The port city of Long Beach is along Los Angeles County’s southern shore and right next to Orange County. Besides the port, Long Beach is known for its white sand beaches, eclectic neighborhoods, and artistic community. From museums, cruises, aquariums, and of course Catalina Island, there’s plenty to do in Long Beach. Whether you’re in Lakewood Village, Bixby Knolls, Los Cerritos, Naples, or Alamitos Heights, our Long Beach travel guide is ready to get you started.
Aquarium of the Pacific is a 5-acre vivarium houses more than 1,000 species. The aquarium has 50 exhibits ranging from sunny Southern California to the colder waters the Northern Pacific to topical reefs. Touch sea jellies, sharks at the Shark Lagoon, get up close to penguins, or feed birds in the Lorikeet Forest. Reserve a car service to the Aquarium with SafeRide Transport.
Transport yourself back in time by staying in a real 1930’s cruise liner. The RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that has been converted into a hotel, restaurant, and a museum. Looking for more chills? The Queen Mary is also one of the most haunted places in America with ghost tours of the “off-limits” areas. The seafront hotel is conveniently located to the Convention Center, downtown shopping and dining, and the Long Beach Airport.
Located in Buena Park, Knott’s Berry Farm is still one of the most popular parks in Southern California. More laid back than Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm features Snoopy and the other Peanuts characters, roller coasters, family rides, arcades, and water rides. Popular annual events at the park include Knott's Scary Farm and Knott's Merry Farm. Learn more about all our Knott’s Berry Farm car services.
Built on three islands located in Alamitos Bay, Naples is a neighborhood inspired by Naples Italy. The city is divided by canals that open to the bay and offer gondola rides throughout the city. Activities in Naples include Mother's Beach, picnicking, kayaking, paddle boarding, hydro biking, and shopping.
An hour off the coast of Long Beach is Catalina Island, a favorite getaway for locals and visitors alike. Catalina Island is known for its Mediterranean climate and laid back lifestyle. Popular activities on the island include scuba diving, snorkeling, Catalina Island Museum, helicopter tours, glass bottom boat tours, ziplining, and more. Boats to the island depart daily from Catalina Landing in Downtown Long Beach all year long. Get a ride to the Long Beach harbor with SafeRide Transport.
Built from the former Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, the Long Beach Convention Center is used all year long for conventions, tradeshows, corporate meeting, special events, and local performing groups like the Long Beach Symphony and Theater League. Reserve a convention car service or executive transportation today.