Westminster gets a rep for being a bit slower-paced than it’s Orange County neighboring cities, but the reality is that if you know where to look, you can actually find yourself having a lot of fun. Westminster is full of great things to do, whether you’re hanging out alone or trying to get together with friends and family. There’s a spot definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a fun, immersive cultural experience. Stop by Little Saigon, which is pretty much a small scale model of modern Vietnam. There, you’ll find all the food, clothes, toys, medicine, and much more to get an authentic Asian experience. The great thing about Little Saigon is that whatever your troubles are out in the “real world”, you’ll be transported to a different reality with the opportunity to escape into something completely new and stimulating. For more reviews of Little Saigon, check out this link. This is a marvelous spot to bring someone for their birthday, shopping, a first date, or simply a place to catch up.
This upcoming New Year, you can pride yourself in making a resolution that isn’t too mainstream- committing to taking your family to the movies every month. Although today’s movies often get a bad rep, there are quite a bit of quality films that still make it into the box offices every year. Regency Movies makes a commitment to bringing its audience quality entertainment and other services to promote the art of movie-making in the community. And the great thing about exposing your kids (and yourself) to quality, age-appropriate movies is that they serve as a great escape from reality while inspiring you with their artistic vision.
So celebrate the New Year with a new resolution: tapping into the art of movie-making for the whole family. Make every Saturday or Sunday a tradition by going to see a movie together, and sign up for the rewards point program to get those special perks you’ll earn along the way. You can make it a tradition to see a movie and then reflect about it with your family afterwards over dinner. Hollywood is only an hour away, and it’s a great incentive to motivate your kids for encouraging their dreams of screenwriting, directing, or acting.
6721 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
All films starting before 5:15pm
Children 2-11, Seniors 61 and better
When was the last time you went out and sat down at an actual restaurant for a meal? If you are caught up in the fast food loop or rarely get to eat out because you have children, here is a quick look at two of the best and most popular restaurants in the Westminster area. So head over to one of these tasty spots the next time you plan to dine out–those McDonald’s meals can wait.
16300 Beach Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
Phone number (714) 596-8833
This place is typically crowded at night because everyone loves Korean BBQ. The food is amazing, the service is great and the prices are just right. The spot has almost 1700 four star reviews so stop by and enjoy a great meal.
5871-A Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
Phone number (714) 899-9100
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day and it may also be the tastiest. The Ham ‘n Scram has earned a stellar reputation with a 4.5 average rating on 1100 reviews. The breakfast burritos get a lot of love and the overall welcoming atmosphere is something people mention in nearly every review.
Fall is the perfect time to start running and getting back into shape. Running during the summer can be tough because of the heat, but now that the weather has calmed (only a bit in Southern California), we can all start preparing for those fall 5 and 10k races. If you are the adventurous type, Huntington Beach will be hosting its annual 5 and 10K and 10 miler race on Sunday, October 16.
For those that aren’t in running shape, jumping into a last second 5k is a great way to get motivated and continue running over the next few months. For those who are trained and ready to go the 10K and 10 miles are always a great way to test your endurance. Registration can be done online or during the day of the event. Here is a bit more information about the Surf City 10K. Have fun and happy running. http://surfcity10.com/
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA
The hardest part about taking is weekend trip is deciding on where to go. California has a number of wonderful locations with a short driving distance from your apartment. If you have a trip planned, here are three locations to consider.
Santa Barbara: SB may be the perfect weekend getaway spot. It’s definitely within driving distance but can accommodate anything you plan on doing. If you want to party, there are great bars in the area. If you want to take it easy and lay by the beach or go for a hike, you can do that as well.
Catalina: if you are looking for a traditional beach getaway without actually having to go to Hawaii or Cancun, try Catalina. The small island has everything you are looking for in a vacation within a short distance from your home.
Refugio State Beach: located near Santa Barbara is a beach that allows camping. What better way to combine the best of camping and spending time at the beach?
Are you a novice on the grill, but want to BBQ a bit more this summer? Well there is no need to worry because it doesn’t take a food genius to learn how to make a great burger. Summer grilling is always fun and amazing; so here are a few tips for cooking the best burger around.
Get the correct meat: buy ground beef with an 80/20 lean to fat ratio. You need a little bit of fat to keep the patties juicy.
Cook on high: cooking on low to medium heat will only dry out your burgers. And no one wants to eat a dry burger. Instead flash cook with high heat to create a juicy experience.
Toast the bun: toasting the bun will stop the bread from falling apart and ruining your burger. Also serve the burgers immediately to keep them juicy and flavorful.