Attractions
in Long Beach, CA

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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802   Directions

(562) 590-3100

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Dive into a world that will captivate your senses at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Marvel at the incredible number of species that make their home beneath the ocean's surface as you learn about them with the help of the many interactive exhibits, attractions, and impressive aquarium tanks that are housed here. From the frigid waters of the North Pacific to the warmer Tropical Pacific, come and celebrate all the life that lives within and beside the Pacific, the world's largest ocean.

Belmont Shore
Belmont Shore

Long Beach, CA

(562) 434-3066

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Even though Belmont Shore tried to break away and establish itself as a city in its own right, it is still technically a part of Long Beach, California. No matter, really, because fans of this impressive district know that in addition to excellent shopping, dining and entertainment, there are plenty of great family fun attractions to enjoy here, too. There's free fishing off the Belmont Memorial Pier, beach volleyball, a dog beach, a jet ski ramp, a paved path for biking and skating, Belmont Pool and lots of other great amenities that make spending a day here fun for the whole family.

Catalina Express
Catalina Express

400 Oceangate
Long Beach, CA 90802   Directions

(562) 485-3200

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Enjoy the ocean breezes when you get on board the Catalina Express as you escape to Catalina Island. All of the boats that depart from Long Beach, Dana Point or San Pedro are the most advanced watercraft available and are all part of an impressive fleet of high-speed vessels. The Catalina Express has proudly transported over one million passengers a year and offers year round service with up to 30 departures daily, so there is no excuse for missing any of the fun that the Pacific Ocean offers.

Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park

1313 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802   Directions

(714) 781-4565

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One of, if not the most famous attractions in this part of California is Disneyland Park. The “happiest place on earth” teems with pure excitement and wonder thanks to not only the hospitality of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, but also because of the many rides, amusements and sights that the park is famous for. This is a truly magical place that brings out the kid in everyone with many popular attractions. Tap into your inner prince or princess when you experience Tomorrowland to Fantasyland in no time at all. Don’t forget to buy your mouse ears before your visit is done!

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Earl Warren Dr
Long Beach, CA 90840   Directions

(562) 985-8885

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Amid the many places to see and things to do, the hustle and bustle of Long Beach is intoxicating and fun, but if you need a bit of a break, enjoy spending a little quiet time at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden. This inviting garden attraction was dedicated in April of 1981 through the generosity of Mrs. Loraine Miller Collins in memory of her husband, Earl Burns Miller. Maintained in association with California State University Long Beach, the garden attracts several visitors who marvel at its lush landscape and colorful flowers.

Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory

2800 E Observatory Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90027   Directions

(213) 473-0800

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As long as there are stars in the California night sky, the Griffith Observatory throws a star party every night. The venue offers these free get-togethers with a little help from the Los Angeles Astronomical Society. Also with the facility is the Samuel Oschin Planetarium; this planetarium gets in on the fun by offering $7 tickets to three exciting shows that spotlight the wonders of the universe, of the sea, and of the ocean. The observatory is also the home of the new Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon presentation theater, so there is much to do here between the time you are peering heavenward.

Long Beach Museum of Art
Long Beach Museum of Art

2300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90803   Directions

(562) 439-2119

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Art isn't meant to just engage your eyes. Great art moves you, speaks to you, and inspires you to want to learn more about it. That's exactly what you will experience when you visit the Long Beach Museum of Art. Featuring some of the most impressive pieces of work rendered in various media, this popular attraction embraces both the creations and the creators of art. The museum itself qualifies as a unique piece of art in its own right, as its stunning construction and design allow the building to be situated atop a bluff which offers an equally mesmerizing view of Long Beach Harbor.

Mother's Beach
Mother's Beach

5839 E Appian Way
Long Beach, CA 90803   Directions

(562) 570-3236

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If you are bringing the whole family out for a day of fun in the California sun, then the appropriately-named Mother's Beach is the most obvious choice. This recently-renovated beach park offers plenty of amenities and attractions that will please the whole family. There's a little whale at the center of the kiddie splash pad, rocks to climb, swings to swing on, and of course, lots of sand! A swimming area for adults and older kids is roped off from the area designated for toddlers and kiddies to enjoy.

Museum of Latin American Art
Museum of Latin American Art

628 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802   Directions

(562) 437-1689

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Art is born out of both inspiration and reflection. A specific geographic area can inspire the creation of some truly amazing art as well as reflect the attitudes and feelings of a particular point in time. Nowhere is that more obvious than at Long Beach's Museum of Latin American Art. These works seem to come alive with both a dimensionality and a spiciness that gives them a personality all their own. The facility was founded in 1996 and holds the distinction of being the only museum of its kind in the United States.

Rancho Los Alamitos
Rancho Los Alamitos

6400 Bixby Hill Rd
Long Beach, CA 90815   Directions

(542) 431-3541

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Ever wonder how California assimilated the cultures of the Native Americans, the Mexicans and the Spanish? Connect all of the individual influences and learn about how they helped shape the California that we know today when you visit the Rancho Los Alamitos. This attraction has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places not just for its cultural significance, but also for maintaining its historic ranch, ranch house and gardens that date all the way back to 1800.

Walter Pyramid
Walter Pyramid

1250 Belltower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840   Directions

(562) 985-4111

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Pyramids hold a kind of mysterious allure. Satisfy your kids' curiosity (and your own) when you pay a visit to the Walter Pyramid on the campus of California State University in Long Beach. This architectural attraction is hard to miss as its pyramid shaped structure creates a truly arresting image on the area's skyline. It is only one of three pyramid-shaped buildings in the country and is used for various functions on campus that include sporting events and conferences as well as weddings and even a backdrop for filming commercials and movies.