Was your loved one a Long Beach resident? Did they have a special connection to the area? Whatever their story, here at Opal Cremation we want to help honor them in the best way possible. From its sandy beaches, pretty marina, and unique cultural heritage, Long Beach is full of beautiful, reflective spaces and accommodating restaurants ideal for holding a Celebration of Life or a memorial service.
Known as ‘The International City’, the area proudly celebrates its Chinese heritage, via the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival, which attracts over 20,000 visitors. If you are looking to host a memorial with a celebratory mood, then it could be worth scheduling your event to coincide with the festival. Or, consider a visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific, Southern California’s largest aquarium, a beautiful place to spend a day reflecting on someone’s life and memory.
If your loved one was a fan of fine art, then perhaps a visit to the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) which features a unique sculpture garden, could be a meaningful place to remember them.
If you are planning a fully-catered Celebration of Life event, then consider many of the great restaurants and bars in the city. The Boathouse on the Bay boasts sweeping views of the ocean which lends a calm, relaxing feel to a private memorial service. Offering a menu that features premium American fare and a host of seafood classics, the food will certainly not disappoint.
With 11 miles of sandy shoreline, Long Beach is a tranquil and meditative place for you and your grieving family to remember someone’s life. You might even choose to do something such as a sailboat ride, or a whale-watching tour from Harbor Breeze Cruises.
Here at Opal Cremation, we want families to say goodbye to their loved one in a way that feels meaningful and special. However you choose to remember someone, Long Beach will have a place and way to do it that feels right. We are here to support you through the process.