During our frequent trips to the Aquarium of the Pacific we often venture out nearby towards Shoreline Village and Lion’s Lighthouse. The city of Long Beach has completely remodeled this entire area from my childhood and it looks absolutely amazing! I remember this part of the city from my childhood as an empty parking lot. It is so fabulous that I get to share this spot with my Viking. When I was little, my parents used to bring us here and we’d catch crabs with little chicken pieces attached to a string that was attached to a chopstick!
Though sometimes I feel it is rather tourist-y, I am delighted that it looks beautiful and that the City of Long Beach took so much effort to clean and beautify it. I’ve never actually seen so many tourists in Long Beach before this time. If you’re ever in Long Beach, take a walk at Shoreline Village or take in one of their harbor cruises. I’ll talk about one of their cruises on my next post! There are many things to do here as well as coming just to take a walk, not mention seeing the sights that are freeeeee! Although you might want to splurge on the $2 ice-cream pops at the Bait/Snack Shop…just sayin’.
If you go with kids, bring a toy shovel. My guy likes to play in the sand near the trail through the fake dunes. It is also picturesque for engagement/wedding photos. We could literally spend hours here!