Long Beach is the most popular city in the state of California. Its busy port is the place where all the ships from all over the world come. This is why Long Beach is also known as an International City. This Pacific Coast city is within the Los Angeles area and is the second largest city in the LA metropolitan area. The city has an area of 51.48 square miles.
Long Beach is just a 30-minute drive away from Los Angeles. In spite of having one of the busiest shipping ports in the world, Long Beach offers plenty of entertainment options for the tourists like gardens, museums, parks, sceneries, and restaurants. The beaches and the ocean frontage also attract tourists and locals.
Some of the popular entertainment centers and attractions offered by Long Beach are:
- The Queen Mary
When you are in Long Beach, never miss visiting the Queen Mary. She was one of the greatest luxury cruise liners to have sailed and made California her home during her last voyage in 1967. It is now a floating hotel with three restaurants and a spa. There are plenty of things you can do and see once you board this ship. You get to know about the history of this age-old ship through guided tours.
Address: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, California.
- Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
This beautifully manicured Japanese garden is a treat to the eyes. This Garden is located in the Long Beach, California State University Campus. Loraine Miller columns built the garden in honor of her husband all burns Miller in 1981. This Japanese Style Garden is an inspiration of the Imperial Gardens in Tokyo. It features ponds, wooden bridges, flowers, water fountains and winding Pathways.
Address: 1250 Bellflower Boulevard BAC Room-203, Long Beach, California.
- Aquarium of the Pacific
This aquarium is situated on the Rainbow Harbor and houses over 11,000 marine creatures, fishes, and animals. This is the largest public aquarium in Southern California. Some of the attractions here are Explorers Cove, June Keyes Penguin habitat, and Baja Gallery.
Address: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, California 90802.
- Shoreline Village
This village has plenty of specialty shops, bars, restaurants, Cafes, boutique, and variety entertainment on offer to keep the adults and the kids in the family busy.