Explore Long Beach
Long Beach is a waterfront playground located right in the heart of Southern California. Here you can experience it all; a deep-sea adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific, whale watching on the water, shopping in one of the city's many unique districts, a tour of coastal breweries, a vibrant foodie scene, and so much more. Long Beach is a foodie's paradise! Explore our diverse mom-and-pop restaurants, international fare, fine dining, and pop up vendors.
There are few experiences as rare and exhilarating as a sighting of a white, steam-like blow from a whale breaking the water's surface for air as it migrates along California's coastline. Gray whales frequent the Long Beach coast from December to May, and blue whales - the largest known mammals on Earth - are spotted from June to September, flapping their tails before slipping below the surface to dive for krill in deep underwater trenches. The first stop on any art-lover's tour is the Long Beach Museum of Art on Ocean Boulevard beside Bluff Park. Located within a historic home in Long Beach, the 1911 Elizabeth Milbank Anderson House, the museum is known for rotating exhibitions of its permanent collection, which features more than 3,200 works of American and European art. Visiting and special exhibitions are showcased in the adjacent Pavilion. A small but charming campus, you can walk through the whole thing in an hour or so, capping off your visit with a stop at its stunning ocean-view restaurant, Claire's. There's also a secondary LBMA location with dynamic installations at LBMA Downtown, which houses resident artists. Thanks to the international mural festival designed to beautify urban space, POW! WOW! Long Beach, is home to dozens of inspiring and larger than life urban murals. POW! WOW! Creations and other public art installations, including sculptures and mosaics can be easily discovered on the Art Council for Long Beach's public art map. You can use the map to take a self-guided tour on foot, or by rental bike or scooter.https://www.visitlongbeach.com/