There’s plenty to do under the sun in Long Beach. Whether it’s enjoying a day on the sea, taking in a museum, or visiting one of Long Beach’s world famous attractions, one thing is for sure — you won’t be bored!
The Aquarium of the Pacific is the best way to get in touch with California’s sea life! Visit the sea otters, penguins, sea lions, and the touchable shark lagoon. The Pacific Visions wing, has a series of interactive, eco-minded info stations and a two-screen theater.
This grand cruise ship has not sailed since the 1960s; luckily it also serves as a historic tourist attraction. There are several eating and drinking spots and a hotel if you want to stay overnight. But they also offer brunch and spooky ghost tours for the brave.
Starting in 1975, the Grand Prix of Long Beach is the longest running major street race held in North America. Witness the thrill of Indy Cars zipping through a downtown race circuit and all types of race-related activities.
This four-acre waterfront spot is the only legal off-leash dog beach in L.A. County and it is located right here in Long Beach. The park is named after the area’s late local canine celebrity, Rosie the English bulldog.
The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center is located within the heart of downtown Long Beach and hosts all types of trade shows and conventions. With so many different events every year, there is bound to be something fun for the whole family to enjoy.
Island vibes and delicious drinks are just a boat ride away! Long Beach serves as one of three major launch points for ferries to Catalina Island. Catch the Catalina Express, which departs from Long Beach for Avalon about every two hours.
Enjoy a relaxing Gondola cruise across Alamitos Bay and thru the Naples Canals. Your Gondolier will gently row you and yours while you sip your favorite beverages and experience this hidden gem of Long Beach.
Home to resident companies Musical Theatre West and the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, the Carpenter Center is dedicated to enriching and entertaining audiences with an engaging mix of music, dance, comedy, family events, and more.
ShoreLine Aquatic Park, Alamitos Beach, and Long Beach are great for viewing sea creatures from afar, but those looking to an up close experience should consider booking one of the area's top guided tour operators – Harbor Breeze or Spirit Cruises.
Rancho Los Alamitos was originally a sacred Tongva village, the land later became a ranch under both Spanish and Mexican rule.
Rancho Los Cerritos is a two-story Monterey-style adobe that is furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1800s. Both buildings and the gardens remain open today as museums.
The home of Long Beach State basketball and volleyball for over 20 years, the Walter Pyramid has become a nationally recognized icon for the the city of Long Beach. Its dramatic appearance and unique multi-purpose capability make it one of the finest collegiate athletic facilities.
The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden hosts everything from lectures, screenings, workshops and an annual origami festival. It is located on the Cal State Long Beach Campus.
Established in 1925, the Art Theatre Long Beach was originally a single screen silent movie house – complete with orchestra pit and pipe organ. Today the art-deco designed theater is a premiere spot for first run, small
independent and cult films.
The Long Beach Museum of Art has a cultured roster of temporary exhibits. The ceramic and sculpture-filled permanent collection includes some notable Californian pieces and be sure to stop by Claire’s, the museum’s oceanfront patio, for a bite to eat.
The only museum dedicated to Latin Artists, everything about this museum is forward-thinking, from its modern and contemporary-driven collection to the building itself. The permanent collection houses work by one artist from every Latin American country.
So much to do in SoCal – from LA, the world's entertainment empire to the OC and its iconic Disneyland. More eclectic cuisine and acclaimed restaurants, more beaches and outdoor activities, more museums and professional sports teams - of every kind. You just need to know where to start.
Long Beach is full of places to eat, shop and stroll – from cool, vintage finds at the many hip stores along Retro Row to the diverse restaurants and boutique shops set in a laid-back atmosphere at Belmont Shore, there's a lot to discover in our diverse neighborhoods – and plenty of fun in the downtown nightlife!
Hang by the fireside, or chill in the pool – whether you're here for a relaxing day or two or staying a while, enjoy all our Resort has to offer.