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Designed by H.M Patterson, the First Congregational Church of Long Beach is an active church built in the Italian Romanesque Revival architectural a style. Built in 1914, the church’s clergy include renowned senior pastor Elena Larssen and pastor John Forrest Douglas. The church even has its well-known musical choir to boast. Added to the U.S National Register of Historic Places in 2012, the church is a redbrick structure, boasting of a high roof that reaches upto the height of 55 feet (16.76 meters) art glass windows and rose windows. It also actively supports the gay, lesbian and transgender community of the city. Whether you want to attend mass or check out a splendid historical structure and a local landmark, then the First Congregational Church of Long Beach is where you should be headed.
Cypress College situated in the heart of the city is a community college with a 110-acre (44.5 hectares) campus. Designed by popular architect Frank Lawyer in 1966, the many buildings at this campus reflect futuristic architecture. The lake situated in the center of the campus is beautiful and an attraction amongst the students of the college. Cypress College offers excellent academics, athletics and art programs for the students ensuring their overall development.
This scenic street gives beautiful views of the waterfront and is great for driving. Public as well as private parking spots are available. The famed Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is held along there streets, beginning on the east Shoreline Drive, going around Toyota Square and Tecate Turn and Seaside Way to finally come back and meet Shoreline Drive.
This garden cultivates and curates a huge collection of flora representing different themes of over 1200 species including bulbs, cacti, herbs and wildflowers. The 1.5-acre (0.61-hectare) land includes botanical gardens, a nursery and a garden house. Visitors come here to spend a serene evening with family and friends.
LA Waterfront is located in the charming seaside community of San Pedro, a short drive from Downtown LA. Spread out over 400 acres, the re-purposed area is managed by the Port of Los Angeles and is a lively hub of activity with plenty of attractions and activities along the waterfront. Restaurants, shops, retail stores, museums, aquariums, historic landmarks are just a few things to enjoy exploring the area. These include the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, Gateway Plaza Fanfare Fountains, Liberty Hill, Ports O' Call Village, Timm's Landing, Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, Battleship Iowa and much more. With historic tours, walks, concerts, art exhibitions, markets and other events constantly taking place, it's a great way to spend a day out with family or friends.