Tourism & Attractions

Long Beach Grand PrixNo matter what time of the year you choose to visit, there's always something special in Long Beach. From the city's legendary Naples Island Boat Parade at Christmas to the popular Long Beach Museum of Art Summer Concert Series, there's something for everyone. Discover the city's best-known attractions, which range from a historic ocean liner to a state-of-the-art aquarium. Then check out the city's other rare and unique treasures, from the Museum of Latin American Art to the Tallships in Rainbow Harbor.

World-Class Attractions

  • Queen Mary - The Queen Mary is without a doubt Long Beach's most famous resident.

  • Convention & Entertainment Center - The cornerstone of Long Beach's tourism industry is the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. With a 224,000 square-foot exhibit hall, 83,000 square feet of meeting room space, and a ballroom comfortable able to seat 1,600, the complex also includes a 13,600-seat arena and the elegant Long Beach Performing Arts Center.

  • Long Beach Toyota Grand Prix - One of the most exciting events in Long Beach is the annual Long Beach Toyota Grand Prix. Immensely popular across the nation, the Grand Prix attracts more than 200,000 visitors to the city each year.

  • Aquarium of the Pacific - Taking visitors on a journey through the three main regions of the Pacific Ocean - Southern California/Baja, the Northern Pacific and the Tropical Pacific - the Aquarium of the Pacific hosts 12,000 ocean animals in nearly 50 exciting habitats and exhibits.

Shopping & Dining
In Long Beach, you will find a wealth of shopping experiences from one-of-a-kind boutiques to popular Southern California shops. With the mild year-round climate, outdoor shopping is plentiful throughout the city. Did all that shopping work up an appetite? No one ever goes hungry in Long Beach. From fine Italian dining to tantalizing ethnic cuisine to casual dining, there's something for every palate. Additionally, be sure to check out Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach where all your shopping and dining activities converge.


Hotels & Lodging
Spectacular views of Long Beach's 5 1/2 mile coastline are offered from many of Long Beach's best hotel rooms. And with more than 5,000 rooms to choose from throughout the city, there's something for everyone. Accommodations range from four-star hotels ( among them Hilton, Hyatt Regency, Airport Mariott, Renaissance, The Courtyard by Marriott, The Queen Mary, The Westcoast Long Beach Hotel and The Westin) to cozy bed and breakfast inns to beachside surf motels. And rates are among the most reasonable in Southern California.

Tourism Resources
Visitor Information
(lodging, events, dining, etc.)
http://www.visitlongbeach.com/
The Queen Mary http://www.queenmary.com
Aquarium of the Pacific http://www.aquariumofpacific.org
Long Beach Toyota Grand Prix http://www.longbeachgp.com