Composed of several niche neighborhoods, Long Beach is known for beaches and bars, traffic and cars, airports, seaports, and an earnest artistic community. Bordering Los Angeles along its southwest edges, Long Beach is located between the celebrity epicenter that is LA and the high-profile beach towns of Orange County. Between its industrial coastline and urban core, wholesome residential streets, commuting university students, and creative types with singular style infuse this autonomous city with energy.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
On the Map
Long Beach is bordered by Cypress, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Compton, Paramount, Bellflower, Lakewood, Hawaiian Gardens, Wilmington, Signal Hill, Orange County, and Carson
An Urban City with A Coastal Attitude
Centrally located between LA and Orange County, this location offers unbeatable access to the I-405 and other major freeways, making it a perfect basecamp for LA sightseeing, Catalina Island, Disneyland and other Southern California beaches and attractions."
Long Beach's Fresh Markets
Student Lifestyle: California State University Long Beach
The Quiet Side of Long Beach
After the Lights Go Out In Long Beach
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."
Lauren Devon is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She loves the adventure of her work, as well as the creativity and collaboration that goes with it. With the help of locals, Lauren explored the heart of each community for Airbnb, and discovered neighborhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.