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The Best Things to Do in Long Beach

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Long Beach

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Aquariums · Specialty Museums · Shopping Malls

Popular things to do in Long Beach

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Aquarium
Aquarium of the Pacific
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
The Queen Mary
3.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Biking Trail
Long Beach Waterfront
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Outdoor Activity
Alamitos Bay
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels. However, in recent years Long Beach has shaken off its gritty reputation by developing its waterfront into a welcoming area for tourism. The Queen Mary luxury liner has been the city's biggest draw since the ship permanently docked here in 1967, but a sleek new aquarium has helped Long Beach strengthen its claim to be the "Aquatic Capital of America." Art museums, shops, public golf courses, and sandy beaches round out the attractive stretch of ocean, and you'll find notable ethnic cuisine throughout the city, a testament to its diverse population. Many visitors find the pace of Long Beach more relaxed than that of Los Angeles, though some blighted areas do remain. To personalize your trip to Long Beach, create itinerary details specific to you using our United States day trip website.

Side trips from Long Beach

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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park Anaheim
4.2
Duration: 5h 30 min
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Disney Park / Activity
Disney California Adventure Park Anaheim
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Playground
Balboa Park San Diego
4.8
Duration: 4h 30 min
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Disney Park / Activity
Downtown Disney Anaheim
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Long Beach

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Educational Site
El Dorado Nature Center
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Island
Naples Island
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Rancho Los Alamitos
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Scenic Walking Area
Belmont Shore
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Long Beach

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Beach
Bluff Park
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Rosie's Dog Beach
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Mother's Beach
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
City Beach
2.9
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Long Beach

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Art Museum
Long Beach Museum of Art
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Museum of Latin American Art
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Military Museum
Scorpion Submarine
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Long Beach

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Shopping Mall
Shoreline Village
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Antique Store
Long Beach Antique Market
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
The Pike Outlets
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Rancho Los Cerritos
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum San Diego
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
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Beach
Santa Monica State Beach Santa Monica
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Theme Park
LEGOLAND California Carlsbad
2.7
Duration: 6 hours

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