Summer is right around the corner and the weather is getting warmer, perfect for getting out and under the Southern California summer sun before it gets too hot. From zoo visits, beer festivals to water parks there is always something to do in So Cal. Check out our best picks for this week.
Australian Outback Exhibit
San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92112
The San Diego Zoo is proud to announce the gorgeous new Conrad Presbys Australian Outback Exhibit. The exhibit features seven different marsupials and 25 colorful bird species such as the laughing kookaburras. Explore the Queenslander House and get an eye-level view of the koala packs as they sleep, eat and hang out.
The Americana At Brand
889 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
The Kids Club at The Americana at Brand offers selection of enriching activities for kids, parents and caregivers. Sing along and listen, clap, and play to interactive music by Melissa Green from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Green.
Knotts Soak City OC
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620
Soak in the Southern California summer sun at So Cal’s favorite water park! Knotts Soak City OC offers tons of family water fun. Relax on a raft in the lazy Sunset river, be daring and slide down Old Man Falls and take the little kids to Gremmie Lagoon for a fantastic time.
Tea By The Sea
The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Enjoy an afternoon of tea from 1 to 3 p.m. served in the Founders Room at The Getty Villa’s; a special experience inspired by the herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow in the Villa’s authentically re-created first-century Roman gardens. Tea is $36 per person, reservations are required.
Friday Night Movie at Temecula Berry Co
Temecula Berry Company
39700 Cantrell Road
Temecula CA 92591
Every Friday night during blueberry picking season, the Temecula Berry Co offers family movie night. Pack a snack or two and a couple of chairs and pick a few pints of blueberries before the show to snack on. The movie will be on the east side of the barn from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Free Doughnuts for National Doughnut Day
In honor of National Doughnut Day on June 7, score a free doughnut of any variety at any Krispy Kreme location. No purchase necessary, while supplies last. National Doughnut Day, which is observed every year on the first Friday of June, was established in 1938 by the Salvation Army to raise funds during the depression.
Malibu Beer Festival
22969 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
Join fellow beer aficionados at the Malibu Inn on June 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. for beer tastings. Highlighted beer brands include Hagar 24 brewery, Black Star Beer, Blue Moon Beer and tons more. Tickets are $25 each for all you can drink.
$50K Trout Derby at Big Bear Lake
Catch the lucky trout at the Big Bear Trout Derby and walk away $50,000 richer! The 5th annual Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby will be held at Big Bear Lake on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. There will be 15 tagged trout at the derby with one very special trout worth $50,000. In the last two years, four tagged trout have been caught during the popular annual fishing event.