Long Beach City Guide

Just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Los Angeles you’ll find Long Beach, California - known for its golden beaches and slower seaside pace. Soft adventurers can explore iconic museums, galleries, and theatres, while outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy miles of beaches, waterfront parks, and recreational facilities. Steps from your door at Level Long Beach you’ll find one-of-a-kind entertainment destinations like Shoreline Village and the Pike Outlets, great theaters and arenas, and many chances to soar over the ocean or jump on a boat! Level’s local list of places to visit in Long Beach gives you plenty to choose from.

The Pike Outlets

The Pike Outlets in Long Beach

Formerly known as The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, The Pike Outlets is a historic entertainment complex located along the waterfront. It offers a mix of retail shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, including the iconic Ferris wheel and carousel.

Belmont Shore

People playing beach volleyball at Belmont Shore in Long Beach

This vibrant beachside community features a stretch of shops, restaurants, and cafes along 2nd Street. Belmont Shore Beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, beach volleyball or taking a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk.

Long Beach Museum of Art

Long Beach Museum of Art

Housed in a historic mansion in Junipero Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Long Beach Museum of Art showcases a diverse collection of art, including modern and contemporary works. The Long Beach Museum of Art, which was accredited in 1977 by the American Association of Museums, has a permanent collection of over 3,200 diverse works encompassing 300 years of American and European art in all media. The museum's stunning location and rotating exhibitions make it a must-visit for art enthusiasts. It's only a 6-minute drive or 30-minute walk from Level Long Beach - East Village.

Retro Row

Retro Row in Long Beach

Located along 4th Street between Cherry and Junipero Avenues, Retro Row is a nostalgic neighborhood filled with vintage shops, boutiques, and eateries. Explore retro clothing stores, antique shops, and hip cafes while soaking in the neighborhood's eclectic vibe.

Naples Island

Naples Island in Long Beach

Nestled along Alamitos Bay, Naples Island is a charming neighborhood known for its picturesque canals, elegant waterfront homes, and quaint bridges. Modeled after the Italian city of Venice, the Naples Island Canals are a picturesque network of waterways lined with beautiful waterfront homes. Explore the canals by kayak, take a romantic gondola ride, or enjoy waterfront dining at one of the local restaurants.

Shoreline Village

Shoreline Village in Long Beach

Nestled along the Long Beach waterfront, Shoreline Village is a charming waterfront shopping and dining destination. Explore unique boutiques, grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants, or take a scenic harbor cruise departing from Rainbow Harbor.

El Dorado Park Nature Center

El Dorado Park Nature Centre in Long Beach

Escape the urban hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in nature at the El Dorado Park Nature Center. Explore the center's walking trails, wildlife habitats, and serene lakes, perfect for birdwatching, picnicking, and nature photography.

The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary

Since its permanent moorage at Long Beach in 1967, the Queen Mary has become a true Long Beach icon. Known for its paranormal activity and ghost stories, this 310-meter ship is a must see. The Queen Mary offers a number of attractions, including three great restaurants, an Observation Bar, and a museum. There are also a number of guided tours onboard that allow you to visit the steam room, delve into the ship’s past, and learn how ocean liners changed the world of travel. Explore the ship's elegant interiors, learn about its storied history, and enjoy stunning views of the harbor from the deck.

Racho Los Alamitos

Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach

Discover the history of Southern California at Rancho Los Alamitos, a historic ranch house and gardens dating back to the Spanish and Mexican eras. Take a guided tour of the adobe buildings, explore the lush gardens, and learn about the area's Native American, Spanish, and American heritage.

Rosie's Dog Beach

Dog Walk

If you’re traveling with your pup, you’ll definitely want to make a stop at Rosie’s Dog Beach! Named after the iconic WWII figure Rosie the Riveter, Rosie's Dog Beach is a beloved spot where dogs can roam off-leash and play in the sand and surf. The area has metered parking in the Bennett Avenue lot, trash cans, nearby restrooms, and doggy bags should you forget to bring your own.

Seal Beach

Sunset at Seal Beach on the pier in California

Just a short drive from Long Beach, Seal Beach offers a more laid-back coastal experience with its charming Main Street, quaint shops, and pristine beaches. Spend a leisurely day sunbathing, surfing, or strolling along the scenic Seal Beach Pier at sunset.

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Long Beach

Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, a coastal wetland and bird sanctuary located just north of Long Beach. Explore the reserve's hiking trails, boardwalks, and wildlife viewing areas, where you can spot a variety of bird species and marine life.

Catalina Island

Boats in a bay in Catalina island with colorful buildings

Escape the mainland and take a day trip to Catalina Island, accessible via ferry from Long Beach. Explore the island's charming town of Avalon, relax on pristine beaches, go snorkeling or diving in crystal-clear waters, embark on a scenic hike in the island's rugged interior, or maybe even attend a Catalina wine-mixer!