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Long Beach, California. The Epiphany of Urban Beauty

Apr 4, 2008
In these times, many vacationers seek solely distant remote places for vacation, as optical amazement is a preferred aspect of the average vacation. To put it simply, people want to see something big and beautiful on their getaways. Who can blame them? A vacation should be something so different, so original, that the memory should stay with them for the rest of their days. Besides, who wants to waste film on photographs of nothing unusual? Nevertheless, you really don't have to go to some serene meadow fifty miles from the nearest restaurant to please your sense of site. You can amaze your vision at Long Beach California.

The Shoreline Village

Of course, as activities go, Long Beach has just about every one that you could possibly imagine, but a sightseeing vacation would not be much if not for a few distinctively original sites to see. Long Beach proudly presents you with hundreds of amazing, breathtaking views to tantalize your eyes, beginning with the Shoreline Village. This small town on the beach is an extremely original village that offers shops, restaurants, caf's, and even a fun zone for the children. The aspect of the Shoreline Village that will really get the beauty connoisseur is that of the unparalleled view of the Long Beach skyline and the amazing auburn/amber sunsets over the Pacific Oceans. This could be an evening attraction or a whole day activity.

The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens

Next, for the exotic visual pleasures, you have the option of heading to the California State University Campus and visiting the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens. Complete with oriental plants, ponds, and wildlife, walking through these gardens seems to take you to an earlier time and a decidedly eastern setting. As you walk over arched bridges traversing ponds, streams and oriental like swamps, you cannot help but marvel at the beauty of the stolid Japanese sculpture art that seems to jump out at you from every corner. If you are engaged, you can even book the park for your wedding!

Pine Avenue

You can even enjoy visually pleasure while dining if you walk down Pine Avenue. This area holds many shopping centers and fine cuisine restaurants, many within historic buildings. You can enjoy a tasty lobster meal while marveling at ancient architecture from within or outside of the shops. There are several sidewalk caf's if prefer the outer architectural aspects of old buildings.

The Long Beach Museum of Art

The perfect end of the perfect visually appealing day will be spent at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Here you will find more than just a building with paintings. There is the museum, the Elizabeth Milbank Anderson carriage house, and a multi-level building of nothing but lovely art. The ultimate beauty in this attraction, however, presents itself in the locale. The Long Beach Museum of Art sits atop a cliff overlooking the ocean. This is the ultimate sunset view from Long Beach.

Bring your camera and expect nothing short of inspiration and amazement on your next Long Beach California vacation. Expect the best, and you won't be disappointed.
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