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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|