I got a lot of puzzled looks when I told people I was visiting Long Beach.
Thanks to JetBlue I got a weekend flight and a hotel for $80, so why not?
About 20 miles south of LA, it’s not exactly a great option when visiting there, but I enjoyed visiting Long Beach.
The airport is small, with about 80% of its flights operated by JetBlue.
Pros: Local dining options, short security lines, tarmac boarding/disembarking from the front and back of planes.
Cons: Economy Uber/Lyft pick-ups are not allowed, though you can use them to ride to the airport.
Here’s a slideshow: