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Queen Mary

Things to do Long Beach
3 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
 (Trey Clark)
Trey Clark

This grand cruise ship hasn't sailed since the 1960s; these days, it multitasks as a rather muddled tourist attraction, several eating and drinking spots (the bar is a wonderful Art Deco glory) and, of course, a hotel. Unsurprisingly, given the boat's age (it was built in 1936), the guest cabins aren't huge. Still, that's hardly the point: they're handsome, historic and nicely maintained.


Venue name: Queen Mary
Address: 1126 Queens Hwy
Los Angeles

Price: Rates $119-$189
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3 / 5

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The Queen Mary has numerous events aboard the ship throughout the year.  Unfortunately, by the time you pay for parking and purchase a ticket, you have already put a big dent in your pocket.  The events are fun, but never seem worth the price.  I definitely recommend looking on Groupon for a deal before paying full price to any of these events.  I recently attended "Chill," which is the annual Christmas event.  It costs around $30 to $40 for an adult ticket and $15 to park. Your ticket gets you access to vendors, shopping and the Alice in Winterland area.  Many of the other activities such as ice skating are extra. $15 to ice skate?  Seriously?  And to top that off, there was a time limit on how long you could skate.  The Alice in Winterland area was cute and nostalgic.  We bought the Elf Pass, which came with a Mad Hatter hat.  The hat definitely made us feel festive and created some great picture opportunities.  

OK I am sure this cruise ship might be interesting, but I got so ticked off that I had to pay expensive parking fees and get a ticket just to get on the ship, that I just walked back to my car and got the hell outta there. I really just wanted to visit the restaurant/bar for a drink at sunset, which the review kinda gave me the impression, was an option. 

To me this really just seems like a tourist trap. You have the biggest parking lot with tons of empty space and you still charge 8$ when parking here and visiting the restaurant. It's even more expensive if you don't visit the restaurant. You should really let people know this up front!

TimeOut: you could at least mention that there's an entrance fee. 

The Queen Mary is a must visit if you're ever in Long Beach. There is so much to do here, from their restaurants and bars to the shopping and just roaming around the ship. It's so fun to explore on deck and throughout the ship and it offers some really amazing views of Long Beach. There's always fun events taking place either on board or in the event space nearby, including CHILL, a BBQ Festival and various music festivals. So if you're interested in one of these events, plan your trip around it, and if you're not interested in the events but want to go to the Queen Mary, be sure you double check their event schedule to make sure you go on a day where you will avoid those bigger crowds.