The Long Beach is located in the heart of Southern California, Long Beach blends the urban sophistication of a big city with the relaxed atmosphere of a beach resort. Discover diverse hotels, world-class attractions, cutting-edge museums, award-winning restaurants and a thriving, multi-faceted arts and culture scene.
Explore the Points of Interest
- Come explore the Pacific Ocean and enjoy whale watching excursions off the coast of Long Beach. Many gray whales migrate past our coast each year with bottlenose dolphins, sea lions and migratory waterfowl also within viewing range. Most recently, orca and blue whales have been seen off our coast.
- Step aboard the legendary Queen Mary, the historic ocean liner that once carried royalty and celebrities across the Atlantic. Book the Behind-the-Scenes guided tour and see restored areas of the ship that have been hidden since the final in 1967, including the Isolation Wards and aft Machine Rooms.
- Take a journey of discovery at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Home to more than 11,000 marine animals, visitors can get up close and personal with sharks and sea rays in the touch tank in Shark Lag00n and feed colorful mini parrots in Lorikeet Forest. The Aquarium also features a Behind-the-Scenes tour, 3D movies and special animal encounters.
- The June Keyes Penguin Habitat features Magellanic Penguins, educational exhibit panels and interactive touch screens where visitors can learn more about penguins and issues that are affecting their survival.
- Get acquainted with the abundant great green outdoors of Long Beach! Our many parks and gardens feature fishing lakes, picnic shelters, bike trails, youth group camping area, playgrounds, train ride and pedal boat rentals.
- Immerse yourself in Latin America at MoLAA, the Museum of Latin American Art. MoLAA is a Smithsonian affiliate and the only museum in the Western United States dedicated to the work of contemporary Latin artists.
- Located on the sprawling campus of CSULB, the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden features lush greenery, a traditional Japanese tea house, dry garden, lanterns, bridges and koi fish pond.
- Step back in time to early California history with a visit to two historic Long Beach ranchos: Rancho Los Alamitos and Rancho Los Cerritos. Stroll through lush gardens and tour spacious adobe houses. Interactive visitor centers present the ranchos’ exciting history.
- Surrender yourself to the tender care of The Gondola Getaway for a dreamy cruise around Naples Island, as an authentically clad gondolier glides you smoothly through a network of placid canals.
- The Long Beach coastline, bays, marinas and lagoons offer endless fun year-round. Winding along the water is a smooth 5 mile beach path for biking, roller blading, running or romantic strolls. Dive right into a variety of water sports such as kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and personal watercraft.
- Anchored by a fine craftsman-style home at the end of Bluff Park, the Long Beach Museum of Art features a collection of paintings and drawings of early 20th century European art and California Modernism. Savor a meal at the museum’s cafe while taking in views of the shoreline.
- Stroll down to Shoreline Village, a replica of an early California seaport that’s been in Long Beach for more than 25 years, with an array of shops featuring gifts, souvenirs, collectibles, hats, t-shirts, gourmet chocolates, candy and jewelry. You’ll also find restaurants for every taste and pocketbook.