Long Beach Family Vacation Ideas

​Long Beach is the perfect destination for a family vacation.

Here you can experience it all from a deep-sea adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific right on the bay and a voyage in time aboard the historic Queen Mary to lively guided tours through downtown and the colorful East Village. Here are a few of our top suggestions for family fun while you’re in the city.

1. Discover the Pacific Ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific

2. Keep an Eye Out for Whales & Dolphins on a Harbor Breeze Cruise

3. Get Outside & Explore Our Coast from the Bike Path

4. Shop & Dine at our Waterfront Shoreline Village

Shoreline Village is a waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment center that overlooks Long Beach's beautiful Rainbow Harbor. The Village welcomes visitors with a relaxed atmosphere and full complement of things to see and do. Styled after a quaint Cape Cod fishing village, Shoreline Village is a family-friendly destination will fun colorful shops for souvenirs & toys. Shoreline features an antique carousel, bike rentals to explore the Long Beach coastline, personal watercraft rentals, harbor cruises, and unique specialty shops. Dine at one of Long Beach's premier seafood restaurants, Parkers' Lighthouse, while enjoying the amazing views. Shoreline Village is conveniently located within walking distance of the world-class Aquarium of the Pacific across the harbor from the Queen Mary.

No matter how you choose to spend your time in Long Beach, you and your family will be sure to have a blast in the city!