Welcome to Long Beach. No need to go snorkeling to meet the fish, visit the Aquarium of the Pacific. Board the historic Queen Mary for a great view and memorable experience.
Be sure to bring your walking shoes- you won’t want to miss a guided tour through lively Downtown or the colorful East Village. Looking for art? Find yourself at the Long Beach Museum of Art and Museum of Latin American Art!
To get to the start of the tour:
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Metro Blue Line
From Downtown LA take the Metro Blue Line to the end of the line to Long Beach.
Aquarium of the Pacific (100 Aquarium Way; 562/590-3100)
The Aquarium of the Pacific features more than 12,000 marine animals from over 550 species. Explore the wonders of the world’s largest ocean in one of the biggest aquariums in the U.S.
Rainbow Harbor/Marina (200B Aquarium Way; 562/570 -8636)
Shoreline Village overlooks Rainbow Marin with arcades and restaurants to please the whole family. Attractions include fishing, boat rentals, and shuttles to other attractions.
Catalina Explorer Company (200 Aquarium Way; 877/432-6276)
The Catalina Explorer invites you to join us onboard our high speed, smooth riding catamaran and let us take you to Avalon in comfort and style.
Long Beach Museum of Art (2300 E. Ocean Blvd; 562/439-2119)
The Long Beach Museum of Art is located on a magnificent bluff-top site overlooking Long Beach Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. The campus includes the historic Elizabeth Milbank Anderson house and carriage house (built in 1912), oceanfront gardens, and a new pavilion with two floors of expansive gallery space for changing exhibitions. The historic buildings are home to administrative offices, the Museum Store and Café. In addition to changing exhibitions, the Museum offers extensive educational programs for children and adults, musical programs, festivals, and other special events.
Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier (Ocean Blvd. & 39th Place)
Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier is a popular site for fishing and strolling. Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier Sport Fishing can be accessed at the end of the pier.
Long Beach Ice Dogs Hockey Club (300 E. Ocean Blvd.; 562/ICE-DOGS)
The Long Beach Ice Dogs is the lovable, local hockey club in Long Beach. Check them out for unstoppable action on the ice!
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd.; 562/436-3636)
Whatever your plans, Long Beach is the place to start. Conveniently located and easily accessible by public transportation, the city of offers fun for the whole family. From the majestic Queen Mary to outstanding cultural arts and festivals, Long Beach is a vibrant city home to more than 450,000 people. While experiencing Long Beach itself, you can enjoy the comfort of the convenient red Passport shuttle, which runs approximately every 5-10 minutes. It’s free in the Downtown LA Area and can transport you to all of the must-see Long Beach attractions.
Long Beach Toyota Grand Prix (3000 Pacific Ave; 562/981-2600)
One of the most exciting events in Long Beach is the annual Long Beach Toyota Grand Prix. The Grand Prix attracts more than 200,000 visitors to the city each year.
Queen Mary (1126 Queens Highway; 562/435-3511)
Aboard the historic Queen Mary, guests can spend the night in an original hotel stateroom, dine in one of three ocean view restaurants and indulge in a famous Sunday Brunch. Visitors can enjoy a variety of guided tours and exhibits, the Ghosts & Legends of the Queen Mary show, and explore a Russian Cold War submarine. Special exhibits and events are scheduled regularly.
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden (6300 State University Dr.; 562/985-5930)
Garden includes a spectacular koi pond, waterfalls, tea house and bonsai collection. Hosting special events, group tours and garden rental is available.
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) (628 Alamitos Ave.; 562/437-1689)
The Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), founded in November, 1996, is the only museum in the Western United States that exclusively features contemporary(since World War II) fine art from Mexico, Central & South America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. MoLAA displays a comprehensive permanent collection as well as three important traveling exhibitions annually.
Rancho Los Alamitos (6400 Bixby Hill Rd.; 562/431-3541)
The 7.5 acres are comprised of six agricultural buildings (including a working blacksmith shop), four acres of award-winning gardens and a sprawling adobe ranch house (built c.1800).
El Dorado Nature Center (7550 E. Spring St.; 562/570-1745)
The Nature Center’s 102.5-acre wildlife habitat is an island of serenity in the midst of the busy urban landscape.