THE QUEEN MARY Long Beach CA

The Queen Mary Hotel, Long Beach, California

$100 Per Night

This retired ocean liner sailed the Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967. During her first three years at sea, the Queen Mary carried Hollywood celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn and dignitaries like General Dwight Eisenhower.

Her days as a luxury ship were short lived, however, and in 1939 she was stripped of her amenities and began her second life as the “Grey Ghost,” a World War II troopship.

At the conclusion of the war, she was restored to her former glory and traversed the Atlantic for nearly two more decades. The Queen Mary is permanently moored in Long Beach, California.

On Halloween 1967, the Queen Mary departed on her last cruise, eventually docking in Long Beach, California, her final resting place.
The ship is reportedly haunted by the spirits of those who died aboard, such as the young sailor who was crushed to death by a door in the engine room, and a crew member who was murdered in cabin B340.

Spooky Fact: Winston Churchill signed the D-Day Declaration aboard the Queen Mary during World War II.

The Queen Mary no longer sails the Atlantic, but she lives on as a floating hotel and restaurant on California’s Pacific coast. Follow in the footsteps of her famous passengers and book a room.

Don’t want to share a suite with ghosts? The Queen Mary also offers a variety of tour packages.

Visit during Halloween season, and join ghouls, spirits, and the undead aboard the Queen Mary when she transforms into Dark Harbor.

Long Beach is a city in the US state of California located within the Los Angeles metropolitan area. …

The city is known for its waterfront attractions, including the permanently docked RMS Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Long Beach also hosts the Grand Prix of Long Beach, currently an IndyCar race.

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THE BEACHES OF LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA

Alamitos Beach

 

If you’re in Long Beach and simply want the closest and most convenient beach, Alamitos Beach is the place to go. It’s easily accessible by foot or car from the downtown streets of Long Beach and offers easy access to the various stores and eateries along the oceanfront. This is a sandy beach with pretty views all around and quite a lively vibe. It’s not uncommon to see groups of friends hanging out and playing beach games together or families enjoying picnics, and you can snap some super photos of Long Beach landmarks like the Queen Mary from Alamitos Beach too. It’s a great spot to watch the sunset and comes with a lot of good amenities like clean restrooms, showers, bike racks, and lifeguards.
Belmont Shore Beach

Belmont Shore Beach runs from the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier all the way down to the peninsula. It’s a lovely spot, with most of the action tending to occur around the beach’s fishing pier. Lots of special events and live entertainment can be enjoyed on and around the pier at different times of the year, and it’s also a good spot to simply do some fishing as well. You’ll find restrooms, showers, lifeguards, volleyball courts, and various benches dotted around at this beach, which is also just a few minutes away from some top class cafes and bars. There’s a large outdoor pool at this beach too and it’s a good spot for swimming, sunbathing, and eating picnics.

 

Junipero Beach
Junipero Beach is actually located right by Alamitos Beach, so you can hop from one beach to the other on the same day if you like. Easily accessed from Long Beach, this beach is also sometimes known under the name ‘Cherry Beach’ due to the fact that it is located off Cherry Avenue.
Whatever you decide to call it, this Long Beach beach is a welcoming, comfortable stretch of coastline with some super views and a lot going on. Yoga classes run here on a regular basis and are open to all and part of the beach allows dogs out on the sand, so it’s a cool spot to bring a four-legged friend. There are plenty of good amenities at this beach as well, including restrooms, showers, on-duty lifeguards, a local playground for kids, a local outdoor exercise area, and some good eateries just a short walk away.

 

 

Peninsula Bayside
As the name suggests, Peninsula Bayside is located on the Long Beach Peninsula, which is found at the far end of Belmont Shore Beach. It’s only a small beach but it’s definitely worth a visit for its uniquely beautiful and impressive views. Visitors to this beach will be able to admire the upscale residences along the local coastline and snap some photos of nearby Naples Island too. When the conditions are good, you can see a long way out to the horizon here and it’s a nice spot to hop on board a kayak or paddleboard and explore the area by water. Amenities at this Long Beach include restrooms, lifeguards, a local cafe, concessions, rentals, and more.
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