Orange County OC
A Beachside City
Long Beach is as you would guess from its name, a beachside city. Located on the coastline of Southern California and it is right in the heart of the OC. It lies within about an hour of all the Theme Parks around greater Los Angeles. But it is only around 30 minutes away from the family favorite, Knotts Berry Farm.
There is plenty of things to do here close by though – so you need not worry about traffic. With the Queen Mary – taking you back to a time gone by. The Aquarium of the Pacific – giving you a deep-sea voyage of a different kind. Then there is also the Museum of Latin American Art – an experience of a culture that has an incredible vibrancy.
The beach and waterways lend themselves to hours and even days’ worth of fun and adventure. It’s no wonder too, as the weather here is amazing so spending your time outdoors is pure joy. So much so that it is within the culture of the city. The outdoor life that leads directly to a life of activity and a healthy awareness of wellbeing. Therefore, this really is a great place to spend some time in an atmosphere of recreation.
Highlights: RMS Queen Mary, Knott’s Berry Farm & Aquarium of the Pacific
When to visit: April, May & September
Average Hotel Prices: $90
Cheapest Months: January
Nearby Places: Huntington Beach, Anaheim & Los Angeles
Best reasons to visit: Beaches, Leisure, Family, Theme Parks, Shopping & Food