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Long Beach is located in Greater Los Angeles just south of Los Angeles, between Redondo Beach and Huntington Beach. It lies along Highway 1, near the Los Angeles Harbor and Pacific Ocean.

Developer William Willmore laid out Willmore City in 1882. In 1888, the present name was adopted to highlight the city's evolution into a beach community.

Today, Long Beach is the state's fifth largest city, and a significant industrial, shipping, commercial and resort center. Of interest are the Long Beach Museum of Art, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and El Dorado Nature Center. The former ocean liner Hotel Queen Mary (hha), now a hotel and Spa, is perhaps Long Beach's best-known attraction.

For those seeking transportation to Catalina Island, they will find two ferry landings in Longbeach. The main ferry landing is at the City Hall Plaza, the other is about 100 Yards from the Queen Mary. The city is home to a campus of California State University.

There also is a Long Beach, Mississippi.

Long Beach is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach, California metro area.

El Dorado Nature Center | Guesthouse Hotel Long Beach | Hotel Queen Mary (hha) | Residence Inn By Marriott Long Beach | The Westin Long Beach |
Education American Institute of Education | Brooks College | Long Beach City College | CA Paramedical and Technical College |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Norms Restaurants | Long Beach Memorial Medical Center |
Public Libraries Long Beach Public Library | Queen City Motel | Queen City Motel | The Westin Long Beach |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Francoise Pichon and Theodore Kelsick |
Science Aquarium of the Pacific |
Shopping Mathis-Montgomery Antiques |

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12/07 Coming to The area
OC Greek Food Fest Anaheim CA May17-19 The OC Greek Food Festival celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture. Experience authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music.
San Diego Greek Festival San Diego CA June7-9 Treat yourself to an enjoyable Friday evening with delicious Greek food, imported beer, live Greek music and dancing. Then come back the next day for more fun. On Sunday, repeat as needed!
Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar CA June16-23 We strive for historically stylistic interpretations of the great masterpieces of the Baroque period.
Santa Barbara Greek Festival Santa Barbara CA July27-28 Enjoy delectable festival favorites like gyros and moussaka. And no Greek village would be complete without homemade pastries from Yiayia's traditional recipes: baklava, melomakarona, and kataifi are just a few of the sweet treats to delight you.
Little Italy Festa San Diego CA October13 The largest Italian American festival on the West Coast. Hip and Historic Little Italy welcomes over 120,000 attendees with the tantalizing sights, sounds and aromas of Italian culture.