Things To Do In Long Beach

Up to 50% Off Standup-Paddleboard Rental

The Peninsula

$50 $25

Standup-paddleboarders cruise along local waterways and enjoy the scenery while getting a full-body workout

Up to 54% Off Youth Volleyball, Soccer, or Flag Football

Long Beach

$60 $30

Trained coaches demonstrate the basics and lead up to advanced strategies and techniques; fun beach environment for all sports

59% Off Body-Sculpting Classes

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

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Students sweat to indie and hip-hop tunes during high-intensity strength and flexibility workouts designed around ballet-barre exercises

Up to 63% Off BYOB Catamaran Sail

Downtown Long Beach

$360 $149

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Captains pilot a catamaran through open waters while passengers take in scenery and sip beverages brought from home

Half Off Water-Powered Jet-Board Flight

Multiple Locations

$378 $189

Instructors teach students to control foot-mounted, jet-powered boards, which can reach heights up to 29.5 feet and speeds of up to 18.5 mph

$10 for Hydrobike Ride

Los Alamitos Bay Landing

$20 $10

Floating bikes cart pedalers past scenic Alamitos Bay sites, such as a bird sanctuary and seasonal jellyfish cove; free parking

Up to 50% Off from Long Beach Boat Rentals

Downtown Long Beach

$150 $75

Eco-safe electric boats and speedy powerboats ferry passengers through the sheltered marina harbor.

Up to 58% Off Beach Bash LA 2014

Queen Mary Park

$125 $55

A parade of more than 3,000 people in bikinis anchors a day-long festival with music, food, and contests

Up to 42% Off Fishing Trip

Long Beach

$65 $39

Captains take groups fishing on the open sea to reel in catches while enjoying the cool open-water breezes

Up to 68% Off Classes at Yoga World Studio

Los Altos

$75 $35

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Menagerie of yoga styles suits all comers with classes that range from kids yoga and gentle flow for beginners to Ashtanga for devotees

Up to 60% Off Sailing Lessons

Belmont Shore

$100 $49

Custom courses can cover how to service the outboard motor and batteries, raise the sails, dock a boat, and adhere to safety rules

76% Off Classes at Barre Relevé

Long Beach

$160 $39

Ballet based, high-intensity, low-impact, full-body workout set to professionally mixed dance music

Up to 74% Off Fitness Classes

Long Beach

$95 $25

One-hour rowing classes usually incorporate strength training to burn calories more efficiently

Up to 82% Golf-Fitness Sessions at We Fit Gym

Belmont Heights

$99 $19

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Former professional golfer Clint Bigham designed a fitness program to help golfers excel on the course

Up to 77% Off Yoga Class Packages

Downtown Long Beach

$140 $35

The seven yoga class styles range from traditional Vinyasa to posture-oriented core yoga, slow flow yoga, and a kids' class for ages 4–10

Up to 48% Off Gondola Rides

Long Beach

$125 $65

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Groups drift along the water as professional gondoliers guide them through the 100-year-old canals of Naples Island

Up to 54% Off Dance Classes with Costume

Long Beach Steel Drum School

$90 $45

Students learn a variety of dance styles, such as classical ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, and modern

38% Off Tour Flights at Catalina Air Harbor

Long Beach Municipal Airport

$158 $98

Tours start at Long Beach Airport and soar over downtown Long Beach, Los Angeles maritime complex, Ports O'Call area, and Point Fermin

Up to 78% Off Break-Dance Lessons

Downtown Long Beach

$50 $19

Experienced instructors help dancers develop strength and balance in group and private break-dancing classes

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A boat zips along through the water, trailing behind it an open parachute elevated to almost a quarter-mile in the air. This isn't a scene from a spy movie, but rather a scenic parasailing tour from California Parasail, whose lines can lift patrons up to 1,200 feet above the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. As parasailers relax into their harnesses and take in breathtaking panoramic views, they can also take comfort in knowing they're in safe hands––all captains hold a US Coast Guard license and all crew members adhere to the practices of the Water Sports Industry Association. They operate runs throughout Avalon and Catalina Island, as well as Balboa Island, Newport Beach, and Long Beach, allowing patrons to glimpse views of different coastal areas and befriend cumulus clouds with varying regional dialects.

500 East Shoreline Drive
Long Beach,
CA
US

The Great Urban Race is a one-day event pitting teams of two against one another in a race combining physical challenges, scavenger hunts, and puzzles. Up to 700 twosomes will traverse 4 to 8 miles of Toronto terrain on foot and by public transportation as they solve 12 challenging clues in a fun quest to reach the finish line first. Sample clues and challenges from past Great Urban Races include charades, bubble-gum chewing, pig Latin deciphering, bicycle races, and word scrambles, making this race ideal for competitive eaters and cryptographers alike. Teams are encouraged to dress up in matching outfits, and prizes will be awarded for best costume. Prizes are also given for race results, with $300 going to first place, $200 to second place, and $100 to third place. The top 25 teams will qualify for the National Championship in New Orleans in November, with the top three teams receiving free entry. Each participant gets a T-shirt and postrace refreshments of fruit, granola bars, and a run through a Perrier sprinkler. Read over the rules and FAQs for more information.

386 East Shoreline Drive
Long Beach,
CA
US

Miles into the Pacific Ocean, Harbor Breeze Cruises' captain tells a story. He speaks of a whale making the journey from the Bering Sea in Alaska to Scammon's Lagoon in Baja California, Mexico, right when—as if on cue—a whale breaks the water's surface. Its blowhole fires a plume of water into the air as sightseers, spread across two decks, feast upon views of the majestic creature and their camera shutters snap furiously to capture the moment.

Up to 80 feet long, Harbor Breeze's double-decker vessels, such as the Triumphant and the Christopher, allow groups of up to 150 strong to visit the habitats of a diverse group of marine wildlife with unimpaired views from stadium seating; tours often spy dolphins as they leap into the air and harbor seals as they sign traffic signals to passing boats. Aquarium of the Pacific partners with Harbor Breeze to photo ID marine wildlife and conduct research on tours. Aside from tours, Harbor Breeze Cruises also charters boats for weddings and memorials.

100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach,
CA
US

Traversing the scenic expanses of the beach bike path, the Long Beach Turkey Trot allows the fleet of foot and big of heart to kick off their Thanksgiving with a pulse-raising run or walk benefiting the nonprofit Community Action Team. Two distances (5K and 10K) and four start times (7:30, 8:30, or 10:30 a.m. for the 5K; 7:30, 8:30, or 9:30 for the 10K) allow you to choose your own pavement-pounding adventure, and cotton event T-shirts and personalized bibs ensure no one runs totally nude. Four hundred random runners will receive free holiday pies, while everyone else can replenish their precious calories at the race with finish-line snacks or at home with their own gravy, stuffing, and cornucopias full of hot fudge and gummy bears. All entrants must sign a waiver before participating.

1 Bennett Avenue
Long Beach,
CA
US

Head coaches Nick and Julz Heaney draw from their experiences as professional wakeboarders to unveil the mysteries of the sport for students of any skill level. The two-part private lessons take place back to back on the same day, first on land and then on water, for about one and a half to two hours of hydro-taming instruction, though students can stay for up to four hours. During the land portion, an orientation covers boat and safety basics and sea-shanty harmonizing. Students also practice turning on heel and toe in order to develop the muscle memory needed to control the board on the water. Once the wake mavens deem their apprentices worthy of buoyancy, the lessons take to the water, where either a Pro 09 MasterCraft X-Star speedboat or a team of harnessed dolphins awaits.

5255 East Paoli Way
Long Beach,
CA
US

The atmosphere at Pine Ave DG Boxing is fun, but the attitude is serious. Throughout the gym, fighters of all ages and experience levels pummel heavy bags and speed bags, work on footwork in the ring, and jump rope to condition their bodies into that of an elite athlete. At the center of it all is Anthony Skalberg, a retired boxer who decided to open up his own boxing gym and share his love for the sport with everyone.

At the gym, expert instructors train fighters for amateur and pro competition, but they also believe that boxing should be used for fitness, self-defense, and building self-esteem. During group classes organized by experience level, students work together to learn fundamentals such as punching, weaving, and trading mouth guards after each match. Instructors work to give each student individual attention, ensuring that they get personal time to work on mitt training. They also specialize in private boxing training at the gym and offer one-on-one mobile lessons at locations convenient for the student.

745 Pine Ave.
Long Beach,
California
US

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