The Potholder Cafe
Known as the “king” of breakfast when it comes to Long Beach, the Potholder Cafe is our top pick for getting your breakfast on. Breakfast is served all day long and the menu includes some daring creations like French Toast Kabobs and Flakey French Toast. Everyone usually gets the Super Spuds though.
Coming in at number 2 on our breakfast grouping, the Crooked Duck is a small restaurant that always seems to have a full parking lot… It must be good. Known to have the best bang for your buck, you will get quality food for a cheap price!
The Sky Room
What more can you ask for from the Sky Room, you get great service, live music and a gorgeous view of Downtown Long Beach. The Sky Room is a must visit for your dinner plans. It’s a little pricey, but its work the experience and the great tasting food.
Perhaps one of the most romantic views you could possibly have during a dinner in Long Beach, Parkers Lighthouse offers you great food with an ocean view of the Queen Mary. Even if you aren’t on a date, come in and get some great seafood or watch some football at their bar.
Hole Mole is our top pick for a great late night snack. The 4th street location is open until midnight and after 9pm their amazing fish tacos go on sale for just $1. One of the only places in Long Beach that offers a cheap fish taco that will actually have you coming back for more.
Need a place to watch the game with an electric atmosphere? Legends is our favorite sports bar in Long Beach and happens to be located in the prime location of 2nd street in the heart of Belmont Shore. Watch the game on a “Movie Theater” sized screen at this local beach bar!
Shannon’s On Pine
Shannon’s always is a lively and great place to grab a drink, eat some food, and have some fun with friends. It’s a little known tradition to “shoot the root” at Shannon’s so if you make your way over, be sure to try it out.
Located on the Downtown Long Beach Promenade, Beachwood BBQ is home to a variety of famous brews and is a must visit for any beer consuir… or anyone who loves a pulled pork sandwich.
If you like live 80’s music and grabbing a drink or two, The Gaslamp is the place for you to be. Everyone really gets into the music. You might just find yourself dancing the night away.
If you find yourself pub crawling on 2nd street, make sure you stop by Murphy’s Pub. They have a great atmosphere and most importantly a great selection beer. While you are there relax on their balcony, that overlooks 2nd street, while you sip on your icey cold beverage.
Rancho Los Alamitos
Rancho Los Alamitos has both great scenery and history, making it our top place to explore in Long Beach. Visit the ranch house for your dose of the ground’s history and then talk a stroll through the gardens and lose yourself in its beauty. Make sure your charge the camera before you visit.
Signal Hill Hilltop Park
Signal Hill is home to Hilltop Park. The top of the park are panoramic views that stretch 360 degrees. Bring a blanket and lay out on the grassy knoll or bring your BBQ supplies and roast some buns on the complimentary grills.
Shoreline Aquatic Park
At the water’s edge of Downtown Long Beach rests a vast open grassy hill with a lighthouse in the center. Walk the path at Shoreline Aquatic Park and take in the ocean views or stroll down to the beach and tip your toes in the refreshing Pacific. Either way you’ll have a great time.
The Japanese Garden
Perhaps the best maintained garden in all of Long Beach, the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at Cal State Long Beach is the perfect place to unwind. Walk through the Japanese decor and take a photo with the many Koi Fish that inhabit the pond. The Garden is one of Long Beach’s greatest escapes.
Aquarium of the Pacific
Long Beach’s very own public aquarium is located in Downtown Long Beach. Full of fish, jellies, penguins and much more the Aquarium of the Pacific will have you awed by the marine exhibits it has to offer.
If you like art then you have to check out the Museum of Latin American Art. Dive deep into the Latin American Culture and explore the various pieces that are home to the Museum. When you get hungry be sure to stop by its restaurant and fill up on some native dishes.
The Queen Mary
Perhaps Long Beach’s most iconic landmark the Queen Mary can be seen from most of Long Beach. The vast ship is a fun time to explore and is equipped with a complete museum that depicts its rich history. There is so much elegance to this old ship.
Go for a stroll down 2nd Street and visit the many small business that are home to the strip. There are a lot of great places to eat, drink and snack along the way. You may just find yourself finding something great to take home with you too.
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