Hometown to the legendary Snoop Dogg, Long Beach has been inhabited by Native Indians for over 10,000 years, and evidence of their existence has been found through excavations. As of now, it thrives and capitalizes on its beach-town status and proximity to L.A and Orange County. One of the largest shipping ports on the West Coast, the economy has thrived on fishing and oil however, tourism is a major contributor too. Long Beach is often used as a locale for film shoots due to its laid back seaside vibes. Make sure you go for a romantic gondola ride, and visit the docked ocean liners, amusement parks, galleries and street-cafes.