Long Beach Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Long Beach; our list of the best things to see, including Aquarium of the Pacific, Haute Dog Easter Parade and Long Beach Grand Prix.
  • The best place in Long Beach: Aquarium of the Pacific

    Aquarium of the Pacific

    100 Aquarium Way
    Daily 9AM-6PM, except December 25and the weekend of the Grand Prix of Long Beach in April. General Admission: Adult - $24.95, Child (3-11) - $13.95, Senior (62+) - $21.95. General Admission Plus Behind-The-Scenes Tour (ages 7 and up only): Adult - $38.95, Child (3-11) - $27.95, Senior (62+) - $35.95.. One of the largest aquariums in the United States, its nearly 1,000 species fill 19 major habitats and 32 focus exhibits and take visitors through three regions of the Pacific Ocean: Southern California/Baja, the Tropical Pacific, and the Northern Pacific. There is also a Combo package with the Queen Mary. (Pay parking or take Passport C)
    Downtown food nearby
  • Haute Dog Easter Parade

    Haute Dog Easter Parade

    Annual Parade featuring dogs in costume.
    Belmont Heights eat nearby
  • Long Beach Grand Prix

    Long Beach Grand Prix

    A weekend long event culminating in Indycar racing on a 2 mile track through the streets of downtown. Held every April. Celebrities races are among the events.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Long Beach State Athletics

    Long Beach State Athletics

    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    The 49er's compete in NCAA Division 1 collegiate sports, including baseball (the "Dirtbags"), softball, basketball, volleyball, water polo, and women's soccer and tennis. Venues include the blue Walter Pyramid , one of three true pyramids in the United States and Blair Field.
    Park Estates food nearby
  • Ye Olde King's Head

    Ye Olde King's Head

    116 Santa Monica Blvd
    All but two of Los Angeles' pubs are located west of the 405, in this area.
    West Side
  • Catalina Express

    Catalina Express

    320 Golden Shore
    Daily departures, varies with season. Round trip fares: Adult - $70.50 adult, Senior (55+) - $64, Child (2-11) - $55, Infants (under 2) - $5. Bikes and surfboards - $6. Boat service to Catalina Island. Reservations are recommended. Note that each passenger is allowed 2 pieces of luggage, no larger than 37x23x23 inches (94x58x58 cm) and weighing no more than 50 pounds (22 kg) each as well as one carry-on bag.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Lakewood Center

    Lakewood Center

    500 Lakewood Center Mall
    M-F 10AM-9PM, Sa 10AM-8PM, Su 11AM-7PM. Aside from the standard mall stores, Lakewood Center has a Carousel inside of the mall and a Pacific Movie Theatre with 16 screens, including one of the largest Southern California movie screens outside of Hollywood.
  • The Original Fish Company

    The Original Fish Company

    11061 Los Alamitos Boulevard
    Excellent Seafood restaurant
    El Dorado Park
  • Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

    Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Tu-F 8AM-3:30PM, Su Noon to 4PM, Closed M and Sa. Free. The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is a 1.3 acre Japanese garden with a traditional tea house and koi ponds. A self-guided tour book is available for $1. Call to verify hours as university events sometimes require early closures. Tours for groups of 10 or more may be arranged by calling the garden office at +1-562 985-8420. Take Passport D.
    Park Estates restaurants nearby
  • Rancho Los Alamitos Museum

    Rancho Los Alamitos Museum

    6400 E. Bixby Hill Rd.
    Museum of the old Bixby Farmhouse and gardens.
    Naples-Marina Area food nearby
  • East West Ice Palace

    East West Ice Palace

    11446 Artesia Blvd.
    Open to public M-Th 2PM-5PM, F 2PM-5:30PM, Sa 1PM-4:45PM and 7PM-midnight, Su - check website for hours. $9, 10 and under - $8, Skate rental $3. Ice skating rink best known for being co-owned by Olympic medal figure skater Michelle Kwan.
    eat nearby
  • El Dorado Park Nature Center

    El Dorado Park Nature Center

    7550 E. Spring St.
    Trails: Tu-Su 8AM-5PM Tu-Su, Museum: Tu-Su 8:30AM-4PM. See El Dorado East Regional Park for admission. Located inside El Dorado East Regional Park, the Nature Center is a large forested park with trails, a museum, two lakes and native Califonia wildlife. See website for special monthly events.
    El Dorado Park restaurants nearby
  • Recreation Park Golf Course 18

    Recreation Park Golf Course 18

    5001 Deukmejian Drive
    daybreak - 9:00PM. Non-Resident: M-F - $34, Sa-Su and holidays - $45. A Billy Bell-designed 18-hole layout with rolling terrain and various types of trees lining the fairways.
    East Side food nearby
  • Recreation Park Golf Course 9

    Recreation Park Golf Course 9

    5000 East 7th Street
    Call for current rates. A nine-hole executive course.
    East Side eat nearby
  • El Dorado East Regional Park

    7550 E. Spring St.
    7AM-dusk, Closed on Christmas. M-F - $5, Sa-Su $7 Sat. & Sun, holidays - $8. Very large recreation park with bike paths, playgrounds, and ponds.
    El Dorado Park restaurants nearby
  • Long Beach Museum of Art

    2300 East Ocean Boulevard
    Th 11AM-8PM, F-Su 11AM-5PM, Closed Jan 1, Jul 4, Thanksgiving, and Dec 25.. Adult - $7, Senior (62+)/Students (with ID) - $6, Child (under 12) - Free. Every Thursday evening from 5PM-8PM free for all ages.. A small art museum featuring 20th Century art and decorative pieces with a focus on California artists. Take Passport A or D
    Belmont Heights food nearby
  • Shoreline Village

    429-P Shoreline Village Dr.
    Retail store hours are 10AM - 9PM daily; summer retail hours are 10AM - 10PM daily. Restaurant hours vary. Shoreline Village is a family friendly waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment center that overlooks beautiful Rainbow Harbor. Take Passport C.
  • The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

    The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

    152 N Central Ave
    Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90013. A branch of MOCA tucked away in Little Tokyo. Same opening hours and shared tickets as MOCA on Grand.
    Wilmington restaurants nearby
  • Mikawaya

    800 E
    Little Tokyo'. Their moto says it best: "The finest name in Japanese pastries since 1910
  • Arlington Park

    2200 W
    One of the premier horse-racing tracks in the Midwest, Arlington Park has been in operation since 1929. It's the home of the Arlington Million, a Breeders' Club qualifying bet. Nowadays the Park seems to attract a mixture of regular bettors, day-trippers, and beginners, with a special betting window for beginners plus a tutorial on its website.
    West Side eat nearby
  • Lakewood Golf Course

    3101 E. Carson Blvd.
    An 18-hole, par 72 golf course.
    restaurants nearby
  • Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Adobe

    4600 Virginia Road
    W-Su 1PM-5PM except holidays. Free, donations welcomed.. A two-story Monterey-style adobe home built in 1844. A National, State, and Long Beach Historic Landmark, the site includes historic gardens and a research library. Docent led tours on every hour from 1PM to 4PM. Groups over 10 should reserve two weeks ahead. Special events listed on the website.
    Los Cerritos Area food nearby
  • Heartwell Golf Course

    6700 East Carson Street
    18 Holes Non-Resident: M-F - $14, Sa-Su and holidays - $16; 9-Holes Non-Resident: M-F - $10, After 12PM Sa-Su and holidays - $11. 18-Hole Par 3 course designed by William F. Bell.
    The Plaza eat nearby
  • Gay Pride Festival

    Gay Pride Festival

    Rainbow Harbor and the Marina Green
    Held every May, the Festival celebrates gay, lesbian, and transgender lifestyles through music, stage performances, and a parade.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Gondola Getaway

    5437 E. Ocean Blvd.
    Seven days a week, 11AM - 11PM, Closed holidays. 2 to 6 people: $85 for two people and $20/additional person; 7 to 14 people: $250 up to 10 and $25/additional to 14; 21 to 60 people: $20/person. Romantic gondola boat ride along the canals in Naples. Make reservations at least one day in advance (3 weeks is recommended). Reservation office hours 9AM - 5PM daily.
    Belmont Shore food nearby
  • Museum of Latin American Art

    628 Alamitos Ave.
    4, Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 and 25.. General - $9, Seniors and students - $6, children under 12 - free. MOLAA is the only museum in the western United States that exclusively features contemporary Latin American art. The museum seeks to educate through the utilization of its permanent collection, traveling exhibitions, and programs. MOLAA is in the newly developing East Village Arts District of Long Beach.
    Downtown eat nearby
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