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Long Beach guide
Long Beach is located on San Pedro Bay in the state of California, specifically 30 km south of Los Angeles.The city has approx. 470,000 inhabitants (2010). Long Beach has a common port with Los Angeles, via channel connection “Cerritos Channel”.
Besides that Long Beach has some manufacturing – as well as a military presence with both fleet harbor and airbase – it is first and foremost tourism is the city’s economic powerhouse.
The biggest attraction is the wonderful, full 13-mile swim beach. Other attractions include the ship “Queen Mary”, who function as a maritime museum. “Walter Pyramid”, a pyramid-shaped gymnasium for basketball and volleyball, is the city’s most unique building – and a popular tourist destination.
Long Beach is also the site of several notable events – including the annual Long Beach Blues Festival and race Long Beach Grand Prix.
The nearest airport is a local Long Beach Airport, which is located 6 miles northeast of downtown. Otherwise, the Los Angeles International Airport just 34 miles northwest of Long Beach.