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Eye on L.A.: Long Beach

Sat., Aug. 28, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
August 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Long Beach is the 5th largest city in California, located on the Pacific coast between Orange County and Los Angeles. It's a beach town blending big city sophistication and small town charm. Long Beach offers visitors an array of attractions, many of which revolve around the ocean. For more information about Long Beach:
www.longbeach.gov
www.visitlongbeach.com

CROWN JEWELS OF LONG BEACH
Visitors from all over the world travel to Long Beach to board the Queen Mary. This historic ship is a one-of-a-kind treasure offering guests tours, lodging, dining, and shopping.

The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
General Information: (877) 342-0738
Hotel Reservations: (877) 342-0742
www.queenmary.com

Shoreline Village is one of Long Beach's most popular waterfront destinations offering great views, shopping, entertainment and a variety of dining options.

Shoreline Village
429 Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 435-2668
www.shorelinevillage.com

Just East of downtown Long Beach, The Pike offers guests a variety of dining and entertainment options, including Cinema, Comedy Club, Arcade Games, Ferris Wheel and Segway rentals.

The Pike at Rainbow Harbor
95 South Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 432-8325
http://thepikeatlongbeach.com

The Aquarium of the Pacific is the fourth-largest aquarium in the country. This Long Beach treasure attracts visitors from throughout the Southland and beyond to explore the ocean and its inhabitants. The aquarium also hosts whale watching tours and tours of the local ports.

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone reservations (562) 590-3100

You may purchase Aquarium tickets upon your arrival, in front of the Aquarium. You may also order your tickets online at www.aquariumofpacific.org and save $5 per adult ticket.

WATER-LOVER'S PARADISE
Run by the city of Long Beach, the Leeway Sailing Center has produced many generations of sailors since 1929.

Leeway Sailing and Aquatics Center
5437 E. Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 570-1719
www.longbeach.gov/park/recreation/aquatics/leeway_sailing_center.asp

WOMEN ON WHEELS
The Long Beach Roller Derby League was founded by locals in 2009 and found a home at the legendary Spruce Goose Dome.

For a schedule of upcoming roller derby matches, visit: www.longbeachrollerderby.com

LONG BEACH INSIDER TIPS
Long Beach residents shared their favorite "insider" hot spots with Eye on L.A.

EJ Malloy's
3411 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803

EJ Malloy's
4306 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807

Jongewaards Bake 'N' Broil
3697 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, 90807
(562) 595-0396

A LITTLE PIECE OF ITALY
"The Gondola Getaway" in Naples, Long Beach, offers gondola cruises through the picturesque Naples Islands community. The cruises are conducted by Gondoliers and last about an hour. It's recommended to book your reservation two to three weeks in advance.

The Gondola Getaway
5437 E. Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 433-9595
www.gondolagetawayinc.com

WE LOVE LONG BEACH
"We Love Long Beach" is an organization started by Long Beach natives and siblings Scott and Robin Jones. They started the organization to get neighbors talking to each other. Now the organization hosts a variety of free community events. Scott loves his city so much that he gave Eye on L.A. a tour to three of his favorite places to grab a bite to eat.

For more info on the organization "We Love Long Beach," visit: www.welovelb.com

Long Beach food spots on Eye on L.A.'s "treasure hunt":
Starling Diner
4114 E. 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 433-2041

MVP's Grill & Patio
3701 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814

Taqueria La Mexicana
3270 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814


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