A coastal city and port famous for being the home of the RMS Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, and numerous popular food and music festivals, Long Beach is conveniently located between Los Angeles and Orange County. The oceanfront gem offers lovely beaches and marinas, as well as a vibrant and highly walkable Downtown, where you’ll find vintage boutiques on funky Fourth Street, diverse eateries on Pine Avenue’s Restaurant Row, and score avant-garde finds in the dynamic East Village Arts District. The city has more than 120 historic sites, including Art Deco, Streamline Modern, Renaissance Revival, and Spanish Colonial Revival buildings, and historic Craftsman, Victorian, and Spanish-style homes. Named one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America by WalkScore.com, Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor Esplanade and Belmont Shore are favorite spots for strolling. Locals do more than walking though—paddleboarding, kayaking, kitesurfing, and boating are all popular activities.