Long Beach is famous for water-centric attractions, but there are plenty of interesting and fun things to do on dry land. So if you’re ready to visit, Real Property Management of Long Beach can set you up with a great rental property in the area. Whether you want to walk through a scenic garden or peruse a museum, Long Beach has something to offer you.
Aquarium of the Pacific
If you love aquatic life or simply want to learn something new, then visit this spectacular aquarium. The most popular exhibit is the Shark Lagoon, a touchable, interactive habitat. Other highlights include the Sea Otter Habitat, Whales: Voices of the Sea and the Gulf of California exhibit. The Aquarium of the Pacific features over 11,000 ocean animals that represent nearly 500 species, ranging from tropical fish and jellyfish to penguins and turtles. Let these magnificent creatures take you on an amazing, colorful journey through the world’s largest ocean.
Rainbow Harbor and Shoreline Village
This was once home to a large amusement park, though the only remaining reminders are a Ferris wheel and pedestrian pathway that looks like a roller coaster. The area features a downtown outlet mall and fun waterfront activities in the redeveloped Rainbow Harbor. Anchored by the Aquarium of the Pacific and marina-adjacent restaurants at Shoreline Village, this is a great place to take a whale-watching trip or take a boat ride.
This cruise ship hasn’t sailed since the 1960s, but these days it multitasks as a tourist attraction. It features several eating and drinking spots, a hotel and gorgeous Art Deco design. Take an exciting guided tour and learn about the ship’s groundbreaking construction and royal launch as the most luxurious, technologically advanced ocean liner at the time, her time as a troopship during WWII and her golden days in the 50’s. Learn about the “haunted ship’s” history of action, adventure, romance and, of course, paranormal activity.
El Dorado Nature Center
Do you want to take a break from the noise of the city? Visit this lush 105-acre plant and animal sanctuary to observe California’s stunning nature. Start at the visitor center and then take two miles of dirt trails and a quarter-mile paved path around two lakes, a stream, and beautiful forests. The Nature Center is part of the larger El Dorado Regional Park, where the western half is dedicated to sports fields and a golf course and the eastern half features fishing lakes, trails, playgrounds and an archery range.
Museum of Latin American Art
Founded in 1996, MOLAA is a forward-thinking enterprise that was expanded in 2007 by Manuel Rosen. Rosen’s eye-catching additions to the museum doubled the exhibition space and included a sculpture garden. The permanent collection’s core is the Long Gallery, which includes work by one artist from every single Latin American country. There is always a dynamic range of temporary shows and a program of special events to provide added interest.