by Jessi Minneci | February 14, 2020

This Southern California city, just half an hour from Los Angeles and now on the L.A. Metro line, offers small-city appeal on the L.A. County coast. With eclectic neighborhoods, sandy beaches and an average of 210 "nice" days per year (the most of any U.S. city, according to the Washington Post), you can enjoy some of the finest sites simply by strolling downtown's vibrant waterfront

Hotel & Venue News

The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center has wrapped up the renovations of two event spaces. The 4,650-square-foot Ocean View Club can be used as prefunction space for receptions or as a stand-alone room for groups of up to 200. The venue features floor-to-ceiling windows and overlooks Long Beach's crescent-shaped beachfront. Also just refreshed is the Seaside Ballroom Lounge, which adds new prefunction space on the ground level of the convention center, adjacent to the main ballroom. The lounge has been decorated with plush chairs, sofas and ottomans; crystal chandeliers; and customizable LED lighting. The Seaside Lounge holds up to 400 guests for a reception.

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