Side Trips in

Catalina Island 35 minutes by car from Long Beach + 1 hour by ferry to Los Angeles Convention Center Also known as Santa Catalina, or just plain Catalina, Catalina Island lies off the coast of the state of California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. Located about 22 miles south-southwest of Los… Read more »

Big Bear Lake 2.2 hours to Los Angeles Convention Center Big Bear Lake is located in the San Bernardino Mountains alongside the southern shore of Big Bear Lake. It is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest in San Bernardino County. It is west of Big Bear City. Approximately 21,000 people permanently reside in Big… Read more »

Annenberg Community Beach House 15 miles to Los Angeles Convention Center Located in beautiful Santa Monica State Beach, the Annenberg Community Beach House is five acres of beachfront property serving as a beach facility for the general public. It was built by William Randolph Hearst for Marion Davies.  As the years… Read more »

Palm Springs 1.5  hours to Los Angeles Convention Center Palm Springs, California is located approximately 107 mi east of Los Angeles. It is known for its ritzy hotels, golf courses, hot springs, and spas. It is a resort city in the Sonoran Desert in Southern California noted for its fine examples… Read more »

San Diego Zoo 122 miles to Los Angeles Convention Center First to produce the concept of open-air, cage-less displays, the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California is currently housing more than 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies. It is one of the few zoos in the world that houses… Read more »