Longbeach is the sixth largest city in the state of California and the 36th largest city in the USA with a population of approximately 500,000 residents. It is located about 32 km from Los Angeles. Orange County borders its southeast edge. It has a huge natural port which is one of the largest shipping ports in the world. The city also boasts of large oil and manufacturing industries. As the city is close to the Pacific Ocean, it enjoys moderate climate throughout the year. The port of Longbeach serves the shipping needs between USA and the Pacific Rim and is the second busiest port in the US.
Due to its proximity to Los Angeles, Longbeach has also featured in many movies and TV shows. Its schools and gymnasiums are used frequently as filming locations. Most noticeable have been the American Pie franchise, Coach Carter, Joan of Arcadia, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Speed, etc. Famous sites in Longbeach include the permanently docked 1936 ocean liner RMS Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, El Dorado Regional Park, Municipal Fly Casting Pool, Longbeach Greenbelt, Rancho Los Alamitos and Rancho Los Cerritos amongst others.
Longbeach Transit provides public transport to the city. The city is also served by Blue Line, Greyhound, Amtrak and all major car rentals and cab services. Longbeach Airport serves the city of Longbeach along with the adjacent cities of South Bay and Orange County and is a hub for JetBlue on the West Coast. Boeing McDonnell Douglas has a production facility in Longbeach and is also the largest employer in the city. You can also get a car rental and see the entire beauty of Long Beach for yourself. You can chose from brand name car rental suppliers including Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Avis, and Alamo. They offer a good selection of newer model cars.
Doing a price comparison and booking a car rental online is no problem in Longbeach with well known suppliers such as Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Thrifty, Avis, Enterprise and Alamo. You can also select from suv's, hybrids, sedans, station wagons, trucks, convertibles, mini vans and coupes.