This view looks west along Shoreline Drive from a pedestrian bridge connecting the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center to the Rainbow Harbor Esplanade. The multi-lane highway (part of the Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit) sweeps from Ocean Boulevard southwest toward Long Beach Harbor. To the north of Shoreline Drive is the convention center, Long Beach Arena and the Pike at Rainbow Harbor. To the south is the Downtown Long Beach Marina, Shoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor. In the distance is the intersection with Pine Avenue and Downtown. 09/28/08
The city of Long Beach is the second largest city in Los Angeles County and is one of the most populated cities in California. Long Beach was incorporated on February 10, 1888 and then disincorporated July 24, 1896. It incorporated again on December 13, 1897. The city of Long Beach (“Many Unique Neighborhoods, One Great City”) is home to the busy Port of Long Beach, Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, and California State University at Long Beach (CSULB). The city consists of 50 square miles (excluding water acreage) and had a population of 462,257 as of the 2010 Census. A vibrant waterfront, coupled with multiple tourist attractions, makes Long Beach a popular year-round tourist attraction.