Those looking to enjoy Long Beach’s temperate and perpetually sunny climate can stroll down the waterfront, visit one of the many well-tended parks, or try out one of the area’s golf courses. History buffs would appreciate a visit to the Queen Mary ocean liner or the Russian Foxtrot Submarine for a look into the nation’s maritime past. And because Long Beach is frequently used as a filming location for Hollywood cinema, pop culture aficionados might recognize locations from a variety of well-known movies.
Being one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country, Long Beach also attracts countless festivals and events throughout the year, boasts a wide range of dining options, and features a vibrant art scene. Then when it comes time to relax, there is always the eponymous beach this destination is known for.
The administration at this venue was shocking. We went to collect the headsets only to find that the person wasn't there and had gone missing. We were on a tight schedule which isn't advised if you're wanting to make the most of this trip.
We went on the Russian submarine, did the self tour around the ship and had the most amazing guide to take us around the ship and explaining the various rooms. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour particularly interesting.
You could easily spend a whole day on this tour.
Very interesting. I knew a veteran who had crossed over to Europe during WWII on the Queen Mary. After touring the ship myself, I was better able to understand what the veteran had experienced.
Review by Shermann D, United Kingdom, June 2012
Doing what: California Beach Cities Day Trip from Los Angeles: Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Venice Beach and Santa Monica
Wonderful day out. Our guide even gave us extra time on The Queen Mary. This is the one to experience the differences in beach culture in LA. Venice beach is a real eye opener-not to be missed. Great commentary and guide would fully recommend.