear about this. The 2016 Italian Festival of San Gennaro is coming to Los Angeles this year from September 23 through 25 and we’ve got all of the details for you right here.

Keep reading to learn how you can celebrate Italian culture with the Italian Feast of San Gennaro.

2016 Feast of San Gennaro

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Feast of San Gennaro in Los Angeles. The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox saint died during the Great Persecution in 305 and has since been celebrated for his commitment to his faith. The festival in Los Angeles is part of an 80-year New York City tradition that has been extended to the west coast.


This year’s event is set to begin on Friday, September 23 at 5 pm and will go until around midnight. The festival will pick back up again on Saturday, September 24 at 11 and last until midnight. And on the final day of the festival, Sunday, September 25, you can enjoy the festivities from 11 am until 10 pm.

This year’s event will include a full-on celebration of Italian culture with incredible authentic Italian food, entertainment like live music and street performers, a kids’ corner with fun activities for the little ones, as well as games, rides, and more. The event will also feature a ton of vendors like local wineries and restaurants. And you’ll find traditional Italian games like bocce ball so you and your friends can try your hand at it.

Festival Details

This local event is popular, so you’ll want to be prepared for a large crowd. But there’s also a few other things you should be aware of if you plan to attend the Italian Festival of San Gennaro in Los Angeles, CA, this year, including the following:

  • Tickets to the festival are just $5 for adults. Admission is free for kiddos 12 and under.
  • There will be ample street parking, so check for posted signs. You can also park in the parking garages for between $10 and $20.

We recommend carpooling, taking the Metro, or walking if you can to not only cut down on costs but to save yourself the stress of parking.


This is an outdoor event, so check the weather before heading out so you’re wearing appropriate attire and be sure to wear comfy shoes since it’s all held on asphalt.

Want to know exactly where to go? Plug 1651 Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA into Google Maps.

Check Out the Official Website to Learn More

If you’re interested in attending the 2016 Italian Feast of San Gennaro, check out the official website and get all of the nitty-gritty details, including vendor information, entertainment bookings, and cooking demonstration schedules.

Absolutely Everything We Know About the 2017 Honda Accord [Sneak Peek]

Now in its 40th year, the Honda Accord is undoubtedly one of the most popular vehicles on the streets of Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach. The 2017 model promises to be the best yet, with tons of advanced technology features, performance options, and safety features that have drivers lining up at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos asking when the 2017 Honda Accord will arrive. Although we can’t give an exact date just yet, it’s definitely coming soon.

To get you ready for the official release, we’re sharing everything we know about the 2017 Honda Accord in this sneak peek preview.

A Look Inside the 2017 Honda Accord

2016-honda-accord-silver-copyThe interior of the 2017 Honda Accord is second to none. Standard seating for up to five passengers and dual-zone automatic climate control ensures that everyone in the Accord will be comfortable. Not to mention that you’ll also enjoy up to 103.2 cubic feet of passenger volume and a generous 39.1 inches of headroom in the front row. Meanwhile, the large 15.8-cubic-foot trunk will make transporting cargo a breeze.

Drivers will be able to fine-tune the character of the interior with available leather appointments to the steering wheel and the seats. The Sport and Sport Special Edition trim levels feature eye-catching aluminum pedals to hint towards the cars sporty nature.

Honda Accord Performance Features: 2017 Preview

If you’ve enjoyed driving previous versions of the Honda Accord, then you’ll love what’s in store for the 2017 model year. Base trim levels get a fuel-efficient 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that can produce up to 189 horsepower on properly equipped models. Meanwhile, even the entry-level Honda Accord still generates up to 185 horsepower.

Drivers are also sure to love the standard Eco Assist™ system, which helps drivers to increase fuel economy by learning more fuel-efficient driving behaviors.

If you want to take power to the next level, then you’ll have to try the available V6 engine. At 3.5 liters, this engine delivers 278 horsepower and comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with Sport Mode. The four-cylinder engine, on the other hand, features a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission with Sport Mode.

Sneak Peek: 2017 Honda Accord Technology

2016hondaaccordtechnologyAccording to specifications released by Honda, the 2017 Accord is going to be packed with some of the latest and most advanced technology features of the day, like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connected car systems. These available features make it easy for you to access your favorite smartphone tools, including maps and music, right from the car’s in-vehicle display screen.

Speaking of music, the available 360-watt sound system with seven strategically placed speakers and subwoofer are perfect for playing your favorite playlists. Use the available 7-inch touchscreen display to adjust your audio options or simply use the steering wheel–mounted controls.

Other impressive technology features of the 2017 Honda Accord include Pandora® compatibility, hands-free calling, text message function, and available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.

Stay Tuned for More 2017 Honda Accord Updates

Want to know the latest about the 2017 Honda Accord and when you can test drive one? Contact us at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos. We know that drivers from across the Cerritos, Los Angeles, and Long Beach area are anxious for the release of this popular car, so stay tuned.

Be sure to print out a copy of our FREE Test Drive Checklist to bring with you when the Honda Accord arrives. This checklist will help you to evaluate the major components of the car so you can make sure that it’s the right vehicle for you.

3 Awesome Burger Joints Near Downey That Aren’t In-N-Out

Listen, if there’s one thing that we Californians can agree on, it’s the greasy goodness of a certain fast food burger chain. But when it comes to gourmet hamburgers, there’s a lot you’re missing out on.

So to help steer your palate in the right direction, we took it upon ourselves to sample the most mouthwatering patties in town and came up with three incredible burger joints in Downey, CA, that will knock the metaphorical socks off your taste buds.

The Boy’s Burgers #10

burgerWe’re not sure who exactly the Boy is, but his 10th burger joint is undoubtedly his masterpiece. Located along Imperial Highway, The Boy’s Burgers #10 has become the go-to lunch spot for a fast and satisfying meal. Family owned and operated, the pickle to the plate here is friendly service on top of delicious food.

Try the Avocado Cheese Burger or Pastrami Burger if you’re in the mood for something new. Although you can’t go wrong with a classic Double Cheese Burger, all of which are served with crisp lettuce, fresh tomatoes, pickles, and their signature sauce. And be sure to ask about their selection of ice cold beers to enjoy with your burger.

Burger City Grill

What makes Burger City Grill unique isn’t the fact that it was named Southbay’s Favorite Burger two years in a row or that all of their burgers are handmade and served with hand-cut French fries. What truly makes this restaurant a flip above the rest is its commitment to serving the most beautiful and delicious burgers this side of the San Andreas Fault.


And when it comes to choosing the perfect burger, you have seven premade combinations to choose from or pick from six cheeses, six toppings, and three patty options to create your own unique flavor. Our personal favorite is the Aloha, featuring applewood smoked bacon, a teriyaki glaze, and freshly grilled pineapple slices.

Lock & Key Social Drinkery

Although their claim to fame might be their creative cocktails, one of the best kept secrets of Lock & Key Social Drinkery and KiTCHEN is its selection of brilliantly cooked burgers, like the LKSD Burger, which features two 100% grass-fed beef patties topped with melted American cheese, crisp butter lettuce, fresh tomato, red onion, and Lock & Key’s secret sauce between a classic American white bun. Consider it the ultimate classic cheeseburger.

But traditional isn’t all Lock & Key can do. Take the Mess Burger, for instance, which comes with American cheese, nacho cheese, chorizo, charred lemon sour cream, green onions, and Hot Cheetos. Like the name implies, this meal is a mess, but boy is it good.

And there you have it! Three totally amazing burger joints near Downey, CA, that will help to break your streak of visiting the same arrow-pointing drive through each week.

Want to see more posts like this one? Check out our blog for cool places to explore in your area!

Guide to Taste of Brews

6 Reasons to Add Taste of Brews to Your Summer 2016 Bucket List

Beer Dudes

If you ask us, there’s no better way to take on the dog days of summer than with an ice cold craft beer. We’re talking about perfectly blended ingredients brewed to form a complex landscape of flavors that spill and splash across the palate, begging to be interpreted, defined, and enjoyed.

With summer quickly coming to a close, calendars are filling up with last minute events. Here are six reasons why you’ll want Taste of Brews to be one of them.

1. It’s LB’s Original Craft Beer Festival, Brah

Long Beach is known for many things, including its rich cultural diversity, eco-friendly planning, abundant farmers’ markets and, of course, Snoop Dogg and Sublime.

But for the last six years, Long Beach has been making some serious waves in the craft beer world with the Taste of Brews event, which is slated for Saturday, August 20. As Long Beach’s premier craft beer festival, this is the summer treat to end your summer on a high note while at the same time taking part in what’s sure to be another one of LBC’s claims to fame.

2. Gives You an Excuse to Visit Lighthouse Park

Formally known as Shoreline Aquatic Park, this public space is one of the coolest spots in Long Beach. You can find everything here from speed boat rides to the Aquarium of the Pacific. And don’t forget the lighthouse, which makes the perfect background of your next profile pic.

3. 100+ Styles of Microbrews and Hard Ciders on Tap

BeersWe’ve all been to those craft beer festivals where there’s barely a handful of breweries, and even the ones that are there have maybe two or, at most, three of their brews on tap. Frankly, it’s hard to even call it a festival.

However, that’s far from what you’ll experience at Taste of Brews. With over 55 breweries on this year’s roster, you’ll have the option of tasting more than 100 microbrews and hard ciders from some of the best crafter brewers in the business.

4. Gourmet Food Trucks Galore

If there’s one thing better than delicious craft beer, it’s the salty and savory treats of a gourmet food truck. Nothing like the food trucks your father is probably use to, these mobile restaurants are bringing four- and five-star dining to the streets of California. What better to pair with a cold beverage on a warm summer afternoon?

5. It’s Cheaper Than Going to the Bar

Instead of paying $10 for a subpar IPA at some restaurant chain you’ve been to 100 times before, you could literally sample 100 different beers for AS LOW AS $30! Plus Taste of Brews will feature snack samples and as much drinking water as you need to stay properly hydrated. However, tickets are expected to sell fast, so order yours as soon as possible.

6. You’ll Be Supporting a Good Cause

If great food and unlimited tastings aren’t enough to convince you that Taste of Brews needs to be on your end-of-summer event list, then what about the fact that you’ll be helping to raise money for a local nonprofit? That’s right, proceeds from the Taste of Brews event go toward the Long Beach Marine Institute. This organization helps organize beach cleanups, leads fun and educational summer camps, and much more.

So in a way, your drinking is actually helping the community and the environment. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Learn more by visiting the official Taste of Brews website and ordering your tickets today!

The Taste in Los Angeles, CA

Feed Your Inner Foodie at The Taste in LA

ChefDressingFoodJust because food is literally a necessity for life doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy it, photograph it, share it online, download the recipe, make it for your friends, let them photograph it, and then enjoy it again, right? If this belief resonates with you, then you’ll be in good company at The Taste in Los Angeles, CA this September (2nd through 4th).

Every year, the LA Times Food staff hosts the country’s most delicious food festival featuring the city’s hottest culinary treats and cocktails for you to indulge in. Just check out this free sample we’ve put together to get a taste of what’s in store.

Bon Appétit – Opening Night

What better way to kick off a three-day food fest than with a meticulously prepared selection of food and spirits? You’ll get the chance to dive mouth first into some of the best dishes from restaurants like Love & Salt, Son of a Gun, and Badmaash. Plus you’ll be mingling with the stars of the event, like LA Times Test Kitchen Director Noelle Carter, Restaurant Critic Jonathan Gold, LA Times Food editors, local chefs, and mixologists.

To prepare for this culinary soiree, you’ll want an empty stomach, a clean palate, and a fully charged phone battery.

From Grain to Guacamole – Day 2

cooking stirThe energy level really begins to rise on the second day of The Taste, starting with an appetizing talk on the artisan grain movement led by LA Times Food Editor Amy Scattergood. Surrounding the main event will be curated tastings of local flavors, like a live demo from Chef Michael Cimarusti, who will share his secrets for running a socially conscious kitchen and why he supports sustainable seafood.

Return later that evening for Dinner with a Twist featuring Jonathan Gold, Jenn Harris, and renowned Chef Ray Garcia. Enjoy some beautiful outdoor dining along with demonstrations on how food and cocktails mix to create the perfect pairings. Garcia will showcase Mexican-American flavors with his cooking, while Beverage Director Michael Lay pours the ideal spirits to balance and accent each plate.

Food Festival Block Party!

Remember the last awesome backyard cookout you went to? Times that by about a million and you’re just getting close to The Taste’s Sunday Block Party. A nod to both food and fun, this outdoor celebration will feature Cake Master Duff Goldman as he creates his pastry masterpieces, plus a number of Mexican-fare demos and a fascinating discussion on resourceful cooking and how to maximize ingredients. Jonathan Gold joins three well-respected chefs for a roundtable discussion on contemporary Filipino cuisine.

Meanwhile, food demos include transformative Thai cooking, freestyled Korean, and a cocktail class on what to do with aperitifs, bitter liqueurs, and rosé wines.

Want to Reserve a Table?

Tickets are on sale now for The Taste in LA, but this extremely popular event could sell out fast. To reserve your spot, head to the LA Times website and decide which events you’ll want to attend. We recommend the weekend pass, which gets you into the opening night ceremony and all four events on Saturday and Sunday.

Why the 2016 Honda Fit Is Perfect for Los Angeles Living

Los Angeles, CA, is a place where many people go to pursue their dreams. Whether that’s appearing on the silver screen, catching the ultimate wave, or chasing down the perfect job, the possibilities are virtually endless.

But to achieve your goals, you need a vehicle you can rely on. Something that agrees with busy city life but also matches your sense style. Something like the 2016 Honda Fit.

2016HondaFit5002Compact, sporty, and incredibly efficient, the Honda Fit is well-equipped for the hustle and bustle of LA streets, not to mention the occasional adventure that leads you away from the city. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at why the 2016 Honda Fit is your perfect ride for Los Angeles living.

Subcompact on the Outside, Roomy on the Inside

Downtown LA is an awesome place to explore and is filled with unique shops and incredible restaurants. However, all of those wonderful destinations have left little room for spacious parking lots. That’s why if you plan to live in or around the Los Angeles area, it’s a good idea to drive a car that’s compact.

The 2016 Honda Fit is classified as a subcompact car, the smallest category for passenger vehicles. Its overall length is just 160 inches, while height and width are set at 60 and 67 inches, respectively. To put that into perspective, the 2016 Honda Civic sedan is 182.3 inches long and 70.8 inches wide.

But being subcompact doesn’t mean that the Honda Fit has a cramped interior. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Passenger volume in the entry-level Honda Fit is 95.7 cubic feet, seating the same number of passengers as the Honda Civic sedan, which maxes out at 97.8 cubic feet.

Plus the Honda Fit has a total of 52.7 cubic feet of cargo room, which is perfect for transporting anything from camping gear to groceries or new furniture for your apartment.

Mini but Mighty: Honda Fit Engine

gas nozzleYou work hard for your money, so don’t you think you should spend it on the destination and not the gas it takes to get you there? Traveling is a big part of California culture, whether you’re cruising down the highway, in the city, or through a peaceful suburban community. It’s nice to know that your engine is using fuel efficiently.

To boost efficiency, the 2016 Honda Fit was built with a gas-sipping four-cylinder engine. Plus the available continuously variable transmission (CVT) provides optimized gear shifts for improved performance and response. Not to mention that the standard Eco Assist™ System helps you to learn fuel-efficient driving habits to really stretch every drop of gas.

Even though the Honda Fit puts a priority on efficiency, it still has plenty of power to make it a thrill to drive. For instance, the engine is capable of generating 130 horsepower with 114 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the CVT features a Sport Mode with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters that allow you to optimize performance and control gear shifting like you would a manual transmission.

The Honda That Fits Your Changing Lifestyle

One of the many joys of living in Los Angeles is its proximity to so many diverse places. Sure you have the city, but you’re also close to the beach and several camping destinations. With so many possibilities for how to spend your time, the Honda Fit provides a vehicle that can accommodate whatever you’ve got planned.

Its subcompact size makes it perfect for driving to work, and with seating for up to five passengers, you can even lead the carpool. However, with so much cargo room, you’ll also be able to escape the city and head out on your next big adventure. Plus its super-efficient engine helps you to get the most out of every gas tank.

Check out the Honda Fit for yourself by scheduling a test drive at your local Honda dealer.

How to Have the BEST Staycation in Cerritos, CA

Planning a vacation is a lot of work, and sometimes just being on vacation can be exhausting with all of the packing and traveling and then unpacking and repacking. So it’s no surprise that more and more people are opting for a staycation instead. Aside from saving hundreds on airfare, a well-planned staycation is a great way to explore the many exciting destinations in your area.

In this post, we’ll tell you how to plan the best staycation right here in Cerritos, CA.

Start Your Day with a Sip at Off Street Café

coffee-topview2When you imagine your perfect day, do you ever think about how it starts? For many, it begins with a warm cup of coffee, awakening both the body and mind to take on the day ahead.

Family-owned Off Street Café on Artesia Boulevard is the perfect place for your favorite caffeinated beverage along with an assortment of delicious breakfast items. Plus, when you check in using the Yelp app, you’ll get a free oven-fresh cinnamon roll.

Dine inside or enjoy the spacious outdoor patio—either way you’ll find a relaxing environment perfect for easing into your staycation. Their recipes use only the freshest ingredients with no preservatives and cholesterol-free oils.

We recommend Robin’s Healthy Cakes, multigrain pancakes with walnuts and topped with fresh bananas, although there’s plenty of options for those with smaller or larger appetites, like the Double Applewood Bacon and Three Egg special. This hearty meal comes with your choice of home fries, hash browns, brown rice, or fresh fruit plus a choice of a biscuit, tortilla, or toast.

Get Lost in a Book at the Cerritos Library

Now that you’ve got some food in your belly and caffeine in your blood, you’re ready to take on some mental stimulation. Why not improve your mind by finding a novel or learning something new at the Cerritos Library? While we understand that going to the library might not be exactly what you envisioned when planning your staycation, here’s why you should.

The Cerritos Library isn’t your typical library. This Experience Library is more like an interactive museum, complete with high-quality artwork, innovative architectural designs, and even specially themed spaces. Plus they’re constantly holding events like a cupcake decorating workshop, a chance to meet Albert Einstein through historical records, and animal presentations put on by local wildlife organizations.

Not only that, but you can also learn a second language or research the rich local history of the City of Cerritos with nothing more than a library card.

Explore the Cerritos Sculpture Garden

It’s important to get plenty of vitamin D during your summer staycation, so after you’ve found a few good books at the library, head over to the Cerritos Sculpture Garden, which is only a short walk away. This beautifully artistic garden was given as a gift to the community from the City of Cerritos in 2006. Since then, it has continued to grow and showcase the city’s most impressive public art.

Although the manicured gardens showcase only 20 exhibits at a time, the pieces rotate and new artwork is added to the city’s collections regularly. So you can continue to come back year after year to see what new art has been added.

Unwind at Lemon Tree Spa & Salon

salon_interiorAt this stage of your ultimate Cerritos summer staycation, you’ve done a lot. Now it’s time for a little rest and relaxation. After all, that’s what staycations are all about, right? At Lemon Tree Spa & Salon, you’ll forget all about the stresses of your regular routine and be pampered by a team of highly trained experts.

Why not treat yourself to a rejuvenating facial? Lemon Tree Spa has a wide assortment of skin treatments to help you relax and achieve any number of aesthetic goals, from firming to lightening. After that, reward your hard working muscles with a revitalizing massage performed by a licensed masseuse. Plus Lemon Tree Spa features a cozy and comfortable space that will have you feeling like you traveled to some far-off tropical resort.

Treat Yourself to Dinner at Nine Seafood Restaurant

If you want to end your staycation with a bang, then head to Nine Seafood Restaurant on South Street. As the best seafood restaurant in Cerritos hands down, you can’t go wrong with dinner here, whether you’re dining in or getting take out.

While most guests love the fresh shrimp, crawfish, and clams, we’re big fans of the #1 Combo, which includes all three plus king crab, snow crab, and New Zealand Mussels.

Of course you can always create your own meal by selecting from eight seafood options, choosing your favor and level of spiciness, and adding in extras like red potatoes or corn on the cob. No matter what you get though one thing is for sure: You’ll never leave hungry.

Everything You Need to Know About the Eventrockit Food Market

What’s the Eventrockit Food Market? Why haven’t you gotten tickets yet? Who ate your leftovers from Moruno’s that you hid behind the milk and eggs in the back of the refrigerator?

In this post, we’ll answer most of these questions and more as we disclose everything you need to know about the Eventrockit Food Market.

Take a Bite of This

beerIf you’re a foodie in the Los Angeles area, then the Eventrockit Food Market was curated just for you. This weekly culinary oasis features the ultimate food, wine, and beer tastings around, allowing you to indulge yourself in the most satisfying cheat day your six-weeks-to-stone-cold-abs diet has ever experienced. Sound like something you might be interested in? We thought so.

So what exactly is the Eventrockit Food Market? In a nutshell, this food/wine/beer tasting festival is a collection of 60+ culinary masterminds as they share their favorite recipes. You’ll enjoy tapas-inspired menus and a taste of what makes the LA food scene so remarkable.

Not only that, but you’ll have access to a variety of wines and craft beers, perfect for wetting your whistle or washing down the delectable morsels of fine cuisine.

Speaking of the food, which truly is the focal point of this show, you’ll find everything from Hawaiian pancakes to sushi to soul food to ice cream waffles and more. Did you just drool on your screen? No worries, we won’t tell.

Relish in a Good Time

The outdoor Eventrockit Food Market begins on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and will be held every Saturday after. The festivities start at 3 pm and run well until midnight, giving you plenty of time to enjoy a late lunch, early dinner, dinner, late dinner, and even a midnight snack all in one outing. Just make sure to come hungry and thirsty.

food festivalThe Eventrockit Food Market will be located at 724 South Figueroa Street at 8th Street. There are three parking lots close by as well as parking structures, and you can find discounted parking by using Spot Hero. If you don’t feel like driving, you can find discounted rides to the festival provided by Lyft.

You can register for free online while space is available. The number of registrants is limited to the venue’s capacity, so make sure to grab your tickets before they run out. For more information, contact team@eventrockir.com.

Who Cooked Up This Idea?

The Eventrockit Food Market is the brainchild of actor, director, and producer Steve Spel. Steve has lived in Los Angeles for most of his life, having started his acting career at the young age of about 9 years old. Since then he’s performed in hit shows like EntourageBones, and American Horror Story. Recently, Steve shifted his role from in front of the camera to behind, working in the area of directing and producing films.

It’s this fun-loving and adventurous spirit that led Steve to Eventrockit. It allows him to provide exciting events each week that keep not just himself but hundreds of other people out of the clutches of boredom.


We hope you enjoyed this post about the Eventrockit Food Market. For more events happening in your area, check out our blog.