Long Beach Facts

Long Beach Facts
Long Beach is located on the Pacific Coast in the Los Angeles area of Southern California. Long Beach is the seventh largest city in California with a population of over 470,000. Long Beach is home to the United States' second busies container ports and is considered one of the world's largest. Long Beach covers an area of 51.48 square miles, 1.16 of which is water. The city of Signal Hill is completely surrounded by Long Beach. The climate in this region is Mediterranean, but its air pollution is some of the worst in the country. Long Beach has many attractions and activities for visitors from recreational activities to cultural events.
Interesting Long Beach Facts:
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach allows visitors to swim with the fish, pet sharks and interact with penguins. More than one million people visit this attraction each year.
Visitors to The Queen Mary in Long Beach are able to enjoy a Paranormal Ship Walk Tour or historical ship tour.
Long Beach is home to the Naples Canals where visitors can take a gondola ride.
There is a museum in Long Beach called the Museum of Latin American Art. It houses art from the Caribbean and Latin American artists.
Tourists can take a ride on the Catalina Express to Catalina Island's City of Avalon. It is a popular vacation spot with celebrities.
There is a 5.5 mile long path on the sand that pedestrians and bikers can enjoy.
Long Beach has many nightclubs including lounges and dance clubs.
East Village Art District in Long Beach contains many art and cultural features.
Kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding is popular in Alamitos Bay.
Tourists can take kite surfing lessons in Long Beach.
Walter Pyramid is one of three pyramids in the country and is located in Long Beach. It is also North America's largest space-frame structure.
The largest mural in the world, according to Guinness Book of Records, is located in Long Beach. It is called Planet Ocean.
Within eight blocks of downtown Long Beach there are over 125 restaurants where visitors can eat.
There are five public golf courses in Long Beach for those who love the sport.
At night Long Beach comes alive with multi-colored LED light displays.
Those who bring dogs on vacation can take them to Rosie's Dog Beach, where they are allowed to run off leash. It is the only off leash dog friendly beach in Los Angeles.
Long Beach is the 36th largest city in the United States.
More than five million people travel to Long Beach as tourists each year.
On average, Long Beach enjoys 345 days of sunshine every year.
Belmont Shore Car Show is the largest single day car show on the west coast of the United States.
The oldest tattoo parlor in the United States is located in Long Beach, called Outer Limits Tattoos.
The Gay Pride Festival in Long Beach is one of the country's largest gay pride events.
Long Beach is considered on the country's most walkable cities.

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