Long Beach is one of the most beautiful and principal cities in the coastline of Los Angeles County, Southern California. The city was recently named Aquatic Capital of the Nation because is a leading city in all the maritime aspects.
Located between Orange County and Los Angeles, it is one of the best places where you can spend your time visiting the attractions and enjoying all events and spectacles made in this fabulous city.
There are many different ways of enjoying the city, visiting all the historic and cultural attractions in Long Beach, having outdoor fun practicing all the water sports or enjoying the fabulous nightlife with all the concerts, theaters, bars, pubs and annual festivals.
The main attractions of the city are:
- Aquarium of the Pacific: It is one of the biggest aquariums in United States, it is filled of more than 12,500 animals representing over 550 different species and represents 19 different habitats from the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. The Aquarium also includes attractions such as the interactive Shark Lagoon and Lorikeet Forest.
- RMS Queen Mary: It is an art deco ocean liner, longer than the Titanic, famous for its fabulous design, its use during the second war and for being the fastest in the world until 1952.There are several tours including a Ghosts and Legends tour.
- Russian Foxtrot Submarine: SCORPION, a self-guided tour of a Cold War Soviet submarine, there is a retired Russian submarine officer to answer questions.
- The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden: It is a beautiful garden in the campus of California State University with a traditional tea house and koi ponds.
- Long Beach Museum of Art: A small art museum dedicated to contemporary art with decorative pieces of Californian artists.
- Naples Island: It's a neighborhood of Long Beach that comprises three separate islands, divided by canals on the Alamitos Bay. It offers gondola trips.