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Come experience one of the most scenic events in California, “Run Long Beach”. Starting in Downtown Long Beach, runners head towards the historic Queen Mary and then through Shoreline Village. After running next to the Pacific Ocean on the flat beach path, half marathoners will continue down Ocean Boulevard while full marathoners veer right and head through Belmont Shore toward Marine Stadium.
Why We Love It
Long Beach, a beach town just South of LA, is known for its no-surfing beaches, urban waterfront attractions, and the Toyota Grand Pix of Long Beach (drag racing). This bike-friendly town is home to numerous music and cultural festivals, and plenty of water activities such as windsurfing, whale-watching, or kayaking around the canals of Naples Island. Be sure to check out the Queen Mary, a boat turned haunted hotel and tourist attraction.
Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do
A charming waterfront boardwalk with colorful unique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and entertainment for all ages.
|Second Street in Belmont Shore|
A main drag for dining, shopping and events.
|Rancho Los Alamitos|
A historic site with an adobe ranch house and gardens originally inhabited by the native Gabrielino-Tongva people of the Los Angeles basin.
A downtown hub with nightlife, restaurants, stores, attractions, and access to the pier.
|Museum of Latin American Art|
Dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art and culture. Free on Sundays.
|Long Beach Museum of Art|
A variety of permanent collections, floating exhibitions, and special events. Free on Fridays.
Green space with walking paths, BBQs, picnic tables, restrooms and great views.
|El Dorado Nature Center|
A wildlife sanctuary with 105 acres of plant life, animals, lakes, streams, walking trails and a visitor center.
|Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden|
1.3 acres of sculpted gardens, bridges, stones and water. Located at the California State University Long Beach campus.
|High - 77°F (25°C)||Low - 58°F (14°C)|
Long Beach Airport (LGB)
|Best Western LB Convention Center||0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish|
|Courtyard Long Beach||0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish|
|Hilton Long Beach||1.1 mi (1.8 km) from start/finish|
|Hotel Maya||1.3 mi (2.1 km) from start/finish|
|Hyatt The Pike Long Beach||0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish|
|Hyatt Regency Long Beach||0.5 mi (0.8 km) from start/finish|
|The Varden Hotel||1.0 mi (1.6 km) from start/finish|
|Renaissance Long Beach||0.7 mi (1.1 km) from start/finish|
|Residence Inn Long Beach Downtown||1.5 mi (2.4 km) from start/finish|
|Westin Long Beach||0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish|