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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

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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; Marinas; Game & Entertainment Centers; Gift & Specialty Shops
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Naples Island
Naples Island
Attraction type: Islands
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nick's on 2nd
Nick's on 2nd
Ranked #1 of 1,091 Restaurants in Long Beach
Price: $11 - $31
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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 1,091 Restaurants in Long Beach
Price: $10 - $16
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Pier 76 Fish Grill
Pier 76 Fish Grill
Ranked #3 of 1,091 Restaurants in Long Beach
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Parkers' Lighthouse
Parkers' Lighthouse
Ranked #4 of 1,091 Restaurants in Long Beach
Price:
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Sesame
Open Sesame
Ranked #5 of 1,091 Restaurants in Long Beach
Price: $7 - $26
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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2.0 of 5
Travel Eagle Inn Motel
$68 - $92
Ranked #4 of 11 Long Beach B&B and Inns
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Travelodge Inn & Suites Bell Los Angeles Area
2.0 of 5
Travelodge Inn & Suites Bell Los Angeles Area
$76 - $129
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bell
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Hotel 414 Anaheim
2.0 of 5
Hotel 414 Anaheim
$109 - $339
Ranked #2 of 118 Hotels in Anaheim
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Queen Mary
3.0 of 5
The Queen Mary
$131 - $255
Ranked #8 of 56 Hotels in Long Beach
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Super 8 Long Beach
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Long Beach
$77 - $106
Ranked #9 of 56 Hotels in Long Beach
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BEST WESTERN of Long Beach
3.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN of Long Beach
$111 - $221
Ranked #12 of 56 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
$208 - $513
Ranked #2 of 56 Hotels in Long Beach
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Hyatt Regency Long Beach
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
$203 - $505
Ranked #3 of 56 Hotels in Long Beach
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Hotel Maya - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
4.0 of 5
Hotel Maya - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
$207 - $429
Ranked #4 of 56 Hotels in Long 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.