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Aquarium of the Pacific

Plunge into a deep sea adventure and find yourself face-to-face with sharks, eels and the majestic giant Pacific octopus.

Learn about life in the ocean blue in this outstanding attraction dedicated to the largest body of water on the planet, the Pacific Ocean.

Situated on the pristine shores of Long beach, this three-storey attraction spans an area equivalent to three football fields and boasts an impressive exhibition space. The attraction’s vast interior is divided into three main sections all relating to the pacific ocean; Southern California and Baja, the Northern Pacific and Tropical Pacific.

With over 11,000 ocean animals and 500 different species, you will find there is a lot more to see and do beneath the surface. Get up close in the aquarium and marvel at the beautiful sea creatures at feeding time when the fun really begins. Visitors have the opportunity to touch various ocean beauties in the many pools dotted around the aquarium. You can even dip your fingers in the Shark Lagoon and stroke a shark, if you’re feeling brave! For the less daring, you will also have the opportunity to make friends with jellyfish (the non-stinging variety), cucumbers, rays and more.

For those wanting to dive deeper into the wonders of the Pacific, a behind-the-scenes tour is the perfect opportunity for visitors to gain exclusive access to feeding areas and learn more about animal care and maintenance at the aquarium.

For those not wanting to get their feet wet, the Lorikeet Forest has a wide range of beautiful tropical birds waiting to be admired. With more than 100 lorikeets from five subspecies, this 300-square-metre outdoor aviary is a colourful menagerie of fun and excitement for visitors of all ages. Buy a tub of nectar and wait for these beautiful creatures to fly right into your hands.

In the Penguin Habitat, get inside one of the crawl-in spaces specially designed so you can view the flightless birds from above and below the service.

The aquarium is situated on Long Beach, 40 kilometres south of downtown Los Angeles and is open every day except Christmas day and over a weekend in April for the Grand Prix. Paid parking is available in nearby.


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Hilton Long Beach Hotel Rs8,506
Hilton Long Beach Hotel

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701 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Long Beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of One World Trade Center, Aquarium of the Pacific and Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. RMS Queen Mary and Long Beach Cruise Terminal are also within 2 miles (3 km). Downtown Long Beach Station is 10 minutes by foot and 1st Street Station is 15 minutes.

    Hyatt Centric The Pike Long Beach Rs9,419
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    285 Bay Street, Long Beach, CA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Harbor, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pike at Rainbow Harbor and Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Aquarium of the Pacific and Shoreline Village are also within 15 minutes. Downtown Long Beach Station is 8 minutes by foot and 1st Street Station is 11 minutes.

      Renaissance Long Beach Hotel Rs11,181
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      Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

      111 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Long Beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Aquarium of the Pacific and Shoreline Village. RMS Queen Mary and Long Beach Cruise Terminal are also within 2 miles (3 km). Downtown Long Beach Station and 1st Street Station are within a 5-minute walk.

        Hotel Maya - a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Rs14,439
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        700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Harbor, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of RMS Queen Mary and Aquarium of the Pacific. Long Beach Cruise Terminal and Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center are also within 1 mile (2 km). Downtown Long Beach Station is 21 minutes by foot and 1st Street Station is 26 minutes.

          The Westin Long Beach Rs9,404
          The Westin Long Beach

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          333 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Long Beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Pike at Rainbow Harbor and City Place Shopping Center. One World Trade Center and Aquarium of the Pacific are also within 15 minutes. 1st Street Station is only a 3-minute walk and Downtown Long Beach Station is 6 minutes.

            Hotel Royal Rs5,413
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            431 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Long Beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and Aquarium of the Pacific. RMS Queen Mary and Long Beach Cruise Terminal are also within 3 mi (5 km). 1st Street Station is only a 4-minute walk and 5th Street Station is 8 minutes.

              Courtyard by Marriott Long Beach Downtown Rs8,219
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              Courtyard by Marriott Long Beach Downtown

              500 E 1st St, Long Beach, CA
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Long Beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of 4th Street Retro Row and Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Aquarium of the Pacific and Shoreline Village are also within 1 mile (2 km). 1st Street Station is only a 5-minute walk and Downtown Long Beach Station is 9 minutes.

                Dockside Boat & Bed Long Beach Rs16,661
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                316 E Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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