A Shot in the Rain: Long Beach, CA
Hunter Esquibel of Claremont enjoys petting the rays in the rain at the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA. Photo by Kayte Deioma
A Rainy Day in ….Long Beach, CA
story and photos by Kayte Deioma
Everyone knows it doesn’t rain in Southern California. At least not between May and October. Not until last year when it actually sprinkled a few drops in July. Rain in July? Not possible. But I’m a witness. It happened. So you never know when you might just need some rainy day alternatives.
Many people come to Long Beach from far away places to sun themselves on the beach. With only 32 days of rain per year, you have a reasonably good chance of visiting Long Beach on a day when it’s not raining. One might expect the other 333 days to be sunny. They usually are, eventually, after the infamous “marine layer” burns off. But if you happen to arrive in the middle of June gloom which, despite the nomenclature, can last from May through September, and you’ve had enough of lying on the beach under your beach towel to keep warm, you might want to check out some of the great indoor alternatives Long Beach can offer.