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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Long Beach, California

Long Beach is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States. The city offers a wide range of amenities from spectacular cultural events to great education. The neighborhoods are amazing and you’re sure to feel at home in the beautiful city of Long Beach, CA.

The Queen Mary

Old Hollywood glamour. A rich maritime history. Authentic 1930s Art Deco décor. The Queen Mary is a full-service Long Beach hotel, historical landmark, and entertainment venue featuring award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 346 staterooms. The Queen Mary gives a unique glimpse into an era when steamships were the most regal way to travel.

Aquarium of the Pacific

If you want to get a fun and educational experience for your family or friends, then take a journey of discovery to the Aquarium of the Pacific, a public aquarium situated on Rainbow Harbor. The Aquarium is home to over 11,000 animals from the Pacific Ocean, from furry sea otters to delicate sea jellies, penguins, sharks, and much more. Throughout the year the Aquarium of the Pacific also hosts various special events, including cultural festivals like Southeast Asia Day in October and African-American Festival in February, visual and performing arts events, concerts, food events, and a Guest Speaker Series featuring ocean scientists, wildlife photographers, acclaimed authors, sustainability experts, and more.

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is situated on the campus of CSU Long Beach. Landscape master Ed Lovell designed this garden having been inspired by the Imperial Gardens in Tokyo after his travel to Japan. It is a lovely place where you can bring your friends or family to enjoy the exotic beauty of nature and the Japanese aesthetic. It is also a wonderful option for a space to rent for a stunning wedding or reception.
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Rancho Los Alamitos

Rancho Los Alamitos is a unique historic and cultural resource that deftly illustrates more than fifteen hundred years of continuous occupation of the Los Alamitos Mesa and spans the evolution of Southern California. For more than a thousand years it was Povuu’ngna, a sacred Native American settlement area of the Tongva/Gabrielino people and remains sacred to them today. With the colonization of California by Spain it was the largest land grant awarded under Spanish rule (300,000 acres), and was subsequently owned by prominent leaders of the development of Southern California. It also attracted people from around the world who came to work at the ranch in the late 19th through the mid-20th century. Today, the ranch house expresses its history from c. 1800 through 1933 and it is one of the few historic houses open to the public where almost everything in the house is original to the site. There are four acres of nationally significant gardens designed largely by the Olmsted Brothers Firm (who historically developed Central Park), and a barnyard area with livestock. The site is open to the public free of charge, Wednesday through Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
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Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center is a convention center here in Long Beach that can satisfy all your needs when you need to plan a special event or corporate meeting. The main attraction of the center is the Long Beach Arena where a lot of sport events, trade shows and concerts take place. Here you can also admire several murals by the famous artist Wyland depicting migratory gray whales and other aquatic life that populate the waters of Long Beach.
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California State University

California State University, Long Beach (also known as Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach State, CSULB, LBSU, or The Beach) is the third largest campus of the 23 school California State University system (CSU) and one of the largest universities in the state of California by enrollment, its student body numbering 35,586 for the Fall 2012 semester. With 5,148 grad students, the university enrolls one of the largest graduate student populations across the CSU and in the state of California alone. The university is located in the Los Altos neighborhood of Long Beach at the southeastern coastal tip of Los Angeles County, less than one mile from the border with Orange County. The university offers 137 different Bachelor's degrees, 92 types of Master's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees including two Doctor of Education, a PhD in Engineering, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Nursing Practice, as well as 29 different teaching credentials.
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El Dorado Nature Center

Looking for a place to escape the noise and madness of urban life? Come to the large El Dorado Regional Park with Lakewood in the north, Hawaiian Gardens at northeast, and Los Alamitos at east. The park offers a great number of different sport activities such as baseball/softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer and more. There are also three fishing lakes and a fishing pond, bicycle paths, restrooms, barbecue and picnic areas, and nicely equipped playground. It is the best place for relaxation and recreation after a long workweek and a great reason to gather your family or friends and spend quality time together.
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Rancho Los Cerritos

Rancho Los Cerritos was a 27,054-acre (109.48 km2) 1834 land grant in present-day eastern Los Angeles County and Orange County, as a result of a partition of the Rancho los Nietos grant. "Cerritos" means "little hills" in Spanish. Nowadays it is a museum open for various public events. There is a visitor center with exhibits that cover this site's history from Native American times to the present. A formal Italian garden includes orange and cypress trees planted around the Rancho so be sure to enjoy a stroll.
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4th Street Retro Row

The 4th Street Corridor, also known as Retro Row, is a small business district along 4th Street from Walnut Avenue to Junipero Avenue located east of Downtown Long Beach. This is a real paradise for shopping, especially for those who are fond of different vintage things. Here you will find a vast number of outstanding amenities such as restaurants, coffee shops, wine bars, a theatre and health & fitness services. It is a destination that definitely deserves to be visited!
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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

It is the flagship hospital of the Memorial Care Health System accredited by the Joint Commission. The hospital enters the top eight hospitals in the Los Angeles Metro area and provides compassionate care for more than 100 years. Miller Children's Hospital is also located on the campus of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Long Beach, California