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7 THINGS TO DO IN LONG BEACH, CA (DECEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 27)

Long Beach Christmas Lights

Long Beach Christmas Lights

December  • event

Houses around Naples Island are known to put on the best displays in Southern California

Thousand Steps Beach Pools

Thousand Steps Beach Pools

March–early June | September–December • activity

One of the best hidden treasures of the Orange County

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

mid-November–mid-January • activity

The absence of snow is not a reason to give up this Christmas fun—skating outdoors

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

mid-December–mid-April (all year) • nature

From North to South, California observes the giant marine creatures migration every year

Paradise Falls

Paradise Falls

September–May (all year round) • nature

One of a few waterfalls thriving in the hot and dry climate of the Thousand Oaks area

Diving around Santa Catalina Island

Diving around Santa Catalina Island

July–December • activity

Crystal clear waters near the island of Santa Catalina with its rich underwater world are perfect for diving

Black Star Canyon Hike

Black Star Canyon Hike

November–May • activity

This remote canyon in the Santa Ana Mountains is popular with hikers and black magic followers

18 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Long Beach Jazz Festival

Long Beach Jazz Festival

August 13–15, 2021 • event

The only jazz festival in Southern California

dineLA Restaurant Week

dineLA Restaurant Week

late January 2021  • event

The tastiest time of the year in Los Angeles

Naples Boat Parade

Naples Boat Parade

December 14, 2019 • event

One of the most beautiful holiday traditions in California

Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach

Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach

July 5–September 3, 2021 • event

One of the most unique art events in the world with plenty of art treasures to observe

Heart Rock Falls

Heart Rock Falls

March–November  • nature

The power of water carved a heart in a solid stone. Such natural sites inspire and give hopes

Disneyland

Disneyland

mid-January–early March | August–mid-November • activity

Try avoiding busy weekends and school holidays to enjoy shorter queues in the day full of rides and fun

Beach Season

Beach Season

May–September • activity

A huge number of varied beaches with white sands and clear waters give you the chance to choose a perfect spot within the coastline of the Golden State

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

mid-February–early September (best in May–July) • nature

This wee zippy bird moves so fast that you'll have to try hard to take a nice picture

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

March–early May • nature

Be ready to immerse yourself in colours: purple, pink, white and yellow!

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade

December 14–15, 2019 • event

A maritime extravaganza by the beach is one of the best in California

Cycling

Cycling

April–October • activity

Picturesque scenery, varied terrain, and gentle weather conditions attract cyclists to the Golden State

Halloween

Halloween

early September–early November • event

Amusement parks, scary attractions and amazing costume parties throughout the state

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

May 29–31, 2021 • event

Memorial services and festivals all over the greater LA

Paddleboarding (SUP)

Paddleboarding (SUP)

May–September  • activity

One of the most enjoyable and fun water activities is popular all along the California coastline

Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding

April–August • activity

Just choose the right season and the right spot to enjoy your favourite water activity in the Sunny State

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

December 31 • event

Long Beach provides a wide variety of options to end the year in style

LA Fleet Week

LA Fleet Week

early September 2021 • event

An old Californian end-of-summer tradition

Loquat Season

Loquat Season

April–May • food

Fans of exotic fruits will be delighted with this unusual citrus

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