The LA Crystal Hotel is conveniently located by the 710 freeway which means guests of the hotel can easily access the amazing city of Long Beach. Long Beach is home to plenty of great restaurants, museums, bars, and exciting attractions for all ages. Because Long Beach is a coastal city, there is a heavy beach influence. There are half a dozen beautiful beaches to choose from that offer a variety of fun beach activities. These beaches are perfect for jogging, rollerblading, bike riding, volleyball, or just admiring the shoreline. If you have your dog with you, take it to Rosie’s Dog Beach so it can enjoy the sand and the water. Each beach also borders a beautiful beach-front park where you can have some recreational fun and catch the cool breeze off the coast.
Long Beach is also home to plenty of satisfying dining options. Seafood is a specialty in the city. Enjoy the “Bucket of Boat Trash” at the Forrest Gump inspired “Bubba Gump Shrimp Co” or enjoy the high-end seafood dishes at “Gladstones.” If you’d rather sink your teeth into a savory steak, try “Parkers’ Lighthouse” and enjoy a waterfront view with your meal. The world famous “Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles” offers guests a southern-style cuisine. If you have more of an Asian culinary preference, try “Tokyo Wako” where you can watch your food being cooked right in front of you. These are just a few of the delicious dining options available in Long Beach.
There are plenty of great attractions for all ages in Long Beach. Take the whole family on an educational oceanic adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Here you can learn about different exotic aquatic life and even get the chance to touch a shark or stingray. Long Beach visitors also can board the enormous Queen Mary. The triple smoke stack ocean liner features many great tours, exhibits, and activities including a haunted ghost tour and shuffleboard. Those seeking a day of recreation in the Long Beach sun can visit the El Dorado Regional Park. Here, visitors can play golf, tennis, volleyball, or basketball. The park also features a nature center and the historical Rancho Los Alamitos.
The LA Crystal Hotel is one of the most affordable hotels close to Long Beach. It only takes a 20 minute drive to enjoy all of the great things that the City of Long Beach has to offer!