Unlike most of California’s oceanfront cities, Long Beach boasts an urban downtown waterfront--blending the casual atmosphere of a beach town with the electric hum of an exciting big city.
Long Beach Skyline – Photo Courtesy of Long Beach Convention Visitors Bureau
Experience everything that makes this city magical; the food, nightlife, scenic pathways, and miles of sandy beachfront and inland waterways. Long Beach boasts 345 days of sunshine annually, offering unlimited outdoor activities. Dine in singular restaurants, many with panoramic ocean vistas. Stroll well-lit, palm-lined promenades, boardwalks, and esplanades. Listed on WalkScore.com’s “Top 10 Most Walkable Cities in America,” Long Beach is also a top bike-friendly city. Within one 8-block area in the downtown waterfront, visitors discover first-class hotels, shopping, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, and more than 125 quality restaurants serving cuisines from around the globe.
Bike Surrey on Beach Path – Photo Courtesy of Long Beach Convention Visitors Bureau
Romantic Gondola cruise through Naples Island Canals – Photo Courtesy of Long Beach Convention Visitors Bureau
Long Beach offers world-class attractions: the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, whale watching, harbor cruises, comedy and music clubs, plus four unique museums and two historic Spanish-era ranchos.
Fun on the Water in Queensway Bay – Photo Courtesy of Long Beach Convention Visitors Bureau
While in Long Beach, park your car and enjoy the city’s efficient transportation system. Long Beach Transit’s Passport shuttles are free in downtown, and a low fare takes you anywhere in the city. Water taxis connect the downtown waterfront with the Queen Mary and Alamitos Bay.
Carnival Cruises Homeports – Photo Courtesy of Long Beach Convention Visitors Bureau
Long Beach is close to all the Southland’s major attractions. LA, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Disneyland and the California Adventure are all within a 30-minute drive. Metro Light-Rail trains and buses connect LA and Orange County destinations.
Getting to Long Beach from SJC is quick and easy with multiple, daily nonstop flights on two carriers to Long Beach Airport (LGB). Additionally, LAX and Orange County’s John Wayne Airport are also close to this waterfront playground and are served nonstop by multiple airlines from SJC.
Plan your visit today at https://www.visitlongbeach.com/