Essential Long Beach

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Recommended Experiences in Long Beach

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Frequently Asked Questions

Top things to do in Long Beach

There are plenty of fun things to do in Long Beach! For instance, you can explore the city’s many museums and historical sites, or enjoy its diverse food and drink scene. Of course, Long Beach is also home to a variety of outdoor activities, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant California city. The Long Beach Harbor is also a popular spot for fishing, swimming, and kayaking, so be sure to check it out if you’re looking for some fun in the sun! You can also take a boat cruises on the harbor taking in the sights of Long Beach from a different perspective. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Long Beach!

What do I need to know before visiting Long Beach?

Long Beach is located in Southern California and can get very warm at times! Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and water for your trip. Speaking of water, boat tours in Long Beach are a must. Or at least visiting the ocean itself! There is plenty to do in Long Beach, especially if you love the outdoors. Here are a few ideas:

  • Visit the beach! Obviously.
  • Take a boat tour.
  • Go hiking or biking in one of the many parks.
  • Check out the Queen Mary or go on a ghost tour.
  • See the sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
  • Explore downtown Long Beach and all of its shops and restaurants.