Blending the laid back relaxation with the urban sophistication, Long Beach has a lovely 5.5 mile long sandy beach front along the Pacific Ocean. Long Beach houses some award winning restaurants, amazing museums and the most awesome world-class attractions; making Long Beach a great tourist and business division.
The climate in Long Beach is generally mild and pleasant all year round, so any time of the year could be a good time to visit Long Beach. You can also pick a time of a festival happening in Long Beach to visit the place like the Long Beach Grand Prix Auto Race or the annual Long Beach Marathon.
You can hop onto the Long Beach Transit Passport Bus when in Long Beach, that will take you to all the top attractions in the city for a very, very reasonable fare price. Alternatively, you can also take the Metro Blue Line train for going around Long Beach. If you are visiting Long Beach in the summer months then you could take a ride on the Long Beach Transit’s Aqua Bus.
Located in downtown Long Beach on the waterfront, the aquarium of the pacific is a fun-filled attraction for people of all ages. With a multi-storey aquarium, a very wide variety of life species – aquatic and otherwise – parakeets, sting rays, seals, sharks, fishes and so much; you would never realize when the entire day went past once you visit here.
If you have a thing for ferry boats, then the Catalina Express ferry service offer you a ride from Long Beach. With a lot of trips a day, the Catalina Express runs all around the year, so there is slim chance you would be able to miss it. With a bar and snack bar on each ferry, the Catalina Express offers breathtaking views of the Pacific ocean coast and the skyline.
Segway Tours is the most fun thing you could do in Long Beach on two wheels. Starting from the Shoreline Village, you could experience a host of famous landmarks of Long Beach like the historic Pike, the Queen Mary, the Rainbow Harbor, the Scorpion submarine, with extremely knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides etc.
And we are definitely not talking about the one in Italy. Naples is also a neighborhood in Long Beach. This neighborhood is built on three islands located in the Alamitos Bay. The islands here are divided by canals and the streets here have Italianate names. One could on romantic gondola trips, enjoy the gentle waves and shallow swimming area of the Mother’s beach, go kayaking or just enjoy a laid back picnic at the La Bella Fontana di Napoli.
The Rancho Los Alamitos is the traditional birthplace of the natives of the Los Angeles Basin while also being known for the evolution of its significant historic landscape over time. Due to this the Rancho has been listed twice in the National Register of Historic Places. The site has some traces of an ancestral village, a ranch house, lush historic gardens from the 20s and the 30sand a restored working ranch barnyard, It is a beautiful historical gem in Long Beach, waiting to be seen and admired.
One tip that always works is to plan well in advance. That way you save big time on air fare. Moreover, taking flights with a layover or a switch over might add some more money to your savings column instead of your expenses column. Find some local cafes instead of grabbing the room service at the hotel you are staying. Long Island has some awesome cozy cafes and restaurants, and you could enjoy a breath air outside while you enjoy your latte and croissants. This way you end up having something that’s lot cheaper than the room service, while you also get to be outdoors and explore something new. Take public transport or ust walk around, cabs and taxis could get expensive.