Top 4 Family Activities in the South Bay This Summer

School is out for the summer, and if you’re anything like us, you’ve suddenly found yourself looking for family activities in the South Bay to keep the little ones entertained.

We asked our guests about some of their favorite local kid-friendly activities that will fill the days while they’re not in school, and keep you making more special memories together. Here are their suggestions, with a few of our own suggestions for food pairings!

Picnic At the South Bay Botanical Garden

This popular outdoor destination is one that can be enjoyed with kids of all ages over and over again, with a different experience every time. Plan a scavenger hunt, picnic, or a stroller walk with other families and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Pair this activity with one of our summery salads, like the Watermelon Panzenella, or the kids’ avocado bread for a takeout option that you can enjoy in one of their many picnicking meadows.

Ride the Waves with Surf Lessons with Aqua Surf School

If your kids are ready to jump in the water, Aqua Surf School is right around the corner at Torrance Beach! Rated the number one surf school in Southern California, they have a low student-to-teacher ratio and offer safe and personalized instruction.

Stop by our restaurant for the kids to refuel after riding the waves with our Francesca’s Foccacia Pizza, or our Chicken Panini for the bigger appetites.

Take a Step Back in Time at the Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum

This hidden spot in El Segundo is a great chance for kids to see their Hot Wheels in real life. The museum has a scavenger hunt, a dress-up station and mechanics tent, and cars they can sit in for photos. Parents and kids will both love the ice cream parlor, too!

Fuel up for your afternoon of walking around this local treasure with timeless classic lunch dishes at Bettolino. Kids will love the chicken fingers, and parents will enjoy the Hot Italian served on toasted rustic bread.

Have a Roaring Good Time with the Wonder of Dinosaurs

Kids will be in awe at the largest display of dinosaurs on the west coast. A dinosaur museum, digging for fossils, mini golf, rides, and more will keep them entertained for hours.

You’re sure to be hungry after a day of dino fun, so stop by Bettolino Kitchen for a late lunch or happy hour on the way home! Starters are half-priced from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. every day and include our Polpette con Polenta – a meatball appetizer that’s a big hit with little eaters.

Make Bettolino Kitchen Part of Your Family Activities in the South Bay

Our kid’s menu has a little something for even the littlest eaters! Bring the whole family in for a great meal and to keep making memories around the table together.

Image of Bettolino Kitchen's dining area

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Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

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