"Crack the windows and smell that salt air"
No trip to Long Beach would be complete without cruising the boulevard. East Ocean runs the length of Long Beach west to the Middle Harbor before forming the Harbor Freeway. One thing I really love about it is the smell of salt air. You really know you're close to the ocean when you can taste that sticky, sea breeze :) I find it the most noticeable around Bluff Park, which sort of makes sense since it comes pretty close to the water here. It's mostly apartments along here, but there are some shopping districts as well.