"in the middle of it all"
All right, if you're coming to Long Beach, and you don't live here, there's a pretty good chance you'll hit the Boulevard at some point or another. Not beause it's necessarily the most attractive piece of real estate, but at the end of the day, it features the Convention Center, which is where a lot of out of towners are headed. Not a bad thoroughfare by any means, but it is a little indistinct compared to the main streets of other cities. Still, traffic's usually pretty good, and you can grab a bite to eat nearby. A decent place to spend the day if you have to.