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For some, a tour of the Queen Mary, docked here since its retirement in 1967, evokes waves of nostalgia for the days of the huge ocean liner with its opulent rooms, 1930s deco décor and teakwood decks. Others, particularly the younger set, are entranced by the spine-tingling haunted ship stories on the nighttime ghost tour. But for everyone, a visit to this floating hotel and museum is a must on any trip to Long Beach. At one time a less-than-appealing place to visit, Long Beach has transformed itself into an upscale tourist resort, with many waterfront attractions, including a new, state-of-the-art aquarium with a fabulous shark exhibit, two excellent art museums, charming shops, public golf courses, the annual... more For some, a tour of the Queen Mary, docked here since its retirement in 1967, evokes waves of nostalgia for the days of the huge ocean liner with its opulent rooms, 1930s deco décor and teakwood decks. Others, particularly the younger set, are entranced by the spine-tingling haunted ship stories on the nighttime ghost tour. But for everyone, a visit to this floating hotel and museum is a must on any trip to Long Beach. At one time a less-than-appealing place to visit, Long Beach has transformed itself into an upscale tourist resort, with many waterfront attractions, including a new, state-of-the-art aquarium with a fabulous shark exhibit, two excellent art museums, charming shops, public golf courses, the annual April Grand Prix international auto race and lots of recreational activities along its eight-mile stretch of beach. Take the kids to the waterfront entertainment complex with rides and live performances or to the farming demonstrations at Rancho Los Alamitos. Feeling romantic? Cruise the canals of Naples (that's right, Naples Island in Long Beach) in a genuine Venetian gondola. One thing is for sure: tensions and stresses dissolve in this laid-back, friendly city. less

All things to do » Things to do

Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific
Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
Attraction type: Aquariums
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Catalina Express
Catalina Express
Owner description: Catalina Island is just an hour away aboard our fast and sleek boats out of Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point. We are committed to offering the most advanced, state-of-the-art... more Owner description: Catalina Island is just an hour away aboard our fast and sleek boats out of Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point. We are committed to offering the most advanced, state-of-the-art watercraft available while maintaining a high level of dedication to safety, customer satisfaction, and quality of service. Today, the fleet consists of 8 high-speed vessels. More than one million passengers set sail to Catalina Island each year on board Catalina Express, and with year round service and up to 30 departures daily, you can easily join them. less
Attraction type: Ferries
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Long Beach Waterfront
Long Beach Waterfront
Attraction type: Biking Trails
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Shoreline Village
Shoreline Village
Owner description: Quirky shops, souvenir stores and restaurants line this popular waterfront boardwalk, which also features a carousel and fun zone for kids, live entertainment, beautiful views of... more Owner description: Quirky shops, souvenir stores and restaurants line this popular waterfront boardwalk, which also features a carousel and fun zone for kids, live entertainment, beautiful views of the city and dynamite sunsets. less
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks; Game & Entertainment Centers; Marinas; Gift & Specialty Shops
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The Queen Mary
The Queen Mary
Owner description: Old Hollywood glamour. A rich maritime history. Authentic 1930s Art Deco décor. The Queen Mary is a full-service Long Beach hotel, historical landmark, and entertainment venue... more Owner description: Old Hollywood glamour. A rich maritime history. Authentic 1930s Art Deco décor. The Queen Mary is a full-service Long Beach hotel, historical landmark, and entertainment venue featuring award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 346 staterooms. The Queen Mary gives a unique glimpse into an era when steamships were the most regal way to travel. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nick's on 2nd
Nick's on 2nd
Ranked #1 of 1,068 Restaurants in Long Beach
Price: $11 - $31
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
George's Greek Cafe
George's Greek Cafe
Ranked #2 of 1,068 Restaurants in Long Beach
Price: $10 - $16
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Pier 76 Fish Grill
Pier 76 Fish Grill
Ranked #3 of 1,068 Restaurants in Long Beach
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Parkers' Lighthouse
Parkers' Lighthouse
Ranked #4 of 1,068 Restaurants in Long Beach
Price:
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
555 East
555 East
Ranked #5 of 1,068 Restaurants in Long Beach
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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2.0 of 5
Travel Eagle Inn Motel
$71 - $84
Ranked #4 of 11 Long Beach B&B and Inns
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Extended Stay America - Los Angeles - La Mirada
2.5 of 5
Extended Stay America - Los Angeles - La Mirada
$95 - $154
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in La Mirada
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Travelodge Inn & Suites Bell Los Angeles Area
2.0 of 5
Travelodge Inn & Suites Bell Los Angeles Area
$84 - $139
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bell
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Super 8 Long Beach
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Long Beach
$79 - $118
Ranked #7 of 57 Hotels in Long Beach
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The Queen Mary
3.0 of 5
The Queen Mary
$141 - $264
Ranked #8 of 57 Hotels in Long Beach
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel at the Convention Center
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel at the Convention Center
$145 - $320
Ranked #9 of 57 Hotels in Long Beach
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hyatt Centric The Pike Long Beach
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Centric The Pike Long Beach
$215 - $444
Ranked #2 of 57 Hotels in Long Beach
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The Westin Long Beach
4.0 of 5
The Westin Long Beach
$205 - $374
Ranked #5 of 57 Hotels in Long Beach
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Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
$280 - $644
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Huntington Beach
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.