Centrally located for easy access to all Southern California attractions, Long Beach, CA lures many vacationers each year. Tourists are drawn to Long BeachĚs dining, shopping, nightlife, beautiful scenery and parks, beaches, and of course, its mild climate. With an average temperature of 75 degrees F, Long Beach, CA is a great place to visit year round.
Long Beach, CA is located in Los Angeles County, in the metro area of Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA. It is on the San Pedro Bay. The population was estimated at 475,460 as of 2003. Cities that are near Long Beach, CA include Hawaiian Gardens, Rossmoor, Signal Hill, Seal Beach, and Lakewood.
Long Beach, CA was founded as a result of industry growth, which began when the Signal Hill oil field was discovered in 1921. The area developed into a major port and naval shipyard. During the 1990s, the local economy suffered due to the closure of the shipyard and local plant lay-offs. In 1993, a major earthquake occurred in Long Beach, CA and killed more than 100 people.
Long Beach, CA has been home to several well-known people, including actor Nicolas Cage, actress and model Cameron Diaz, tennis player Billie Jean King, actress Sally Kellerman, actor Anthony Zerbe, and musician Snoop Doggy Dogg. Several movies have been filmed in Long Beach, CA as well, such as A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Guess Who, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and Lethal Weapon. Local bands who got their start in Long Beach, CA are the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and War.
Long Beach, CA hosts several festivals and events each year such as the Jazz Festival in August, the Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest in April, the Bulldog Beauty Contest in February, and the Queen Mary Scottish Festival and Games in February.
Long Beach, CA offers something for everyone, from nightlife and romantic evenings out to fun activities for the entire family.
Those who love to explore the sea are sure to love the Aquarium of the Pacific. ItĚs one of the largest aquariums in the United States and houses more than 12,500 marine animals. Pacific Ocean marine life is featured, including angelfish, sharks, clownfish, triggerfish, and more. Children will be amazed at the many types of fish and marine life, each having their own brilliant colors and personality!
Those wanting to relax on a cruise will want to take a ride on the Catalina Express. The boat takes visitors to an island paradise in only one hour. It offers first-class comfort and a gorgeous view! Also for an evening out, the Queen Mary, a historic ocean liner, is open to visitors with restaurants, guided tours, entertaining shows, galleries, and more.
Other places to visit while in Long Beach, CA include the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, the Grand Prix, Adventures at Sea, Long Beach Museum of Art, East Village Arts District, and the Gondola Getaway.
Long Beach, CA is a great place for romance, outdoor activity, and family fun. Those planning a vacation to Long Beach, California USA can learn more at the Long Beach Vacation and Travel Center website.
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