Hidden Long Beach

Think you know Long Beach? We’ve got some twists for you! This lively port along the southern shore of LA County is not all about the beach. Visit one of its less-known regional parks for outdoor adventures of every kind, take a food and art walk beyond the beach, and double up on water attractions combining two urban lagoons on a local hike.

Week 06.02.2021
Regions Southern CA

Beach Walk + Cambodia Town

Take a Walk on Long Beach and See the Mural Art in Cambodia Town

Woman standing at a mural welcoming here to Cambodia Town in Long Beach
Woman walking along the sidewalk at Long Beach in Los Angeles County
Woman walking alongside poppies at Long Beach in Los Angeles County
A trip to Long Beach is not complete without a … long walk on the beach. But add a little extra with a walk through Cambodia Town, featuring local murals and delicious food.
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Monterey Bay Aquarium Reopens!

Visit the Recently Reopened Monterey Bay Aquarium

Sea Otter at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Underwater Kelp Forest at Monterey Bay Aquarium
The wildlife has been waiting patiently … and now, at long last, they’re ready for their close-ups! As California reopens make new memories at the reopened Monterey Bay Aquarium!
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El Dorado Has it All

Enjoy outdoor adventures at El Dorado Regional Park in Long Beach

Woman walking under oaks and by a bench in El Dorado Regional Park east Long Beach Los Angeles County
Lake at El Dorado Regional Park in east Long Beach Los Angeles County
Canada Geese walking in a row beside a lake at El Dorado Regional Park in east Long Beach Los Angeles County
El Dorado Regional Park in east Long Beach has so much outdoors it's hard to know where to start! There's a 2.25-mile stroll through the beautiful Nature Center, campsites, even a frontier theme park...
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From Colorado to Naples

Do an urban walk around the Colorado Lagoon and canals of Naples in Long Beach

Couple taking a selfie at canals of Naples in Long Beach Los Angeles County
Woman standing and overlooking the Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach Los Angeles County
Man looking out towards a bridge at the Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach, Los Angeles County
Combine a loop around the serene Colorado Lagoon and the canals of Naples for a unique 4.5-mile adventure in Long Beach that will make you forget you’re in a bustling metropolis.
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  1. Three Beaches to the Wind

    This beautiful 7-mile (round-trip) coastal hike in the Marin Headlands connects three beaches: Muir Beach, Pirates Cove, and Tennessee Cove.

  2. Muir Woods Through the Backdoor

    A backdoor entrance into Muir Woods? Hike a tranquil trail that starts in Mount Tamalpais State Park and quietly leads into Muir Woods, letting you avoid the busyness of the main parking area.

  3. Cross It Off Your Bucket List

    Crosstown Trail San Francisco may be one of the most beautiful city walks in America, passing through less-visited nooks and crannies while also taking in greatest hits, including mosaic stairways.

  4. Yosemite Magic Trick

    Yosemite’s High Country is magical and without crowds. At a lofty 8,700 feet, Tuolumne Meadows is one of the best trailheads for hiking or backpacking a land of smooth granite domes, high alpine meadows, jagged peaks, and sapphire lakes. Here's a 3-night backpacking itinerary...


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    Sea Change

    Right in time for the balmy fall days, the crowds have left and Monterey Bay Aquarium is at its shoulder season best. Fewer people means relaxing with more room to roam and enjoy the animals, exhibits, and nearby outdoors for biking, hiking, and beaches.

  2. High Sierra Lake Hop

    Situated just north of Yosemite is a High Sierra wonderland that gets a fraction of the crowds and is a fantastic destination for backpacking. The Emigrant Wilderness is 113,000 acres of granite ridges, wildflower-strewn meadows, and cobalt lakes.

  3. Thanks, Annie!

    Annie’s Canyon Trail in the 1,000-acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve in Solana Beach includes the most unique quarter-mile you’ve ever maneuvered—through a sandstone slot canyon!

  4. Glam Paddling in Long Beach

    Sea kayaking doesn’t get any more glamorous than paddling the storybook canals around Long Beach’s Naples Island! You thread your way through calm waterways surrounded by luxury ho