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Things to do in Long Beach

Things to do in  Long Beach

Welcome to Long Beach

Situated at the edge of Los Angeles County, Long Beach offers easy access to all of Southern California’s major attractions and makes for a nice stop on any trip to the region.

Those looking to enjoy Long Beach’s 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 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.

Top 6 attractions in Long Beach

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Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific

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One of Long Beach’s top attractions, the Aquarium of the Pacific is home to at least 11,000 aquatic animals across more than 50 exhibits that reflect the marine life of the Pacific Ocean. The nonprofit organization is the largest aquarium in Southern California and one of the most visited in the United States.More
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Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship IOWA Museum

Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship IOWA Museum

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Once considered the world’s greatest naval ship thanks to its powerful weaponry, heavy armor, and advanced fire control systems, the USS Iowa served the U.S. Navy during World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War. Today it’s docked in Los Angeles Harbor in San Pedro, California.More
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Rainbow Harbor

Rainbow Harbor

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Rainbow Harbor is home to a variety of recreational and entertainment activities along the Long Beach waterfront. From Rainbow Marina to Shoreline Village, visitors are spoiled with shops, restaurants, boat tours, an esplanade, and an aquarium—all with views of the water.More
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Naples

Naples

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Made up of three islands in Alamitos Bay, the Italian-inspired neighborhood of Naples is one of Long Beach’s most charming. Attractive homes line narrow canals that provide opportunities for water activities such as kayaking and gondola rides. The largest bay island is bisected by 2nd Street, the main drag home to restaurants and shops.More
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Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

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Long Beach’s Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is the self-proclaimed only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art. Through its paintings, photographs, sculptures, video projects, and other pieces, the museum aims to help the public understand and appreciate works by Latin American artists.More
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Long Beach Cruise Terminal

Long Beach Cruise Terminal

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Home of the Carnival Cruise Line, the Long Beach Cruise Terminal is surrounded by top Long Beach attractions and experiences. The view from the port -- which is also known as Long Beach’s Harbor Department -- is magnificent, a great place to take in an iconic Southern California sunrise or sunset. Additionally, you won’t need to leave the port to have a great time, as right there you’ll find restaurants, bars and attractions like the Queen Mary, Scorpion Submarine Museum and Aquarium of the Pacific.More

Top activities in Long Beach

Los Angeles Ports of Call Tours

Los Angeles Ports of Call Tours

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Long Beach Cruise Terminal: To Hollywood CA

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Long Beach Cruise Terminal: To Hollywood CA

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Long Beach Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Long Beach Self-Guided Audio Tour

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