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CONSTRUCT 2018 will be held October 3-5, 2018. Come in early and/or stay late, and bring the family! Stay and play – enjoy all the attractions, dining, and shopping the city has to offer.
Long Beach, CA has named themselves The Urban Waterfront Playground™. Located in the heart of Southern California, it blends the urban sophistication of a big city with a beachside community relaxed atmosphere. With sunshine almost every day, you will be sure to have nice weather to take in a scenic walk down the beach, or enjoy drinks and dinner on a restaurant patio.
Accessibility: In the heart of Long Beach, the convention center is located on Ocean Blvd, near Long Beach Highway (710). You can fly directly into the Long Beach Airport (LGB), which provides commercial service to 16 nonstop destinations. LGB airport is served by Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways and American Airlines. If you are not flying into LBG Airport, alternative airports include Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or John Wayne Airport (SNA). Both airports offer hundreds of flights daily, and are only a quick 25 minutes from Long Beach, CA.
Attractions: Whether you are looking for something fun to do during a business trip or enjoying time with family and friends, Long Beach, CA has something for everyone. Take in the local sea life and visit the Aquarium of the Pacific, take a stroll down the sandy beaches, or enjoy a whale and dolphin cruise. Catch a movie at The Art Theater of Long Beach, a one-of-a-king return to the Golden Age of Cinema. Or experience a nighttime ghost tour on the historic RMS Queen Mary ocean liner.
Dining: Long Beach is a vast world of great food, exotic dining, and memorable restaurants. Form fine dining to causal eats, you are sure to find something to please your taste buds. Enjoy barbeque and a cold craft beer at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing. Feast on Forrest’s favorites like Dixie style ribs, thick burgers, and shrimp at the famous Bubba Gump Shrimp Co restaurant. Known for its savory mesquite grilled fresh seafood and spectacular views, Parker’s Lighthouse is a proud recipient of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence and is home to a beautiful two-story wine cellar.
Shopping: Brimming with extraordinary specialty shops, colorful bazaars, trendy fashion stores – Long Beach is a shopping paradise. Located next to the convention center, The Pike Outlets is an open-air shopping, entertainment, and nightlife destination. Overlooking Long Beach’s beautiful Rainbow Harbor, Shoreline Village features unique specialty stores, bike rentals, and many dining options. Looking for local & creative flare, check out 4th Street “Retro Row”. Home to a group of 40+ independent merchants that includes vintage & contemporary clothing, furniture & accessories, art, antiques & collectibles, books and more.