Welcome to Long Beach
Long Beach has come a long way since its working-class oil and navy days. Over the past two decades, LA’s southernmost seaside enclave has quietly reinvented its gritty downtown making it an attractive place to live and party. On any Saturday night the restaurants, clubs and bars along lower Pine Ave and the Promenade, a new upscale loft district, are abuzz with everyone from buttoned-down conventioneers to hipsters... Read More
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Small-Group Tour of Los Angeles from Long Beach
After morning pickup from your Long Beach hotel, travel in a luxury Mercedes Benz coach about 25 miles north toward Los Angeles. On the way, see the twin ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, one of the largest ports in the US. Make your way to downtown Los Angeles and stop for 15 minutes at the Los Angeles Coliseum, a popular location for concerts and sporting events. Continue to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a distinctive stainless steel building designed by Frank Gehry that’s home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Check out Angels Flight, a funicular railway that goes up Bunker Hill and holds the title of being the world's shortest railway. Then head to Olvera Street, the oldest area of downtown Los Angeles. Have your camera ready to capture photos of locations from various blockbuster films including King Kong, Independence Day and Armageddon. Head up Mt Lee to the iconic Hollywood Sign perched high above Los Angeles. You'll be able to get plenty of pictures of this world-famous landmark during your 20-minute stop. Next, go down into Hollywood itself, where you'll have 40 minutes to explore. Find tributes to your favorite stars in the TCL Chinese Theatre and on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. See the Dolby Theater, home of the Academy Awards, and the El Capitan Theatre, where Jimmy Kimmel has his show. Relax over lunch (own expense) at the famous 50s-style Mel's Diner on the Sunset Strip before hitting Rodeo Drive, the exclusive shopping street in Beverly Hills. Then experience the laid-back atmosphere of Santa Monica and see the carnival of amusements on Venice Beach, including the bodybuilders showing off on Muscle Beach. Throughout your tour, your guide will tell you about the spots locals love and show you places like the Gold's Gym where Arnold Schwarzenegger got his start and the Stella Adler acting school where Marlon Brando once trained. After your 8-hour day trip to Los Angeles, enjoy the convenience of being dropped off back at your Long Beach hotel.
Long Beach Arrival Transfer: LAX Airport to Long Beach or San Pedro Hotels
This shared ride door-to-door ground transportation is the easiest and most cost-effective way to get to Long Beach or San Pedro hotels. So plan ahead and book your transfer online now! Not only will you save time and money, but organizing your transfer to the airport now will give you the peace of mind you need when you are traveling! Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Queen Mary
Experience the history and the mystery of the historic Queen Mary, a famed 1930s transatlantic ocean liner with endless secrets from celebrity passengers to alleged spirits that haunt the vessel today. During the self-guided tour and the various optional exhibits and activities, you’ll learn about the glamorous history of the Queen Mary, her art deco beauty and what it was like to be a first-class passenger aboard this famous ship. Find out about her historical significance as the "Grey Ghost" during WWII. And discover whether the Queen Mary is really haunted.Choose from three ticket options (for further information on individual tours, shows and exhibits, please see the Itinerary section below): Queen Mary Passport: Self-guided tour of the ship and an optional audio tour, 4-D Theater Screening, Queen Mar Historic Exhibits, "Passion for Painting" exhibit and choice of Ghosts & Legends show or Haunted Encounters. First Class Historical Passport: Self-guided tour of the ship and an optional audio tour, the Glory Days Historical Tour, the Ghosts & Legends show, entrance to the "Passion for Painting" exhibit and Queen Mary Historic Exhibits. Royal Passport: Self-guided tour of the ship and an optional audio tour, 4-D Theater Screening, entry to the Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit, entry to the "Passion for Painting" exhibit and Queen Mary Historical Exhibits. Grand Voyage Passport: Self-guided tour of the ship and an optional audio tour, 4-D Theater Screening, the Glory Days Historical, the Haunted Encounters tours, the Ghosts & Legends show, entry to Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Queen Mary Historical Exhibits.
California Beach Cities Day Trip: Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Venice Beach and Santa Monica from LA
Get a taste of the famously laid-back, Southern California lifestyle on this tour of the West Coast's most famous beachside attractions! First, you’ll head to Huntington Beach, the so-called “Surf City” made popular by the Beach Boys. See surfers paddling in the ocean, and take in some beach volleyball action. Wriggle your toes in the sand before heading north to Long Beach.In Long Beach, you’ll have a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the most famous ships in the world, the British ocean liner RMS Queen Mary. This legendary cruise ship made its last voyage in 1967, and now it serves as a monument to the days of transatlantic pleasure cruises. See the restored sections of the ship such as her bridge, the aft, machine rooms and much more! After you’ve seen the Queen Mary’s elegant facilities, you’ll travel to one of the most famously eclectic and eccentric stretches of coast in the world, Venice Beach. In Venice, you’ll see street performers, bazaar merchants, muscle-bound weightlifters, and skateboarders, all of whom contribute to Venice Beach’s signature vibe. After you’ve seen Venice’s wonderful weirdness, you’ll head to the Santa Monica Pier, where you can dine, people watch, or ride the thrilling coasters and Ferris wheel at Pacific Park. Your trip concludes at the Third Street Promenade, a popular beach-friendly, pedestrian-only boulevard. Dust off the sand and shop to your heart's content before returning to your air-conditioned coach to Los Angeles.
Long Beach Departure Transfer: Long Beach or San Pedro Hotels to LAX Airport
This shared ride door-to-door ground transportation is the easiest and most cost-effective way to get to LAX airport. So plan ahead and book your transfer online now! Not only will you save time and money, but organizing your transfer to the airport now will give you the peace of mind you need when you are traveling! Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Shared Airport Departure Transfer: Long Beach and San Pedro Hotels or Cruise Terminals to LAX International Airport
Book your return Airport transfers from the Long Beach or San Pedro area (hotels or cruise terminals) to LAX International Airport. This shared van transfer service will pickup you up from your hotel and transfer you to LAX Airport. Vans are air-conditioned, clean and hold up to nine (9) passengers per vehicle. Hotel pick-ups are scheduled based on your flight departure time. Please provide your departing airline and hotel or cruise pick-up information at the time of booking. Reconfirmation directions will be provided on your pre-paid voucher which will be received after purchase.