"Cool Breezy L.B." Top 5 Page for this destination Long Beach by marinarena

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Long Beach

Miss L.B ... she loves life on the edge, one can say- on the coastlife and in street life. She is often compared to Los Angeles and does have some L.A. angelic qualities, but is very much her own city. There are some who are quick to deem her just "ghetto" but she gives many other vibes. All in all, she is hip urban ritz, maritime and suburban girl in one.

In the city, do the main attractions of Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, Shoreline Village and The Pike. Plus, experience downtown hotspots along Pine St and in the "Greenwich Village of So Cal"- East Village.

Marina L.B.

Get to know the breezy, easgoing side of L.B. Enjoy her at one of her marina spots. Enjoy sailing and other water activity at Alamitos Bay, Rainbow Harbor and Shoreline Marina.

and to Belmont Shore...

This is the hip, upscale ritzy and modern chic side to L.B.

Belmost Shore, an L.B. neighborhood is local hotspot of greater Los Angeles area where visitors will find the finest shops and service in the city. Explore her best along 2nd St.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:entertainment- filled, ocean views, colorful streets and people, close to L.A and Orange county
  • Cons:some undeveloped areas and crime but all big cities have these, not the beach for swimming and surf
  • In a nutshell:Long Beach- L.A. with a Coastline!
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  • Mar 18, 2007 at 9:47 PM

    thank you for the great memories of LB i get nostalgic specially the ones downtown i used to work at the queen mary i also went to hang out at ALEGRIA,MARIPOSA.wright now im in TJ i would love to keep in touch with you xoxox your friend jorge avisponverde

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    Nov 10, 2006 at 10:20 AM

    Thanks for showing us the small hidden secrets of Long Beach and the rest of California! - Karl

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    Oct 2, 2006 at 3:31 PM

    Marie, Your tips are wonderfully comprehensive of showing us sides of LB I couldn't have imagined, I'm a Marina Guy! Dug the Acres of Books tip and the house cat-I love to read. A gr8 TOP FIVE-congrats!! Doug

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    Sep 5, 2006 at 1:27 PM

    I love the marina in Long Beach.. have been going there for years. My brother sews people up in Long Beach. :-)

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    Jul 10, 2006 at 8:53 AM

    the typical american style !! nice pics !! really usefull remarks !!

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    May 18, 2005 at 10:01 PM

    Very well written and useful LB pages, Marie ! Farmer's market, squirrel watching and fish tacos ... sounds like a fun trip to do :) Fascinating pictures of Bright Carriage and East Village.

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    May 9, 2005 at 5:23 PM

    great comprehensive LA pages! I will return for more before my next rip out there!

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    May 5, 2005 at 4:18 PM

    Great page Marie,it looks a fun place to visit,we have lots of squirrels here as well i think they are soo cute!!

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    Dec 16, 2004 at 4:37 AM

    Happy to oblige!!

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    Nov 28, 2004 at 1:15 AM

    Hey Marie! Great mtg. you @ The Jagerhaus last week. You've got some great pages from a good local perspective; keep it up! Useful to both visitors and locals, too, who don't often venture out of their own neighborhoods. Great LB tips so far!

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