Long Beach Travel Guide
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 83%Business Travelers
- 83%Art & Design Lovers
- 83%Local Culture
- 82%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (42)
- Long BeachFeb 08, 2014
I love living in Long Beach, CA. Its diversity is what attracted me most to this
city. I live in downtown Long Beach where everything such as shopping centers,
restaurants, and tourist attractions are right outside my front door. Being within walking distance of the beach is even better, I don't need to have a car to get around like I would if I was living in L.A. To me Long Beach is heaven on earth.
- Long BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Sep 25, 2013
Definitely a place that is infamous for the good the bad and the ugly. This place as all that and some more...
An awesome downtown area with major So Cal attractions like the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Convention Center, Signal Hill, Long Beach Harbor, The Queen Mary, and lots of restaurants.
The gangs(both legal and otherwise) control this city. The Longshoremen control parts, hoodlums control others. However the hoodlums usually dont cross over and cause too much trouble.
After dark the area changes and you can easily spot some scoundrels, ladies of ill repute, other random nefarious individuals, and those that dont always live within the law.
Some areas are family friendly and some areas are just unfriendly period.
The beach itself is very limited in my experience as Long Beach has one of the busiest ports in the world. This takes up significant land and eliminates a lot of property that would otherwise have been dedicated to surfing swimming or perhaps drowning...
Downtown has been rejuvenated with lots of lofts (flats), chain and independent restaurants, and a bare minimum of entertainment locations but the bars and gastropub style joints here rule the roost.
The airport is a great small commercial facility that allows for quick ingress and egress to the area. It is also a hub for some airlines. Definitely a reduced fair facility for quick trips all over everywhere.
Overall I happen to like this place… just don’t get caught in the wrong place with or by the wrong people at the wrong time and everything will be awesome!
- Long BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6May 31, 2013
Lots of great restaurants to try out in Long Beach. There's also the Aquarium of the Pacific which is fun for both kids and adults. During Halloween time the Queen Mary becomes a haunted ship and is great if you like to be scared silly. Stop by for Lobster Fest that takes place every fall.
- Long BeachMay 23, 2013
I've worked in Long Beach since 2004. I'm here M-F and I've spend a lot of time looking for food around here. I've never lived here and LB has never really given me much reason to. Instead, I commute about 45-60mins every day to get here.
CITY: Despite the imagery placed in my head by all the LBC talk from my favorite rap artists, LB is not that bad of a city. I'm sure this wasn't the case 20 years ago, but some of LB is pretty nice right now. Yes, if you walk into the post office, you will be greeted a bulletproof glass wall at the counter. It's all good though. There are only a few places (maybe north long beach) where I have felt a little uneasy. Definitely feels safer here than in many parts of LA.
FOOD: Ok. I've looked and i've looked and looked some more. I give up. If you want great food, leave LB and go to Torrance, Cerritos or anywhere else. There are some good places here but there really is nothing that great.
My favorite thing about LB has to be the Aquarium. I love that place!
- Long BeachFirst to ReviewOct 27, 2012
2nd Street is a great place to go for a fun night out. Start out with drinks and appetizers at any of the numerous bars/restaurants that litter the entirety of the street. Then go sit down for dinner. Afterwards, head toward the beach (just a few blocks away) to walk off the food/wine/beer and bask in the sun and sea. You'll love it.
- Long BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Sep 28, 2012
I know Long Beach's Beach (near 2nd street) is not as famous as Newport or Laguna, but that's the reason I like coming here!!! If you want a beach that you can go to to relax, sleep, read or simply enjoy a beautiful day without screaming kids or people around you; this place is for you!!!
I came here because I wanted to sleep to the sound of the ocean waive before my dinner on 2nd street, so I decided to come here~ Not only was it easy to park, but also lots of beach spaces for me to choose!
Oh, if you got pets, this place is also the place for you ^^ You're allow bring your dog on one of the section of the beach and run around with them~
This is definitely "THE BEACH" to come visit~!~!
- Long BeachMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesAdventure Travelers+ 3Sep 10, 2012
Okay, it's not the coolest city in SoCal, but Long Beach is underrated. Pine Street downtown has a ton of restaurants and music venues. The shoreline has restaurants too, as well as the Queen Mary. The aquarium is pretty sweet. And 2nd Street in Belmont Shore, just south of city has some great restaurants. I wouldn't necessarily plan a vacation here, but if you're here for business, it's worth it to explore a little.
- Long Beach
- Long BeachJul 05, 2012
I went there with my family and we had thrilling enjoyment. We would always go to this restaurant which I thought they severed huge servings. We would stay at a Hilton because my mother use to get free rooms when she worked for them. There was a beach not that long from where we were staying. We would also go to the pool at the hotel because we got bored a lot. Plus we had the most recorded U-turns for my family there. We did about 14. We got lost a lot there. You can enjoy Long Beach in many was.
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