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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!"""
From $96.00
 
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!"""
From $53.00

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Parking~

As with many cities, parking is prime. Long Beach is trying to provide plenty of parking for all visitors. This parking structure was near the Long Beach Aquarium. What was nice that day is they had someone controlling the traffic so people could cross the road safely to the aquarium.

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99 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

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Yaqui
Mar 31, 2013

Driving from LA

Since you will likely have a car if you are visiting the Los Angeles area, Long Beach can be reached via 710 south, check a map to see what the best freeway is to get to 710 from where you are staying.

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Dabs
Mar 14, 2005

A BAD place to fix your car

I think that LONG BEACH TRANSIT is great! However, if you are driving and your car breaks down, well CALL ME before you take it somewhere to be fixed. WHY? As moderator of a local eNewsletter, I get many TIPS where NOT to take your car for service. I don't want the liability of naming this place on line, but I'll give you a hint: The name of the automotive service begins with initials!

Back to the Bus: The PASSPORT Bus is cool, and takes you to alot of the "prime" destinations,: tourist spots and 2nd street in Belmont Shore!

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theprimespotdotcom
Apr 22, 2003

Getting There and Around

By Car : The city can be reached from several major freeways. The San Diego (I-405) and the Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1) pass through Long Beach. The Long Beach Freeway (I-710 take you directly into downtown.

By Rail : The Metro Blue Line operates between Los Angeles and downtown Long Beach.

By Plane: Long Beach Airport is just 10 minutes from downtown and is serviced by Alliegiant Air, American Airlines and America West.

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keeweechic
Aug 31, 2006
 
 
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Come down the 110 freeway...

Come down the 110 freeway towards San Pedro and cross the Terminal Island brige. You get this great view of the ports of LA and Long Beach and all of down town Long Beach. At night it is really breathtaking. Another neat way is taking the 'Blue Line' train from LA. It is the Metro for LA.
Water taxi in the harbor and the red bus around downtown.

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american_tourister
Aug 25, 2002

Drive....the 710S or the...

Drive....the 710S or the 22W....it would depend on where you're coming from.
Either the bus (the 'Passport' - look for the red bus stops with a sea gull on it) or your own car or walking. You can right click on the Passport Route Map below and click on 'open link' to enlarge it so it's readable.

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bruingirl
Aug 24, 2002

From Los Angeles:
Take the 405...

From Los Angeles:
Take the 405 Freeway south to the 710 Freeway south;
Follow the signs to downtown Long Beach.

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ejroberts
Aug 24, 2002

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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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