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Things To Do In Long Beach

The Queen Mary in Long Beach

The Queen Mary, photo courtesy of TripAdvisor

With gorgeous weather and amazing local culture, there’s so much to discover while you’re here. When you visit Long Beach check out these great spots:

The Aquarium of Pacific 

Great for the kids or take the whole family, the Aquarium of the Pacific and its many interactive exhibits, will enchant you with it's indoor and outdoor spaces, featuring more than 11,000 animals and 500 species. The Shark Lagoon, home to more than 150 sharks, and the June Keyes Penguin Habitat are a must-see. For more information and tickets >


Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific, photo courtesy California Travel & Tourism Commission

The Queen Mary 

From her maiden transatlantic voyage in 1936 to her eventual final docking in Long Beach in 1967, The Queen Mary has been docked in Long Beach since 1967. But she had her maiden transatlantic voyage back in 1936 and has captured the hearts of millions around the world. Today The Queen Mary operates as a hotel with tours and exhibits throughout the ship. You can dine in multiple restaurants, or choose to stay on board as a hotel guest. You can even try a haunted nighttime tour of the ship’s many rooms and maze-like hallways. If you dare! Get more info and book your visit >


The Queen Mary
The Queen Mary, photo courtesy of TripAdvisor


Long Beach Museums

Long Beach features two distinguished museums for all to experience. The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is the only institution of its kind in the U.S. and features a beautiful 15,000 square-foot sculpture garden dedicated Latin American art. And then there's the Long Beach Museum of Art, located within the historic Anderson house, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. After you tour the collection, enjoy lunch with a waterfront view of the ocean at Claire’s restaurant.


Shoreline Village

If you love the ocean, marine life, shopping, dining, and entertainment then Shoreline Village is a must-see (and great photo-op) while you’re in Long Beach. Nestled on the beautiful harbor, Shoreline Village is the perfect setting for a romantic sunset walk or a family day out on the coastal bike path. For some fine dining, there's Parkers' Lighthouse. And for casual dining, try Shenanigan's Irish Pub & Grill or the Yard House. Shoreline Village is a hidden gem you must experience when visiting Long Beach. 


Parker's Lighthouse in Shoreline Village, Long Beach
Parker's Lighthouse in Shoreline Village, Long Beach



Live Performances

For music and theater lovers, there's many choices in Long Beach.  For classical interests, The Long Beach Opera, Long Beach Symphony, and Music Angelica are amazing venues to visit. And the Long Beach community also supports several theater companies with regular performances at the Long Beach Playhouse and International City Theatre. And there's always new music being discovered at Long Beach’s many exciting bars and live music venues, like The Federal Bar, Live After 5, The Gaslamp, and Sevilla Nightclub on Pine Avenue.

The Gaslamp Long Beach Live Music
The Gaslamp in Long Beach


Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Every April, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is an IndyCar Series race held on the downtown streets of Long Beach.  The longest running major street race held in North America features the Verizon IndyCar Series and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, as well as the Pro/Celebrity Race, Formula Drift, Pirelli World Challenge Championships, SPEED Energy Off-Road Series and Indy Lights. It's more than a race, it's a lifestyle experience. In addition to racing, there's lots of other fun and exciting events taking place during the weekend, including a Lifestyle Expo, featuring over 270,000 square feet of displays, a Family Fun Zone and two concerts. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Shoreline Shops and Dining

Start in downtown on Pine Avenue in Downtown Long Beach, where you'll find many local shops and restaurants. Nearby, you'll find Pike Outlets with great deals on your favorite brands. For vintage lovers, funky Retro Row on 4th Street is a must-see. There's many treasures, great dining and nightlife to discover in Downtown Long Beach. And just a few miles south is the Belmont Shores neighborhood, with unique boutiques, palm tree-lined streets and many delicious restaurants and cafes. Be sure to visit Naples, and experience a bit of Italy with gondola rides and more great dining. 



Naples, Long Beach

Belmont Shore and Naples, Long Beach, photo courtesy TripAdvisor


Start planning your Long Beach experience today!

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