Long Beach attractions
With so many family-friendly attractions, this city by the sea is a wonderful place to spend the day, the weekend or a lifetime. People come from all over to visit Long Beach attractions: Aquarium of the Pacific, Queen Mary, museums such as MoLAA, the convention center. With this many attractions, there is always something to do — even if you’ve lived here for years.
On Thursday, October 2, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor unleashed a spectacle of new haunted spirits, mazes and attractions that landed the annual festival on the Travel Channel’s list of the top ten haunts in the world. Nightly Dark Harbor attracts thousands of brave thrill seekers and continues to experience record-breaking attendance growth annually making it the fastest growing haunt in Southern California.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau are teaming up for the fifth year in a row to offer www.100daysofsummer.org, a searchable calendar of free concerts & movies, Long Beach Sea Festival events, El Dorado Nature Center & historic site events, and ideas for spontaneous fun like hiking, biking, golf, tennis, swimming, and youth and teen programs.
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will once again rise from the depths of a rich, haunted history to frighten those who dare October 2 through November 2. This year’s Dark Harbor is thrilled to unveil a spectacle of new attractions that include two brand new mazes, the new The Voodoo Village, and an Exclusive Encounter on board the infamous ship.
The Queen Mary’s CHILL creates an enchanting backdrop for a once in a lifetime wedding proposal that could lead to winning the CHILL Wedding Sweepstakes valued at over $15,000. Two million pounds of glistening ice form a wintery retreat perfect for popping the question, where newly engaged couples can celebrate amidst ice sculptures, ice skating, ice tubing, holiday attractions and more.
Vintage postcard depicting the Cyclone Racer.
Pointing out that Long Beach was once the home of the largest and fastest roller coaster in the U.S. that attracted more than 30 million riders, Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske announced last week that she is introducing Agenda Item R10, asking City Council to consider a proposal by Cyclone Racer Project Designer, Larry Osterhoudt, to bring back the iconic roller coaster and place it near the Queen Mary or the Aquarium.
Photo Credit Aquarium of Pacific-The Tropical Reef exhibit represents habitats found in the archipelago of Palau.
6th District Councilman Dee Andrews and the Aquarium of the Pacific are pleased to announce a free evening at the Aquarium of Pacific on Thursday, September 26th, from 6:30 p.m.
Come aboard the largest sailing event in Southern California when Strictly Sail Long Beach (formerly the Long Beach Boat & Yacht Show) debuts at Shoreline Village in Rainbow Harbor (401 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach) Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 21.
Bike Nation has proposed to invest $12 million to develop a bike share program with no out-of-pocket costs to the City of Long Beach.
The City of Long Beach and Bike Nation are teaming up to launch one of the largest bike share programs in California.
What nicer place to spend your next RV camping vacation than in a city that offers both historic interest and great places to play outdoors? This Long Beach RV vacation itinerary highlights the outdoor recreation possibilities as well as the fascinating history of this city on the Pacific.
The Aquarium of the Pacific features daily whale watching cruises, in partnership with Harbor Breeze Cruises, that launch from the dock right in front of the Aquarium. This past December whale watchers spotted a record number of gray whales passing through the waters off of Long Beach and the sightings continue.