Mayor’s Welcome

Mayor Robert Garcia welcomes you to California's 7th largest city where urban amenities and relaxed ocean-side living come together.

Welcome to Long Beach, California's 7th largest city and Southern California's newest coastal destination.  Long Beach boasts amenities few other cities can offer. Our blend of big city convenience with the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of an ocean side community is unmatched. We hope you will enjoy all the pleasures our city has to offer. 

Our scenic downtown and waterfront marina set the standard for "walk-ability."  You will find first-class accommodations, shopping, numerous entertainment options and more than 100 restaurants within an eight-block area.  

Explore each dynamic region creating the heart of our city--Pine Avenue, The Pike at Rainbow Harbor and Shoreline Village; each offers an array of activity and add their own distinct, local flavor. Take a harbor cruise alongside breathtaking ocean bays, bike or simply walk on dedicated paths next to 5.5 miles of sandy beaches. Year-round Long Beach offers sunny skies and a moderate climate. 

Visit our world class attractions, the Queen Mary, the largest, fastest, most luxurious ocean liner of her time, entertains passengers in fine restaurants and on historical tours and the Aquarium of the Pacific features more than 11,000 inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean, undersea galleries and live shows. Long Beach is also home to several eclectic museums including the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Museum of Latin American Art.  

The city's East Village Arts District includes one-of-a kind art galleries and shops. In addition, just three miles from downtown is Belmont Shore and 2nd Street, the quintessential beachfront community. Easy to reach by the Long Beach Transit's Passport Shuttles, here you will discover trendy shops and terrific restaurants. You can even experience the romance of Italy and weave your way around our very own canals in an authentic gondola. 

Enjoy our city. See our neighborhoods. Stroll our streets. Browse through the shops and take advantage of the wide variety of dining and entertainment. Most of all, thank you for visiting Long Beach and we hope you will return soon.


Robert Garcia