Nov 25

The Long Beach Convention Center is one of the leading convention facilities in North America beginning in 1962. Covering more than 400,000 square feet, the multi-purpose facility features large exhibit space, two theaters, an arena, and 34 meeting rooms. It provides on-site caterings services for up 13,500 guests. Location wise, it provides panoramic views of the waterfront and more over is steps away from first-class accommodations, shops, restaurants, and the fine sandy beaches of Long Beach.

Other popular tourist sites near the Long Beach Convention Center include the Aquarium of the Pacific, Queen Mary and a Russian submarine, Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Museum of Art, Shoreline Village,  and several parks local parks. Whether you’re planning a fair, convention, corporate meeting or special event, the Long Beach Convention Center is an ideal location.

Stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites hotel in Long Beach, and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit:

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Nov 20

There are many Things to do in Long Beach all year round:

The Queen Mary is an ocean liner turned hotel and tourist attraction which offers a variety of tours as well as restaurants and nightlife. the Russian foxtrot submarine Scorpion is also docked with the Queen Mary.

Museum of Latin American Art has an outstanding collection of contemporary paintings and sculptures by Latin American artists, including a Sculpture Garden in the interior courtyard.

The Tall Ship American Pride offers whale watching, educational trips and Catalina Island excursions from Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach. The tall ship Tole Mour also spends a lot of time nearby in Rainbow Harbor. She doesn’t offer as many public tours or sailings, but she’s beautiful to look at when she’s in port.

Long Beach Arena is the round building with the Wyland whale mural Planet Ocean that looks like it should be the Aquarium. It hosts major concerts, sporting events and expos.

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Nov 12

The Grand Romance Riverboat was built in a sand lot near the Noyo river in Fort Bragg, Ca. by Daniel Steel Co. and the Barker Family. Construction of the Grand Romance, California’s only true sternwheel riverboat, began in mid-October 1990.

Out-fitted with cast Victorian ironwork from the Old South, towering twin smoke stacks and a 43 note calliope it is the grandest authentic riverboat to operate in California. Its interior features a two-story high Grand Ballroom with a red velvet stage, gleaming marble dance floor and polished brass and stamped tin ceilings.

The upper deck of the Grand Romance Riverboat has covered verandas to enjoy the view and a 100 seat murder mystery showroom where multiple murders take place every weekend.

Come to our Comfort Inn hotel in Long Beach when you visit Southern California. You can book directly on the hotel’s website for the lowest possible rate:

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Nov 07

Catalina Express offers year round service to Avalon and Two Harbors with up to 30 daily departures from ports in Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point. Its fleet of eight hi-speed, sleek vessels takes you to Catalina in an hour.

Catalina Island is a cute place that’s popular with scuba divers, hikers, families and anyone who needs to get away from the city or wants to take a romantic escape. Catalina weather is best in spring and fall. Summer days can be overcast until noon or later. In winter, storms can make the ferry ride unbearably choppy.

If you’ve only got a day, your best bet is to hang around town in Avalon. Walk along the waterfront. Sit and watch the people or do a little shopping. Once you’ve completed your experience, come back to the main land and stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites hotel in Long Beach next to the Long Beach Convention Center.

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