You’re planning to hit up Long Beach (aka the LBC) and looking for dope things to do? You’re in luck because we’ve put together a list of favorites and newer spots. And we’re keeping it Hollywood Hippy style, of course.
The food at Claire’s at the Museum is great and the view is to die for whether it’s cloudy or clear.The mixologists do farm-to-glass with their garden ingredients. Don’t second guess the Bacon Bloody Mary. Just do it.
Yogulation Movement does a free group class every day in Bluff Park, overlooking the water. They also have donation-based classes at a studio on Broadway St.
On Fourth Street, Retro Row is probably the most eclectic street in lower Long Beach. Let’s be real, where else can you thrift a sequined dress from the ‘80s; jump on a juice cleanse, like with organic concoctions at Salud; eat a bowl of pho at Number Nine, a supporter of humane and sustainable farms; and then catch a movie at a 1920s art theater, like the Art Theatre of Long Beach?
At any point in the day head to Second Street in Belmont Shore, pretty please? The coffee at Aroma di Roma is the best. At the other end of the drinks spectrum, Saint & Second has a menu featuring organic cocktails and locally-sourced cuisine. The whiskey cocktails are everything.
LBC is perfectly pet friendly. You can take fur-children almost anywhere. Our honorary Hollywood Hippy pup, Ava, votes Pussy & Pooch as the best shop for healthy nutrition and green living for pets.
If you’re one for a little exercise, take the time to walk or kayak through the Naples canals. This area has some of the best home architecture in all of Long Beach. During the holidays this area is decorated from top to bottom in lights; to call it magical doesn’t do it justice.
Current favorite is Bo Beau in downtown. The food features a French flair that is unparalleled in the LBC. Love the dining room for a classy date night and the rooftop for drinks with friends. So many memories… le sigh…