If you’ve made it your mission to never go mainstream, you’ve come to the right address. Next door is The Berlin Bistro where healthy-eats meet local roasts and microbrews. And right next to the bistro is Fingerprints, where you can buy, sell and trade vinyl and listen to live music. All of this is less than 200 feet from The Linden apartments in Long Beach. What more will you discover?
Take your bike because it’s only a 5-minute ride and the metered parking is almost always full. The beach volleyball courts are free for all to use, even though world championships are held here. Concessions and rentals are nearby for most anything you can imagine, from bikes to boogie boards.Visit Website
If you’re looking for nightlife, you’ll find more restaurants, bars, clubs and live music per square foot on Pine Avenue than on any street in Downtown Long Beach. From The Linden, just walk a couple of blocks north on 4th and go left on Pine, direction Pacific Ocean. Don’t stop until you hit the water!Visit Website
Just like the name suggests, this is a great place for a stroll past shops and restaurants with lots of green space where you can just hang out for free. Pedestrian friendly, bike friendly and dog friendly. It’s a great place to see and be seen.Visit Website
The starting point for the art walks is just around the block. Expect to see exhibits of paintings, sculpture, photography and crafts. This monthly event also includes two stages for live music and street performances.Visit Website
More than a gallery, Hellada is a community environment for self-expression. In addition to outside exhibits, the members display their work in the Members Gallery. Hellada hosts classes, workshops and rents studio space. Just a 5-minute walk to The Linden.Visit Website
One of the best and largest selections of whiskies you’ll find anywhere. Not just from Scotland and Ireland, but from America and “Everywhere Else.” You’re going to want to try a flight of whiskies to educate your palate. Thankfully, the Blind Donkey is a 4-minute walk from your front door.Visit Website