How To Make a Staycation in Your Anaheim Apartments Fun

Just because you cannot take a vacation doesn’t mean you and your family can’t have some fun this spring. Your city is probably booming with great activities to try, so instead of moping around, try planning a staycation. Here are a few ideas for making a staycation in your Anaheim apartment’s fun.



Include the kids: the first step to making a staycation fun is to include your entire family in the planning process. Let your kids give their input on things they might want to do while on break.



Do it yourself: try planning a few fun activates to do in your apartment. It can save you money and be a bonding experience with your family. Try camping out in your patio or making a drive-in theater in the parking lot.



Socialize: throw a cocktail party and invite friends over to socialize. Doing anything alone can be boring, so invite some friend over to help make your staycation more enjoyable.


Get Ready for Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day weekend is not only a time to take a much-needed break 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. Here are some holiday weekend suggestions in case you’re still trying to decide!

There is plenty to do for people this coming weekend, like the Exit Game Escape Rooms! They have several themed rooms to choose from that are different difficulties. It always provides a good story to share with your coworkers once you’re back from your long weekend! If you don’t mind the heat, grab some fresh air while hanging out in Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. There are three lakes among the greenery with picnic areas, numerous sports fields, bicycle paths, and more!

Regardless of what you choose to do, we here at Somerset Apartments hope you have a very safe and fun weekend!

Best Night Life in Montebello

The best thing about living at the Somerset Apartments is that they’re next to one of the most saturated spots to go out at night in Montebello. Just a couple blocks down on Garfield Ave., you’ll find La Costa Restaurant, Ordonez, and The Venice Room. Stop at either one of these places (or all three) to get your Mexican food and drink fix. There’s always an interesting crowd at these spots and you’ll have a blast whether you go on a weekday or a weekend.

The best thing about these spots in Montebello is that you’ll find you can unwind in a safe but fun environment, and these three places listed are all within walking distance of one another if you wanted to make an entire night out of exploring these deliciously fun spots on Garfield Avenue.

Here are the precise addresses of all the locations listed:

La Costa Restaurant

854 N Garfield Ave, Montebello, CA 90640


872 Garfield Ave S, Montebello, CA 90640

Venice Room

2428 Garfield Ave S, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Visit AMF Beverly Lanes This Weekend

Montebello has several fun things to do, from it’s huge soccer fields to the Montebello Town Center and the library. But if you’re looking for a family-friendly activity to do in Montebello this weekend, come check out AMF Beverly Lanes! Here, there’s definitely something everyone in your immediately family and extended family can enjoy.

There’s a bar/restaurant in the back of the bowling alley if the adults want to just unwind and talk that also comes with billiards and a ping pong table. The children in your family can enjoy one of the many bowling lanes and request bumpers if they wish. There’s also lots of arcade games they can play on to entertain themselves and make new friends.

And if you find yourself really enjoying your time at AMF Beverly Lanes, you can also request to have you or your child’s birthday party here! Either way, there’s lots to see and discover here, so come visit this weekend for some family-friendly fun!


Address: 1201 W Beverly Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640
Hours: Open today · 10AM–11PM
Phone: (323) 728-9161

Take an Aqua Zumba Class in Montebello

Just because summer is over doesn’t necessarily mean the weather is going to get any cooler. Southern California is hot year round. But luckily the City of Montebello is still offering fitness courses at the pool throughout the month of September. If you are interested in “fitness with a splash” why not take an invigorating Aqua Zumba course? It promises to be a low-impact and high-cardio exercise class that will focus on toning your body, improving your stamina. In addition, being in the pool means the exercise will also going easy on your knees and joints. Lastly, it’s a fun time!


Aqua classes are perfect for adults who need low-impact exercises but are by no means easy meaning it’s a fun challenge for anyone interested in the class. Here is a bit more information about the course the City of Montebello has to offer.


MONDAY & FRIDAY 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. $35.00 per session

Session II: September 9th – September 30th

Session III: October 3rd – October 28th

Call the Montebello Parks & Recreation Office (323) 887-1200 ext. 540 or visit the City of Montebello Recreation Classes website for official info.


Best Park To Host a BBQ in Montebello

If you are looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend, do not over think things. Just go with a good old fashioned BBQ. Gathering your friends and family at a park to enjoy the final three-day weekend of the year is a great way to end the summer. If you are looking for a place to host, here is a quick list of three wonderful parks that allow BBQs. Just be sure to show up early and reserve a spot because Labor Day tends to be one of the biggest BBQ days on the calendar.


Grant Rea Park

600 Rea Dr

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number(323) 887-4591


Montebello City Park

1401 West Whittier Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640


Almansor Park

800 S Almansor St

Alhambra, CA 91801

Phone number(626) 570-5081

2016 Summer Parks and Rec Classes in Montebello

The city of Montebello has a packed summer schedule of classes and events for its residents beginning in July and heading into September. If you have an apartment filled with bored kids this summer, why not get them out of the house and doing something productive, while you get a little peace and quiet? Here is a quick look at the class the Montebello parks and rec department will be offering over the next few months.

Dance Ball Fitness



16 years and older, $32


Cooking Classes

Tuesdays and Thursday

5:30 to 6:30 pm, ages 5 to 15 years old


Zumba Fitness


8:30 am to 9:30 am

16 years and older

For more information, or to sign up for a class visit: all classes are held in the city of Montebello.


Easy Father’s Day Gifts To Make Any Dad Happy

Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you are stumped about what to get dad for his special day, skip the ties and “World’s Greatest Dad” coffee mug and get him something he really wants this year. Here are a few great ideas to try.

Netflix or Hulu subscriptions: we are living in the “Golden Age” of television, so why not get dad a subscription for a month or two so he can finally put his tablet to good use?


SlingTV: speaking of great TV, you can now steam live television for $20 bucks a month on SlingTV. You can get over 20 channels, which is great for those dads who are on the go and never get to watch the game or the latest episode of Modern family.


Fitbit: if you have an active dad, a Fitbit wrist monitor is a great gift to help count his steps, monitor his sleep and overall heath. Fitbit monitors are in the $100 range and above.

Fun Upcoming June Events near Montebello, CA

Looking for some fun events near Montebello, CA? If so, we have got you covered. Below are just a few of the many happenings Montebello has to offer.

June Saturdays:

Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe

The oldest Adobe home in the Montebello, CA area, this is definitely something to check out!

June 1:

At the Drive-In

Go to the Hollywood Palladium and experience this group’s world tour for all that it is worth!

June 2:

Philz Coffee Pasadena

The grand opening of Philz Pasadena is scheduled for June 2nd! Word has it that the mint mojito is simply amazing. Wake up and smell the coffee!

104th Installation Dinner

Looking for something to do with the Chamber of Commerce? Check out this event at 6pm.

June 4:

Food and Music Festival

At 11am, the Long Beach Vegan Food & Music Festival will occur. Check it out at Rainbow Lagoon Park!

June 18:

L.A. Beer Week Kickoff Festival

Enjoy some beer? Go to Los Angeles Center Studios at 1pm for a kickoff!

June 30:

UPS Store Ribbon Cutting

It says it all in the title of this event! Check it out for networking purposes at 12pm.


Best Cinco de Mayo Bars and Restaurants

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and the easiest way to celebrate is by heading over to a Mexican bar or restaurant that will be hosting an event. Most locations will offer specials, have live entertainment and do whatever it takes to make the day fun. This year Cinco de Mayo falls on a Thursday, so if you are looking to hang out near your apartment, here are three great bars and restaurants to try during the holiday. Click on the links provided for detailed information about each locations. Have fun and enjoy!



Restaurant Mole de Los Reyes

6242 Maywood Ave
Bell, CA 90201

Phone number: (323) 588-5536


Ordonez Mexican Restaurant

872 N Garfield Ave
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 724-6386


Mi Sabroso Michoacan

1401 W Olympic Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 727-7788