Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1900 90802

California’s Ultimate Waterfront Playground!

Our ocean sunsets are not the only reason to check out Long Beach. Everything about this place exudes optimism for event planners. It’s about how we can help you affordably maximize the latest trends, creativity and technology to execute corporate-style meetings on an entirely new level. It’s opening events up to a unique 360° experience inside and outside with sophisticated spaces, innovative staging, lighting, furniture and décor that makes people feel excited. And, it’s about giving your attendees moments to connect with new people, opportunities, and everything that our cool, cosmopolitan waterfront has to offer. Located in the center of the city’s waterfront and entertainment district, the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center features over 400,000 square feet of eye-popping event venues, exhibit space and networking pods with fully customizable design and décor. With one of kind turnkey spaces, all designed to encourage long-lasting connections. Sculpture installations, residential style seating, gorgeous public art murals, analog games like ping-pong and foosball – all in natural light, indoor/outdoor spaces and living room vignettes to set the stage for conversation and collaboration. These ready-to-go meeting solutions can save you up to $600,000. Each turnkey space comes complete with professional lighting and sound systems. With 45,000 square feet of floor space, the Pacific Ballroom provides an intimate environment for dinners, concerts, and special events for up to 5,500 people, fully customizable to match any planner’s imagination. The open-air Terrace Plaza comes complete with programmable dancing fountains, while The Cove, with its simulated under-the-pier motif, is the perfect place for a food truck party. Long Beach has over 5,000 hotel rooms citywide, with more than 2,000 rooms within an easy walk to the convention center. Many downtown hotels offer panoramic ocean views and there are accommodation choices for every preference and pocketbook; ranging from a historic ocean liner, singular boutiques, first class business hotels and quality economy properties to family oriented and long-term-stay properties. And with over 125 restaurants within an 8 block radius of the Convention Center, Long Beach is the perfect destination for your next meeting or convention. Getting to Long Beach has never been easier with service from three major airports. LAX and Orange County Airports are less than 30 minutes away; the Long Beach Airport, the Southland’s “easy in-easy out” airport, is just seven minutes from downtown. Long Beach Airport offers a lounge-inspired, resort-style atmosphere, brand new terminals and a host of local eateries and refreshments.


Distance from airport

  • Long Beach Airport

    6 mi. from city center

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    21 mi. from city center

  • John Wayne Airport (SNA)

    22 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Aquarium of the Pacific

2 blocks away
The Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific features undersea galleries, touch tanks and live shows. The Aquarium also offers indoor events among such exhibits featuring sea turtles, sharks and an array of fish. Outdoor facilities are available.
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA, US 90802

Pine Avenue

2 blocks away
Nestled amid the high‑rises that form Long Beach’s metropolitan skyline, Pine Avenue has emerged as the city's premier business and entertainment district. A major revitalization has transformed Pine Avenue into a sophisticated, urban waterfront community combining new restaurants, shopping outlets and vibrant nightlife with creative culture enclaves to create yet another Long Beach destination unafraid to challenge the norm.

The Queen Mary

Historical landmark
10 minutes away
The Queen Mary, one of Long Beach’s most famous attractions, was once the largest, most luxurious ocean liner to sail the transatlantic. She still entertains passengers in 1st class hotel cabins, fine restaurants and art deco banquet rooms.
1126 Queen's Highway
Long Beach, CA, US 90802

Shoreline Village

1 block away
Shoreline Village is a waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment center that overlooks Long Beach's beautiful Rainbow Harbor. When it’s time to dine, Long Beach offers visitors hundreds of options from intimate cafes to spectacular oceanfront restaurants. In downtown, there are more than 100 restaurants within an eight-block radius.
Long Beach, CA, US 90802

Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA)

3 mi. away
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) was founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California and serves the greater Los Angeles area. It is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art.
628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach, CA, US 90802

The Pike at Rainbow Harbor

2 minutes away
The Pike at Rainbow Harbor is a vibrant dining, retail and entertainment destination ideally located on near the convention center and on the waterfront in the heart of downtown Long Beach. Have fun at GameWorks, ride a Segway or catch the a movie at Cinemark Theatre complex. A popular selection of restaurants with harbor views can be found next door to world-class entertainment.
95 S. Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA, US 90802

Long Beach Museum of Art

2 mi. away
The Long Beach Museum of Art is located on a magnificent bluff-top site overlooking the Long Beach Harbor, Catalina Island, the Queen Mary and the Pacific Ocean. The Museum offers extensive educational programs for children and adults, musical programs, festivals, and other special events. Visit the Museum Store - Filled with interesting gifts, books, jewelry exhibition catalogues and treasures, the Museum Store is truly unique.
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA, US 90802

Belmont Shore

3 mi. away
Often described as the quintessential Southern California seaside community, Long Beach's Belmont Shore is charming, pet friendly and blocks from the beach. “The Shore,” as the locals call it, is a 15‑block‑long shopping, dining and entertainment district with scores of specialty shops, boutiques and restaurants where you can enjoy dining al fresco on the many sidewalk adjacent patios day or night.
Long Beach, CA, US 90803

Convention Centers

  • Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center (Meeting Space Only)

    Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center an SMG Managed Facility is a spectacular multi-purpose complex located on the Pacific Ocean-one of the few waterfront facilities in the country overlooking the Pike at Rainbow Harbor.

    • Exhibit Space76,000 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space400,000 sq. ft.



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