6 Best Things To Do in Cerritos, California

by Ketki Hanamshet Updated on 15 Oct 2018

With just the right number of things to do encompassing most fronts of interest, Cerritos effortlessly becomes a go-to vacation destination for those in and around it. Not to mention a beautiful culinary scene mostly dominated by delicious dairy products. Dairy products hold their own right while speaking of Cerritos given the fact that the city was formerly referred to as Dairy Valley. Dairy farms sprawled across the limits of the city back in the day rendering the perfect charm combined with its Mediterranean Climate vibes. Most of the attractions here are in the form of parks and outdoor recreation areas, followed by museums and libraries that present to you the city’s amazing art and culture front.

Cerritos’ compact size might have you wondering what could you possibly do here. And thus, here is a list of 6 Best Things To Do in Cerritos that bequeath you with the city’s gist.

1. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts is located in Cerritos Towne Center and was opened in the year 1993. Spread over an area of 14,300 square meter, this state-of-the-art facility holds a capacity of 1,721. The venue hosts a variety of performances including opera, drama, jazz, dance, musical, and comedy shows. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts can adapt six different seating arrangements. With mobile seating wagons, multiple floor lifts, moving ceiling panels, and moving seating towers, the place can be changed to an arena, a proscenium theater for musical performances, a drama theater, a concert hall, and cabaret setting. With at par acoustics, this center is considered to be the best venue for hosting concerts and plays. Watching a performance at this center is one of the best things to do in Cerritos. 

2. Cerritos Library

Here is another modern facility located in the Cerritos Towne Center. Initially built in the year 1972, the library was partially torn down for enlargement in 2000. Cerritos Library holds a vast collection of books, microfilm cartridges, records, and many other modern technologies. The facility is spread over a vast area and is divided into multiple sections. These include children’s library, old world reading room, World Traditions area, multimedia rooms, and many more. There is also a children’s area here which is also equipped with a saltwater aquarium. 

3. Heritage Park

One of the best places to hangout in Cerritos is Heritage Park. Occupying a land of 15 acres, this park has multiple features including softball diamond, playground equipment, basketball courts, and reserved picnic areas with barbeque. In addition to these, there is also a play island here which allows children to enjoy to their heart’s content. Heritage Park is further beautified by ponds and creeks where you would see ducks leisurely swimming at their own pace. There are also a few historical building and statues in the park that you make you step back in time. Covered in lush green grass, this park is an ideal place to visit with kids in Cerritos. 

4. Disneyland Park

Located just 10 miles away from the city, Disneyland Park is one of the best places to visit near Cerritos. What started as just a Disneyland theme park in the year of 1955, is now divided into 8 themed lands. These include the Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Frontierland, Adventureland, New Orleans Square, Mickey’s Toontown, U.S.A, and Main Street. This is the only park which has been built under the supervision of Walt Disney. You will be able to enjoy heart pumping rides, spectacular fireworks, magical performances, parades, and much more at the Disneyland Park. The best part of being in this theme park is dining with a Disney character. 

5. Knott’s Berry Farm

Knotts Berry Farm is another popular attraction located near Cerritos. This classic theme park is situated just 5.5 miles to the east of the city. The park was opened in 1920 and is spread over an area of 160 acres. Knotts Berry Farm has 35 enthralling rides along with other attractive features such as water slides and themed areas like ghost town, the boardwalk, indian trails, and the fiesta village. Knott’s Soak City, included in the amusement park, allows you to splash and relax in water. The amusement park also has eateries serving mouth-watering snacks and tasty drinks. 

6. Cerritos Sculpture Garden

If you are looking for free things to do in Cerritos, then visiting Cerritos Sculpture Garden is a good option. Although small, this park is very serene and offers quietude. It makes for a good stop to rest for a while in the afternoon. There are many sculptures in the park that have been made by the local artists. Take a walk through the park to observe these sculptures that are a spectacular piece of art. Cerritos Sculpture Park is further beautified by the small artificial waterfall. The park is also made available for pre and post-wedding photoshoots.

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Author: Ketki Hanamshet
Usually lost in a reverie, Ketki is someone who absolutely refuses to live in the practical world. While she has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, she should be honored mastery in procrastination. If you see her slouching on a couch, ask...

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    Timings: 24-hrs Details

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    Address: 12700 Center Court Dr S

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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    This is a great place to see and hear any venue. We're been here a couple of times and have enjoyed ourselves every time. Nothing bad to say about this place.

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    Address: 18025 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703, USA

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

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    Address: 18600 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703, USA

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

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