Travel Nursing in California: Long Beach
Long Beach is the essence of the California coast. Home to the Aquarium of the Pacific, the historic Queen Mary cruise liner and the Long Beach Marina, travel nurses can truly get lost in the Pacific. For land lovers, Long Beach hosts an array of street fairs, parades and special events. The Long Beach Convention Center and Performing Arts Theatre attract hundreds of conventions and shows and offers something for everyone!
Weather in Long Beach:
Located on the West Coast in Southern California, Long Beach has an unbeatable climate. The off shore breeze lends the perfect touch to the warm year-round weather.
Economy in Long Beach:
High Technology and Aerospace
Transportation in Long Beach:
Bus Transit: Metro, Greyhound and OCTA
Rail Transit: Amtrak and Metro
Air Transit: Long Beach Airport, Los Angeles International Airport
Crime Rate in Long Beach:
Low, one of the best places to live in California
What Travel Nurses Love About Long Beach:
- Get Ready for the Races: The Long Beach Grand Prix race event is the largest annual event held in Long Beach. Take a day off from your travel nurse job to go to the race.
- Visit the Queen: Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary ocean liner. This ship sailed the Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 and is now docked in the port of Los Angeles. The Queen Mary is twice the size of Titanic and is famous for its artwork and rare woods used in the paneling. Hop on board this glorious vessel or dine in one of the surrounding restaurants and admire its beauty from afar.
- Become a Star: There are always tons of movies and films being shot in and around the Long Beach area. See if you can catch a scene or try and get in the movie as an extra! Some of the movies shot in Long Beach include: Coach Carter, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Speed, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and American Pie.
- Live it Up: Charter a yacht or rent a boat to cruise around the bay or the canal community of Naples. It is the perfect way to kick back and relax on one of Long Beaches best attractions: the Pacific Ocean.