Great Escapes: Our guide to Long Beach, California

Planning a getaway? Check out Long Beach, California, for the SoCal experience — minus the busy crowds and traffic.

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Get the California experience, without the pesky crowds.

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Not shore where to set sail on your next big summer vacay? 🌤️

City Editor Iván here. Long Beach was never truly on my radar until finally visiting it for the first time. Now, all my friends say I can’t stop talking about wanting to go back to this SoCal gem — I guess you can call it pier pressure.

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Fish aren’t the only thing there’s to see at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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Why go?

  • This beachfront retreat offers a wonderful change of pace from the hustle and bustle of its metro giant of a neighbor.
  • One the best times to visit Long Beach is in April to attend the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. This annual event draws crowds of nearly 170,000 in size, all there to witness one of the largest street races in the country — truly a sight to behold.
  • Shhh — I’m about to share with you some not-so-top secret guides that will help you create beautiful memories. Check out the top 10 things to do, where to eat, and how to spend an unforgettable night out.
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Take a walk over to The Pike Outlets for some beachfront shopping.

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Act like a local

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There’s no shortage of quaint Spanish cottages stays in Long Beach.

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Where to stay

Now that you’ve got everything you need to enjoy a few days in Long Beach, all you need to do is plan when you’ll seas the day at your next favorite getaway.