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 Seal Beach  







Pictured above in upper left corner is an actual Pacific Electric tower car used as a museum.  The lower photo is a colorized actual picture of a red car traveling across Alamitos Bay, next to Seal Beach in Long Beach, probably taken before 1930.  These cars were the ticket to vacation adventure and day trips for Los Angeles residents lured to the coast. Developers hoped guests would like what they saw and invest in their housing tracts. Visit the Red Car Museum on the old Pacific Electric Right of Way. Car No. 1734 is a rare Pacific Electric tower car built in 1925 which serves as the museum headquarters.  Electric Avenue near Main St., next to Mary Wilson Library. 


Afternoon tea service and event facilities plus unique invitations, themed parties and accessories are all offered and sold at this fascinating place. Tues- Sat 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Some Sundays. Tea times: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: 810 Electric Ave. near Main Street 562-431-3392


Old Ranch Country Club Private Golf Course,  The 18-hole golf course is currently under a complete re-design. The new Ted  Robinson design will feature some 28 acres of water with a 6,835-yard  championship tee layout. There will be a collection of hole designs with the prevailing winds of Old Ranch as a considered factor in the play of those holes. Call for information on guest policy. 3901 Lampson Avenue (714) 847-7004 or (562) 596-46

Movies: Old Town Theater for foreign and unique films 340 Main Street, 562- 431-9988
Super Saver Cinema 7,  12343 Seal Beach Blvd., 562- 594-9411

Stats, 12341 Seal Beach Blvd., 562-431-6627

Crafters love this store which features a large selection of seasonal, hobby and decorator items they claim you will not find elsewhere. Mention of the store name evokes enthusiastic response from those who have shopped there.

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Seal Beach has the 2nd longest pier in California. 
Activities include walking, fishing, sunbathing, body boarding, swimming, boating, kite flying, volleyball and watching an occasional filming of a movie or television production. Eating is also a favorite past time with a restaurant at the end of the pier and many snack shops and restaurants with window service. 

Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, pizza,,  hand-dipped chocolates and ice cream bars, cinnamon rolls, pastries and custom made espresso or tea.  A few of the many restaurants include: 

The Abbey,  306 Main Street  562-799-4246
Visit the spot baseball player Mark McGwire put on the map with the ball cap he wore from this restaurant.  Features 12 draft beers and wood baked pizza. Open every day for lunch 11 a.m. - to 12.30 a.m. night.


Bayou St. John, 320 Main, 562- 431-2298
Fine Cajun and Creole Cuisine


Old Ranch Country Club, 3901 Lampson Avenue   (714) 847-7004 or (562) 596-4611
Banquet facilities for up to 300 people for both sit-down and buffet service for all aspects of family celebrations, weddings, business  meetings, reunions or private parties.


O'Malley's, 140 Main, 562- 430-0631

Enjoy sitting by the fire with a Guinness "perfect pint." From American to traditional Irish dishes, food is served from 7 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., every day. 


Walt's Wharf, 201 Main 562-598-4433 A favorite amongst locals and tourists, there's usually a wait for a table at this restaurant which serves a selection of seafood, fish, pizza and other items. If you pass by a place where people are standing outside in groups, you're likely looking at Walt's Wharf. 



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