Coming up, practically in our own backyard…The Shaklee Live experience in Long Beach.
“We’re just a few months away from Shaklee Live 2014. If you haven’t already, now is a great time to register and make plans to join us in Long Beach. While you’re there, be sure to make room in your schedule to check out the sights and sounds of this beautiful city!
The Shaklee Family will be headquartered right in the heart of the action – at the Long Beach Convention Center – within walking distance of world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, and attractions such as the Queen Mary, the Aquarium of the Pacific, whale watching, and of course…the beach!
And with its central location, Long Beach is within easy reach of famous nearby destinations like Disneyland®, Knott’s Berry Farm, the Getty Center, Hollywood, and Catalina Island.
The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center is one of North America’s premier convention facilities. Located in the heart of downtown Long Beach, the Center is within walking distance of first-class accommodations (more than 5,000 rooms citywide, most within the downtown area), shopping, dining, attractions, sightseeing along picturesque bays, and five-and-a-half miles of sandy beach.
The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center is a spectacular multi-purpose complex – one of the few waterfront facilities nationwide, featuring more than 400,000 square feet of flexible exhibit and meeting space, two theaters, an arena, and 34 meeting rooms. The glass concourse and lobby offer expansive views of the scenic harbor and downtown skyline. A pedestrian promenade links hotels, shops, restaurants, and attractions.
Plus, we’ve put together a great list of attractions you may want to add to your itinerary during your visit to sunny Long Beach, CA. There’s something here for everybody, so be sure to join us this August at Shaklee Live!
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Meet more than 11,000 animals in over 50 exhibits as you explore sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific.
Touch over 150 sharks in Shark Lagoon. Feed colorful birds in Lorikeet Forest. Touch sea jellies in the Arctic & Antarctic Gallery, and explore environmental issues in the Ocean Science Center.
Join a Behind-the-Scenes Tour. Enjoy Turtle Vision 4-D. Take a voyage on a daily Whale Watch or Harbor Cruise. SCUBA dive inside the Aquarium’s largest exhibit through the daily Dive Immersion program. You can even get up close and feed a sea lion, sea otter, or shark by reservation during weekend Animal Encounters.
For more information, visit their site: www.aquariumofpacific.org
320 Golden Shore
Long Beach, CA 90802
Just an hour’s boat ride off the coast of Long Beach sits Santa Catalina Island and its picturesque town of Avalon. Catalina Island has long been a favorite getaway spot for Californians and a must-visit destination for visitors from around the world. Many return year after year to enjoy the Island’s Mediterranean climates, laid-back lifestyle, and abundance of activities.
Dining, shopping, and land and water activities spoil visitors when they arrive in Catalina’s seaside town of Avalon. Exciting new tours, new restaurants, refurbished hotels, and revamped facilities have put Catalina in the spotlight.
Catalina features the only zip line in Los Angeles County! The newly opened Zip Line Eco Tour takes visitors from mountains to sea. The 3,671 ft zip line has 5 separate zips that drop you a total of 440 feet at heart-pounding speeds of over 40 miles an hour.
For more information, visit their website: www.CatalinaExpress.com
Long Beach Whale Watching
Come join in the fun and excitement of viewing some of nature’s most incredible sea mammals (including the Blue Whale, the world’s largest mammal) year round off the coast of Long Beach.
From June through October, visitors can expect to see and be educated on the Blue Whale’s migration patterns, characteristics, and other interesting facts during the Blue Whale season. During the Gray Whale season (December through mid-May), visitors can witness the Pacific Gray Whale and its annual migration from the Bering Sea in Alaska to Baja California, Mexico.
Additionally, a variety of other marine mammals, such as: Humpback Whales, Killer Whales (Orcas), Minke Whales, dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds, can be spotted in the Pacific Ocean waters.
Experience some of Southern California’s best whale watching in Long Beach. Click below to learn more about Long Beach’s whale watching excursions and book your experience today.
Departing from Long Beach
- Aquarium of the Pacific Whale Watching
- Harbor Breeze Whale Watching
- Pierpoint Landing Whale Watching
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Come aboard the legendary Queen Mary. Book the Behind the Scenes Guided Tour of the historic ocean liner and World War II troopship, and see restored areas that have been under wraps since the final voyage in 1967, including the Isolation Wards and the aft Machine Rooms.
Enjoy a meal, shop and even plan to spend the night in an original First Class Stateroom. Then board one of the Cold War’s hottest weapons, the Russian submarine, code name: Scorpion. It’s rugged, spartan, cramped and shrouded in secrecy.
For more information, visit their website www.queenmary.com.
The Pike at Rainbow Harbor The Pike at Rainbow Harbor is a vibrant dining, retail, and entertainment destination ideally located on the waterfront in the heart of downtown Long Beach. A popular selection of restaurants with harbor views can be found next door to world-class entertainment. Have fun at GameWorks with the whole family, ride the antique carousel, or catch the latest movie release at the state-of-the-art, all-stadium-seating Cinemark Theatre complex. Dine on delicious dishes from exotic to All-American fare or simply enjoy the cool ocean breezes. Whatever your pleasure, you’re sure to find it at Southern California’s newest hot spot, The Pike at Rainbow Harbor!
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show & Cruise
200 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90815
Now the largest Murder Mystery Dinner Show production in the United States, The Dinner Detective was voted 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 “Best Dinner Show”, “Best Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise”, and “Best Murder Mystery” in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County, and San Diego.
The Dinner Detective was founded on three simple ideas: NO hokey costumes, NO lame scenarios, and NO campy dialogue. By hiding the actors among the customers, setting everything in present day, and making it into a live game with prizes, everyone is left to suspect who is part of the show and who is not, thus making these award-winning events second to none.
The Gondola Getaway
5437 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90803
Enjoy a relaxing cruise around the canals of Naples…right in the city of Long Beach, California. Sit back, sip on a cool beverage, and let our gondoliers row you and your guests back in time.
Seabird Jazz Lounge
730 East Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds of John Coltrane, Charlie Mingus, and Miles Davis. The Seabird Jazz Lounge is the newest and most popular spot for live straight-ahead and contemporary jazz.
Want more? Check out the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau site athttp://www.visitlongbeach.com.”