Long Beach is one of my favorite places in LA. I love the colorful horticulture and the perpetual ocean breeze. It embodies every idea of the concept of California. With the perfect temperature year-round and the low-key vibe of the entire city – makes it a perfect place to visit. I had an awesome vegan guide that showed me to all the coolest places.
Fun things to do in Long Beach:
Aquarium of the Pacific – I think this is one of the best aquariums I have ever visited. I’ve been to many aquariums, all over the world. Notable ones include the world’s largest aquarium in Singapore, New York Aquarium, to name a few. I unironically have some pretty high standards for how I think they should be… At the Long Beach Aquarium, they have extremely rare animals and an amazing penguin exhibit. Everything is academic as well as visually stunning. My favorite are the Japanese Spider Crab. They’re seriously an evolutionary marvel. The aquarium even has free entrance days for teachers.
Retro Row – A row of cute vintage shops. You can find anything here. The parking is accessible and not in a confusing or expensive downtown kind of area.
The Parlour – A cool speakeasy with live piano. Cocktails are good and and the time-period decor is so cute!