It is no secret that there are many Long
Beach lifestyles. You can enjoy your days living the beach life
or spend your time in the boating world or be the urban
loft-dweller or...well, you get the idea.
If you want to learn to sail the
Park Department offers classes at
Leeway Center. There are also classes
in canoeing, windsurfing and bay kayaking.
There are also classes
in tennis and golf for city residents.
Bicycles are everywhere in Long Beach .
Join the cyclists heading out on the long bike
path on the beach that starts in Belmont Shore and goes to
Shoreline Village and beyond.
Art and History
of Latin American Art has one of the best collections of
contemporary art from North, South and Central America.
628 Alamitos Ave.
Long Beach Museum of Art
has an ever changing exhibition of contemporary art and a superb
collection of video art, not to mention an amazing view of the
Long Beach harbor.
2300 E. Ocean
Rancho Los Cerritos
contains a collection of early Long Beach artifacts. 4600 N.
is docked in the Long Beach harbor and is a
floating museum of an era of luxury sea travel gone by.
The exterior of the
Long Beach Arena
is painted with an enormous whale mural by Wyland. It is the
largest mural in the world.
Aquarium of the
Pacific in downtown Long Beach has over 12,500 sea creatures
at Cal State Long Beach is a charming example of the art of
Toyota Grand Prix is a premier racing event with a course
that runs through city streets near Shoreline Village every
Dining and Entertainment
There are two main dining streets in the
City: Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach and Second Street
in Belmont Shore. Pine Avenue restaurants range from the
upscale to quick food. On Second Street most of the
restaurants offer casual dining.
And if you rave about nightclubs and
dance clubs you will find several of them downtown.
There are coffee houses all over the
City and not all of them are chains -- many have a unique local
Of course, there are movie theaters in
downtown, in Marina Pacifica and other locations around the
In addition there is live theater and
world class performances and events at the
Theater near downtown. Small theaters also offer an
interesting selection of live shows.
Barnes and Noble is in Long Beach. Used bookstores are tucked
away here and there.
|To see the Long Beach
sand sculpture festival
Fairs and Open Air Markets
You can pick out fresh produce at
certified farmers' markets. Locations and days vary.
Want antiques? The
Antique and Collectables Fair is held on the third Sunday of
Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards is a local group that focuses
on reviving Long Beach area wetlands.