Welcome to Today’s Long Beach
Located in the heart of Southern California, Long Beach is the quintessential vacation getaway, boasting both the ambience of a sophisticated urban center and the charm of a seaside community. Long Beach is strategically located in the Southern California basin, just 20 miles south of Los Angeles, and conveniently close to visit other popular Southern California destinations. California’s seventh largest city offers visitors a dynamic range of oceanfront hotels, attractions, shopping, recreational activities, art and culture, restaurants and nightly entertainment that make it an ideal destination for any time of the year.
One of the most recognized attractions in Long Beach, The Queen Mary, is one of the world’s most luxurious ships to ever sail the Atlantic Ocean. Today, the ship features a 346-stateroom hotel, shopping and several fine restaurants.
For a face-to-fish encounter visit the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, a world-class facility that is home to more than 11,000 inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean representing some 500 different species.
Long Beach’s five-and-a-half miles of sandy beaches and pleasant climate make it the ultimate year-round playground. Winding along the beach are smooth wide paths perfect for biking, rollerblading, running or romantic strolls.
All year-round, visitors can witness the awe-inspiring migration of more than 15,000 Pacific grey whales passing through Long Beach on their way to their breeding and berthing grounds in Mexico. Whale watching excursions are available through several companies.
Dining and Nightly Entertainment
When it’s time to dine, Long Beach offers visitors hundreds of options from intimate cafes to spectacular oceanfront restaurants.
While in town, the Passport local shuttle service offers complimentary transportation to all of downtown Long Beach’s most popular attractions including the Aquarium, Queen Mary, Shoreline Village and Pine Avenue. For just $1.25 Long Beach Transit buses can transport visitors Belmont Shores/Naples, Cal State Long Beach and all parts of the greater Long Beach area.
Go to the Visit Long Beach website at www.visitlongbeach.com for more information.