Whether visiting or living in this California destination, there are many things to see and do. Here are attractions, activities and events of interest:
Attractions -Want to travel the world? You can do so in Long Beach, California, the International City. From a world-famous ship called Queen Mary to the Long Beach Annual Green Port Fest, the world can be accessed from just one place.
Rancho Los Alamitos, an historic museum/ ranch open to the public
designed by Disney, it looks like a
vacation but it's an oil island
Dining -One of the best views in all of Long Beach looks to the city, NOT to the harbor, though that vista is beautiful, as well. Be sure to sample the culinary excellence of Sir Winston's on the Queen Mary ship. Parkers' Lighthouse offers great views of the harbor and bay, and uses sustainable practices in serving fish.
Long Beach Sir
Winston's, Queen Mary has raised the bar on fine dining
with its 5 star menu. Be sure to stay
wine pairing dinners and other
events happening on board the ship.
Events- The Long Beach Calendar of Events is so big that we really could never list all the things going on in a year, much less a single day. The city of 500,000 people attracts millions of visitors who come for conventions and events. But here are a few we recommend:
Long Beach Grand Prix includes smokin' hot cars that blazes through the streets of the city, passing by the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Queen Mary Dark Harbor Halloween Haunt - each October
Naples Christmas Boat Parade
Queen Mary Scottish Festival, held usually in February
Original Lobster Festival in
Port of Long Beach Green Fest, usually in October
Rancho Los Alamitos Harvest Festival
2nd Street in Belmont Shore provides great shopping
Fishing at Belmont Shore Pier
Cargo ships, Queens, and Carnivals—Long Beach is also home to a Baja Mexico cruise adventure offered by Carnival Cruises. Getting to Long Beach via Long Beach Airport allows you to fly into the city and be ready for fun. But if the flights aren't easy to catch into the city direct, you can fly into Los Angeles International Airport a mere 30 minutes away.