Host City: Long Beach

A city rich in history and diversity, Long Beach, California is AJA’s host city in 2022. Located in Southern California, the city boasts oceanfront views, 345 days of sunshine, and was voted one of America’s “Most Walkable Cities.” Originally named “Wilmore City,” the city was renamed “Long Beach” in 1888 because of its long, wide beaches. Not only is the city known as the residence of the Queen Mary, Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, and Long Beach Grand Prix, visitors will find Long Beach to be an urban waterfront playground.

Check out Visit Long Beach for more ideas on what to do in your down time or extended stay in the area.

To design your own experience in Long Beach, check out their list of all the things to do, outdoor activites, fun ideas on the waterfront, and the city's events calendar.