Long Beach for Anyone
Collected by Leo Johnson
A city that prides itself on standing out from the crowd, Long Beach, California, has upheld its reputation for individualism and unique experiences. Add to the list a new vibrant bar scene, upscale dining, family explorations, and a gateway to nearby adventures, and you're set!
802 Ocean Ave, Seal Beach, CA 90740, USA
The two Michaels (Sr. and Jr.) are as native to the beach here as sand. You’ll see their van parked near the Seal Beach pier just about daily, and they'll be doling out boards and wetsuits like candy to their eager students. M&M Surf School offers...
900 Ocean Ave, Seal Beach, CA 90740, USA
Main Street in Old Town Seal Beach represents iconic and historic California. Much has changed along the coast, yet this small city has kept its old-school and nostalgic flavor, just the way we like it. I think it's the best main street with an...
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
Docked next to the Queen Mary in the Port of Long Beach, there’s an impressive submarine known as Podvodnaya Lodka B-427 Scorpion. Once owned by the Soviet Navy, the submarine worked with the Russian Pacific Fleet and was used as a diesel-electric...
707 Maine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA
A walk in this neighborhood includes Drake and Cesar Chavez parks, the massive courthouse and surrounding administrative buildings, views of the river and 710, hundred year old homes, and community art projects.
1049, 2030 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814, United States
Much loved for their happy-hour specials, like ceviche or bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapeños, Lola’s also serves up some of the best tacos and burritos in town. Try the Mole Verde Burrito or anything with the restaurant’s special green salsa. Owner...
5535 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90808, USA
This hidden gem might be tucked into a strip mall, but it’s still as quaint and cozy as you’d love an independent bookstore to be. There’s an antique cash register, an eclectic, vibrant selection of books, and even a fuzzy cat to greet you. Gently...
1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704, USA
For the time it takes most Angelenos to commute to work, you can be ferried into the alternate reality of Catalina Island, a romantic escape far from the daily traffic jams and urban sprawl. The evergreen-shrubbed hills spotted with an artists...
2500 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA
Sometimes a city doesn't allow for much open space to run free, but Bluff Park is the ideal spot to get outside and sweat. Running for about one mile, it takes you from the Long Beach Museum of Art southward to 36th Place. Want to get down to the...
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
The heart of downtown Long Beach can come across so business-like. But take a closer look, and you will start to see the whole creative and artistic spectrum of what this area has to offer. Complimenting Long Beach's Art District, the Convention...
210 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
This is real pizza. And by real, we mean “Italians do it with a fork and knife” real. Sit at the bar and watch these creators make your pizza. You'll find this hip pizza joint along the promenade. Craving modern outdoor seating with fire pits?...
223 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740, USA
It may not look like much, but this place is packed on the weekends, and rightly so: Nick’s breakfast burrito is the best around. Eggs, chorizo, and potatoes, all cooked up just the way we like it. Take your breakfast to go and enjoy a walk down...
210 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
Be forewarned, this isn’t your typical BBQ joint. All the meat is slow-smoked and dry-rubbed, and it’s well worth the extra wait. Enjoy the freedom of choice, and pick your own sauces to pour over your flavor-infused meal. Have you tried the Long...
320 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740, USA
Main Street in Seal Beach is pretty laid back, yet 320 Main adds a flourish with its vibrant cocktail scene and boutique-style restaurant. This is a worthy stop in the evening, so pick your poison. For a good quality kick, order the Hu Hu...
212 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740, USA
You know you’ve come to the right place when you find a bar at the back of the store. Providing “Supplies for gentlemen of sports and leisure,” you finally have a shop just for the gents. They sell flannels, awesome wood-framed sunglasses, casual...
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