The most iconic attraction in Long Beach is the RMS Queen Mary, an ocean liner with a long and somewhat spooky history! You can choose from one of the many tours offered or even stay onboard overnight. After your boat tour, experience a deep see adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific, Southern California’s largest and most popular aquarium. The aquarium has 18 animal exhibits about California’s coastal waters and is home to some adorable sea otters, penguins, and seals!
One of the best ways to explore Long Beach and its diverse neighborhoods is on a bike. Rent a bike Downtown and see some of Long Beach’s POW! Wow! Mural Festival artworks, created by local and international artists. Bike along the Vista Bike Boulevard, for cyclists and pedestrians only, which will take you all along the waterfront. When you are ready for a lunch break, head towards Shoreline Park where you can chill out on the grassy peninsula, have a picnic or explore the walkable pier of the Shoreline Village.
If you are ready to spend some time out of the sun, why not explore SoCal’s Spanish roots at the Museum of Latin America Art? Home to over 1,000 paintings, sculptures and photographs, it is the only museum in North America dedicated to Latin American art. Head to the museum’s café for some traditional Latino food, perfect after a day of sightseeing!
Looking for some retail therapy? Fourth Street is a great spot for some vintage shopping and is also the heart of the art scene in downtown. After browsing the shops, make sure to check out the incredible eateries and bars, such as The Pike Bar & Restaurant and Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, as well enjoying the free live music at night.