Located in the heart of Southern California, Long Beach offers quick and easy access to all of the attractions of LA and Orange County—downtown LA, Hollywood, Universal Studios and Disneyland are just minutes from Long Beach’s scenic downtown waterfront.
The Only Urban Downtown Waterfront Between San Francisco and San Diego. Long Beach is the perfect blend of big-city excitement, entertainment, and amenities, alongside the laid-back welcoming atmosphere of a beach resort. Within a compact 8-block area in the downtown waterfront, visitors discover first-class accommodations to fit any budget or style, shopping, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, and more than 125 quality restaurants serving everything from hot dogs to haute cuisines from around the world. All within steps of the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.
Ranked as one of the “Top 10 Most ‘Walkable’ Cities in America,” by WalkScore.com, Long Beach is pedestrian and bicycle friendly, with spacious palm-lined pedestrian pathways aglow with colorful LED light displays at night. Well-lit walkways and promenades provide stunning oceanfront vistas where visitors can enjoy the vibrant blending of big-city urban amenities alongside the casual and welcoming atmosphere of a seaside resort. Long Beach Transit also offers free Passport shuttle buses throughout the downtown area.