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Featured Southern California Summer Getaways – Long Beach – Belmont Shore

Downtown Long Beach

Downtown Long Beach

 Another great Southern California getaway destination is Long Beach, California. We spent quite a bit of time in Long Beach, specifically, 2nd Street in Belmont Shores. Have had many breakfasts at the Shore House Cafe. Met freinds at Legends Sports Bar to watch a game, and have heard great music at Panama Joe’s Grill & Cantina. Another favorite relaxing place to enjoy a meal is at Parkers’ Lighthouse on the water.

Just south and adjacent to Belmont Shore is Naples Island, and south of that is Seal Beach (another cool quaint little beach town). Belmont Shore does not offer the “waves” that Newport Beach or Huntington Beach do, it has a huge beach. Bring your bikes and enjoy riding around the Belmont Shore neighborhoods, Naples Island and the Long Beach peninsula.

Other Long Beach attractions include The Queen Mary, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Long Beach Museum of Art, Aquarium of the Pacific, and Catalina Island Day Cruise.

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Featured Southern California Summer Getaways – Newport Beach and Huntington Beach

Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach, California

There are many great towns and beaches in Orange County, California. Some more quiet than others. But there is nothing like renting a California Beach House in Newport Beach, California on the boardwalk. You should try it at least just once. You can take peaceful morning walks along the surfline, or just walk to to a little corner store and get a cup of coffee. By day, it’s fun to head out to swim and surf in the ocean, and almost as fun just people watching from your front porch. Sunsets are spectacular and if you are going out, restaurants and entertainment are all within walking distance.

Just north, is Huntington Beach which has great waves, and a place where you have to buy a surfing sweatshirt, or shirt. And also, you have got to eat at Wahoo’s Fish Tacos. They have them in several locations around Southern California, but in Huntington Beach Wahoo’s is on Main Street. Fish tacos, rice, beans, and chips and salsa. So good. Eating at Wahoo’s is something I could not do once. I need to go there each time I visit.

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