3 Things NOT to Buy This Black Friday

We’re always looking for ways to save you money. After all, you work hard and deserve to find the best items at the lowest prices. If you’re planning to join the Black Friday mayhem, here are a few items that you might want to avoid.

 

Fitness Equipment

We know it’s tempting to pick up some fancy new equipment, especially with the holidays approaching. Retail trends predict that most fitness equipment will be at its lowest price at the start of the new year.

 

Tools

Here’s a “handy” tip: If you’re on the lookout for some tools, wait until December. From drills to hammers to wrenches, December is the best time to buy brand name tools and supplies.

 

Jewelry

Thinking of surprising a loved one with something shiny? Jewelry is usually marked at its lowest price point in February because of Valentine’s Day. If you can hold off until then, your wallet might thank you.

Make October Memorable at One of These Pumpkin Patches

Do you smell that? It’s pumpkin-spice everything in the air, which means that, yes, October is finally here. One of the best ways to get into the “spirit” of the upcoming holiday and season is to start stocking up on pumpkins. You can have fun carving some spooky designs, roasting some tasty pumpkin seeds, or even try your hand baking a pumpkin pie from scratch. You’re going to need a pumpkin first, though. Here’s where to go.

The Original Manassero Farms | Tustin

Besides having a bunch of pumpkins, you can stock up on fall-scented candles, autumn decorations, and even yummy specialty foods for your next dinner party at this family farm.

18921 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780

 

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch | Long Beach

Like your pumpkin patch with a little state fair flare? Pa’s Pumpkin Patch is a great location to bring your family and friends for a festival-type atmosphere.

6701 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803

Here's Where to Have Your Outdoor Picnic

There’s still time to squeeze in your summer picnic. In California, picnics are pretty much perfect. Picnics on the beach. Picnics in the park. You don’t need to go very far.

 

Shoreline Aquatic Park | 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Shoreline Aquatic Park is the premier beachfront park in Long Beach. This wide open park has plenty of grass to spread out and some amazing views of a lighthouse and ocean waves.

 

Huntington Central Park | 18000 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Need a quiet afternoon picnic among the trees and wildlife? Huntington Central Park is over 300 acres and is perfect when you need a little rest and relaxation.

 

Pine Tree Park | 1402 Bryan Ave, Tustin, CA 92780

If you want to turn your picnic into a BBQ get-together, then head to Pine Tree Park in Tustin. There are a few grills and even some tables if you don’t feel like spreading out in the grass.

 

 

3 Reasons to Go to The Greek Festival in Long Beach

Long Beach Greek Festival | Sep. 2 – 4 | Doors open at Noon

You probably don’t need us to tell you just how amazing the Long Beach Greek Festival is, but just in case you do, here are three reasons to make it part of your Labor Day weekend plans.

 

EAT

Let’s all be real. Greek food is amazing and there’s going to be a ton of it here so come hungry. We even hear there’s going to be homemade Greek sweets, too. Yum!

 

DRINK

There will be ample beer and wine from a variety of vendors around the area. Need we say more?

 

DANCE

Everyone comes for the dancing, though. If it’s your first Greek festival, then you should be aware that some dances are relatively simple, while others can be a bit more complicated. Don’t be shy! If you’re a beginner, it’s always a good idea to join in at the back of the line.

Plan a Weekend Getaway to Catalina Island

Getting away is easier than you think. Looking for that perfect vacation spot? Catalina Island is one of the premier tourist destinations in all of California and it’s basically right in your own backyard. Planning your weekend trip to Catalina doesn’t have to be a hassle either. In fact, here are a few tips to make your trip a breeze!

 

How to Get There

Most people take the ferry from one of the four mainland ports, which takes about an hour from shore. If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can take a 15-minute helicopter ride, too. Once there, it’s pretty easy to get where you’re going by foot in the 1-square mile town of Avalon. Taxis and shuttle buses are also available.

 

Where to Stay

When it comes to lodging, you have options. Choose from a cozy bed and breakfast, a beachfront hotel, or even cottage rentals.

 

What to Do

Start planning your itinerary! There’s a nice selection of art and museums open to the public. If you feel like heading outdoors, there are several hiking trails available as well as golf courses. Want to be near the water? Go fishing, scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing, paddleboarding, and so much more. For the adventurous, thrill-seeker, you’ll want to check out the Zip Line Eco Tour.

 

 

Santa Fe Management Stands Out and Here's Why

As one of California’s premier property management companies, Santa Fe Management stands out above the rest. We offer a variety of amazing property features at each of our quality locations. A Santa Fe Management property is a cut above the rest and here’s why.

Our Employees

We understand the importance of well-trained staff and employees. That’s why we continuously train our on-site employees. Maintenance staff takes care of landscaping and will make you love coming home to your apartment community.

Our Coverage

We have properties in the following areas:

  • Bellflower
  • Tustin
  • Norwalk
  • Long Beach
  • Huntington Beach
  • Redondo Beach

Our Service

We put our residents first. As a family owned company, it’s important to us to provide the trust and respect that our residents deserve. We are timely in our responses to maintenance requests or other concerns. Our service is efficient and friendly, which means that your apartment living experience is stress-free.

Add Some Arts and Culture to Your 2017 Summer

Spruce up your summer with some exciting arts and culture events near your apartment. Here are just a few!

Huntington Beach

For over 20 years, the Pier Plaza Art-A-Faire has been a hub of arts and crafts as well as a summer event for locals and tourists. Come out to explore original artwork and handmade crafts. With the Pacific Ocean just over the pier, it’s also a beautiful place to be on Friday evenings. The fair takes place every Friday throughout the summer. You can find the full schedule here.

Tustin

Need a little music in your life? On Wednesday, July 19th, Tustin is hosting their Concerts in the Park at Peppertree Park, which is located at 230 West First Street in Tustin. Beginning at 6 pm, you’ll be able to hear a Rolling Stones Tribute Band and dance your way into the night. Concerts will take place throughout the summer, though. You can check out the full schedule here.

 

Spend Fourth of July on the Water this Year

Ready to take your Fourth of July plans to the next level? Well, Rainbow Harbor Cruises makes it easy! Imagine boarding a beautiful cruise liner, sipping on your favorite beverages, and soaking up the majestic skyline. Sounds pretty amazing, right? To top it off, you’ll be up close to one of the best fireworks displays in the area. It doesn’t get much better than that.

 

There will be two boats set to take off from Rainbow Harbor, so you can choose a time that works for you. Hop aboard Triumphant at 7:30 pm or Kristina at 8 pm. Tickets are only $45 per person, which means that you can have an amazing Independence Day without spending a ton of cash.

 

Be warned, though. This is one popular event, so you’ll want to purchase your tickets in advance. If you’ve never had the opportunity to experience America’s favorite holiday on the water, then seriously, what are you waiting for?

Kick Off the Summer with a Festival

The much-anticipated Long Beach Bayou Festival is an incredible way to kick off your summer plans and it’s right around the corner. Back for its 31st year, you’ll have a cultural experience like none other and a great way to spend the day with your friends and family.

 

Held at Rainbow Lagoon Park (E Shoreline Drive) in Long Beach from June 24-25, the Bayou Festival is a weekend of authentic music, dancing, food, and more all inspired by New Orleans and the Lousiana Bayou Country.

 

Foodies will love the Cajun and Creole dishes and music lovers will delight listening to Zydeco and Blues. If you have a thing for dancing, then start practicing your best dance moves since the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band will be playing throughout the day and well into the night. You can purchase your tickets here as well as find more information on the event website.

 

 

Celebrate Dad with a Champagne Brunch in Huntington Beach

We’re always on the lookout for fun things to do near your apartment. Father’s Day is no different. If you don’t have plans yet to celebrate the neatest Dad around, then here’s one event that both he and his taste buds will love!

This Father’s Day, which is June 18th, Old World Village is hosting a Father’s Day Champagne Brunch! Yes, you read that right. The event will take place from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Along with the breakfast classics, here are a few of the special menu items he’ll be able to enjoy:

  • Roast Beef
  • Fried Potatoes
  • Lobster Ravioli
  • Shrimp Alfredo
  • Mac n’ Cheese
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Steel Cut Oatmeal
  • BBQ Beef Brisket
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Unlimited Champagne
  • And so much more!

For reservation prices as well as the full Champagne Brunch menu, check out the Old World Village event page here. Old World Village is located at 7561 Center Avenue.