A city in the southeastern part of Los Angeles County, Long Beach was established in 1897 and is now home to half a million Angelenos. As its name implies, it’s popular for its gorgeous beaches, which are just as fun to families looking for a good swimming spot, as they are to the lovers of outdoor activities.
At the waterfront, you can also see Queen Mary, the permanently docked ship where you can explore the history of marine travel, find accommodation in one of their suites or simply have a drink in the Observation Bar. Aquarium Of Pacific is also nearby, offering children and adults an incomparable view of more than 12,000 pacific animals, from tropical fish to penguins and sea otters.
If you’re into arts, check out the interesting collection in the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum, or catch one of the rotating exhibits at The Long Beach Museum of Art.
Besides its long waterfront and museums, Long Beach is also known for its shopping experience. To check out vintage items enter one of the quirky shops in Retro Row, while the lovers of designer brands will enjoy The Pike Outlets. In the latter, you can also dine at one of the iconic Long Beach restaurants, such as Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
The Pike Outlets is also a hotspot for night entertainment, and so is the Pine Avenue, where you can find all sorts of clubs and live events, including concerts from emerging local bands and live flamenco performances.
How to find a gym with day pass access in Long Beach?
All residents of Long Beach are active in one way or another, whether they are biking their way through the city, or visiting one of the many fitness studios. UFC Gym – Long Beach is located in the heart of the city and is one of the best gyms for tourists. They offer the latest in gym equipment and tons of exciting fitness classes. With the help of the TrainAway app can you get access to this fitness center with no sign-ups. Book a gym day pass while exploring Long Beach and take part in their energetic fitness culture.
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