The seventh most populated city in California, Long Beach has plenty to recommend it. In fact, you might say it’s the perfect microcosm of the state - from the stunning shoreline and little islands to the shopping and entertainment. You can savor the idyllic California sunshine, and emerge yourself in some of the country’s most interesting history, before making some memories of your very own. If you’re making a trip, then there are some things to do in Long Beach that you simply must not miss!


1. Aquarium of the Pacific

This public aquarium sits on a 5-acre site on Long Beach's Rainbow Harbor. It is home for over 11 000 animals and represents around 500 different species. Some of the climates that the permanent exhibitions focus on the seascapes of the Pacific Ocean. They're split into three parts: sunny Southern California and Baja, the reefs of the Tropical Pacific, and the icy waters of the Northern Pacific.

Kids watching the aquarium full of sea creatures at the The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

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