Things To Do this Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is not only a time to take a day off from work; it’s also a time to reflect on the economic and social achievements of the hard working Americans of the past and present. We have a couple suggestions for your holiday weekend!

Lakewood, California has plenty to do for the weekend warriors, like heading out to Round One Entertainment! Located in the Lakewood Mall, there’s everything from arcades, to bowling, to good food, plus so much more. It’s fun for the entire family and a good thing to do inside during the heat wave happening this weekend! If the heat wave doesn’t bother you, you could pack up your beach gear and take the short drive over to the shore! Beat the heat with the cool ocean waves and have the kids get all that weekend energy out.

Regardless of what you choose to do, all of us here at Lakewood Manor Apartments hope you have a very safe weekend!

Lakewood Nightlife: Celebrate St. Paddy’s at Brien O’Connors Pub

For those looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Lakewood at an Irish Pub, you won’t find a more authentic location than Brien O’Connors Pub. The second you park, the bar offers that old school Irish Pub feel that gets you excited to have a drink. Locals say the place has “great cocktails and a nice selection of beers. The bartenders are all very friendly and hilarious”.

St. Paddy’s Day is like the Super Bowl for this pub as it goes all out on entertainment, decorations and drink specials to make the night memorable for anyone drinking in the location. The bar also offers pool tables, a jukebox and ample seating. So grab your friends and enjoy Brien O’Connors for a St. Patrick’s Day full of fun and shenanigans. Just remember to stay safe and never drink and drive. Order an Uber instead. 

Brien O’Connors

4130 Paramount Blvd, Lakewood, CA 90712
Phone number (562) 627-8999

Have an Animal Filed Adventure!

Who’s ready to hang out with some animals? Lakewood is a vibrant city with a lot of great parks, restaurants and attractions for you to visit. One of those attractions is the petting zoo and equestrian center “Pony Time.” This location is very family friendly and has pony rides for children of all ages!

This fun location is open Wednesday-Sunday from 10am – 5pm. The property boasts pony rides for tiny tots (hand led) for only $5 and trotting pony rides for older children starting at $7 (only on weekends). The general price of admission is $1 and includes a visit to their petting zoo! They have rabbits, goats, chickens, sheep, an alpaca, a cow and even four horned sheep.

If one of your children have a birthday coming up, this is the perfect place! If you were looking for some quality parent-child time, they also do Mommy (or Daddy) and Me classes. For a birthday reservation or class enrollment, please make an appointment. For all information regarding this property, check out their website.

Where To Eat the Best Breakfast in Lakewood

If you are a person who loves breakfast, Lakewood has a number of tasty and well reviewed locations to try the next time you dine out. Here is a quick look at some of the best spots near you.

The Nest

9260 Alondra Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706

Phone number: (562) 804-5097

The Breakfast Joint has over 1500 four-star reviews and is known as one of the best spots in the Lakewood/Bellflower area. A reviewer gushed on Yelp “This place is so delicious, I enjoy every bite” which is what many others continue to say.

Cassidy’s Corner Cafe

11132 Del Amo Blvd, Lakewood, CA 90715
Phone number: (562) 860-1177

Cassidy’s is a neighborhood breakfast shop known for their coffee and breakfast sandwiches. The location is open at 6am everyday and offers quick, tasty, and inexpensive options for people on the go. The burritos and sandwiches are the most popular items for people in the know so don’t hesitate to grab one!

How To Make Valentine’s Day Special For Long Time Couples

For those couples who have been in a relationship for a long time, keeping the spark alive and burning does take a bit of work. With life moving as fast as it does, we can all neglect our relationships from time to time–which is why Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to connect and fall in love all over again. Here are a few tips to try.


Hold hands: holding hands is an intimate gesture that can get lost in older relationships. Make an effort to touch, hold hands, hug and be in each others spaces during your date night. The closeness will create extra intimacy.


Put your phone away: phones can be a romance killer. It’s so easy to check your phone every few minutes and avoid intimate conversations. Leave the phones in the car, look each other in the eye and talk to each other.


Long walk: long walks are the stuff romance is built on. After dinner find a pier and go for a long walk and talk about life, your hopes, dreams, and desires. Nothing will make your relationship stronger.


Lakewood Bars: Find a Place To Watch Super Bowl LI

Do you need a place to watch the Super Bowl? This year the game takes place on Sunday, February 5th when the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England Patriots in Houston. The game is typically the most watched event on TV draws over 150 million viewers worldwide. Even if you don’t like sports, chances are you’ll watch the game. The commercials are great, Lady Gaga is performing during half time, and the entire day is an excuse to hang out in a bar and have a few drinks.

For those in the Lakewood area, there are a number of excellent places that will be showing the game and provide various drink & food specials. Here is a quick look at two places near your Lakewood apartment to consider visiting.

Shipmates Restaurant & Sports Bar
11424 South St, Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone number (562) 924-3211

Glory Days Sports Grill
4132 Woodruff Ave, Lakewood, CA 90713
Phone number (562) 420-2424

Participate in the Lakewood Family Run

The City of Lakewood is all about family and that sentiment was never truer than with their annual family run. The event takes place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 with a 10k, 5k, and 1k fun run race that features Sheriff’s deputies, local runners, families, kids, and council members. The run begins at the Sheriff’s Station and goes through various streets long the city.

Anyone interested can register here with prices for the 5 and 10 k races at $35 and $15 for the kids fun run race. The top three that finish in each category will receive a trophy and all finishers get a medal. Proceeds for the city wide event will go to Soroptimist International and the Lakewood Sheriff’s department and it various charitable efforts.

The race starts at 8 am and 9:30 am but the day will also feature music, snacks, various healthy booths and much more. So sign up your family today and start training for this amazing city event.



Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Queen Mary

Looking for something awesome to do to cap off the not-so-awesome mess that was 2016? Well then why not jump aboard the legendary Queen Mary and party the night way? Long Beach and the Queen Mary will be hosting an unforgettable NYE celebration on one of the most famous ships around.

The party starts on the 31st at 7pm and will feature a Hollywood themed night with decor inspired by The Godfather, Urban Cowboy, Mambo Kings, Avator and  more. Each ballroom will have a specific theme and decor tied with each movie in order to create multiple NYE experiences in various sections of the ship. If you are looking for a classically themed NYE experience get suited up and hang out in the Godfather room. But if you are looking to get a little wild (and blue) try the Avatar section of the ship.

The night will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks show at midnight and a champagne toast. The event is 21 and over and cost $99 per ticket.  Here is a link to the Queen Mary’s site for more information.

Lakewood Living: Holiday Shopping Tips

What! You haven’t finished Christmas shopping yet? Well, don’t panic (ok, maybe you can panic a little), there’s still a week left to get those last minute gifts. But with online shopping and countless malls in every city, there will be plenty of opportunities to find great deals on presents. Here are a few holiday shopping tips to try.

Dont’ Shop Without a list: the key to holiday shopping is to make a list. Wandering aimlessly through the mall will take up extra time and cause you to waste more money. And to top it off you might end up purchasing gifts you are not happy with, so map everything out in your head before ever stepping foot in a store.  

Use Your Smartphone: download a coupon app or the app from the actual store you’ll be shopping at to find various discounts you wouldn’t get otherwise. You can even shop from an app and then pick up the items in store.

Don’t shop all at once: In a recent study from Yale University researchers found making a purchase triggers a “shopping momentum effect” which is an impulse to buy more items If you’ve ever shopped before, you probably didn’t need a study guide to tell you that. So to save money spread your shopping over two days in order to combat that impulse.

Foodie Heaven: Eat At the Most Popular Spots in Lakewood

Let’s talk about food. We’re already hungry. For those Lakewood restaurants searching for the best and most popular eats in the city, there’s no better person to ask than Lakewood residents themselves. The locals have been raving about two excellent spots according to Yelp reviews, so here is a quick look at two tasty places to eat the next time you go out.

I Luv Sushi

3215 Carson St
Lakewood, CA 90712
Phone number (562) 421-8917

I love sushi, you love sushi, we all love sushi. I Luv Sushi has 1800 4.5 star reviews and is always one of the busier spots in all of Lakewood. Don’t let the crowds throw you off, however, as you can call ahead, place an order to go, or simply make a reservation.

Adobo Taco Grill

5695 Woodruff Ave
Lakewood, CA 90713
Phone number (562) 866-0608

The Adobo Taco Grill has a 4.5 star rating of nearly 1000 reviews, which means they must be doing something right. The guacamole is said to be amazing and the el pastor tacos just melt in your mouth. But the best part is the price. The tacos are as cheap as $1.50.