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Long Beach, California October 1-6, 2007
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Day-trips in the Long Beach area

Local Attractions

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There are many things to do and see in Long Beach and the Southern California area. Click here for more day-trips in the Long Beach area and a list of restaurants (pdf, 216K).

For additional information regarding the attractions listed below, visit the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau website: Visiting Long Beach, California for lots of helpful links. Enjoy!

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

phone: +1 562 590 3100
fax: +1 562 590 3109

The Aquarium of the Pacific is one of the largest aquariums in the United States. Its more than 500 species fill 19 major habitats and 32 focus exhibits and take visitors on a journey throughout the Pacific Ocean's three regions: Southern California/Baja, the Tropical Pacific, and the Northern Pacific.

Download a discount admission flyer (pdf, 284K). Visit the Aquarium after 5 p.m. for only $5.00!

Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802

phone: +1 562 435 3511
toll free: +1 800 437 2934
fax: +1 562 437 4531

Come aboard the legendary Queen Mary. Book the Behind the Scenes Guided Tour of the historic ocean liner and World War II troopship, and see restored areas that have been under wraps since the final voyage in 1967, including the Isolation Wards and the aft Machine Rooms.

Download a discount admission flyer (pdf, 180K). Visit the Queen Mary for only $5.00! Regular admission $22.95.

Catalina Island

Catalina Express
Berth 95
San Pedro, CA 90731

phone: +1 310 519 1212
toll free: +1 800 315 3967
fax: +1 310 548 7389

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Only one place is home to both flying fish and buffalo . . . Catalina Island. Make your way to this nearby island for a day filled with more adventure and amusement than any theme park. In the sheltered and secluded city of Avalon, you'll find quaint shops and restaurants. Here, you can also enjoy kayaking, jet skiing, swimming, snorkeling, and more in Catalina's crystal clear waters filled with colorful fish.
Sea World
500 SeaWorld Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

toll free : +1 800 25-SHAMU
toll free : +1 800 257 4268

There's no place in the world like SeaWorld San Diego. Where else can you challenge the thrills of Journey To Atlantis® one minute and touch a dolphin the next? Take in numerous attractions, exhibits and shows, including Believe -- the visually stunning Shamu® show that will take you on a sensational, breathtaking journey of curiosity and wonder. You'll also see Shamu in a different light as his high-energy nighttime show, Shamu Rocks, debuts this spring. Touch a world that touches you at SeaWorld San Diego.
Disneyland Park & Resort
1150 West Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

phone: +1 714 956 6861
fax: +1 714 956 6864


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The Disneyland Resort is "The Happiest Place on Earth", featuring two theme parks, an entertainment district and three hotels. All within walking distance are: Disneyland, Walt Disney's original theme park, Disney's California Adventure, Disney fun with a whole new attitude; Downtown Disney district for unique dining, shopping and entertainment, plus Disney’s Grand Californian hotel, Disney's paradise Pier hotel and the Disneyland Hotel.
The Pike at Rainbow Harbor
Long Beach, CA
The Pike at Rainbow Harbor is a vibrant dining, retail and entertainment destination ideally located on the waterfront in the heart of downtown Long Beach. A popular selection of restaurants with harbor views can be found next door to world-class entertainment. Have fun at GameWorks with the whole family, ride the antique carousel or catch the latest movie release at the state of the art, all-stadium seating Cinemark Theatre complex. Dine on delicious dishes from exotic to All-American faire or simply enjoy the cool ocean breezes.
Pine Avenue Long Beach, CA Pine Avenue known as "restaurant row" of Long Beach, offers a variety of restaurants and clubs for you to dance and dine.

Hollywood, CA


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Hollywood is synonymous with the film industry, portraying visions of glamor and nostalgia to a degree unmatched anywhere else. Visitors to the area will be unable to miss the infamous 50-foot Hollywood Sign set atop the Hollywood Hills. Hollywood Boulevard is also a destination most tourists won't want to miss. The Hollywood Walk of Fame encompasses 18 blocks of large metal stars embedded in the sidewalk that honor Hollywood's finest stars of the past and the present. Grauman's Chinese Theatre is another must-see attraction along Hollywood Boulevard. The theatre itself opened in 1927, the same year movie idols began leaving their hand and footprints outside the building. Today over 200 prints exist for tourists to admire. Hollywood is only 30 minutes from Long Beach, and various companies offer tours and activities for visitors to see all the attractions.
Orange County, CA Just a little south of Long Beach, be sure to check out the beaches and attractions that the real OC has to offer. Visit such places as Newport and Huntington Beach, where you’ll find plenty of shopping and nightlife. If you're feeling really adventurous, take a drive along the coast to Laguna Beach, where you can treat yourself to a walk on the beach with a tasty ice cream cone.


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