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Private Helicopter Tour of Downtown Los Angeles Landmarks
"Enjoy fantastic aerial views of LA on this 45-minute private helicopter tour departing from Long Beach. These are the different sites you will see along your amazing trip:- The Queen Mary- Downtown Long Beach- The Port of Long Beach and L Hermosa and Manhattan beaches- Shoreline transition along LAX shoreline below 150 feet - really fun!- Marina Del Ray- Views of Santa Monica Pier- Downtown LA including the Ritz Carlton- Staples Center- University of Southern Calif"""Experience a spectacular private helicopter tour of Los Angeles with views of all of the famous landmarks. Starting from Long Beach airport you will fly over LA Harbor and the Queen Mary around the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula with breathtaking views of Catalina Island. Traveling up the beach cities along the shoreline through LAX airport you will have views of the Santa Monica pier and title=Highlights&1=Private%2C+45-minute+helicopter+tour+of+L.A.&2=See+the+city%27s+most+iconic+landmarks&3=Enjoy+a+fully-narrated+tour+of+downtown&4=Take+in+stunning+vistas+of+the+Pacific+coast&5=All+taxes%2C+fuel+surcharges+and+service+fees+included""
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Private Helicopter Tour over Long Beach and Los Angeles
"Enjoy the experience of a lifetime on a private helicopter tour over the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Your flight departs from Long Beach and live commentary is available on board. Some of the highlights you'll see from the air include Th Downtown Long Beach The Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles The Vincent Thomas Bridge The Battleship IOWA San Pedro and views of Catalina Island and the whole of the L.A. Basin as you climb to 2000 feet!"""
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Long Beach Waterfront Segway Tour
"Glide along the majestic Long Beach waterfront including palm tree lined Victory Park visit the Long Beach Convention Center Segway past Rainbow Lagoon Park and Ocean Boulevard. This one hour Waterfront Segway Tour explores all over Long Beach and is a great way to see everything it has to offer. Come see why Long Beach is one of the most picturesque cities along the Pacific Coast. This tour focuses more on friends and couples who want to roam around Long Beach but better yet - why not glide!"""
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Experience Ecletic Long Beach: East Village

Here is the artsy, ecletic part of Long Beach - East Village. Consider this the Greenwich Village, NY of Southern California. Come here if you are attracted to bright colorful architecture, art gallery browsing Bohemian and hippie-ish culture, organic cafes, and unique/avant-garde stuff. The attitude here is definitely open and progressive.

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marinarena
Apr 07, 2013

Seek out Quiet, Little Naples for a While

No, I'm not talking about Sofia Loren's city but the part of Long Beach which is arguably the least known- even for locals in the greater Los Angeles region. Naples is a quiet town built on three islands of Alamitos Bay. I have come here a few times for some tranquility while overlooking the water. I swear I could drop a needle here by the bay and actually hear it drop- 'cause it's just that quiet here!

Come to Naples especially during the Christmas holidays to see the boats decorated in lights or get here anytime for a romantic gondola ride (borrowing from Venice, Italy) at the bay. (Check out gondolagetawayinc.com).

Naples... this place has to live up to its namesake! Many of the street names are Italian-inspired (Sorrento Drive, Garibaldi Lane, Savona Walk, etc). As one might think, there are good pizzerias here. Try Michael's or Russo's (On Naples) for gourmet pizza pie or a basic good slice at the casual fast joint, Valuetina's.

One thing is for sure: Naples, like its sister area Belmont Shore, is a proud little L.B. neighborhood. One can presume this just by looking at the Rite Aid stoes in each enclave. What am I talking about, you say? Well, the Rite-Aids (pharamacy/convenience retail store) are not just like the regular Rite-Aids of other cities or areas. These twin L.B. neighborhoods have their own namesake as part of the store written like these :

The Rite Aid of Belmont Shore
The Rite Aid of Naples

How rich is this!

Speaking of rich, yes, you have to have pretty good money to live in Naples, which is a kind of extension from nearby upscale Bixby Knolls. At least visiting is relatively low or almost free! Just consider getting some gas and tour around these parts.

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marinarena
Mar 30, 2013

Los Angeles

Los Angeles and the downtown area is pretty much a concrete jungle settled in amongst freeways and the Los Angeles river. There are plenty of attractions to see like the LA Childrens Museum, the Civic Centre and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Feb 14, 2003

Anaheim

Anaheim is now the tenth largest city in California. Of course the main attraction is Disneyland followed by Knotts Berry Farm. Plenty of attractions to entertain and amuse for several days.

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Jul 23, 2003
 
 
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Shoreline Village

This photo of me and Jenn was sent from Nancy, "Goner" (The Flash on my camera is broken so I don't have my own photos) and this one symbolically represents my old memories of Long Beach and the new,...
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Pine Avenue Pier

It is amazing how what was old was torn down and now those things have been missed and rebuilt. Long Beach has changed dramactically for me from the 1970's to now. I just cannot imagine how much it...
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Aquarium of the Pacific

This is the best aquarium in SOCAL and features the marine life of the Pacific. It features exhibits from all the major ocean ecosystems in the world with selective penguin and lorikeet exhibits. A...
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Museum of Latin American Art

MOLAA is the Museum of Latin American Art (1996) and it is a unique experience in Long Beach and in the entire southern California area. Various expressions on canvas and otherwise are on showcase,...
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Queen Mary

The Queen Mary and the area surrounding is a great place to visit. You have the Long Beach Aquarium just across the way. The boats that take you out to Catalina are also right there. I saw a Cirque Du...
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Queen Mary

Queen Mary is the most famous attraction of Long Beach. The ship, which was registered and docked in LB. in 1967, is experienced in multiple ways: as a hotel, boat tour spot, museum, haunted tour...
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