Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Southern California coast:
Aquarium of the Pacific
9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
From Convention Center: 0.2 miles
100 Aquarium Way/Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 590-3100; www.aquariumofpacific.org
The conservation-minded aquarium highlights different regions of the Pacific and features sharks, seabirds, sea otters, seals, sea lions and yes – many, many fish.
The Queen Mary
10 a.m.-6 p.m. for daytime attractions; later for restaurants, shops and tours
1126 Queens Hwy./Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 435-3511; www.queenmary.com
Larger than the Titanic and with a thousand ocean crossings on her résumé, the Queen Mary today is home to shops and restaurants, as well as historical and “paranormal” nighttime tours, and offers tremendous views of Long Beach.