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.

Gray Whales Arrive in Long Beach in Record Numbers

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.

Think Outside the Mall for Unique Holiday Gifts in Long Beach

unique gifts in Long Beach Relax, have fun and find great presents for the holidays at the gifts shops of local attractions. Everyone wants to give a thoughtful and special gift this time of year. If you want to find a few gifts that are uniquely “Long Beach,” check out the shops on this list!

Join Fourth District Councilmember O’Donnell For a Free Night at the Aquarium of the Pacific Thursday

free night at aquarium Councilmember Patrick O'Donnell Fourth District Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell is inviting residents to join him for a free evening at the Aquarium of the Pacific. On Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Great Sand Sculpture Contest Returns Saturday

Great Sand Sculpture Contest Photo by Anchored by Flight A multitude of teams are expected to bring out their inner child at the 79th annual “Great Sand Sculpture Contest” in Long Beach. On August 13th, Granada Beach in Belmont Shore will be hosting the 79th Great Sand Sculpture Contest.

Celebrity Drivers Announced For 2011 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

chef gordon ramsay - grand marshall for long beach grand prix 2010 Celebrity Winner Brian Austin Green Returns to Compete with the Pros For the 35th year, the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race will bring together a star-studded field of Hollywood’s elite to race for charity. On Saturday, April 16, stars from film, television, music, sports and fashion will showcase their newly earned racing chops in identically prepared, race-ready Scion tCs on the historic 10-lap, 1.97-mile street circuit through the downtown streets of Long Beach in Southern California.

Street Lighting Ceremony Highlights Improvements in the East Village

east village street lights installed The East Village has installed 52 more pedestrian-friendly street lights. Mayor Bob Foster, Councilmember Robert Garcia, the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, and the East Village Association will host a ceremony tomorrow, Thursday February 10, at 430 pm, to celebrate the installation of 52 new streetlights on East Fourth Street from Alamitos to Long Beach Blvd.

Councilman Dee Andrews Announces the Musical Headliners For the 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

lowrider-band The Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine and the Residents of Long Beach are pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Celebration musical headliners, sponsored by Union Bank, are “The Lowrider Band” performing live on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 at Martin Luther King, Jr.

Queen Mary expands sales, finance and culinary team

queen-mary-long-beach-250x250 Six new sales and services staff plus a veteran controller, sous chef and front office manager have been added to the Queen Mary staff, adding experience and a fresh perspective to the ship’s sales and group services program as well as its accounting, culinary and operations teams.

Segway of Long Beach offers daily guided tours

segway-tours Long Beach Touring the City of Long Beach by Segway is a wonderful way to become acquainted with this beautiful town, and the guided tours offered by Segway of Long Beach cater to Segway-users of all experience levels as the company offers complimentary how-to-Segway lessons before every tour.

Allegiant announces new service at Long Beach Airport with flights to Vancouver

allegiant-air Allegiant Travel Company and its subsidiary low-cost airline, Allegiant Air, LLC, today announced that beginning July 1, the company will offer nonstop jet service between Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Bellingham International Airport (BLI), which is located just minutes away from the Canadian border and a short drive from Vancouver, B.C.

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