Far more than just an ocean-lover's paradise, Long Beach is an industrious, urban waterfront city known best for its dynamic culture, robust economy and its very eclectic, colorful lifestyle. In a State known for its beach cities, Long Beach has some distinct advantages, including its close proximity to Los Angeles and its year-round temperate climate. Humbly boasting a more relaxed and affordable experience than its larger neighbor, Long Beach offers its visitors a rich mix of art and culture, giving the location an exciting and unique vibe.
It's also the State's next Silicon Valley, according to their very progressive Mayor who has a plan in place to attract even more tech companies to add to an already impressive list of corporate residents, like Epson, Laserfiche and Boeing. Here you'll enjoy a revived downtown waterfront and harbor, home to the Queen Mary, the Aquarium of the Pacific, countless restaurants, music festivals, museums and a plethora of varied styles of shopping and entertainment. Oh, and there's also the beach itself! Long Beach may be the 7th largest city in California and the 2nd most productive container port in the world, but to those who have peeked behind the curtains, it's known as the playground of Southern California, with something for everyone.