Residents of Downtown Long Beach enjoy the convenience of a thriving café culture where shops, restaurants and entertainment are only a few steps away.
The Downtown area is known for its urban lofts and luxury high-rise living. It is extremely bike and walking friendly with various other methods of public transportation conveniently available. The Passport bus offers free transportation within the Downtown area and there are terminals to the Water taxi and Aquabus as well as the MetroLink electric rail to Downtown Los Angeles.
As the cultural hub of the city, Downtown is a flourishing entertainment district boasting numerous venues for live music, the performing arts center, comedy clubs, East Village galleries, as well as being the home of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra.
As the entertainment and tourism center of the city, the shops and dining of The Pike and Shoreline Village are complemented by the giant Ferris Wheel, theaters, arcades, whale watching, cruise line terminal, the Aquarium of the Pacific, and the express ships to Catalina—offering residents an opportunity to get-away everyday.
Downtown is also the business and financial center to one of the largest cities in California and home to the one of the world’s busiest shipping ports, Downtown‘s skyline is iconic for its blend of industrial, commercial, financial, and historical landmarks.
Not far from the shadows of the giant 15 story ship-to-shore cranes of the port, the convention and events center is host to trade shows and events, including the annual TED convention. Memorable for its Wyland painted exterior, it is just one of a myriad examples of public art in this bustling urban epicenter.