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Beach Fun

boatBeach fun in Southern California is more than just Coronas, sandals and suntans. Crest through the waves as you follow the path of the humpback whale migration. Take a sailing lesson and let the wind be your engine while the flutter of canvas sets your course. Envy the playful freedom of otters and seals, as they slither and cavort at the Long Beach Aquarium. Maybe experience the after-life when you overnight at the haunted Queen Mary hotel. Get a little southern California sand kicked in your face as you cheer women's beach volleyball. Try our Green Line bus-and-bicycle itinerary and hit the beach towns of Redondo and Manhattan. Or jump off the North American continent and ferry to Catalina Island, Southern California's famous off-shore getaway. Wherever your quest for beach fun takes you, leave early and stay for the sunset.


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Redondo Beach Pier

A wide beautiful beach. Maritime gift shops, fish and chips, sushi, and a toe ring shop. AND the finish-start line for the 22 mile coastline bicycle path, one of our favorite only in L.A. attractions.


Manhattan Beach

One of Southern California's most stunning beaches. Surfers, scintillating sunsets, beach volleyball tournaments, restaurants and bars make Manhattan Beach the ultimate beach fun city.







Blue Line


Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific Specializing in denizens of the world's largest ocean, Aquarium of the Pacific features an astounding menagerie of ocean life, including a shark petting pool and plenty of otters, nature's happiest creatures.


Harbor Breeze Cruises

Whale watching is the main attraction on board the Harbor Breeze fleet, with frequent departures from Dock 2, just a short walk from the Blue Line.


Queen Mary

This art deco sea going landmark from the golden age of travel is a museum, a restaurant, a concert venue and a hotel. Plus it is haunted.


Catalina Express

Catalina is only a one hour boat ride away. Bring your bicycle and make your island hopping a car-free adventure.


Shoreline Village

A seaside family fun mall featuring restaurants, boat rentals, a melodrama theatre, art galleries and a pirate themed gift shop.


Gondola Getaway

What could be more romantic than a sunset gondola ride through the canals of Long Beach? Okay, maybe Venice Italy. But our canals are less crowded and you don't need to change money.


Segway of Long Beach

Rent a Segway- it's the perfect zero emissions way to zip between all of Long Beach's shoreline attractions.


Marina Sailing School

Walk from the Blue Line to the harbor, sign up for sailing lessons and let the wind do the rest. The ultimate energy saving way to tour Long Beach


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