Located 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach is known for its 10-mile stretch of beach. In addition to its abundance of sand and ocean vistas, Long Beach also houses eclectic restaurants, world-class museums, and unique shopping destinations. Some of the most popular attractions in Long Beach include the Toyota Grand Prix and an annual Bulldog Beauty Contest.
Built in the 1930s, the Queen Mary is a retired British cruise ship that rests in Queensway Bay. Today this historic cruise liner offers hotel rooms, historic tours, three high-end restaurants, and events.
For an evening of drama, visit the Long Beach Playhouse. This historic theater has two stages for award-winning plays and Broadway musicals. In the mood for a throwback? Long Beach Cinematheque is an old-fashioned drive-up movie theater.
The Aquarium of the Pacific is among the top five aquariums in the country. It houses more than 11,000 animals in its 50+ exhibits. It also hosts art exhibits, performing arts shows, and cultural festivals.
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing is a local favorite with an ever-changing lineup of beers, southern comfort food, and even a few seafood dishes. For Italian-style, wood-fired pizza, visit Michael’s Pizzeria.
The Museum of Latin American Arts celebrates both historic and contemporary Latin American artists. It also holds a variety of events, including surrealist painting workshops and world-class opera performances.
The monthly Long Beach Antique Market is one of the top shopping destinations in the city. For name brands, visit the Long Beach City Place and Belmont Shore.
True to its name, Long Beach is home to approximately 10 miles of sand and sea. Stop by Long Beach Hydrobikes and take yourself on a leisurely tour of Alamitos Bay.