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.

Gym

Olympix Fitness 4101 E Olympic Plaza 562-366-4600 olympixfitness.com Located steps from the beach near the Belmont Pier sits perhaps the city’s swankiest fitness club. Here you’ll find an array of group excercise classes, a cafe and juice bar, the newest gym equipment, and clean, classy locker rooms with steam rooms. The gym promises that it […]

Best Place to take Out-of-Town Guests

2nd Street, Belmont Shore 200 Nieto Ave 200B  562-434-3066 belmontshore.org The Shore is the city’s top shopping and dining area and it’s a place where you can check out some of the other winners in the Post’s Best of Long Beach contest, including Open Sesame, voted the best restaurant in the area, and Rosie’s Dog […]

Tattoo Shop

Outer Limits Tattoo & Museum 22 S. Chestnut Pl.  562-437-9121 outerlimitstattoo.com As both the longest-running tattoo shop in America and one of the oldest in the world, Outer Limits is also the legendary historical tattoo site at the Pike. The shop is owned by Kari Barba, a legend in the tattoo industry, who runs a […]

Bicycle Shop

The Bicycle Stand 2740 East Broadway  562-279-4936 thebicyclestand.org Since opening The Bicycle Stand in 2011, Nicole Maltz and Evan Whitener have built a tight-knit community around their love for restoring classic steel frames. Although the shop specializes in vintage restoration, the team will work on just about any type of bike, and also organizes a […]

Golf Course

El Dorado Park Golf Course 2400 N Studebaker Rd  562-430-5411 eldoradoparkgc.com Awarding the title of Best Golf Course is a little like awarding the title of Best Torture Device for all the pain and heartache each provides. That said, El Dorado does an exceptional job of handling a heavy, daily load of golfers not only […]

City Park

El Dorado Regional 7550 E Spring St  562-570-1771 longbeach.gov/park If you’re looking to get lost in Long Beach – El Dorado Regional Park is the closest thing we have to wilderness in the city and for good reason: there’s something there for everyone. Hike the trails and stare at the turtles, play on some of […]

Wedding Venue

Rancho Los Cerritos 4600 Virginia Rd  562-206-2040 rancholoscerritos.org Sprawling and stunning, the grounds and gardens of Rancho Los Cerritos make an ideal setting for a wedding of up to 300 guests. Looking for a more intimate setting? The Rancho has several options, including the sunporch, the inner garden, the private garden and the backyard – […]

Dispensary

One Love Beach Club 2767 E Broadway  562-343-5388 1love420.com One of the first marijuana dispensaries to begin selling recreationally in Long Beach in 2018, One Love Beach Club on Broadway boasts a large selection of cannabis flowers, edibles, extracts, pre-rolls and even topicals. Customers say the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. “They consistently provide high […]

Nail Salon

Kiwi Salon 4612 E 2nd St  562-856-5494 kiwinaillounge.com This clean, well-kept nail salon Belmont Shore is known for its unique designs and quality work. Opened in 2012, the salon prides itself on hiring the most skilled technicians and having the best customer service. As one reader said: “They keep up with the trend, treat you […]

Dog Park

Rosie’s Dog Beach 5000 E Ocean Blvd  longbeach.gov/park This stretch of beach down Ocean Boulevard between Roycroft and Argonne avenues is likely the most-used site for all the adorable dog photos Long Beach denizens post on their social media, depticing their sandy, sopping wet K-9, tuckered out after a beachside frolic. Plastic bags readily available […]