Top 10 Long Beach Tours, California - Updated 2022

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Located in southern California, Long Beach is an excellent choice for tourists searching for a perfect vacation at a seaside resort. Long Beach attracts people from diverse backgrounds to enjoy the lavish, rich cultural heritage and beautiful sights. The city houses some great museums, theaters, and art galleries. Long Beach entertains its vacationers through its scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, which is the world’s largest ocean. Experience deep sea adventures in the Pacific and a voyage in time aboard the historic Queen Mary. Find out more from our top 10 Long Beach tours in California.

1. Small-Group Tour of Los Angeles from Long Beach and San Pedro (from USD 122.0)

Enjoy sightseeing in the world’s dreamland and the mecca of all film makers, the Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure, and every major southern California attraction in small group tours of approximately 14 people. Explore the Los Angeles Coliseum and the world’s shortest railway, capture striking photos of the world famous Hollywood sign, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This tour offers a balanced mix of guided and free time and provides round-trip transportation from Long Beach hotels.

Small-Group Tour of Los Angeles from Long Beach and San Pedro

Duration: 8 hours

167 reviews

2. Private Helicopter Tour of Downtown Los Angeles from Long Beach (from USD 256.0)

Indulge in the city’s mesmerizing and breathtaking sightseeing from the air with a private 45-minute helicopter tour. You’ll see all of the major sites in LA including the Queen Mary, downtown, the Battleship IOWA, and more.

Private Helicopter Tour of Downtown Los Angeles from Long Beach

Price: From 234 USD


Downtown Los Angeles Private Helicopter Tour from Long Beach

Duration: 45 minutes

6 reviews

3. Sand and Sea Extended Tour (From 109.00 USD)

Sand and sea extended tour
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Get wowed by moving through the city of Long Beach, explore downtown, roll along the beach, and cross the Queensway Bridge on a self-balancing Segway. This 3-Hour Sand & Sea Extended Tour will guide you through the Pike, the Queen Mary, the Scorpion, Rainbow Harbor, and more. So, get set and go!

Sand and Sea Extended Tour

Price: From 109.00 USD


4. Catalina Island Helicopter Flight from Long Beach (from USD 110.0)

Explore the scenic beauty of this mesmerizing island through an exhilarating 15 minute helicopter ride. You’ll get to see Catalina’s oceanside communities, the island’s sheer cliffs, the breathtaking interior, and its romantic aura. During the flight, fuel your curiosity by learning amazing facts about the island’s gorgeous history and wildlife. Your 15-minute helicopter ride to Catalina Island ends with touchdown at the Pebbly Beach Heliport on the outskirts of idyllic Avalon, Catalina Island’s biggest town.

Catalina Island Helicopter Flight from Long Beach

Price: From 149.99 USD


Los Angeles and Long Beach 15-Minute Private Helicopter Tour

Duration: 15 minutes

58 reviews

5. Long Beach Waterfront Segway Tour (From 49.00 USD)

Long Beach Waterfront Segway Tour
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This Waterfront Segway Tour explores the scenic Long Beach waterfront. Glide along the beautiful Long Beach Waterfront and explore the picturesque coast. This tour focuses more on sightseeing and less on the history of Long Beach than our longer Segway tours. So, why not glide while roaming through Long Beach with family and friends.

Long Beach Waterfront Segway Tour

Price: From 49.00 USD


6. Orange Country Beaches Helicopter (From 149.99 USD)

Orange Country Beaches Helicopter
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Explore the city through this 15-minute helicopter flight. You’ll get to see Orange County’s breathtaking neighborhoods and large mansions, continuing to Huntington Beach.

Orange Country Beaches Helicopter

Price: From 149.99 USD


7. Catalina Express round trip ferry service (from USD 76.0)

Explore southern California’s Catalina Island by boat with this round-trip ferry service from Long Beach or San Pedro on the Catalina Express. Visit lively shopping arenas, hotels, and restaurants in the town of Avalon, where the ferry drops you. You can choose to depart from either Long Beach or San Pedro when booking. You may extend your tour to an overnight stay and avail your return ticket when you wish.

Catalina Island Ferry Ride from Long Beach or San Pedro

Duration: 1 hour

143 reviews

8. The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary
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Be sure you make your way to the legendary Queen Mary, harbored in Long Beach. The ship is a floating museum with numerous exhibits of the past. This self guided tour provides a variety of optional activities you will definitely love.

9. Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission (from USD 36.0)

This marine wonderland houses 19 exotic wildlife species. Meet a full-sized model of a blue whale and a fierce leopard shark. Explore a kelp forest from the Sea of Cortez or experience the cold waters off Northern Japan. You and your family will have the chance to see rare penguins swimming around you, befriend a shark in a kid-friendly touch tank, and more. If you love sea life, this is definitely not to be missed.

Skip the Ticketing Line: Aquarium of the Pacific General Admission Ticket

Duration: 4 hours

294 reviews

10. Downtown Long Beach Food Walking Tour (from USD 75.0)

If you are a foodie, don’t deprive yourself of savoring at the appetizing food items of downtown Long Beach. Stroll through the streets and taste the delicacies the place offers including ethnic specialties. This food tour will definitely refresh your senses and provide you all culinary food items at one place. The tour provides a Long Beach booklet, coupons, and map.

Downtown Long Beach Food Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours

6 reviews

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Lion's Lighthouse - Long Beach, CA
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Long Beach has more music and cultural festivals every year than anywhere else in Southern California, and a thriving dining and entertainment scene, including famed dive bars and live music venues that have launched a number of notable bands. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to get lost in the wonders of this scenic coastal city and enjoy.

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