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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!
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100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
Tour Long Beach Harbor for an up close and personal glimpse of dolphins, sea lions, and whales. This company also does special events, like the Hallowe'en "Boo Cruise" aboard the Harbor Breeze. Photo by Michele W/Flickr.
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100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
The Aquarium of the Pacific is a must for families with children. They'll absolutely love the shark lagoon (you can even touch some of them!), the live feeding sessions, and all the other close encounters you can have with swimmers of the sea. The...
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Mother's Beach, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA
Though Long Beach is better known for its harbors and ports, you can still get your beach fix here just south of downtown. Families should head to Mother’s Beach, on the south end of Long Beach, for a shore with calm waters. Stingrays are known to...
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2300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA
Long Beach has a flourishing art community with an established foundation based within the Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA). Come for the art exhibits. Come for the ambiance and view. Come for the special events. Claire’s Restaurant, located within...
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1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
Known as the Grey Ghost during World War II, the Queen Mary is floating history. Built in Scotland, the ship's maiden voyage was from England to the West Coast of the United States. Over the course of its lifetime, the Queen Mary has played the...
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210 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
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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?...
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500 E First St, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
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The menu at this farm-to-table restaurant changes based on the season to best showcase the local bounty from nearby land and sea. The hottest spot in the house is on the patio where diners enjoy the delicious SoCal weather. This is a modern,...
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223 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740, USA
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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...
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2300 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814, USA
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Afternoon coffee break @ Portfolio Coffee House in Long Beach, CA
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5276 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA
This store is so cozy you'll want to wrap yourself in a blanket and cuddle up with a warm cup of tea. This is the place to find the fantastically innovative and inspiring jewelry made by Jeanine Payer. Finely engraved quotes are the centerpieces...
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Long Beach, CA, USA
There are plenty of farmers' markets in Long Beach and it can be hard to choose which one to visit. Certified, easily walkable, and welcoming, each market has a vibe dependent on its friendly neighborhood host. The Harvest Farmers' Market on...