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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. Our Long Beach Days & Getaways are themed itineraries by local experts, crafted for different interests – dive in and explore!
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Aquarium of the Pacific
Located in Long Beach's Rainbow Harbor, the Aquarium of the Pacific is the largest aquarium in California, spanning over 360,000 square feet of space. It's a must-visit family-friendly attraction and features over 100 exhibits including a variety of habitats, theaters, and animal shows.
The Queen Mary
Travel back in time on the Queen Mary, a nearly one-century-old ocean liner that has been transformed into a top attraction in Long Beach. Visitors can explore the ship's storied halls and learn about its nearly 100-year history through scheduled tours and onboard exhibits.
Long Beach Museum of Art
In addition to contemporary art exhibitions, the Museum offers extensive educational programs for children and adults, musical programs, festivals, and other special events.
The Battleship IOWA Museum
Walk the wood decks and see areas such as the 16” guns, 5” guns, missile decks, bridge, mess areas, and the world famous Captain’s Cabin - with the only bathtub installed on a battleship for a President.
RANCHO LOS CERRITOS HISTORIC SITE
The Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, is a public museum open for tours, programs, and events; the adobe home and grounds, built in 1844, resonate with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican and American California, and the families who transformed Southern California from its ranching beginnings into a modern, urban society.
RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS HISTORIC RANCH AND GARDENS
Rancho Los Alamitos showcases the powerful story of California and its inhabitants throughout time, where visitors can enjoy the lush historic gardens, restored barns, a new Rancho Center with a permanent exhibition, theatre and related program facilities, and animals, all free of charge and open to the public Wednesday through Sunday.
EARL BURNS MILLER JAPANESE GARDEN
Take a stroll through the Earl Burns Japanese Garden and take in the splendor of the beautiful scenery including a spactacular koi pond, waterfalls, tea house and bonsai collection.