The things we love about Long Beach, or the places we’ll miss if we leave.
Ben and I moved to Long Beach in September 2011. We drove through downtown and along Ocean Blvd one day, on our way home from LA. After driving around looking for rentals and craigslisting for weeks, I found our little apartment in Belmont Shore. I hate driving places, so I love being so close to restaurants and beaches. I love the smell of the ocean and always having to wear a sweater. I'll miss you if we move, Ms. Long Beach.
Here’s a list of our favorite places, which is VERY limited by our baby-ness, and because we spend a lot of time in OC, where the families live.
Hiking Palos Verdes - Portugese Bend. Florence gets to come.
2nd street - It has a lot of genuine small businesses, really perfect little shops. I think it’s where I’ve bought most of our Christmas and birthday gifts for 2 years. I get sad when we have to get in the car to run errands. Most of what I need I can find at Ace or Rite Aid. It needs a grocery store though!!
Dogz - someday we’ll start a blog about dog-friendly places. This place has giant beers, and allows dogs on the patio. Their deep fried tacos are amazing.
Pike - a fun, loud place to meet friends. We like having a beer in the middle of the day, and this place has really good french fries to go along with it.
Joe Jost’s - big, cold beers, pickled eggs, old salty guys.
Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles - because it’s the best ever.