|There are many fun things for
families, singles and couples to do in Seal Beach, California. One of
California's old fashioned beach towns is a feel-good place where you can shop
in unique boutiques, art galleries and gift stores, dine on all kinds of snacks,
coffee and cinnamon rolls or enjoy a full meal.
Seal Beach activities include windsurfing with
one of the few launch facilities in Orange County. In the region where these
surfers launch, surfers also love to catch waves near
the Seal Beach jetty, where guests also fish.
One of the favorite activities is the beach.
This family-oriented beach offers a fantastic playground
overlooking the sand. It's an enclosed play area for smaller children and is
ideal because the ocean is within view.
For other activities and events, be sure to
check out the California Events Calendar.
Main Street is the place for strolling,
shopping, dining and heading to the beach and pier.
Visit the Red Car Museum near
History of Tea Museum in Best of Times Tea Cottage
and Hospitality Shop, includes a small museum featuring displays on
the Japanese tea garden, the 5,000 year history of tea and tea leaf reading.
What does the shape of a tea leaf bring? An anchor brings a voyage or success,
an egg means good luck and a dagger represents danger.
|Afternoon tea service and event facilities plus unique
invitations, themed parties and accessories are all offered and sold at
this fascinating place. Tues- Sat 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Some Sundays. Tea times: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: 810 Electric
Ave. near Main Street 562-431-3392
Old Ranch Country Club Private Golf Course,
The 18-hole golf course is currently under a complete re-design. The new
Ted Robinson design will feature some 28 acres of water with a 6,835-yard
championship tee layout. There will be a collection of hole designs with
the prevailing winds of Old Ranch as a considered factor in the play of
those holes. Call for information on guest policy. 3901 Lampson Avenue
Old Town Theater for foreign and unique
films 340 Main Street, 562- 431-9988
Super Saver Cinema 7, 12343 Seal Beach Blvd.,
Stats, 12341 Seal Beach Blvd., 562-431-6627
Crafters love this store which features a large selection
of seasonal, hobby and decorator items they claim you will not find elsewhere.
Mention of the store name evokes enthusiastic response from those who have
Photo © Debbie Stock
||Seal Beach has the 2nd longest pier in California.
Activities include walking, fishing, sunbathing, body
boarding, swimming, boating, kite flying, volleyball and watching an occasional
filming of a movie or television production. Eating is also a favorite
past time with a restaurant at the end of the pier and many snack shops
and restaurants with window service.
Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, pizza, hand-dipped
chocolates and ice cream bars, cinnamon rolls, pastries and custom made
espresso or tea. A few of the many restaurants include:
Main Street 562-799-4246 www.theabbey.net
Visit the spot baseball player Mark McGwire put on the
map with the ball cap he wore from this restaurant. Features
12 draft beers and wood baked pizza. Open every day
for lunch 11 a.m. - to 12.30 a.m. night.
Bayou St. John, 320 Main,
Fine Cajun and Creole Cuisine
Old Ranch Country Club, 3901 Lampson Avenue
(714) 847-7004 or (562) 596-4611
Banquet facilities for up to 300 people for both sit-down
and buffet service for all aspects of family celebrations, weddings, business
meetings, reunions or private parties.
O'Malley's, 140 Main, 562- 430-0631
Enjoy sitting by the fire with a Guinness "perfect pint."
From American to traditional Irish dishes, food is served from 7 a.m. to
1:30 a.m., every day.
Walt's Wharf, 201 Main 562-598-4433
A favorite amongst locals and tourists, there's usually a wait for a table
at this restaurant which serves a selection of seafood, fish, pizza and
other items. If you pass by a place where people are standing outside in
groups, you're likely looking at Walt's Wharf.
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