Long Beach is a port city located in Southern California, popular for its many white sand beaches, artistic neighborhoods, and rich cultural activities and performances.
Visitors will enjoy surfing at the world-famous main stretch along Long Beach Downtown or at the nearby Seal Beach.
Visit this historic 1930s cruise liner (and one-time troop transport ship) that now serves as a restaurant and seafront hotel.
This Aquarium, consisting of 1,000 species, is one of the biggest in the United States and tells the ecological history of the Pacific region through interactive exhibits.
Visit one of the most popular amusement parks in Southern California with roller-coasters, arcades, and swimming opportunities.
Here you can enjoy many trails, natural wildlife, and a museum holding special monthly events.
The best time to visit is between May and September when there are many outdoor festivals, sports, and other cultural activities in the city.
Long Beach Airport (LGB) is a domestic airport located in Downtown. International visitors normally fly in to Los Angeles International Airport or San Diego International Airport and transfer by private car to Long Beach.
Amtrak has regular service between San Diego and Los Angeles, passing near Long Beach along the way. One-way tickets cost $15.
California's scenic Highway 1 will connect you to Long Beach from other notable cities along the coast, including San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and San Diego.
Greyhound buses will take you between US cities. A one-way ticket from Las Vegas, Nevada to Long Beach will cost $80.
Residence Inn by Marriott offers water-facing rooms with breakfast included within walking distance to the Queen Mary.
Catalina Island - take the Catalina Express boat service from Long Beach for a weekend getaway out of the city. Round-trip adult fares cost $70.
Bixby Knolls - this upscale green neighborhood has many local festivals and performances, as well as numerous top notch places to eat and shop.
Naples - this quiet canal neighborhood on Alamitos Bay is a peaceful residential area.
Long Beach is connected to downtown Los Angeles through the Metro Blue Line. Commuters should purchase a TAP card and pre-load credit before boarding the subway, which costs $1.50 per ride.
There are many taxis around Long Beach, with tariffs starting at $3 and costing $20 for a journey between different neighborhoods.
There are many rental car companies with pick up downtown or at one of the three nearby regional airports. Daily rentals start at $30 a day.
Belmont Shore is the most popular pedestrian place to shop for clothes, accessories, and hobby-related items.
Vons, Ralphs, and Costco are the three biggest grocery stores in Long Beach. A dozen eggs costs $3.50.
Claire's at the Long Beach Museum of Art offers a unique dining experience on manicured lawns overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and serves sandwiches, seafood, and delicious breakfasts. A typical meal for two with drinks costs $70.