Top things to do in Long Beach & San Pedro

Top Choice Bar in Long Beach & San Pedro


Adjacent to Retro Row, this nautical-themed dive bar, owned by Chris Reece of the band Social Distortion, brings in the cool kids for live music acts every night – with no cover, thank you – and serves beer by the p…
Top Choice Museum in Long Beach & San Pedro

Battleship Iowa

This WWII to Cold War–era battleship is now permanently moored in San Pedro Bay and open to visitors as a museum. It's massive – 887ft long (that's 5ft longer than Titanic) and about as tall as an 18-story building.…
Top Choice Alsatian in Long Beach & San Pedro

Fourth & Olive

There's much to love about this new Cal-French bistro: farmers-market produce, small-farm-raised beef and pork, housemade sausages, classic dishes such as steak frites and choucroute garnie, and low-key service, all…
Top Choice Vintage in Long Beach & San Pedro

Retro Row

Everyone from today's hipsters to Hollywood costumers comes to shop at Retro Row's dozens of vintage stores, cafes, hair salons and happening restaurants.
Top Choice Aquarium in Long Beach & San Pedro

Aquarium of the Pacific

Long Beach’s most mesmerizing experience, the Aquarium of the Pacific is a vast, high-tech indoor ocean where sharks dart, jellyfish dance and sea lions frolic. More than 11,000 creatures inhabit four re-created hab…
Top Choice Food Hall in Long Beach & San Pedro


Shipping containers have been repurposed with mini-kitchens churning out burgers (at Pig Pen Delicacy), pizzas (DeSano), ramen (Tajima), waffles (Waffle Love), Coffee (Steel Head), craft beer (Smog City Brewing Co) …
Top Choice Museum in Long Beach & San Pedro

Museum of Latin American Art

This gem of a museum is the only one in the US to present art created since 1945 in Latin America and in Latino communities in the US, in important temporary and traveling exhibits. Blockbuster shows have recently i…
Top Choice Bar in Long Beach & San Pedro

Federal Bar

This converted, historic bank with its weighty granite bar, crystal chandeliers and burly wooden columns offers a good selection of craft beers and booze. In the downstairs former vault, it hosts DJ nights (soul, fu…
Ship in Long Beach & San Pedro

Queen Mary

Long Beach’s ‘flagship’ attraction is this grand – and supposedly haunted! – British luxury liner. Larger and more luxurious than even the Titanic, she transported royals, dignitaries, immigrants, WWII troops and va…
Seafood in Long Beach & San Pedro

San Pedro Fish Market & Restaurant

Seafood feasts don’t get more decadent and divey than at this family-run, harbor-view institution. Buy fresh fish or seafood at the counter and the price includes cooking. You'll see entire families gathered around …