Cheap Flights to Fort Lauderdale
As the fifth largest city in California, Long Beach balances big
city life and a hip, beach-town feel. With a perfect location half-way
between the attractions in Orange County and Los Angeles, and a newly
built-up downtown district, Long Beach is a great destination for all
travelers. The weather is great -- with 345 days of sunshine each year,
there's never a wrong time to visit. Average highs are 69-83 degrees.
The city of Long Beach is home to the world's largest mural, the
second busiest seaport in the US (Port of Long Beach), JetBlue's West
Coast hub and the only museum in the Western United States that
features exclusively Latin American Art.
Long Beach Transit gives visitors easy access to nearby
attractions. The Blue Line MetroRail connects Long Beach to the Staples
Center and downtown Los Angeles. Visitors can easily get to Disneyland
or Knott's Berry Farm in less than 30 minutes. Or, take a day trip to
Santa Catalina Island on the Catalina Express.
How to Get There
Long Beach airport is
JetBlue's West Coast hub. While the airport itself is small compared to
the size of the city, its small scale makes it very convenient for
business and leisure travelers alike.
Where to Stay
Popular Long Beach hotels include
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel and Hyatt Long Beach in downtown. For
visitors who prefer waterfront hotels in Long Beach, check out Hotel
The Aquarium of the Pacific is rated
the #2 Los Angeles-area Family Destination (Zagat U.S. Family Travel
Guides), second only to Disneyland. The Long Beach Aquarium recently
made history as the first in the museum, zoo, or aquarium industry to
become a Climate Action Leader for voluntarily measuring, certifying,
and reporting its green house gas emissions to the Climate Action
Registry and the public.
The Queen Mary is one of the top tourist attractions in Long
Beach. It's now a hotel and museum, known for its ghost stories. The
ship is 200 feet longer than the Titanic. It's famous for being the
fastest ship in the world from 1936 to 1952. It was also used during
WWII as a troop transport.
Check out the events calendars for the Long Beach Performing Arts
Center or the East Village Arts District. Or, visit one of several
local museums including the Long Beach Museum of Art or the Museum of
Latin American Art.
Sports fanatics can go kayaking, sailing and deep sea fishing in
Long Beach. Or, visit one of Wyland's Whaling Walls at the Long Beach
Sports Arena (attached to the Long Beach Convention Center). At 116,000
square feet, it's the world's largest mural. Long Beach's largest
annual event is the Long Beach Grand Prix in April.
The city of Long Beach is very ocean-centric. Take advantage of
all sorts of ocean activities: whale watching charters, fishing
charters, harbor tours - or just relax on the beach.