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Memorial Day Weekend in Long Beach California

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Memorial Day 2008 – in and around Long Beach California



Start Your Engines?

Gas Prices Southern California May 22 2008 - Memorial Day Weekend  Gas Prices Southern California May 22 2008 - Memorial Day Weekend






With the high cost of Gasoline many are planning the holiday weekend closer to home this year.  If you are planning a trip you may find the AAA fuel cost calculator to be a handy tool. 

Long Beach provides many wonderful forms of entertainment making it easier to play close to home. 


Things to do in Rainbow Harbor:

  • Rent a speedboat
  • Rent a jet ski
  • Bicycle Boats
  • Rent a Kayak
  • Go Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Whale Watching
  • Scuba Dive Charters
  • Private Charters
  • Yacht Charters
  • Harbor Tours
  • Harbor Cruises
  • Private Charters
  • Tall Ship American Pride Educational & Charter Tours
  • Romance Charters
  • Aqua Link
  • Aqua Bus
  • Dream Cruises
  • Educational Expeditions to Catalina & Channel Islands
  • Rainbow Rocket-Ride
  • Guest Day Mooring Area
  • Dockside Boat & Bed – Spend the night on a Yacht



Things To Do in Long Beach:


Local Beaches of Long Beach California:

Alamitos Beach from Alamitos to 15th Place. You can glide, ride or stride along the waters edge on the main beach from Alamitos Avenue on the west to 54th Place on the east on the 3.1-mile, 17-foot-wide Shoreline Pedestrian Bike Path. Two six foot lanes are for bicycle traffic and one five foot lane is for pedestrians. You can rent skates, bikes, umbrellas and beach chairs at Alfredos.

Bayshore Beach at 5415 E. Ocean Blvd. offers access to Alamitos Bay and other diversions such as:

  • basketball,
  • volleyball
  • handball courts
  • play equipment for the kids

Belmont Plaza Beach at 4000 Olympic Plaza is close to the bike path and Belmont Pier. Be sure to get a front row seat (bring your own chair!) for exciting California Beach Volleyball Association events.

Belmont Shore Beach from 39th Place to 54th Place, and Peninsula Beach from 54th to 72nd Place offer long stretches of white sand, volleyball courts and beautiful scenery.

Colorado Lagoon at 5119 E. Colorado St. offers calm waters, picnic areas and a nautical themed playground.

Junipero Beach from 15th to 39th Place can be conveniently accessed from Ocean Blvd. on Junipero Avenue which ends at a beach parking lot.

Marine Park at 5839 Appian Way is known as ‘Mothers Beach because of its popularity among families with small children. All ages can relax and enjoy the day with shallow, calm waters, a lifeguard station, restrooms and play equipment.

The next chance you have to spend a day at the beach, remember that some of the best ones are right here in Long Beach.


History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states…Read More>>>




Memorial Day Events in Long Beach California:


Flag at Half Staff - Memorial DayMay 26…Memorial Day Picnic on the Lawn of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Downtown Long Beach 

Times: 11a.m. – 1:30p.m.

Join us for a Memorial Day Picnic on the Front lawn of the Aquarium.  Menu:  Grilled Rosemary Tri-tip, Honey BBQ Chicken, Chipotle BBQ Ribs, Hot Dogs, and much more.  Cost:  Members- Adults – $16, Kids 3-11  $9,  Non-Members-Adult $26, Kids 3-11 $19.  For your reservations and more info call 562/590-3100.

Fly the flag at half-staff from dawn until noon in observance of the holiday. 


Memorial Day Ceremonies, Forest Lawn – Long Beach, Paradise Mosaic Forecourt, Long Beach, CA.

Highlights include color guards, bagpiper, a wreath placement ceremony, roll call of deceased veterans, Presidential Proclamation, a parade of flags by local veterans, and patriotic music.  For more information, call: (800) 204-3131 ext. 4743.  

Going out to Celebrate? 



Celebrate too much?   You can get a free ride home from the Scooter Patrol. To make reservations call 577-7365.

Long Beach, Belmont Shores

Scooter Patrol, Inc.

Long Beach, CA  

(562) 577-7365

Sunset Beach, Newport, Huntington, Seal Beach

Scooter Patrol, Inc. 

(714) 240-3534


Call a Taxi:

Taxi Services

275 Redondo Ave, Long Beach
(310) 374-8440

Long Beach Yellow Cab
(562) 435-6111

LA Yellow Cab TOLL-FREE:

(800) 829-4222


Some of us will be working through the weekend.  Prices on homes for sale in Long Beach have become very desirable, many buyers are out shopping now.  There are currently many out of towners here in Long Beach looking for investment properties and finding great buys. 

I wish you all a safe and enjoyable weekend. 



Laurie Manny
Long Beach Realtor (562) 212-5420


Main Street Realtors Belmont Heights 244 Redondo Avenue Long Beach California 90803


Long Beach Real Estate BlogLong Beach Real Estate Website




Memorial Day Weekend in Long Beach California
Posted on May 22, 2008 by Laurie Manny

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