A trip to Washington State won't be complete if you don’t visit Long Beach. Long Beach is renowned for its exciting boardwalk and colorful skyline when it's adorned with beautiful kites. Tourists visit Long Beach for its famous festivals and vast Long beach. Washington also offers the right weather conditions for tourists to embark on horse rides on its 28 miles long Beach which oversees the Pacific Ocean. You will also be treated to mouth watery seafood in its bubbling coastal towns. There is an abundance of ecological wonders on the Long Beach peninsula which houses diverse species of marine life and over 150 birds including the great horned owl, species of geese, and the endangered snowy plover. You can also take advantage of the peninsula to explore the popular “Graveyard of the Pacific” at the Columbia River.
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Long Beach boasts of its fascinating expanse of silver sand beaches and hospitable accommodation for tourists. It holds the record of the longest beach in the united states. it is also the worlds drivable beach. It has an interesting nightlife experience on its shores, and tourists take this opportunity to relax and enjoy the night breeze. It has amazing waterfront attractions and a great walking neighborhood. Long Beach is south of Downtown LA and is the home of over half a million people. Local artists treat people to lovely music and colorful festivals. There are also a good number of live music venues and dive bars for your fancy.
Address: Washington 98631
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The Discovery Trail is almost like paradise on earth. It offers a fantastic landscape of grassy dunes and forest groves. Going back over 200 years, the popular duo, Lewis, and Clark made their memorable expedition of exploring lands as directed by president Thomas Jefferson. You will find recreational trails suitable for outdoor enthusiasts who are passionate about hiking and biking. The terrain has hosted a series of outdoor outings. It has exciting trails heading both North and South connecting Chicago and St. Louis. Combined, both the Northern and Southern trails come to a whopping 6800 miles Asphalt trail. However, you can still explore the landscape on horses. Sculptures are put up alongside other interesting public arts for your eyes to marvel. Common wildlife you can find on your expeditions include deer, shorebirds, and bald eagles.
Address: Olympic Discovery Trail, Washington 98363
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Cranberry Museum was established in 1992 and have participated actively in funding cranberry research and extension works in the United States and Canada. One other aspect in which they have channeled their resources is in the area of providing educational facilities for schools. Local citizens and tourists. The cranberry museum was formed to purchase the Cranberry Research station from Washington State University. The station was later sold to the museum alongside a farmland spread across 40 acres. While the Museum maintains ownership of the Cranberry research station, WSU provided personnel to support the station while growers farm the bogs. In the early 1920s, J. D. Crowley recommended measures to help tackle the challenge posed by pests, and frost.
Address: Cranberry Museum, 2907 Pioneer Rd. Long Beach, WA 98631, Phone: 360-642-5553
4.Marsh's Free Museum
The Marsh Free Museum has been an essential site of attraction to tourist who visits the Long Beach. It has been around for a very long time since 1935. It used to be located across the street from where it currently stands in Washington. They purchase stuff that most people will refer to as been weird, probably, the kind of things you would throw out when cleaning your attic or getting rid of stuff in your garage. Some of the items you will find here include a complete human skeleton that was found in a closet on the coast. The Shrunken head, and Jake the Alligator is also on display alongside other historic collections like the glass fishing floats, and world-class sea shells collections. Petrified dinosaur dung is still in their possession since 1940, and you will also find fortune tellers and shops for antique.
Address: 409 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, WA 98631, Phone: 360-642-2188
5.World Kite Museum
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The World Kite Museum is not your regular type of museum. Unlike other museums where you go to see artifacts and original collections of legend artists and the likes, the world Kite museum houses the best kites in the world. This is somewhere you go to learn about the history of kites and also enjoy fun kiting events. The idea of having a kite Museum was born around Washington state’s 100th birthday. This Museum has a collection of 300 Japanese kites which is the only complete collection of Japanese kites outside Japan. It was donated by David Checkley’s widow in 1989 alongside Chinese and Malaysian kites. In the same year, Eiji Ohashi, the popular kite maker taught children from Long Beach Elementary how to make Japanese kites.
Address: 303 SW Sid Snyder Dr, Long Beach, WA 98631, Phone: 360-642-4020
6.The Candy Man
The Candy Man is not some historic superhero like the name depicts but a candy shop known for delicious and jaw-dropping candies. It was founded by an ex-marine by the name of Mr. Werner. Apparently, he wasn’t only skilled as a military person but also a confectionary maker. The Candy Man has stores in the coastal areas of Washington and Oregon. However, they are more present and available at Long Beach, Washington. Today, the store belongs to another Ex-marine, Ralph Moore and his wife, who have jointly taken the Candy store to another level. The store retains its popularity for its signature flavors, and recipes. The Candy Man is where people go to for fantastic candies, and locals even regard it as “candies made in heaven.”
Address: 115 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, WA 98631, Phone: 360-642-2366
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Adrift Distillers is the home of exotic and creatively crafted spirits and Gin. They offer the finest brand in the Long Beach area of Washington. Its brand of drinks is inspired by the unique and strong spirit of Washington. Its spirits are created from indigenous grains grown by selected Washington farmers who share the core value of land stewardship and community fostering. Every bottle captures wonderful special characteristics of Washington state’s land, wilderness, and the dynamic Pacific Ocean. All these put together gives a taste that reflects the hospitality and warmth of this Washington crafted exotic drinks. The drinks are created from a blend of modern and traditional distilling techniques designed to give you that exotic taste.
Address: 409 Sid Snyder Dr. BLDG #3, Long Beach, WA 98631, Phone: 360-642-3096
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8.Back Country Horse Adventures
If you are the type, who loves to ride on horseback while on vacation or a horseback riding enthusiast, then Back Country Horse Adventure is got you covered. You no longer need to stress yourself over finding a reliable place to rent horses for your tour. You can take a tour on Long Beach’s trail on their horses and enjoy a better view of the beach. You will be treated to a one hour guided ride at a very reasonable price. Children are also not left out of the fun as they are allowed to ride in front of adults for no extra costs.
Interestingly, children at the age of five can decide to ride on their own horses. Six-year-olds must ride on their own horses. Helmets are also available for free if you want.
Address: 409 Sid Snyder Dr, Long Beach, WA 98631, Phone: 360-642-2576
9.Pickled Fish Restaurant
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One may not understand the satisfaction you will derive from a good meal served in an atmosphere of good music. The Pickled Fish Restaurant understands the secret to your stomach and has made eating such a memorable experience that you always want to come back for more. They serve fantastic drinks to make your dining experience whole. They have a great menu of craft cocktails, delicious foods, and excellent choice of live music to make your visit to the Pacific Northwest unforgettable. You will be treated to interesting recipes by artisan chef who carefully selects ingredients at the right time of every season. Their recipes highlight the untainted flavor and allow you to absorb natures pure nutrients.
Address: 409 Sid Snyder Dr, Long Beach, WA 98631, Phone: 360-642-2344
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10.Dooger’s Long Beach
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Whenever you want to treat yourself to a delicious and wonderfully made seafood, Dooger’s Seafood and Grill is the place to be. You will be astonished at the items on the menu ranging from clam chowder to salmon, halibut, tuna, lobster, calamari, oysters, and prawns. They also serve tasty burgers, steaks, and pasta. You get to choose the way you want your fish to be served whether sauteéd, pan-fried, grilled, broiled, steamed, baked or deep fried - they will go all the way to meet your specific requests. The Dooger’s was established on February 18, 1983, with just 44 seats. Since then they have opened more branches with the third opened in Long Beach in 1995.
Address: 900 Pacific Hwy South Long Beach, WA 98631, Phone: 360-642-4224
11.The Crab Pot
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The Crab Pot is a unique seafood restaurant that serves delicious seafood- thanks to its distinguished sea feast. They serve giant buckets of seas food straight from the kitchen to keep your stomach warm and happy. Among its unique recipe and varieties of sea feast is the Alaskan; the Alaskan is a beautiful mix of king crab, snow crab, Dungeness crab, steamed clams, shrimp, Pacific mussels, andouille sausage, red potatoes and corn on the cob.
Fried seafood, grilled seafood, ribs & chicken, burgers and sandwiches are also not left out. Beef and chicken dishes like bacon cheeseburger, barbecue ribs, and grilled chicken breasts are served with seasonal vegetables.
Address: Long Beach215 N. Marina Drive Long Beach, CA 90803, Phone: 562-430-0272
11 Best Things to Do in Long Beach, WA
- Long Beach, Photo: City of Long Beach, WA
- Discovery Trail, Photo: Kentaro Hayashi/stock.adobe.com
- Cranberry Museum, Photo: Cranberry Museum
- Marsh's Free Museum, Photo: kenkuza/stock.adobe.com
- World Kite Museum, Photo: World Kite Museum
- The Candy Man, Photo: pamela_d_mcadams/stock.adobe.com
- Adrift Distillers, Photo: Adrift Distillers
- Back Country Horse Adventures, Photo: byrdyak/stock.adobe.com
- Pickled Fish Restaurant, Photo: Pickled Fish Restaurant
- Dooger’s Long Beach, Photo: Viacheslav Iakobchuk/stock.adobe.com
- The Crab Pot, Photo: The Crab Pot
- Cover Photo: City of Long Beach, WA