Long Beach

Long Beach

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GETTING AROUND LONG BEACH

BY BUS

Several Long Beach Transit stops located on and around campus make it easy to get around Long Beach, Signal Hill and parts of Artesia, Bellflower, Carson, Cerritos, Compton, Hawaiian Garden, Norwalk, Paramount and Seal Beach.

Regular fare is $1.25 for a single ride. Bus fareboxes accept coins and dollar bills, but do not make change.

For visitors, the LBT Passport line is a free bus that connects passengers to downtown Long Beach’s finest attractions and destinations, including the iconic Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, Convention Center and Long Beach Transit’s water taxis.

The university has partnered with LBT to offer the U-PASS TAP Card Program, which provides free transit to eligible students, faculty and staff.

Plan your trip online at www.lbtransit.com or call LBT Customer Information line at 562.591.2301.

ON BICYCLE

The City of Long Beach and Long Beach State campus are recognized as one of the best bike cities and bike-friendly campuses in the U.S.

Protected bike lanes run the length of the city’s downtown, and Long Beach State campus has dedicated bike lanes, sharrow lanes, campus routes and racks available for riders.

Don’t have a bike? No problem. The city recently launched Long Beach Bike Share which, when fully implemented, will include 50 stations and 500 bikes covering an area south of the PCH and stretching from the L.A. River to the San Gabriel River. Get info on how to reserve a bike and rates at www.longbeachbikeshare.com.

ON SHUTTLES

For students living off-campus, the university offers three shuttle lines that travel to areas west of campus.

The Anaheim Street Shuttle picks up at upper campus in front of the McIntosh Humanities Building and makes stops on Anaheim St./ Termino Ave. and 10th St./Grand Ave.

The Los Coyotes Shuttle travels to a high-density student area located near Los Coyotes Diagonal and Stearns Street, picking up at Brotman Hall and dropping off at Garford St./Park Ave.

The Beachside Shuttle takes students to Beachside College off-site housing located on PCH near Clark Ave. Priority seating is offered to Beachside residents with Beachside ID sticker.

Off-campus shuttles are free to all currently enrolled students, as well as faculty and staff members with valid university ID.

STUDENTS CAN GET AROUND CAMPUS VIA THE BLUE BICYCLES PROVIDED BY THE CITY’S BIKE SHARE PROGRAM. THERE ARE SEVEN DROP ZONES ON CAMPUS WITH 35 BIKES.

TOP THINGS IN LONG BEACH

EXPLORE

NAPLES CANALS
The neighborhood of Naples is built on three islands in Los Alamitos Bay. Some activities available in the bay and canal are kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, hydro bikes and gondola tours.

MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART
AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC
QUEEN MARY
EL DORADO NATURE CENTER
LONG BEACH ART MUSEUM
ART THEATRE
RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS
RANCHO LOS CERRITOS

SHOP/EAT

RETRO ROW
Retro Row is your one-stop-shop for all things retro: mid-century décor, Pendleton shirts, used and new LPs and other collectibles. Grab a bite at local legends Lola’s or Number 9 between shops.

THE PIKE OUTLETS
THE PROMENADE
BELMONT SHORE
SHORELINE VILLAGE
LONG BEACH TOWNE CENTER

CELEBRATE

TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
Grand Prix weekend roars into town each spring and the entire city succumbs to racing fever as the hum of the engines reverberate through the air. The event continues to grow each year and now includes Drift and IndyCar events.

SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
LONG BEACH ZOMBIE FEST
NAPLES HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE
LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL
DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
LONG BEACH GAY PRIDE
MARDI GRAS
LOBSTER FEST
TIKI BEACH FESTIVAL

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