Day Trips & Nearby

Here are various day trips you can make from Long Beach, all in under an hour.

Surf at Huntington Beach

15 Minute Drive

Often referred to as “Surf City,” Huntington Beach provides some of the best waves close to
Long Beach. Leave your things at the hotel in Long Beach and spend the morning on the water! Grab a late breakfast or lunch in Belmont Shore or Downtown Long Beach on your way back to the hotel.

Catch at Game at Angel Stadium or Dodger Stadium 

25-40 minutes

No matter your team, find the comforts of home at one of our Long Beach hotels when you’re in town for a baseball game. Continue the celebrations at one of our sports bars after the game!

Disneyland & Disney’s California Adventure

30 Minute Drive

Traveling through Long Beach Airport will cut down on the lines you have to stand in, especially
if you’re traveling West en route to the Happiest Place on Earth! Set up camp in Long Beach and drive the short trip to Disneyland to avoid late night traffic and loud crowds around the park.

Flex at Muscle Beach

35 Minutes

Whether you’re just going to see what this world-famous beach is all about or you’re going to
strut your stuff, Muscle Beach is just a short drive from Long Beach. Reward yourself for a day well-spent with a drink at one of our top bars.

Universal Studios Hollywood

40 Minute Drive

The film studio and theme parkare located just north of L.A., so save yourself the hassle of the
big city and plan on staying in Long Beach. Plenty of late night dining options await you after a long day in the park.

Hollywood Walk of Fame & Hollywood Sign

40 Minute Drive

Spend the day exploring some of L.A.’s most renowned sights but avoid the crowds and return
to Long Beach for lunch or dinner when your excursions are over. Plus, travel like the stars do and plan your flights out of low-key Long Beach Airport!

Hike at Runyon Canyon Park

40 Minute Drive

Runyon Canyon Park is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Los Angeles and often
shows up on publishers’ lists of best hikes in LA. This 130-acre dog park is located in Hollywood and provide hikers with some of the best views over Hollywood. Stay in Long Beach & wake early to beat the crowds to the trails. Once you’re finished, grab a bite to eat at one of our many dog friendly restaurants throughout Long Beach.

Explore the La Brea Tar Pits

40 Minute Drive

Experience the world's only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Come inside and discover the mysteries of the ice age revealed. Sign up for one of the tours in the morning and be back in Long Beach in time for lunch! This is a really great and easy trip for kids who may not be ready for a full day at an amusement park.

Concert at the Forum, Hollywood Bowl, Staples Center, or Rose Bowl

Times Vary

No matter which venue your concert is at, avoid the hustle and bustle of the surrounding hotels
and relax at one of our downtown hotels. With easy freeway access & convenient public transportation options, plan to eat dinner in one of our downtown restaurants before heading to the show!