Threre are a lot of things that are great about Long Beach; lots of fabulous restaurants, a great new movie theatre, not to mention a beautiful beach AND a 2 mile long boardwalk. One thing that IS missing however, is lodging. If only there was an ocean front hotel, or even one not ocean front, but in Long Beach, then it would be perfect.
Also, we have this expansive ocean front, but not one nice restaurant on the ocean. & I'm not talking about the food court on the boardwalk.
Pros: boardwalk, ocean, restaurants
Cons: no lodging