Los Angeles County
The third largest city in Southern California, behind Los Angeles and San Diego, Long Beach has a beautiful mix of diversity, opportunity, and entertainment for people from all different walks of life. Some annual high lights in this beach city are: The Grand Prix of Long Beach races, the Long Beach Marathon, the Catalina Ski Race, the Congressional Cup Sailing Race, and The Parade of a Thousand Lights. The Port of Long Beach is among the world's largest shipping ports. Permanently docked at Long Beach, you will find the RMS Queen Mary and the USS Iowa, both open to tourists 7 days a week. The city of Long Beach's vision is to be the most bicycle-friendly urban city in the nation. Long Beach has five major Class 1 bike paths (separate off-road bike paths) within its boundaries, encompassing over 60 miles.