About Long Beach
Long Beach - the most ethnically diverse city in the nation and the seventh-largest city in California is also quickly becoming the most bike-friendly and walkable city in the U.S. Long Beach sits south of and borders Los Angeles, as well as Orange County.
Close to 500,000 residents call Long Beach home, and are comprised of many ethnicities. It holds the largest Cambodian community outside of Asia and offers a thriving cultural center with several arts and community programs held annually.
Named after its long and wide beaches, Long Beach was incorporated in 1888.
Well-known for the hotel and maritime museum, the Queen Mary, Long Beach holds some of the most popular tourist attractions including the annual Long Beach Grand Prix, Aquarium of the Pacific, Museum of Latin American Art, and countless art, sports and cultural staples. The city is also a popular filming location for movies and television.
The port of Long Beach celebrated 100 years in 2011. It is the second busiest port in the world and handles an average equivalent of 16,600 20-foot containers (TEUs) everyday.