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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hidden hot spots in Long Beach

Here is one of the largest ports in the world.
 Many people are attracted to Long Beach everyday.




I would like to share some of the hidden hot spots here.
This is my favorite little museum.
 
"Long Beach Museum of Art" is right in front of the pacific ocean and overlooks the Long Beach Harbor.
Every thursday and friday evening it is free admission to the public.

"Long Beach Museum of Art"
2300 E. Ocean  Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562)439-2119

There is a cute restaurant at the museum that is in the Historic Anderson House with an amazing ocean view patio.


2300 E. Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562)439-2119






Long Beach has many famous restaurants. Among them let me suggest "La Creperie Cafe" in Belmont Shore.

Belmont Shore is a fashion and gourmet area around 2nd street. It is fun to check out the Long Beach style from an open cafe.

La Creperie Cafe is one of the cutest French restaurants and serves yummy crepes.




4911 E. 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562)434-8499







Another fashionable area in Long Beach is "Retro Row" which is around 4th street. This is where you can find Long Beach vintage fashion.

During the shopping you must try the famous hand cut steak fries at the Pike.






1836 E. 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562)437-4453











I was looking for the power spot to feel a perfect evening.




The lighthouse seems to be the spot especially when you realize you can be on the island.

The entrance was right behind the aquarium, I've been having the aquarium membership for years but I've never realized there is the most gorgeous park behind there with free parking.







From here you can see Long Beach Harbor for 360 degrees.
"Shoreline Aquatic Park"
Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562)570-3100
http://www.longbeach.gov/park/parks_and_open_spaces/parks/shoreline_aquatic_park.asp


One of the highlights of the view is the Queen Mary. This is the best spot to see the ship from the other side.

The Queen Mary became a hotel, restaurants and a museum now.


"The Queen Mary"
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(877)342-0742









If you want to see the whole city of Long Beach, this is the spot.



Hilltop park is another local power spot to get great energy. 

"Hilltop Park"
2351 Dawson Ave
Signal Hill, CA 90755
(562)989-7330