Hotel and travel for Long Beach

Providing the most up-to-date information to make your travel and onsite experience the best possible.
Long Beach California skyline during SPIE Smart Structures + NDE

Welcome to Long Beach - waterfront fun

Satisfy your inner urbanite at downtown Long Beach’s vibrant waterfront scene. From eclectic neighborhoods to sandy beaches, you’ll find Long Beach to be an urban waterside playground. Visit museums, tour a 1930s ocean liner, and watch sea lions at Long Beach’s aquarium.  Spot dolphins at play on your way to Catalina Island. Or take a short jaunt to Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, or other Southern California attractions.

Hilton Long Beach Hotel

This is the conference hotel for Smart Structures 2023. This contemporary hotel is the perfect setting for business or pleasure and is located in the heart of Long Beach.

The Hilton Long Beach Hotel offers full amenities: restaurant, fitness center, and swimming pool.

Housing will open in November.

Hilton Long Beach California

Travel to Long Beach

Check out the information below for:

  • airport travel
  • shuttle service
  • public transit services
  • taxi, Uber, or Lyft
  • tourist attractions
  • Explore Long Beach

    Visa information

    Long Beach California skyline

    Transportation information


    Airport information


    Transportation from the airport 

    Transportation from the Airport to the Hilton Long Beach Hotel. Prices may vary from what is listed below.

    Taxi service:
    • Long Beach Airport - approximately $35
    • Los Angeles International Airport - approximately $65
    • John Wayne/Orange County Airport - approximately $65
    Uber or Lyft: 
    • Long Beach Airport - approximately $20-30
    • Los Angeles International Airport - approximately $30-50
    • John Wayne/Orange County Airport - approximately $50-85


    Shuttles and public transportation

    Below are great Long Beach public transportation options to get to and from the airport or explore the city during your stay. 

    • Metro – rail and bus, $1.75 for 2 hours of unlimited transfers in one direction.

    Things to do  

    When visiting in Long Beach you just can't avoid experiencing the waterfront. The main drag is Ocean Boulevard which runs right along the shoreline, offering 5.5 miles of beaches to explore.

    Here you can experience it all: a deep-sea adventure, whale watching, shopping in one of the city’s many unique districts, a tour of coastal breweries, a vibrant foodie scene, and so much more.  There is always somewhere worth exploring in this seaside city and surrounding area — whether driving, biking, boating, or walking.

    • Explore Catalina Island
    • Visit the many beaches
    • Cruise the harbor
    • Find fun at El Dorado Park
    • Tour local architecture
    • Experience the Aquarium of the Pacific
    • Check out the Long Beach Museum of Art

    See a full list of things to do in Long Beach