6. View Amazing Artwork
Long Beach boasts two distinguished museums for visitors to enjoy. The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is the only institution of its kind in the U.S. and features a beautiful 15,000 square-foot sculpture garden. The Long Beach Museum of Art is located within the historic Anderson house and situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. After you tour the collection, enjoy lunch with a waterfront view of the ocean at Claire’s, the on-site restaurant.
7. Shop and Stroll
From your favorite retailers and outlet bargains to unique boutiques and vintage shops - Long Beach is every shopper’s dream. Start downtown with Pine Avenue’s many local shops and dining options. Then make your way over to the nearby Pike Outlets where you can find deals on your favorite brands. If you love vintage discoveries, funky Retro Row on 4th Street is a must-see. Uncover treasures from the past and find a variety of dining options nearby. The Belmont Shores neighborhood is one more shopping destination to add to your Long Beach list. Walk the palm tree-lined streets and explore unique local boutiques and many delicious restaurants and cafes.
8. Annual Acura Grand Prix
The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is an IndyCar Series race held on a street circuit. It is the longest running major street race held in North America. This year’s event runs from April 8–10. The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is much more than a race. It is a three-day, two evening festival, combining world-class racing with activities for the whole family, all taking place on the streets of downtown Long Beach.
More than 185,000 fans will watch five exciting racing events headlined by the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, the same cars as in the Indianapolis 500. Off the track, the Lifestyle Expo and Family Fun Zone combines family-friendly activities with an exhibit of the newest home, automotive and personal products. Other activities include the Food Truck Experience, with food trucks from all over L.A., the Mothers Exotic Car Paddock (Sunday only), and driver autograph sessions.
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