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Best things to do in Seal Beach

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
“Brews on the epic waterfront! You have to see this place! What an atmosphere!”
43 locals recommend
Garden
“This 1.3 acre Japanese Garden on the campus of Cal State Long Beach offers a tranquil respite in beautiful maintained environment. Best part? Admission to the garden is free (but mind the cost of permitted parking on campus).”
25 locals recommend
University
“Beautiful campus, Miller Japanese Gardens, Pyramid, Art Gallery. Grab lunch in the Student Union.”
14 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“When you want to kick it up a notch. Fancy Shmancy with a Touch of Mystery. Waterfront dining. Ketel One Lemon Drop Martinis 🍸 ”
26 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Great Farmers market right off the Marina. Lots of Vegan and Vegetarian options for food you can take down the the marina to eat. Open: Sunday, Year Round Hours: 9am - 2 pm Address: Held in the parking lot of the Alamitos Bay Marina, at 6602 E. Marina Dr., one-quarter mile south of E. 2nd St, just west of Pacific Coast Hwy.”
15 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Seal Beach Pier & Main Street -Cute beach town vibe with restaurants, cafes, and shops PARKING: -Free on Main Street for 2 hours -Pier Parking A. $3.00 for 2 hours B. All day for $6 -Free on 8th/Central Ave: 5:00 pm-10pm, 6 min. walk -Free at Marina Community Park: 12 min. walk ”
13 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Really good place...casual...very reasonable prices...greek, mediterranean food....I really like coming to this place with a group...great things to share too”
8 locals recommend
Bar
“Great seafood restaurant and bar on Alamitos Bay. Beautiful water views, ask for outdoor seating! Live music on weekends”
16 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Amazing seafood open all day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Always busy, and they host an AMAZING view of Alamitos Bay Marina with the hundreds of giant sailboats and yachts!”
14 locals recommend
Beach
“A great spot to enjoy a calm beach with the kiddos, and has a great playground ocean front. There is also a seasonal snack kiosk.”
11 locals recommend
History Museum
“Rancho Los Alamitosis twice listed on the National Register of Historic Places - once as the sacred Tongva village of Povuu’ngna, the traditional birthplace of the native people of the Los Angeles Basin and, second, for the evolution of its significant historic landscape over time.”
7 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
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“By far this place has the best tribute bands around, dining, private tables, full bar, large dance floor, locals of all ages having a great time. This place has amazing acoustics and sound system. The also host ultimate fighting nights. Thursday’s - Country Music Friday’s -80’s Rock Saturday’s- Heavy Metal.. Call for more details, $10.00 entry, lots of parking ”
8 locals recommend
Route
“Another close by Main Street similar to Belmont Shore on 2nd. Lots of restaurants, shops, the pier and beach vibe.”
9 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great breakfast and lunch spot on Main Street Seal Beach. *Lots of vegetarian, vegan, and other options MON - FRI: 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM SAT - SUN: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM”
15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A California Classic! A MUST to visit! Order a Double-double Burger & fries - Animal style (added pickles, grilled onions, and extra spread, or Protein Style (No bun). Don't forget the shake!”
10 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great authentic Mexican food. The sampler appetizer platter makes a great meal and the pork in green Chili is excellent. The margaritas aren’t good. Stick to beer. ”
7 locals recommend