The city is a dominant maritime center of
the United States. It wields substantial
influence critical to the global economy. The
Port of Long Beach is the United States' second
busiest container port and one of the world's
largest shipping ports. The city also
maintains a large oil industry with the
substance being found both underground and
offshore. Manufacturing sectors include those
in aircraft, car parts, electronic and
audiovisual equipment, and home
furnishings. It is also home to headquarters
for corporations including Epson America,
Molina Healthcare, and SCAN Health Plan.
Long Beach has grown with the development
of high-technology and aerospace industries
in the area.
Long Beach is located about 20 miles south
of downtown Los Angeles and 105 miles north
of San Diego.
|OUR FIRST-CLASS STATEROOM
|You remember the movie, "The Shining" don't you? Remember "Danny" turning a corner on his Big Wheel only to be confronted by the twin apparitions?
His expression captured the feeling I felt when I exited our room and turned into the below hallway! Even if you do not believe in apparitions or ghosts the
sense of eeriness about this place left had my hairs standing on end numerous times as I careened throughout its empty passageways...
|DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH