Long Beach’s energy and excitement is never ending and offers a wide array of entertainment options for families, couples and singletons for both day and night. Discover all the attractions that Downtown has to offer from underwater creatures at the Aquarium of the Pacific to the inspirational sounds of the Long Beach Symphony.
AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC
Offers visitors a chance to explore the largest body of water on the Earth – the Pacific Ocean. When first entering the Aquarium’s bright Great Hall of the Pacific (the size of an entire football field), visitors will come across the Aquarium’s three Preview Exhibits, which offer highlights of the Aquarium’s three main exhibits.
Be whisked away to the beautiful Catalina Island in about 1 hour and relax in the state-of-art, first class and airline style seating. Cabin attendant service is available to make the journey even more enjoyable. Service runs year-round with daily trips. Don’t forget to make reservations today.
Offers the unique diversity of what Long Beach is all about. It features the Art Theatre, which opened in 1924 as a silent movie theatre, and is now the Number One Independent Theatre in Los Angeles County. Retro Row hosts a lot of unique shops like Moxie Roller Skate Shop, Third Eye Records and Vintage Galeria, and tasty restaurants like Restauration, The Social List, and Lola’s Mexican Cuisine.
Belmont Shore is a region of Long Beach (California) that’s buzzing with shoppers, residents, visitors, beach-goers and the nautical crowd. In addition to the Alamitos Bay, you’ll be able to ride the cement beach path on a bike, surrey, skates, or just jogging & walking, stroll and partake of free fishing on the Belmont Memorial Pier, or put together a game of sand beach volleyball at one of the courts at the beaches along Ocean Ave. It’s there that you’ll also find the jetski launch ramp, and a dog beach, plus Belmont Pool and Chuck’s Coffee Shop, home to the “Locally World Famous” Weasel.
LONG BEACH MARINAS
The Long Beach Marina, which includes Alamitos Bay Marina, Long Beach Shoreline Marina (Downtown Marina), and Rainbow Harbor / Rainbow Marina, truly has one of the greatest locations in California. Our boating public appreciates the rapid access to open water, prevailing winds and close proximity to Catalina Island. Sailing conditions in Long Beach are practically perfect year round. That is why Long Beach has been, and continues to be, home of the Congressional Cup, Transpac and Olympic trial races.
LONG BEACH PLAYHOUSE
Established in 1929, the Long Beach Playhouse produces 13 shows annually filled with a unique and diverse cast. It features two theatres, as well as educational programs and workshops.
LONG BEACH OPERA
Founded in 1979, the Long Beach Opera is the oldest operatic producing company in the metropolitan Los Angeles and Orange County region. With a repertory of over seventy operas, including early and late Baroque works, twentieth century works, and operas of special interest from the standard repertory, Long Beach Opera is well known for its world, American and west coast premieres of new and rare operas.
LONG BEACH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Established in 1935, today the LBSO draws loyal audiences from the greater Long Beach region to its “Classics” series in the Terrace Theater, Symphony POPS! concerts in the Long Beach Arena, and its new Holiday Celebration concert. It also serves over 50,000 students per school year through its education programs.
MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART (MOLAA)
Founded in 1996 MOLAA is the only museum in the United States exclusively dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art, and serves the greater Los Angeles area. Since its inception, MOLAA has doubled its size, added a 15,000 sq. ft. sculpture garden, and expanded its permanent collection, ranging from works by Tamayo and Matta to Cruz Diez and Bedia.
Come aboard the legendary and historic Queen Mary Ocean Liner. Enjoy a meal, shop and even plan to spend the night in an original First Class Stateroom. The First Class Passage ticket includes Ghosts & Legends show, admission to the Russian Cold War submarine, two guided tours, and all exhibit areas.
Features a wide variety of unique specialty shops offering everything from gifts and souvenirs to resort wear and jewelry. Hats, t-shirts, collectibles and gourmet chocolates can also be found here. Dine at one of the many delicious restaurants that feature food from exotic to All-American fare and make sure enjoy the cool ocean breeze.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY of LONG BEACH (CSULB)
Opening in 1949, California State University of Long Beach has awarded degrees to more than 280,000 alumni. CSULB was named as one of the nation’s “Best Value” public colleges by the Princeton Review, which teamed up with USA Today to present its list of the 150 “Best Value Colleges for 2013.”
Bixby Knolls is a neighborhood in Long Beach, adjoining North Long Beach. This neighborhood includes the Los Cerritos Virginia Country Club and the original Los Cerritos Ranch House Historic Site. The neighborhood features many events like First Fridays Long Beach Art Walk, Bixby Knolls Strollers, and Concerts in the Park(ing Lot).
THE PIKE AT RAINBOW HARBOR
A vibrant dining, retail and entertainment destination ideally located on the waterfront in the heart of downtown Long Beach. Have fun at KDB with the whole family, ride the antique carousel or catch the latest movie release at the state of the art, all-stadium seating Cinemark Theatre complex. Whatever your pleasure, you’re sure to find it at Southern California’s newest hot spot, The Pike at Rainbow Harbor!