Longing to visit the beach or take in the skyline? You may be homebound right now, but you can still experience Long Beach through virtual tours and videos. Not only can these virtual tours of Long Beach provide you a break from the same scenery you’ve been surrounded by, but they can also give you some ideas of places you’ll want to visit when you can come out and enjoy the city! Take a virtual trip to Long Beach and start planning your visit when you’re finally able to come out and experience it in person.
If you’re not sure where to start, or you simply want an overview of the city, check out the full Long Beach virtual tour. In this view, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the entire city, with pins marking different attractions, spaces in the downtown area, and more. You can also access the table of contents, if you’d like a close up visit of a specific place. Keep your eyes open for the red buttons – these are extra videos set in each area, which can be a welcome video at a tourist attraction or a serene sunset over the water.
Many families with children have been accessing virtual tours of zoos and aquariums, and we have some options from Long Beach, as well – The Aquarium of the Pacific virtual tour. Virtually walk through the aquarium, learn more about the facility and creatures of the deep, and watch videos and live cams when they’re running. It’s a great way to view exhibits and animal habitats, and feel like you’re at the aquarium. If a tour isn’t enough to satisfy, you can also go on the aquarium’s website for interviews, guest speakers, and an entire online learning center.
Long Beach offers a couple art museums you should consider adding to your to-see list when you visit. Start with the Long Beach Museum of Art virtual tour. You can view the pavilion and ocean view from around the outside of the building, as well as virtually walk through the first and second floors to see the exhibitions. Actually, you’ll also be able to see at least of the hat of the person manning the camera as the tour was filmed. You can also click on the red video buttons for welcome videos and a video tour. Check out their website for current exhibitions and upcoming exhibitions so you can plan the best time to visit!
Next up, head over to the Museum of Latin American Art virtual tour to see the gallery and event and sculpture garden. You can have guided tours in both English and Spanish. Don’t forget to check out their current and upcoming exhibitions to help plan your trip! Both of these art museums are smaller spaces, but offer many unique works of art and history that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
What if all you really want right now is to mentally escape to the beach? Enjoy the sunshine and pretend you’re in a paradise location. We got you covered. Take a virtual getaway with the Long Beach Harbor virtual tour. Virtually walk along the waterfront, go dolphin watching, see the Lions Lighthouse, and more! You can also learn more about Shoreline Village and make a list of all the places you’ll want to shop, eat, and explore during the day or night when you come to Long Beach!
Even if you can’t be here in person right now, take some time to escape your current surroundings and start planning your trip to Long Beach by virtually exploring the city. There’s so much waiting for you!