You may recognize the iconic Queen Mary from numerous movies like The Parent Trap, Ferris Bueller, The Aviator, Pearl Harbor, Batman Forever, L.A. Confidential, Anchorman, and dozens more. This legendary ocean liner was constructed back in the 1930's, featuring a grand ballroom, five dining areas and lounges, a small hospital, two bars and swimming pools, and even a squash court. Needless to say, this ship was theee way to travel.
Upon retirement in 1967, the Queen Mary has been placed permanently in Long Beach, California where it has become a huge tourist attraction ever since. More than 50 million people flock to Long Beach annually to see this amazing ship. The Queen Mary now serves as a floating hotel, but you can also attend events on board, including weddings. For certain holidays, they shoot off fireworks to celebrate. I was lucky enough to spend New Year's Eve in Long Beach and see this cool sight for myself!
Long Beach, California has a ton to offer. There is always something going on, with countless events, restaurants, shops and bars to choose from, you can find exactly what you're looking for. Not far from this area is Knott's Berry Farm, which is a fun amusement park for people of all ages. I went during Halloween season for their Scary Farm event and I highly recommend it!
The Long Beach area is gorgeous and I love the vibes. Plus, Snoop Dogg is from here so you know it's poppin'. If you plan your trip right, you can even attend the Acura Grand Prix. As you explore the city, you'll find awesome views, cool events and great food. Many people enjoy spending time in the Downtown Waterfront district to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific, see the sights, or grab a bite to eat.
Whether you're spending a day or a weekend in Long Beach, you're bound to have a great time. Have fun exploring the city or soak in some sun rays on the water. The scenery here is absolutely stunning. I love the drive in from surrounding areas as well, you can't beat those Cali views!
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