With its hip, artsy vibe and vibrant nightlife, Long Beach will capture your imagination—and your heart. Downtown may surprise you with its classic art deco design and never-ending schedule of events and festivals, from food tastings to live jazz. Head to the East Village (you guessed it—just to the east of downtown!) for more one-of-a-kind art, cafes, and quirky boutiques. Fly into the Municipal Airport (LGB) and get your Long Beach vacation started.
All flights to Long Beach arrive at the same terminal, making your trip easy. Catch your first rays of California sun as soon as you’re off the plane by going to the central garden, where you’ll find lounge chairs, fire pits, and palm trees. Grab a coffee and relax for a while—Long Beach flights make it easy to get into the Golden State groove. Then head across the street to hook up with your rental car, shuttle, or bus. Several transit routes serve the greater Long Beach area, and can also connect you with the nearest Blue Line Metro station to take you into Los Angeles. For door-to-door service, catch a cab at the taxi stand. Once you’re settled in, take a trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific, or cross the bay to see the Queen Mary—a former ocean liner and World War II troopship. Book one of the hotels close to Long Beach Municipal if you’re arriving late, so you can get plenty of rest to explore these two gems of the city.
You won’t want to leave once you dig into this wacky and wonderful urban jungle. Get started with Travelocity’s cheap flights to Long Beach. Need a home base? Bundle your hotel and airfare with one of Travelocity’s vacation packages and save even more. Then close your eyes and let your mind wander to your Californian paradise.