Sun, sea, and sand await in the Californian coastal city of Long Beach. Heading there for a daycation and wondering what to do? We’ve got you covered.
Ideas For Your Long Beach Day Stay
Food – There’s a wide variety of culinary offerings to sink your teeth into in Long Beach, and we’ve picked out some of the best. The Attic offers an all-day menu from its circa-1920s Craftsman bungalow, whilst French fare is available from BO-beau kitchen + roof tap. Fans of New American cuisine should give Restauration a look, and Asian fusion at Tantalum Restaurant mixes American and Asian styles.
Junipero Beach – Junipero Beach provides seaside relaxation for those who want to lounge in the sun. Naturally, swimming and beach fun are available, and trails enable running, cycling, or skateboarding. Just to the east, Rosie’s Dog Beach is a great place for those travelling with a furry friend.
Aquarium – The family-friendly Aquarium of the Pacific includes behind the scenes tours and a range of habitats for its unusual residents. Seals, sea lions, octopus, puffins, crabs, jellyfish, sharks and seahorses all dwell there, enticing one and a half million visitors a year.
Art – Long Beach Museum of Art features galleries filled with works by artists from California, whilst the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is dedicated to contemporary Latin American art, and includes a sculpture garden. The Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum exhibits art and artifacts from the Pacific Islands, Micronesia in particular.
Six Intriguing Long Beach Facts
The Long Beach area has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years, but the city was only incorporated in 1897.
Long Beach is home to the largest Cambodian population in the United States.
Long Beach Sports Arena’s exterior is the ‘canvas’ for the world’s biggest mural.
The Grand Prix of Long Beach is the city’s biggest event and, over time, has changed from its Formula 5000 origins to hosting F1, and is now an IndyCar race.
Famous people who were born or lived in Long Beach include actor Nicolas Cage, actress Cameron Diaz, and Star Trek’s Jackson DeForest Kelley.
Long Beach is the location of the skinniest house (10 feet wide) in the United States.