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5 Places to Celebrate Graduation

Published: Friday, 12 May 2023

Written by Gabriela Biagetti, Communications Student Assistant

Graduating from LBSU is a huge accomplishment! And it deserves to be celebrated with friends, family and all your supporters. Here are five places in Long Beach where you can enjoy a meal and spend some time relishing your achievements.

  1. JINYA Ramen Bar - 2nd and PCH
    JINYA Ramen Bar is new to Long Beach, but with its 4.5-star rating on Yelp, it looks like it is here to stay. Located in the sunny 2nd & PCH outdoor mall, this ramen bar has everything you’re looking for to celebrate your graduation. With tasty vegan options, outdoor seating and a variety of tasty menu choices on top of ramen, JINYA Ramen Bar is an excellent option for big groups. And with its location at 2nd & PCH, you could grab some boba after at Boba Guys, grab a celebratory ‘Frosé’ (Rosé Slushy, thank me later) at Noble Birds or even roller skate at Pigeon’s Roller Rink!
  2. The 908
    If you're looking for an upscale celebration, check out The 908 in the Long Beach Exchange! With ambitious takes on classic dishes, The 908 has a unique meal for everyone. And according to their 4.5-star Yelp reviews, seafood is the specialty here! They also serve brunch, lunch and dinner and at each one there is a unique variety of drinks to order including mimosa flights, specialty cocktails and fresh orange juice. If you’re ready for a special dining experience to honor your accomplishments, The 908 is for you.
  3. Bluff Park
    This Long Beach local’s favorite spot for a relaxing sunny day will be the perfect location for your celebratory picnic! Make your favorite foods, drinks and even some outdoor games and then set up your picnic blanket on the grassy Bluff Park. Enjoy the ocean view, your favorite foods and spending time with your biggest supporters. Make sure to get there on the earlier side if you have a big group!
  4. The Attic
    If you’re a fan of brunch, you have to check out The Attic. With its homely vibes and comfort food, you are sure to have a memorable meal that will satisfy your brunch cravings. The Attic always has a hub of people outside waiting for a table, so make sure to reserve a table ahead on Yelp. Located on the main street of Broadway, you are sure to find unique small businesses to shop at before and after this delicious meal. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can walk straight to Bluff Park for a beach view too!
  5. London Boat Rentals
    If you’re ready for a unique way to celebrate your graduation while soaking in the beauty of Long Beach, look no further than London Boat Rentals! Take a trip down the picturesque Naples Canals with your loved ones and revel in the stunning scenery. Bring along your favorite snacks and drinks to savor on board and make this an unforgettable experience. A visit to London Boat Rentals is a must-do activity in Long Beach before you start the next chapter of your life!