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“Plenty to do!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Naples Island

Naples Island
Long Beach, CA 90803
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Ranked #4 of 106 things to do in Long Beach
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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“Plenty to do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a great place for a fun bicycle ride. The island is not that big and places to stop for food and drinks are plentiful. Also, you can rent a hydrobike from across the bay and circle the island from the water which is more fun than you would imagine.

Visited September 2013
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Long Beach, CA
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“Naples Island,CA.... Long Beach's Best Kept Secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

...If you enjoy a romantic walk while surrounded by $million plus homes on a scenic waterfront, then, this is the place for you. This City of Long Beach off the beaten path spot will let you burn some calories while enjoying great water views (without the taxes that go with it!). Charming with it's venice like canal, boats and many homes from the 1920's, Naples is a circular island that takes about 45 minutes to circumvent and includes views of Alamitos Bay on the outside. You will get lots of landscaping ideas here!
...Turn off 2nd Street onto Ravenna by the Thrifty drugstore. A short run across the bridge and you can park near the water fountain in the middle of the island. Walk across the grass pocket park at the end of Ravenna and you are there. A right or left turn will take you around the island and back to where you started. There are also side trips you can take to expand your exploration onto branches of the island.
...After the walk, a short run down 2nd street will take you to a ton of good calorie-laden restaurant choices or drive over to Ocean Blvd. and rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore Alamitos Bay...

Visited June 2014
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“An Interesting area to walk around - Pre the Queen Mary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Had a nice, quick visit to the Naples Island area - as a lead in / preview to our tour and stay aboard the Queen Mary. I think - based on pre -travel website info investigation - that we expected more in the way of shopping and restaurant choices in / on the main shopping street. So we ended up having ot go off the island to grab lunch.
But the island does have some beautiful canals and residential areas to tour around

Visited June 2014
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“Must see the lights at Christmas time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is where almost every house decorates for the holidays. Animated figures, lights, music, themes, all wonderful to walk the pathways next to the water and canals and see all the houses. Grab some hot chocolate, park on a side street and start your walk at any location. Or go rent the hydro bikes and pedal through the canals in summer

Visited December 2013
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We almost did not go since we were not sure it would be worth the drive, but glad we did. Reminded us a bit of Venice. Walked for over an hour around the canal, looking at the beautiful homes. Gondolas, SUPs, and kayaks were traveling through the canals. Parking was easy.

Visited June 2014
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