About Long Beach

Picture. Perfect.

What makes The Urban Waterfront Front Playground™ perfect? Is it the ideal weather? The exciting attractions? The unique events? The gorgeous setting? The trendy shopping? The delicious dining? How about all of the above. You name it, Long Beach has it. Voted one of America’s “Most Walkable Cities,” Long Beach is comprised of eight distinct neighborhoods and tucked in along the waterfront centrally located to Los Angeles and Orange County.  Experience the big-city feel with small-town charm in a unique oceanfront setting – Welcome to Long Beach.

Mayor’s Welcome

Mayor’s Welcome

Mayor Robert Garcia welcomes you to California’s 5th largest city where urban amenities and relaxed ocean-side living come together.


Long Beach Airport

Leisure and business travelers love LGB’s free wifi, new concourse, convenient parking, and dining options.



Summer Year 'Round! With nearly 345 days of sunshine every year, Long Beach is the ideal respite for Snow Birds looking to escape the winter chill.

Getting Here

Getting Here

Conveniently located near the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas, Getting to Long Beach is easy by car or train.

Getting Around

Getting Around

Once you are here, Long Beach offers a variety of options for transportation and sightseeing. Visitors and locals enjoy Long Beach’s public transportation and pedestrian and bike-friendly streets.

Facts & History

Long Beach History Timeline

Take a step back in time to experience Long Beach when it was an 1800s ranching community and see how the railroad and port established the city as a booming hub of industry and culture.

Catalina Island

Catalina Island

Relaxing island living is just an hour a way. Cruise over to Catalina island to enjoy crystal clear ocean snorkeling, dining, shopping, and 360 degree ocean views.


Maps & Directions

Maps and directions for approaching from nearby areas including Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Long Beach Airport and taking public transportation within Long Beach.


Ships, Sharks & Shoreline - Purchase Tickets

Go hand-to-fin with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Chart your course for excitement at the legendary Queen Mary.

Detour and embark on a search for whales and marine life.

Buy tickets and experience all three attractions this summer!

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