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All reviews downtown area downtown lb homeless population nice clean area city hall ocean blvd queen mary ocean front performing arts pine street convention center east village restaurants and bars walk around great place to visit pike housing
Came down to Long Beach by taking the wrong turning. So glad we did, what an awsum place. Marina, pier, lighthouse bars and restaurants. I suppose it’s easier to say what hasn’t it got. Great vibe and something for all, fabulous
It had been years since I had been in downtown Long Beach - and the improvements were amazing. Clean, well lit, tons of interesting restaurants, seemingly safe and pedestrian friendly. Will certainly visit again!
The Downtown area used to be a place to avoid, but no more. Like downtown LA, Long Beach has completely transformed this area into a very friendly place for locals and tourists.
It's taken years, but the transformation has been incredible. Easy to walk around...More
Downtown Long Beach has so much going on right now, there's lots of high-rises going up and lots of construction. Always watch your belongings because now that they tore down the park by City hall (new glass towers on Ocean Blvd) the homeless population has...More
Downtown Long Beach is quite beautiful with many sights to see. It's well lit and a great place to stroll. Outdoor restaurants and cafes are everywhere. The people are friendly and helpful. Bikes and scooters can be rented easily if you don't feel like walking....More
Downtown area was nice, clean and easy to navigate. Great free shuttle as well to help you see the sights. Even walking a couple of blocks one evening alone, I felt secure. Drove all the way down Ocean Blvd. and enjoyed seeing the homes, beach...More
Downtown Long Beach is a wonder of city planning and civic pride. It is a bustling but not scary busy place with lots of loft and new urban residences and restaurant and shops galore. A great walking area, and you are close to the Queen...More
Answer about 'being safe'.....
Sad to say in ALL big cities, there is no such thing as 'being safe'. We live in different times. Locals and visitors need to always watch their surroundings and keep an eye on your... More
Answer about 'being safe'.....
Sad to say in ALL big cities, there is no such thing as 'being safe'. We live in different times. Locals and visitors need to always watch their surroundings and keep an eye on your purse/wallet.
Long Beach is not as crazy as LA (it's a lot cleaner) but don't get distracted by the cellphone, keep your eyes moving. If you need to ask for help or directions, look for the Downtown guides, dressed in RED. They patrol the downtown area and some are traveling on segways. They are the downtown Long Beach ambassadors and can also escort you to your hotel or where you need to go.
Don't let your guard down while out on the streets, don't flash your cash anywhere, don't wear jewelry, etc...