Located on the Pacific Coast, Long Beach is the second largest city in Los Angeles County and also boasts of the world’s largest shipping ports. Long Beach is a must see place for holiday makers as there are so many fun loving activities to do and places to visit here.
The leisure seeking people can visit various scenic and beautiful places and events, and art lovers can check out the various museums like the Long Beach Museum of Latin American Art. If you are celebrating Christmas at Long Beach you will also get to enjoy the legendary Naples Island Boat Parade. During the weekends you will find plenty of live musical concerts. Transportation facilities are excellent with Long Beach car rentals at CRX providing good and efficient service across the city.
Food and Accommodation
The city loves to play host to tourists every day of the year. From fine Italian dining to authentic Mediterranean cuisine to casual dining, there's something for every palate. Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach has everything for your shopping and dining needs.
There are some really good hotels located in the city for easy accessibility from the airport and sight seeing. Some of them are Airport Marriott, Hilton, Renaissance, and Hyatt Regency. Budget hotels are also plentiful with good service at really economical rates. Long Beach car rentals at CRX offer great pickup deals from the airport, so you can just hop into our vehicles and find yourself at your destination with no hassles.
With the mild year-round climate, Long Beach is very good spot for outdoor shopping. There are many shopping locations in the city. City Palace is a good shopping center with discount shops from leading brands. You can also make all kinds of trendy funky purchases at the souvenir shops located along Shoreline Marina. Your Long Beach car rental will come in handy as you cruise along between the Shoreline shops and chic boutiques located at the numerous malls in Long Beach. For antique collectors Long Beach has plenty to offer on every third Sunday of the month at Long Beach Antique and Collectibles Market. It has all the merry and excitement of an antique market with around 800 or more vendors plying their wares.
Things to do.
Long Beach offers a lot of exciting places to visit and activities to indulge in. The city is credited with introducing surfing in California, so make sure you bring along your surf boards for the time of your life on the waves. The place is also famous for the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, spread over 1.3 acres. The garden hosts the popular Koi auction and chrysanthemum show ever year. The Aquarium of the Pacific with over 500 species of sea animals is another major tourist attraction. Come face to face with sharks and sting rays among the 11,000 different varieties of animals sheltered here. In April the Long Beach Grand Prix event is hosted every year. Catch the racy show with a visit around this time. You can also take romantic gondola rides through the canals of Naples.
With a large number of nightclubs and live art performances there is a ton of activities to look forward to in the city that doesn’t sleep. The city is alive with many excellent bars, restaurants and nightclubs that remain open till the wee hours of the morning.
An Art Hot Spot
Museum of Latin American Art located at Alamitos Avenue is a celebration of the rich Latin culture. The museum has sculptures and works of Latin American artists. There is a 15,000 sq ft sculpture garden too with works of great artists like Los Carpinteros, Cruz-Diez, Matta, Tamayo and Tunga. The Long Beach Museum of Art and East Village Arts District are other major halts for art lovers and connoisseurs.