Long Beach Sports and Recreation

Long Beach Sports and RecreationLong Beach is one of those places where you feel relaxed no matter what you may be doing. Having said that, it stands to reason that pretty much anything you decide to do here in the way of fun will be something that you will really enjoy. And if those activities of choice happen to be sports or recreation, then you are in for a whole new experience of fun and relaxation. The only difficult part about it all will be deciding what activity to do or what game to get into, since the choices are quite plentiful!

 

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Pro Sports

Water Polo
Long Beach's proximity to the Pacific Ocean creates a natural setting for aquatic sports. One of the most popular is water polo. The city is actually the home of some of the world's best water polo players that all began playing for Wilson High School. Many have since gone on to play on nationally recognized water polo teams that include the Cadet to National teams.

Address: Long Beach, CA - MAP

Grand Prix of Long Beach
The Grand Prix of Long Beach is held every April and has the distinction of being the largest event in the area. It began in 1975 and attracts fans of auto racing from all over the world who eagerly await the checkered flag to drop to see who will dominate the sporting event and walk away with the coveted trophy.

Address: Long Beach, CA - MAP
Web: www.gplb.com

Congressional Cup Sailing Event
Sailing is a popular sport in Long Beach, and the Congressional Cup sailing event is held in Long Beach every April. The event which began in 1964 has grown into one of the world's most recognized sailing events. The one-on-one race is similar to the America's Cup competition, so it is not surprising that the winners of the Congressional race go on to win the America’s Cup as well.

Address: Long Beach, CA - MAP
Web: www.lbyc.org

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Compton Creek Regional Garden Park
Compton Creek Regional Garden Park is one of many naturally picturesque places in Long Beach that provides solace from the everyday hustle and bustle. The park has many excellent amenities, but one of the most popular is the winding walking trail that stretches out for approximately 2.5 miles. The recreation trail is marked and well maintained and promises a great aerobic workout any time of day.

Address: Long Beach, CA - MAP

Dominguez Gap Trail
The Dominguez Gap Trail is located in north Long Beach where the two side-channel wetlands parallel the Los Angeles River. Walking this recreation trail offers several stunning views, including the 30-acre east basin. The trail is somewhat difficult to access, and while walking any time of year is fine, the walk proves to be even more enjoyable during the wetter parts of the year.

Address: Long Beach, CA - MAP
Web: www.caopenspace.org

Long Beach Trail
See the beauty of Long Beach from a totally different perspective when you take a walk along the Long Beach Trail. This recreation trail begins at the Long Beach Aquarium and winds through the waterfront called Rainbow Harbor and then through Shoreline Village. Excellent views abound, not the least of which is a stunning shot of the Queen Mary.

Address: Long Beach, CA - MAP

 

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Watersports

Catalina Express
Enjoy the ocean breezes when you get on board the Catalina Express as you escape to Catalina Island. All of the boats that depart from Long Beach, Dana Point or San Pedro are the most advanced watercraft available and are all part of an impressive fleet of high-speed vessels. The Catalina Express has proudly transported over one million passengers a year and offers year round service with up to 30 departures daily, so there is no excuse for missing any of the fun that the Pacific Ocean offers.

Address: 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802 - MAP
Phone: (800) 481-3470
Web: www.catalinaexpress.com

Long Beach Windsurf Center
Long Beach is a place where the wind and the surf combine quite powerfully. Learn to master that power by taking windsurfing lessons from the water sports pros at the Long Beach Windsurf and Kayak Center. In addition to selling the latest windsurfing equipment, kayaks and more, they also guarantee that they can teach you how to windsurf in three hours!

Address: 3850 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803 - MAP
Phone: (562) 433-1014
Web: www.windsurfcenter.com

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

Luxergy
Feel the thrill of the adrenaline rush when you plan a high-flying bungee jumping adventure with the professionals from Luxergy. Expert preparation and training will precede your jump, so that safety is ensured before you take that dramatic step into extreme sports that will leave you hanging–but in a good way!

Phone: (888) 589-3749
Web: www.luxergy.com

California Sport Adventures
If your adventurous spirit takes a hold of you, but you don't quite know which sports and recreational activity to take on, let the friendly and informative staff at California Sport Adventures guide you through an amazing menu of high-flying activities that include skydiving, paragliding, kite surfing and much more. If you prefer to take the plunge instead, you can also choose from snorkeling, scuba diving, and surfing packages.

Web: www.californiasportsadventures.com

 

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Leisure

CalBowl
Get set to strike it up in the best possible way when you make plans to bowl a few frames at CalBowl. This state-of-the-art bowling facility is great family fun or a great way to hang out with your friends. There are various party packages, league nights and special events scheduled at various times, so make sure to check the website for all the details.

Address: 2500 East Carson Street, Lakewood, CA 90712 - MAP
Phone: (562) 421-8448
Web: www.cal-bowl.com

Long Beach Sportfishing
Want to experience an awesome fishing adventure but don't know where to start? Let the pros at Long Beach Fishing Adventures take care of all the details so that all you have to do is show up and cast your line! Daily departures and various trip packages offer you the chance to make that big catch on a sport fishing adventure.

Address: 555 Pico Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 - MAP
Phone: (562) 432-8993
Web: www.longbeachsportfishing.com

Yankee Doodles
Meet your friends for a relaxing afternoon or evening of fun when you plan to get together at Long Beach's Yankee Doodles. This popular hangout features an impressive 23 professional 9-foot Gold Crown Billiard tables, a huge video arcade, shuffleboard, ping pong, air hockey, and non-stop sports on over 30 televisions including the 10-foot HD mega screens. The kitchen and bar menus are just as impressive as the venue itself.

Address: 4100 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803 - MAP
Phone: (562) 439-9777
Web: www.yankeedoodleslb.com