Sometimes Smaller is Better
When you stay at one of the hotels near Long Beach Airport LGB, you’ll not only get to make the most of quality accommodations and top shelf services but also the convenience of a local airport with the perfect Californian origin story. It all began with the very first intercontinental flight, flown by Calbraith Perry Rodgers, which landed right in the sand of Long Beach in 1911. From that point forward, the beach became the landing strip for multiple flights until Earl S. Daugherty, after using the land for stunt flying and the world’s first flight school, convinced the city council that they needed to build a municipal airport on the spot.
Once built, Long Beach Airport picked up a slow trickle of airlines with regional flights, keeping the numbers small to retain a low noise pollution for the city. Even the Navy had a base on site up until the end of World War II. In 2001, Jet Blue’s decision to use LGB as its West Coast hub cemented its viability as a smaller hub for travelers heading to the Los Angeles area.
A Secret Door to SoCal
There’s no doubt that LAX is the top terminal for access to the Greater Los Angeles Area. Before you automatically choose it as your destination, however, keep in mind that being the big guy means that nearly everyone goes that way. Give yourself a quieter approach, and a more peaceful trip, with one of the hotels near Long Beach Airport LGB. Not only will you enjoy the recently renovated modern terminal and seven different airport restaurants at Long Beach Airport, you’ll also get a nice short commute to your room and convenience to great local attractions like the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary, and, of course, the sand and surf of the beachfront itself.