Jan 20

El Dorado Nature Center and Park Long Beach is located in Long Beach’s El Dorado Park East since 1969. The nature center itself is very good, featuring local wildlife, educational things for children and over 100 acres with wildlife, carefully restored ecosystems, accessible trails and ponds. Once you step inside the nature center you enter a special world with two attractive lakes, forested trails, turtles lie around in the sun, and blue heron swooping over the waters. There is really an amazing diversity of wildlife.

Trails Hours:
Tue-Sun, 8am-5pm

Museum Hours:
Tue-Sun, 8:30am-4pm

El Dorado Nature Center and Park Long Beach provides 2 miles of dirt trails and a quarter mile paved trail wind around lakes through forested areas, grasslands and wildflowers. Also the Nature Center grounds offer sanctuary to over 150 species of birds, an ample variety of trees and plant life and variety of wildlife including turtles, frogs, rabbits, skunks, squirrels and many more.

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Jan 13

Located on the most south-western point of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Point Vicente Lighthouse has long been one of this area’s jewels built in 1926. The lighthouse is a scenic delight and continual attraction to sightseers, tourists, photographers and painters.

The tower itself is 67 feet tall but the main beam of light marks Point Vicente from a height of 185 feet above the ocean. The view from the nearby cliffs is superb and the nearby park offers great opportunities for enthusiastic whale watchers. The beam from the Lighthouse’s powerful lens can be seen up to 20 miles at sea.

Today, Point Vicente Lighthouse still sends out its beacon across the Catalina Channel and moreover electronic sensors and automated controls have replaced the lighthouse keeper and activate the fog horn.

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Jan 06

The Bolsa Chica State Ecological Reserve is a California wildlife preserve located in western Orange County, enclosed by the city of Huntington Beach. It is one of California’s most imperative 300 acre coastal wetlands sanctuary for wildlife and migratory birds.

The Bolsa Chica State Ecological Reserve features a 1.5 mile trail loop around a water inlet. All year round wildlife includes saltmarsh plants, tall egrets and herons, horn snails and crabs, with the occasional sightings of white pelicans, peregrine falcon, and northern herrier. Winter offers high concentrations of migratory waterfowl and shorebirds such as pintails, western grebes, willets and godwits, sandpipers, and many more.

More than 200 species of birds have been sighted at the Bolsa Chica State Ecological Reserve. It is also an important stop for migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway, including some endangered species and threatened species.  It is a popular attraction for tourists and local residents.

Come to our Comfort Inn hotel in Long Beach when you visit Bolsa Chica. You can book directly on the hotel’s website for the lowest possible rate: http://www.cisuiteslongbeach.com/reservations

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Dec 30

Rancho Los Alamitos Long Beach is a historic site about 85,000-acre and part of a massive Spanish land grant in 1784 and today serves as a living history museum consists of six agricultural buildings, working blacksmith shop, glorious gardens and a rambling adobe ranch built in 1800. This is one of the few truly historic and nice homes in the area that is still standing and in very good condition. It also encourages certain site uses such as painting and photography classes, horticulture tours and observations. The main entrance has an area with photos and a very interesting video about the history of this land.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 1-5pm

Rancho Los Alamitos Long Beach is a lovely, relaxing place for an afternoon getaway – and an added bonus is the rich, local history you’ll learn.

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Dec 23

Terminal Island Long Beach is an island located in Los Angeles County between the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbor. The main and major parts of the Port are on Terminal Island renamed in 1891, originally known as Isla Raza de Buena Gente. Later on in the 20th century, the island played host to a thriving fish industry and would produce 80 percent of the United States’ tuna supply.

Terminal Island Long Beach captures about 200 acres in size and water depth is about 50 feet. Island is connected to the mainland via four bridges from west, the exclusively green Vincent Thomas Bridge joins terminal with San Pedro and is the fourth longest suspension bridge in California. The Gerald Desmond Bridge connects to downtown Long Beach to the east and to north Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Bridge joins with the Wilmington. Adjacent to this bridge is a rail bridge called the Henry Ford Bridge or the Badger Avenue Bridge. The island also hosts canneries, shipyards, Coast Guard facilities.

Stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites hotel in Long Beach when you travel to Long Beach, and visit Terminal Island Long Beach, and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.cisuiteslongbeach.com/

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Dec 16

The Long Beach Pediwagon is a 14 person group bike that operates throughout Long Beach, CA. It is perfect for Pub crawls, bachelor & bachelorette parties, family reunions and many more. This is the most unique, affordable way to experience 2nd Street and beyond and visitors a unique way to experience Long Beach. Up to 15 people board the pedal-powered vehicle, which requires at least six pairs of feet to keep it moving.

To ride the Long Beach Pediwagon, customers pay $150 per hour Monday through Thursday, or $175 per hour and Friday through Sunday. Bookings must be made in advance. The Pediwagon is the newest addition to the already amazing attractions in Long Beach.

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Dec 09

Naples Island is a neighborhood of Long Beach, California, built on a series of islands located in Alamitos Bay. Naples consists of three separate islands, divided by canals which open into the bay. Most of the streets on the island have Italianate names. The center of Naples features a large fountain which serves as a popular meeting spot.

Long Beach offers gondola trips through the romantic canals of Naples. Gondola Getaway has been offering rides through Naples since 1982. Long Beach is only one of eight places in the Western United States where tourists may ride in a gondola.

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Nov 25

The Long Beach Convention Center is one of the leading convention facilities in North America beginning in 1962. Covering more than 400,000 square feet, the multi-purpose facility features large exhibit space, two theaters, an arena, and 34 meeting rooms. It provides on-site caterings services for up 13,500 guests. Location wise, it provides panoramic views of the waterfront and more over is steps away from first-class accommodations, shops, restaurants, and the fine sandy beaches of Long Beach.

Other popular tourist sites near the Long Beach Convention Center include the Aquarium of the Pacific, Queen Mary and a Russian submarine, Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Museum of Art, Shoreline Village,  and several parks local parks. Whether you’re planning a fair, convention, corporate meeting or special event, the Long Beach Convention Center is an ideal location.

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Nov 20

There are many Things to do in Long Beach all year round:

The Queen Mary is an ocean liner turned hotel and tourist attraction which offers a variety of tours as well as restaurants and nightlife. the Russian foxtrot submarine Scorpion is also docked with the Queen Mary.

Museum of Latin American Art has an outstanding collection of contemporary paintings and sculptures by Latin American artists, including a Sculpture Garden in the interior courtyard.

The Tall Ship American Pride offers whale watching, educational trips and Catalina Island excursions from Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach. The tall ship Tole Mour also spends a lot of time nearby in Rainbow Harbor. She doesn’t offer as many public tours or sailings, but she’s beautiful to look at when she’s in port.

Long Beach Arena is the round building with the Wyland whale mural Planet Ocean that looks like it should be the Aquarium. It hosts major concerts, sporting events and expos.

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Nov 12

The Grand Romance Riverboat was built in a sand lot near the Noyo river in Fort Bragg, Ca. by Daniel Steel Co. and the Barker Family. Construction of the Grand Romance, California’s only true sternwheel riverboat, began in mid-October 1990.

Out-fitted with cast Victorian ironwork from the Old South, towering twin smoke stacks and a 43 note calliope it is the grandest authentic riverboat to operate in California. Its interior features a two-story high Grand Ballroom with a red velvet stage, gleaming marble dance floor and polished brass and stamped tin ceilings.

The upper deck of the Grand Romance Riverboat has covered verandas to enjoy the view and a 100 seat murder mystery showroom where multiple murders take place every weekend.

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