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, theaters 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.
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.”
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.
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.