Long Beach is a coastal city located in Southern California, United States. It is the seventh largest city in California and the second largest in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, with a population of over 460,000 people. Long Beach is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant arts and culture scene, and bustling port.

Some of the popular attractions in Long Beach include the Queen Mary, a retired ocean liner that is now a museum and hotel, the Aquarium of the Pacific, which houses over 11,000 animals from more than 500 species, and the Long Beach Museum of Art, which features contemporary art and stunning ocean views.

The city is also home to several annual events and festivals, including the Long Beach Grand Prix, the Long Beach Pride Festival, and the Long Beach Jazz Festival. Additionally, Long Beach has a diverse culinary scene, with a range of restaurants serving everything from traditional seafood to international cuisine.

Long Beach is also an important center for international trade, with the Port of Long Beach being one of the busiest ports in the world. The city is also home to several major employers, including the Long Beach Unified School District, Boeing, and the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.