This tiny, jewel-box garden won’t take up an entire afternoon (most visitors spend 30 minutes exploring the grounds), but young kids might enjoy feeding koi fish or seeing the cranes that flock near the water. The rest of the family will also find this a peaceful pit stop to make on a weekday. Just 1.3 acres in size, the site is beautifully manicured, and food for the fish can be found onsite for a small fee.
Open Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Closed Saturdays.
Parking on the University of California Long Beach Campus is $3 an hour.