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Walk Downtown Long Beach

DLBA launched its automated pedestrian counter system in DTLB in mid-August 2016. In October, four more sensors came online, two along Pine Ave and two more on the Promenade. The program provides 24/7 pedestrian counts, and offers existing and potential Downtown businesses greater data support for strategic planning with regards to site selection. DLBA plans to install a total of fifteen (15) sensors at eight (8) locations throughout the core of DTLB.

During the end of 2016, DTLB experienced 1.3 million visitors throughout the Downtown, with the highest visitor count experienced during November with 500,431 total visitors. This can likely be attributed to the holiday season shopping and travel, with visitors and residents taking advantage of establishments located in the East Village, the Pike Outlets, and Shoreline Village.

Downtown Long Beach is rich in architectural history, lively restaurants and bars, unique shops, and relaxing open spaces. Whether you want to take an evening stroll along yacht filled Rainbow Harbor or prefer to gaze upon the historic art deco landmarks of the East Village, Downtown Long Beach can easily be explored by foot. To get you started click on one or more of the following walking loop cards and get walking!

These walking loop cards produced by local nonprofit urban design studio City Fabrick highlight attractions and points of interest in four unique Downtown Long Beach neighborhoods. The walks range in length between 2.4 to 3 miles.

Promenade and Pine

The 2.4 mile walk in the Downtown core touches a number of distinct neighborhoods while going through the entertainment district of Long Beach. Experience some of the area’s best art and architecture as well as great food and beer.


East Village
The 2.6 mile walk through Downtown Long Beach’s East Village Arts District defines the neighborhood’s prominent place as the cultural focus for the city with many public art installations, engaging galleries, studios, and a renowned art museum.


Downtown Waterfront
This easy 3 mile stroll along the city’s urban waterfront combines the metropolitan comforts of Downtown dining, shopping, and entertaining with a deep appreciation for the local watershed and habitat.


Willmore City
This 2.6 mile ramble through one of the original neighborhoods in Long Beach showcases the historic structures of Willmore City and the vibrant Drake Park. Witness the rich culture of today superimposed over the city’s built heritage.


Downtown Walking Tour
Long Beach Heritage offers Downtown Long Beach walking tours the 3rd Saturday of every month. A few of the building included on the tour include:
  • WPA Mural-Recreation in Long Beach Insurance Exchange Building
  • The Breakers
  • The Wilmore Building
  • Farmers & Merchants Bank
  • First National Bank Security Bank Building
  • and many more
To learn more and/or to make a reservation visit the Long Beach Heritage website.

Schedule: 3rd Saturday of every month
Start time: 9:00 am
Where: In front of the WPA Mural at the north end of the Promenade. 205 East 3rd Street.
Parking: Free, at 3rd & Promenade parking structure until noon
Length: 2-2 1/2 hours
Distance covered: About 1-1/2 miles total walking
Cost: $10 per adult