Housing & Travel                   

 AVS housing is now closed

New Reservations: To make a new reservation or change an existing reservation please call the hotels directly. Existing reservations will be populated in the hotel reservation system by October 10.

Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 South Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-491-1234
Renaissance Long Beach
111 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-437-5900
Westin Long Beach
333 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-436-3000
 
You may also search other options at:  http://www.visitlongbeach.com/

Cancellation Policy: All reservation cancellations must be received by the AVS Housing Bureau by October 3, 2013. If you need to cancel after October 3, 2013, you must do so directly with the hotel and provide a 72 hour notice to avoid being charged one night's room and tax.

 

Securing Visas

International Attendees: Due to increasing delays in securing visas to the U.S. it is strongly encouraged that prospective international attendees begin this process as early as possible to ensure approval. Please refer to the following website for additional information and assistance: http://www.national-academies.org/visas. You may also contact Yvonne Towse (yvonne@avs.org) for additional assistance.

Airports

Long Beach Airport (LGB)
Approximately, six miles from the AVS conference hotels.

Ground Transportation from LGB
• Shuttle: $18 one way; reservation required
• Bus: $1.25 one way
• Taxi: $30 one way

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Approximately, 24 miles from the AVS conference hotels.

Ground Transportation from LAX
• Shuttle: $40 one way; reservation required
• Taxi: $75 one way

John Wayne Airport
Approximately, 24 miles from the AVS conference hotels.

Ground Transportation from JWA
• Shuttle: $40 one way; reservation required
• Taxi: $75 one way

Directions

Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 South Pine Avenue
Long Beach, California, USA, 90802

From Long Beach Airport (~ 6 miles):
• Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north to the Long Beach Freeway / 710 South toward Long Beach.
• At the Freeway split, take the left lanes for Downtown Long Beach/Convention Center.
• Stay on Shoreline Drive (DO NOT TAKE Broadway/Civic Center/Pine Avenue exit).
• Follow the signs to Aquarium / Convention Center/ Pine Avenue.
• Turn left on Pine Avenue at the 4th stop light.
• Our Long Beach, California hotel is on the corner of Shoreline Drive and Pine Avenue.

From Los Angeles International Airport (~22 miles):
• Take San Diego Freeway / 405 South to the Long Beach Freeway / 710 South toward Long Beach.
• At the Freeway split, take the left lanes for downtown Long Beach/Convention Center.
• Stay on Shoreline Drive (DO NOT TAKE Broadway/Civic Center/Pine Avenue exit).
• Follow the signs to Aquarium / Convention Center/ Pine Avenue.
• Turn left on Pine Avenue at the 4th stop light.
• Our Long Beach, California hotel is on the corner of Shoreline Drive and Pine Avenue.


From John Wayne Airport / Orange County (~24 miles):
• Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north to the Long Beach Freeway / 710 South toward Long Beach.
• At the Freeway split, take the left lanes for Downtown Long Beach/Convention Center.
• Stay on Shoreline Drive (DO NOT TAKE Broadway/Civic Center/Pine Avenue exit).
• Follow the signs to Aquarium / Convention Center/ Pine Avenue.
• Turn left on Pine Avenue at the 4th stop light.
• Our Long Beach, California hotel is on the corner of Shoreline Drive and Pine Avenue.



Renaissance Long Beach
111 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, California 90802

From Long Beach Airport (~11 miles):
• Head south toward Donald Douglas Dr. Slight left onto Donald Douglas Dr.
• Slight right to stay on Donald Douglas Dr.
• Turn right onto N Lakewood Blvd.
• Turn right onto Outer Way.
• Turn right onto CA-1 N. Turn left onto Cherry Ave.
• Turn right onto E Ocean Blvd. Destination will be on the right

From Los Angeles International Airport (~24 miles):
• Head south on World Way toward West Way.
• Keep right at the fork and merge onto S Sepulveda Blvd.
• Take slight right onto the I-105 E ramp.
• Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-105 E.
• Take exit 2 for I-405 N/I-405 S toward Long Beach/Santa Monica.
• Keep right at the fork and merge onto I-405 S.
• Take exit 32B to merge onto I-710 S toward Long Beach.
• Take exit 1C on the left toward Downtown Long Beach/Convention Center/AquariumMerge onto W Shoreline Dr.
• Take the ramp onto W 6th St.
• Turn right onto Long Beach Blvd. Turn right onto E Ocean Blvd. Destination will be on the right

John Wayne Airport-Orange County (~24 miles):
• Head northeast on N Airport Way. Take slight left to stay on N Airport Way.
• Turn right onto Campus Dr.
• Take the 1st right onto Bristol St N.
• Take the ramp on the left onto CA-73 N.
• Take exit 18A on the left to merge onto I-405 N toward Long Beach.
• Take exit 19 toward Westminster Ave.
• Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Westminster Avenue W and merge onto Westminster Blvd.
• Continue straight to stay on Westminster Blvd.
• Continue onto E 2nd St. Turn left onto E Livingston Dr.
• Continue onto E Ocean Blvd Destination will be on the right.

 

Maps

Parking

Directions - Parking at the Long Beach Convention Center

For an interactive map of parking options downtown, please visit
Downtown Long Beach Parking Map

 

Climate

Long Beach’s weather is a combination of bright sunny days tempered by gentle bay breezes. In the fall, the days are pleasantly warm, while the evenings can be a bit cooler. The average annual temperature in Long Beach is a comfortable 70 degrees. Loose, lightly colored clothing is recommended for daytime activities; a lightweight jacket or sweater is a good choice for the evening, especially for activities on or near the water. Sunscreen rated SPF 15 or higher is also a must for visitors of all ages.

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