Long Beach | Seal Beach | Huntington Beach

Right on the edge of the sandy and expansive shores, these beach communities have provided a playground for the relaxing beach goer, the active ocean sports enthusiast, and cosmopolitan city dweller. Long Beach is host to a thriving arts culture with museums, theatres and music festivals. The scenic Huntington Beach- “Surf City, USA”- is known for its lively nightlife and famous surf culture. For something quieter, Seal Beach caters to a calmer way of life with quaint neighborhoods and serene shores. Whether it’s an active lifestyle or a tranquil escape, you’ll have the world at your fingertips.



SCHOOLS

  • Lowell Elementary School (K-5)- “Quality school  using a multi-sensory approach.”

  • J.H. Mcgaugh Elementary School (K-5)- “Offers a wonderful, well-rounded, stimulating program.”

  • Rogers Middle School (6-8)- “Provide opportunities for creativity and self expression throughout the year.”

  • Intellectual Virtues Academy of Long Beach (6-8)- “Community of supportive individuals with a culture for a love of learning.”
  • Renaissance High School for the Arts (9-12)- “A great choice for children interested in the arts as well as a great education.”

  • Huntington Beach High School (9-12)- “An exceptional school with many dedicated educators that motivate students to their full potential.”

SHOPPING & DINING

  • 320 Maine- “Refined steak and seafood spot with cocktails and full bar featured amid leather booths and open ductwork.”

  • Cafe Sevilla- “Tapas, sangria, and dancing are all on the menu at this vibrant bar, restaurant, and nightclub. 

  • Watertable- “American Hyatt eatery serving California cuisine against an ocean backdrop.”

  • 555 Steakhouse- “Destination Steak specialist with traditional wood & leather decor, plus an extensive wine list.

  • The Promenade-”Festive gathering place for guests to dine, shop, and be entertained.”
  • L’Opera Italian Restaurant- “Handmade pastas, grilled meats, and other Northern Italian fare in a sophisticated atmosphere.”

  • The Sky Room- Art deco bar/eatery offering New American fare and city views.”

  • Utopia Food & Fine Art- “Romantic bistro with a wine bar offering rotating wine displays and Californian cuisine.”

  • Shoreline Village- “Charming shopping village features colorful boardwalk shops and restaurants amid scenic harbor views.”

  • Harvelle’s Long Beach- “Swanky venue with hardwood floors and cabaret style tables featuring live jazz and cocktails.”


LANDMARKS

  • RSS Queen Mary- An Art Deco ocean liner 200 feet longer than the Titanic that now permanently resides at the Port of Long Beach.

  • Soviet Submarine B-427 Scorpion- A Russian submarine turned museum permanently docked next to the Queen Mary.

  • Aquarium of the Pacific- “Pacific ocean dwellers on display at this large aquarium with touch tanks and behind the scenes tours.”

  • Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden- Serene gardens and waterfall on the campus of Cal State Long Beach.

  • Huntington Beach Pier- Stunning views overlooking the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

  • World War II Submarine Memorial- Honors submarine crewmembers who were lost at sea. 

  • Skinny House- The Guinness Book of World Record named it the narrowest free standing house in the United States.


HISTORY

  • First named Wilmore CIty in 1888, the original residents changed it to Long Beach due to its long, wide beaches.
  • Seal Beach was originally known as Anaheim Landing

  • George Freeth performed the first American surfing demonstration in Huntington Beach in 1914
  • Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose, the world’s largest airplane, took off for the first and last time over Long Beach Harbor.

  • Long Beach was the site for yachting, volleyball, fencing, and archery for the Los Angeles Olympics.