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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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517 E First St, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
Who will you root for, the Lakers or the Clippers? Either way, this is your chance take in a game with the locals. Long Beach is just a ball toss away from the home of these NBA Teams. How to get there: The Long Beach Metro takes you right into ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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5411 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA
Explore nooks and crannies in the Naples district of Long Beach, where you can cruise by waterfront homes and through narrow inlets. The highlight of this kayak adventure—besides your wonderfully burning arms from all that upper body work—is the...
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As the sun prepares to call it a day grab something tasty to roast, and head over to the Bolsa Chica State Beach fire pits. There aren't too many scenic beaches in Southern California that offer fire pits any more, so locals and visitors alike...
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25 39th Pl, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA
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The unpretentious Belmont Brewing Company is laid-back with a congenial vibe. Local beer, local crowd, and the best of the local view makes it my kind of spot to unwind. Rent a bike at the Bike Station on 1st Street in Downtown Long Beach, and...
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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...
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450 E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
The port at the Long Beach waterfront is more than 100 years old and well worth visiting. Take in views of the harbor and the epic Queen Mary by strolling through Shoreline Village. There are a multitude of restaurants to get your taste buds...
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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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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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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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17851 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92649, USA
If you enjoy bird-watching or just want a way to unwind, head to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. A nationally renowned area for birding, the reserve's wetlands are a major stop for migratory species. In fact, 321 of Orange County's 420 bird...
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31550 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, USA
Set on the curve of a steep cliff, where it has stood since 1926, the San Vicente Lighthouse is a historical beauty that continues to renew its usefulness with every passing night. Its beam can be seen from 20 miles away at sea, and during the...