Located in the heart of Southern California, the second largest city in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Long Beach offers big city sophistication with a laid-back beach resort experience.
Visitors flock here to explore the beaches and marinas along the waterfront and experience an exciting dining and shopping scene.
The Aquarium of the Pacific with its collection of more than 11,000 sea creatures representing over 500 different species features exhibits including coral reefs, Magellanic penguins, frogs and other habitats focusing on the Pacific Ocean.
Tour the legendary, permanently docked ocean liner Queen Mary, then relax with a drink in the ship’s Observation Bar. For beach-town style, head to the Belmont Shore neighborhood. East Village, home of the Museum of Latin American Art, has an edgier, hipster vibe.
Long Beach is a great location to keep you close to all the action in Southern California. Within an hour’s drive, you can explore the fabulous worlds of Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm and every major area attraction.