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El Dorado Nature Center
#1 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
This is a great place to take a leisurely walk in nature, do your daily steps, bring the kids out to see squirrels, rabbits, lizards, and other creatures.
This has been a favorite "haunt" of mine for years, and many times when I brought my own children to visit their grandparents, we would go over and walk and learn and romp and laugh and explore!
Aquarium of the Pacific
#5 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
Great place to visit with family and friends Very informative especially for school children "Behind the scenes " arrangement is very informative especially about the life of the blue whale - the largest mammal on...
The Aquarium has AWESOME exhibits in Long Beach..its a wonderful Learning experience for the Entire Family with Fantastic Restaurants nearby !
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Long Beach Waterfront
#6 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
Lots of things to do: boating, water sports, whale watching, Segway, biking, dinner cruises etc. plus numerous fantastic restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, movie theaters and even a Ferris wheel for kids.
This is a great place if you'd like to ride your bike go for walks and enjoy the outside and enjoy the beach and waterfront..... there are lots of things to do places to visit it's a good place for family friends...
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Rosie's Dog Beach
#4 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
Great beach for whole family including the dog.
Lots of couples and families with kids and dogs running around on a very clean beach.
Catalina Express
#3 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
... Ferry hop , skip and a jump from Long Beach, CA..Catalina is a great place for Locals and Tourists to Take Island Tours and enjoy the Beautiful Beaches and Restaurants..a Relaxing Occasion and Family Friendly !
i preferred sitting down in the general lounge as more seats had a full blown table in front to layout your gadgets and entertain kids.lounge had a quaint economy class plane like feeling to it [minus the tsa haha]
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Naples Island
#2 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
We took our kids and walked along the canal, pleasantly surprised at the effort homeowners make to decorate for Christmas.
This is a great getaway for couples and families.
Belmont Shore
#7 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
Families can also pitch a gazebo on the beach and swim and have a picnic all day.
Go early--this is very family-friendly, and it gets crowded.
Rancho Los Alamitos
#9 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
You will enjoy seeing the massive barns, expansive and inspiring gardens and the meticulously curated ranch house, decorated with original furnishings as they were used by the Bixby family and friends.
The tour covers a history lesson on the immediate area, a tour of the family home.
Shoreline Village
#11 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
Fun place for the whole family right on the marina with shops, restaurants, bars, free music every weekend, funnel cakes, nice breeze off the water and great sunsets.
lovely views and great family atmosphere, we had churros and ice-cream as well as took lots of pictures of the surrounding areas which included a great view of the Queen Mary and the ports
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
#13 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
My kid loves going here and feeding the fish, and there is an area near the beginning where you can get close to the Koi without a fence in your way.
We were so very pleased!! we pulled off that "dream wedding" for our kids!!
The Pike at Rainbow Harbor
#18 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
The harbour boardwalk is nice and has kid friendly activities often stationed around that area.
Lots of kids and people also playing Pokemon go here, they are looking for rare pokemons, lol....
Rancho Los Cerritos
#16 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
The history, the family fun events, summer concerts on the grass are all so lovely.
Next, our guide, Brian, gave us a personal tour of the home explaining what went on in the ranch and giving the kids some insight into early California life.
Bluff Park
#23 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
Marine Park (Mother's Beach)
#24 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
A beautiful family gem
You can relax with small children and it is easy to keep an eye on them.
The Walter Pyramid
#21 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
#27 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
Family Fun!
Kids were free with a paid adult, under 12.
Bixby Park
#28 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
A family outing with the sea side walk as a bonus, an open air BBQ or a brisk walk to start or end the day, it is a perfect spot.
So there are plenty of things to keep the family entertained.
City Beach
#29 of 56 things to do in Long Beach
The breakwater keeps the surf minimal so it's safe for families, there are regular life guard stations all along the beach, decent affordable parking and you can see Catalina, the Queen Mary, the container ships c...
Gentle waves great for small children.