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Downtown Long Beach

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Address: Pine Ave. & E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA
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Downtown Long Beach Food Walking Tour
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Private Helicopter Tour over Long Beach and Los Angeles
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Private Helicopter Tour of Downtown Los Angeles Landmarks

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You can walk or ride a bike the Downton Long Beach. You cna take beautiful pictures and is well located.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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196 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long Beach is very cool, very pedestrian. Easy parking and lots to do and yoiu can walk about everywhere. If not hop on the bus.

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you haven't been to downtown Long Beach in 5 years, you need to; it's not the same place. New shops, dining, apartments, The Pike is actually cool, The East Village is now a lively, funky Arts District, and there's plenty to do on both Pine and Broadway. Don't be the last to find out how cool the LBC is!

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Port Orange, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I love downtown Long Beach, with the old historical buildings alongside the new skyscrapers. Beautiful ocean views and sunsets, as well (even though the sun sets in the West) lol!

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Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

You can walk or ride a bike the Downton Long Beach. You cna take beautiful pictures and is well located.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Long beach doesn't have amazing architecture, or ancient cultural sites so it seems like most other towns in California of the same size. It's nice that you get little peaks of water between the buildings. It's usually pretty clean except the public library which apparently the city gave over to the homeless, but we feel safe walking here, the drivers... More 

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Downtown is difficult to quantify in Long Beach. It's kind of a sprawling area between Broadway and the waterfront over a stretch of about 2 miles. So I'll only write to the hotels and restaurants area. There are so many great choices and if you stay near the performing arts and convention center, you'll get the most optima and best... More 

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A great place to be and explore.A very clean and well planned downtown and mall areas.Good choice of restaurants to suit most pockets.A great free bus to service the area.

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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I had heard great things about downtown Long Beach. But what I found was a fairly vacant downtown. Not a lot of people on a Friday afternoon. Not many shops or restaurants to attract people

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The new shops in the Pike, the revitalized Pine Ave. and Shoreline are a sight for sore eyes! I've been in LBC my whole life and the downtown area is finally starting to resemble the downtown that I truly feel Long Beach has always deserved!!!

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Downtown Long Beach is a small strip of restaurants and small shops. Not worth visiting unless you are going to one of the restaurants. South on Pine Avenue is the Pike. It has a large ferris wheel along with more outlets and a movie theater.

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