• A. Lane

Exploring my own city as a tourist!

So, what better way to spend a lovely Friday than out and about exploring my city? It was a warm 83 degrees, the sun was shining, and we even had a cool, ocean breeze that kept things steady. It was an amazing day to be outside, and I took full advantage of it.

I started my day off the usual way, with a refreshing beverage from my favorite coffee house, Starbucks. I ordered something a little different today and went with a Peach Citrus White Tea. It hit the spot and gave me the motivation I needed to be out in the sun. From there, I strolled down to my favorite chill out spot at the Pike. In my opinion, they've really done an amazing job with that area. The outdoor seating, the shops, and even the new dining options there are all fantastic. The only thing missing is Wifi, and I'd probably stay there all day. (It's a bit far fetched, but I certainly wouldn't mind paying a few bucks to use the service while hanging out down there... Just a thought Long Beach.) But besides that, the day was amazing, and this is how I spent my time:

I decided to go vlogging around some of my favorite places today. Down at the Harbor, at Shoreline Village, across from the Queen Mary, and Carnival cruise ship, and even near the Convention Center. With so many great places to get some good shots, I couldn't just choose one, so I chose all of them! I had lunch at Chili's after a brief ride on the Aqua Bus from dock 9 at Shoreline Village. From there, I went for a ride on the Ferris wheel located across the street at the Pike. I hung out on the beach for a few minutes, and after it started to get too hot- I cooled off with a nice cup of ice cream from cold stones. You can say that my day was pretty grand and I enjoyed every minute of it.

I put this short video together to highlight my day. Watch, share, enjoy! And if you aren't from Long Beach, or have never been- we are one of the best beach cities in California to hang out in. With everything from bars, restaurants, breweries, book stores, shopping centers, clubs, schools, museums, and just about anything else you can name, we are a city full of adventure, life, and diversity! Be sure to visit us soon to have a taste of our lifestyle!


-Ashawna Lane

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