All about Long Beach, CA

Where does the city’s name “Long Beach” come from?

The city’s original name was “Wilmore City”, but in 1888 due to its long, wide and attractive beaches it was renamed to “Long Beach”. Long Beach is bordered by 8 1/2 miles of clean, sandy beaches for you to enjoy.

The city of Long Beach California, lies on San Pedro Bay, just 22 miles south of Los Angeles. History says originally the area was an Indian trading camp. In 1542 Spanish explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo anchored off the coast. In 1784 it became part of Rancho Nietos , a Spanish land grant later divided what is now Long Beach into the portions known as Los Alamitos and Los Cerritos.

Yes it’s crazy how that works right? anyway here we are now with what we know as the city of Long Beach California, full of attractions and home of the Port of Long Beach, also known as the Harbor Department of the City of Long Beach, is the second-busiest container port in the United States, after the Port of Los Angeles. The port of Long Beach is the major gateway for US–Asian trade, the port uses 3,200 acres of land and 25 miles of waterfront in the city of Long Beach, California.

Let’s not forget about the permanently docked RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Queen Mary is not just a floating museum, the ship also offers top-notch dining, dazzling city skyline views, overnight accommodations in original first-class staterooms, and a full calendar of performances and events.

Here are some other attractions the city of Long Beach has to offer:

  • Downtown Waterfront
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Naples
  • Catalina Island (embark on a pleasure cruise to Catalina Island in the Downtown Waterfront district)
  • Bluff Park (just immagine 13 linear acres of park)
  • Long Beach Museum of Art
  • Downtown Long Beach
  • Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
  • Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center

Long Beach also hosts the Grand Prix of Long Beach, currently an IndyCar race and of course the Long Beach Pride Festival and Parade.

What’s it like living in Long Beach CA?

Long Beach offers a urban mixed with a suburban mix feel. In Long Beach you will find a large variety of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, parks and an endless list of things to do at night.

What is long beach, CA known for?

just like we mention before the city of Long Beach is best known for its urban waterfront attractions, but despite being the sixth largest city in California, it has that small-town feel, with bike-friendly streets, active neighborhood associations, and artist collectives.

How expensive is Long Beach?

Well, Long Beach is Listed as one of the 50 Most Expensive Places in US to Buy a House. Long Beach made it to the Coldwell Banker’s annual Home Listings Report as the 50th most expensive city in the nation to purchase a home, with average listing prices of $881,315.00

Yep that sounds like a lot but, the city of Long Beach sure offers quite the view and it’s of course a place to visit and hang out!