Long Beach Waterfront, Long Beach

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With long paths for biking and walking near the ocean, a broad selection of restaurants, prime shopping, and a 3,800-slip marina, Long Beach Waterfront provides one of the city's biggest draws. The area features plenty of entertainment, including restaurants, a movie-theater complex, an antique carousel, and boat tours around the harbor. Parking can be tight, so consider taking public transportation if you're not within walking distance. For Long Beach Waterfront and beyond, use our Long Beach trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Long Beach vacation.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We went on Sunday and there were many people in the area. We find glancing a parking on grass near the port and almost already beginning the beach. It cost us $ 15 all day. Overcome the Odyssey Park, stroll through the long promenade which has the port. There were people bicycling, fishing... There are several public toilets along all the ride. At the end of everything you can see well the Queen Mary. There are some shops and some restoration in the Waterfront, it is not very big. From there you could take a boat for a ride.
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  • August 12, 2017
    We were in Long Beach a few days and spent a few evenings walking around the waterfront. How different from say, the LA area beaches, this place feels really relaxed and nowhere near as seedy as some ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Very nice area with beautiful views towards the Queen Mary. Manicured lawns with comfortable paths and plenty of restrooms.  more »

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Where to stay in Long Beach

Most of Long Beach's attractions are near the water, so look for accommodations around East Ocean Boulevard. Downtown sits right in this vicinity, so you'll find plenty of rooms in large hotels, many of which have undergone recent and extensive renovations. For quieter environs with convenient access to the beach, look for cottages, houses, and apartments for rent east of downtown. Many of these offer ocean views. Naples Island at the east end of the beach is Long Beach's toniest neighborhood; the prices of accommodations here reflect this.
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