If your next travel assignment is in Long Beach, you’re in for a visually exciting adventure. The city has an average of 345 days of sunshine each year. Winter temperatures are between 67 and 73 degrees, and summer averages 70 to 80 degrees. You can count on an abundance of sunshine and blue skies as you explore the city. But what should you see first? Here are five popular attractions you might want to visit.
Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific is the largest aquarium in southern California, and the fourth most-visited aquarium in the nation. More than 11,000 ocean animals can be found in over 50 exhibits and major habitats throughout the museum.
Take an hour boat ride or a 15-minute helicopter ride to Catalina Island. As part of California’s Channel Islands, Catalina is 22 miles long and 8 miles wide. While you’re there, you can bike, boat ride, golf, hike, scuba or shop. Choose from more than 30 ethnically diverse restaurants to please your palate.
Whale and Dolphin Cruise
Take an educational, whale- and dolphin-watching cruise. It’s common to see blue, gray, humpback and orca whales, along with dolphins, sea lions and other marine life. Enjoy a snack or a drink as you take in the spectacular show.
Downtown Long Beach
Walk downtown Long Beach and visit its historical buildings, East Village Arts District and some of the best restaurants in southern California. Continue your tour with a three-mile stroll along the waterfront, which offers entertainment, dining and shopping.
Rancho Los Alamitos
Rancho Los Alamitos is an historic ranch and gardens on 7.5 acres of beautifully landscaped property. The ranch was established in 1833 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the history of the ranch as you tour it. Stroll through its designer garden, which includes Spanish courtyards and displays of geraniums, roses and cacti.
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