The LA Long Beach Is More Than Meets The Eye!

Sunset at Santa Monica BeachEven though you love the sand and sea, the truth is that after a few days sitting around all day in the sun getting a tan and playing in the water gets rather boring. So, you are fully rested, recharged and looking for something interesting to do at the Shoreline area in Los Angeles?

One idea is to visit to the Shoreline Village, the perfect place to check out various funky shops and buy souvenirs for your loved ones at home. From shopping, arcade and carrousels to bike, skate, pedal cart rentals and live music during the weekends, you can be sure you will not get bored.

If this is the first time you visit Long Beach, then it is imperious that you visit the Aquarium of the Pacific. Having a little over 12,000 specimens of 500 species of fish and mammals found in the Pacific Ocean, the wave-shaped roof aquarium provides extensive opportunities for you and your children to participate in an enjoyable and interactive learning experience. While it is true that they are not offering spectacle shows, you will have a blast participating in amazing behind the doors tours and unique chances to interact with all sort of marine creatures, from sea urchins to zebra sharks.

It would be a pity if you visited Long Beach without checking out its most famous landmark, the Queen Mary. This intriguing ship-hotel hosts numerous restaurants, various nightlife activities, tours and special events. Speaking of special events, did we mention that the Queen Mary is believed to be haunted? Based on these premises, you can expect to find a plethora of events on board that are centered on ghosts. Two of the most famous and noteworthy ghostly activities worth checking out are the Queen Mary Shipwreck and the Ghosts and Legends special effects show.

Most of us grew up with the famous Sherlock Holmes detective stories. If you are passionate about solving sophisticated crimes and you want to enjoy a finger-licking four-course plated dinner aboard on an authentic paddlewheel riverboat, then the Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Cruises are a must-see. Before you start thinking that this is going to be another cheap and badly acted dinner mystery show, it is important to note that many tourists were impressed by the lack of hokey costumes, lame scenarios and campy dialogue. The professional team of actors and producers at the Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Cruises are putting on quite an act, stimulating your senses from the moment you walk in the door.

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