Category Archives: Places & Services

We entrust them with our loyalty and money while they provide us their professional services and spaces in return—services and spaces, mind you, that brighten our communities and organize our lives.


Self Made Training Facility LBC 117 W. Fifth St. This 9,000 square-foot gym specializes in personal training, with over 50 trainers to choose from. It’s open to clients of all levels—from beginner to advanced—and offers a variety of disciplines from yoga and meditation to mixed martial arts. Both in-person and online training options are […]


Healing Hand Massage 1 World Trade Center, 8th Floor 833-386-1443 Healing Hands is revered by customers not only for the “healing” part of the business, but also the professional, therapeutic and relaxing atmosphere that customers have come to expect when seeking treatment.

Barber Shop

American Vintage Barbershop 203 Covina Ave. 562-987-2887 Barbers at American Vintage Barbershop have been doling out fresh cuts since Carlos and Annie Gomez opened the Belmont Shore shop in 2011. But four years later, Carlos died and Annie has been carrying on his legacy ever since. Under normal circumstances, the shop is a community […]

Summer Camp

Rancho Los Cerritos Summer Camp 4600 Virginia Rd  562-206-2040 Kids can have fun and learn in the immersive, historic environment of Rancho Los Cerritos. Whether they’re panning for gold, making real adobe bricks or clay pots, the summer camp can get kids out of the house and learning new things.


LBS Financial Credit Union 4341 E 10th St (multiple locations) 562-598-9007 Founded in 1935 as a credit union for Long Beach teachers and school district employees, LBS Financial has provided reliable banking and more to the community ever since. Since 2000, the credit union has donated more than $660,000 to schools and community groups and […]


Lakewood Village Nursery School 4919 E. Centralia St. 562-421-4486 A private Christian school, Lakewood Village Community Church Nursery School serves children ages 2-5 in its half and partial day programs, with a teacher-student ratio of 1 to 12. The school’s curriculum in the areas of arts, science, math, languages, imaginative play and motor skills […]

Best Place to take Out-of-Town Guests

Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way 562-590-3100 The Aquarium of the Pacific has been a major tourist attraction for Long Beach since opening its doors in 1998. The facility has more than 100 exhibits that display about 12,000 animals found in the Pacific Ocean, including the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, the […]

Tattoo Shop

Outer Limits Tattoo & Museum 22 S. Chestnut Pl. 562-437-9121 For nearly a century, sailors and landlubbers alike have had their skin permanently decorated by artists at Outer Limits. The tattoo studio is the oldest continuously operated tattoo shop in the United States and second oldest in the world. Aside from offering top-tier work […]

Bicycle Shop

JAX 3000 N. Bellflower Blvd. 562-421-4646 JAX has 10 locations throughout Southern California, and readers feel the Long Beach location is the best bike shop in the city. They offer a huge selection of road and mountain bikes as well as every accessory that can fit on a frame and operate a fully stocked […]

City Park

El Dorado Regional 7550 E Spring St 562-570-1771 Pity the other fine parks in the city. El Dorado just runs roughshod over them with its huge collection of recreational facilities spread out over two regional parks, a golf course, a disc golf course, a nature center and even more parkland with picnic/party areas and […]