2018 Rice Technical Working Group Conference
2018 Rice Technical Working Group Conference
2018 Rice Technical Working Group Conference
University of California
2018 Rice Technical Working Group Conference

Location and Things To Do

The Westin Long Beach is located about a mile from the beach, with dozens of other things to do nearby and in the surrounding Los Angeles area. Here are just a few ideas.


Long Beach City Beach
1 Junipero Ave, Long Beach, CA 90803 (1.4 mi from the hotel)

This long south-facing beach is located along Ocean Boulevard from the Belmont Pier all the way to Alamitos Beach at the west end. Bluff Park is a grass park with a pedestrian walking path above the beach that goes from Junipero Ave almost all the way to the Belmont Pier. A wide paved path meanders on the beach in both directions from the parking lot and is popular with bicyclists and skaters.


Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 (0.8 mi from the hotel)
(562) 590-3100

Located less than one mile from the hotel, the Aquarium of the Pacific offers visitors an interactive opportunity to discover the world's largest ocean. Meet more than 12,500 animals as you explore sunny Southern California, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific.


Catalina Express
320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802 (0.9 mi from the hotel)
(310) 519-1212

Embark on a trip on the Catalina Express, a 60-passenger vessel docked near the hotel. Formed in 1981, it offers continued service between Catalina Island and Los Angeles.


Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802 (2.3 mi from the hotel)
(562) 435-3511

Come aboard the legendary Queen Mary, one of Long Beach's most engaging things to do, and enjoy a guided tour of this historic ocean liner and World War II troopship.


Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90620 (20 mi from the hotel)
(714) 220-5200

Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park is just the place to go for family fun! Take advantage of one of the most thrilling things to do in Long Beach and enjoy more than 165 rides, shows, attractions, restaurants and shops in six themed areas shape the Knott's experience. From world-class thrills like Silver Bullet to the action-packed Old West Ghost Town® and six-acre Camp Snoopy, Knott's has something for every member of your family.


1150 West Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92803 (26 mi from the hotel)
(714) 781-4565

For generations, Disneyland® Park has been the place where dreams come true with exciting new attractions joining classic favorites. Located steps away is another world of fun and adventure at Disney California Adventure™ Park.


More Things To Do in Long Beach

More Things To Do in the Greater Los Angeles Area


The Westin Long Beach
333 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90803


Long Beach Airport (LGB)
Travel Distance: Approximately 20.92 km/13.0 miles

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Travel Distance: Approximately 35.41 km/22.0 miles

John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Travel Distance: Approximately 37.01 km/23.0 miles

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