"Home of the burgeoning Strip!"
If Long Beach Boulevard is the heart of the city, then Pine Avenue south is definitely the nerve center. Clubs, restaurants and retail options abound in the city's ever evolving vacation and night life hot spot! Private and public gyms, a Wal-mart, two cinema multiplexes, new condo estates, countless gourmet and mid level dining options all together on a relatively small street make for tight traffic most nights... but that just adds to the 'strip' atmosphere. Major banks and deluxe hotels (Hyatt, Hilton etc.) dot the intersection of Ocean Blvd. and the surrounding streets, while the end of the road culminates in a multitude of attractions including even more nightclubs, dinner cruises, the Long beach Convention center, Shoreline Village, Light House Park, a ferris wheel and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Pine Ave South IS the quintessential center of downtown Long Beach.