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.
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The Villa Riviera Long Beach, CA
Belmont Shore Conures
Long Beach 72nd Street Beach
Long Beach Dog Beach
Long Beach Granada Beach
Naples Gondola Ride in Long Beach, California
Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach
Rancho Los Alamitos, an historic museum/ ranch open to the public
Long Beach California Japanese Garden
Earl Burns Miller Garden Photos Cal State Long Beach
THUMS island 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.
Beach Bud's Top 10 Joints
Long Beach Boston's Gourmet Pizza
Long Beach Buster's Beach House
Long Beach Chuck's World Famous Coffee Shop Belmont Shore
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Long Beach Parker's Lighthouse Restaurant in Long Beach CA
Long Beach Sir Winston's, Queen Mary has raised the bar on fine dining with its 5 star menu. Be sure to stay informed about 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
New Year's Eve Party on the Queen Mary
Long Beach Queen Mary Christmas Holidays
Queen Mary Scottish Festival, held usually in February
Original Lobster Festival in September
Oktoberfest in El Dorado Park in October
Port of Long Beach Green Fest, usually in October
Rancho Los Alamitos Harvest Festival in October
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.