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Take your kids to Disneyland Park and Resort and show them a good time! Disneyland Resort consists in 2 theme parks, various family attractions and many entertaining activities for the little ones.

 

See the beautiful Earl Burns Miller Garden, featuring bright colored Koi fish, a tea house and fabulous plant and flower displays, depending on the season. You can choose to walk trough the garden, taking photos and treat yourself and your family with an enjoyable afternoon.

 

Take a romantic one-hour cruise with your loved one along Alamitos Bay on the Gondola Gateway, an authentic Italian gondola, offering amazing views of the Bay.

 

Visit the Scorpion Submarine, a decommissioned Soviet submarine, considered to be one of the most popular tourist attractions in Long Beach.

 

Go shopping in the Shoreline Village center, offering a wide array of souvenir stores, shops, restaurants, live entertainment, a carousel, a fun zone for children and amazing views of the city, especially when the sun goes down.

 

Sports & outdoor events

The annual Charter Communications Long Beach Sea Festival is a popular event, held in Long Beach, consisting in 3 months of summer, fun events, starting in the last week of June. The highlights of this fun event are the 2,225-nautical-mile yacht race from Long Beach to Hawaii, Pier Daze and Pirate Festival and the USA Volleyball International Development Qualifier Tournament.

 

During the Sea Festival, there are nearly 100 events that are taking place in Long Beach, including Moonlight Movies on the Beach and Concerts in the Park.

 

Several brand new events were added to the festival in 2009, such as the Beach Tennis USA and the Long Beach Car Show, Shakespeare by the Sea for Kids and the Children's Popcorn Theater.

 

Due to the fact that Long Beach has a reputation as being a great sports city, the 2009 Sea Festival also included volleyball events, the Offshore Powerboat Race, the 61st annual Catalina Ski Race, as well as the Pacific Open Water Swim and the Long Beach Sprint Nationals.

 

Festivals

The annual Long Beach Bayou festival has been offering visitors, for the last 23 years, great family-orientated entertainment, featuring authentic Louisiana music, food and art&crats vendors in one week of dancing, music and fun.

 

Crawfish Festival is a 16-year old tradition, attracting thousands of festival-goers annually, combining Zydeco, Cajun and New Orleans music beats, offering a huge amount of fresh crawfish, served and prepared by authentic Cajun chefs, as well as a children's area, beach bars, a dance floor, and of course, tons of fun, family activities.

 

In February, the people in Long Beach are celebrating the Scottish heritage of the Queen Mary ship, through the annual Queen Mary Scottish Festival. The festival is filled with Scottish culture, including music and dance, The Pipe Band Competition and the Highland Athletic Competition, featuring Weight for Distance, Hammer Throw, Putting the Stone, Weight for Height and the ever popular Tossing the Caber, as well as many other challenging, fun activities.

 

Nightlife

The Long beach nightlife scene is filled with bars, dance clubs, pubs restaurants and everything you need to put together a fun night out, whether you're alone, on a romantic vacation with your loved one or if you just escaped with your friends, living all your worries behind, and just looking for a good time.

 

From Latin clubs, to cigar lounges and jazz, whether you're downtown, in Belmont Shore or East Village, you will certainly find great places, having a dance floor and a full bar, just waiting to show you the time of your life.

 

The downtown area is the main nightlife scene in Long Beach, the majority of the bars, clubs, restaurants and live music venues being located along Pine Avenue, Belmont Shores and Naples.

 

The Shore Ultra Lounge is considered to be one of the most popular nightspots in Long Beach, consisting in 2 beautiful rooms, each having a dance floor and separate music genres, a smoking and drinking patio, 3 bars and live, DJ entertainment.

 

One of the brand new venues, opened in Long Beach, is the Mai Tai Bar, offering gorgeous views of the Rainbow Harbor and Aquarium of the Pacific from the open air patio, and providing contemporary island music, played by the hippest bands in Long Beach.