Long Beach Resolutions

Determined to live your best life? Begin by finally doing some of the things you’ve been putting off for years. Start with these iconic Long Beach destinations and activities to put on/cross off your list.


Yogalution Movement’s Yoga on the Bluff on the grassy plot above the beach at Ocean Boulevard and Junipero Avenue, takes place daily at 11 AM. The hour-long practice is free, though donations are always appreciated. The practice attracts large crowds of varying levels of yoga expertise and builds a real camaraderie. You can see that when class ends and folks stick around to chat. During the summer a second daily class is added at 6 pm.


Long Beach features five unique art museums. Long Beach Museum of Art (​​356 E 3rd St), located on the bluffs above the Pacific, is arguably the most beautiful museum campus in Southern California. The Museum of Latin American Art (628 Alamitos Ave) is the country’s only museum dedicated to modern Latin American art, while Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (695 Alamitos Ave.) is the only facility dedicated to the art of the Pacific Island peoples of Oceania. For more museums or information regarding current exhibits and events, click here.


Long Beach is home to a dizzying array of water activities. Kayaks on the Water (5411 E Ocean Blvd.) makes it easy to get out from its location at Bayshore Beach onto the calm waters of Alamitos Bay, an ideal environment, particularly for beginners. Paddle Board Rentals Long Beach (6272 E Pacific Coast Hwy) is located in the Marina Pacifica retail center, another calm area where you can push out toward Bayshore or Naples. For more information on more water sports, click here.


For many people, the spectacular blue Walter Pyramid (1250 N Bellflower Blvd) on the campus of Cal State Long Beach rivals the Queen Mary as the city’s most visually recognizable feature. You see it from freeways and side streets but have you ever gone inside to witness an event? The Pyramid is home to CSULB’s highly successful basketball and volleyball teams–men’s and women’s volleyball teams have won three national titles each–while also playing host to a wide range of events such as sumo competitions and professional wrestling shows.

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