Harness the endless summer of L.A.’s stunning coastlines where the Beach Cities can accommodate groups and events of all sizes. Enjoy easy access to the beach towns of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan, Marina Del Rey and Venice for shopping, dining & relaxation after a full day of meetings. Plus attendees can extend their trip into a Pacific Ocean vacation as cruise ships to Mexico and Hawaii, and ferries to Catalina Island depart regularly from local ports. The mountains of Malibu offer a range of activities including hiking, horseback riding and wine tasting.
Some of the best people watching in Los Angeles can be had right in Venice, with street performers, artists, and beach goers (like you!) from all walks of life. Explore all the street art and commissioned murals throughout the city. Walk Abbot Kinney, the "coolest block in America." Watch in wonder all the bodybuilders at Gold's Gym, acrobats on Muscle Beach and buy a few finds from street vendors. Stroll through the Venice Canals with its overlooking bungalows.
Tucked between Marina del Rey and Manhattan Beach, the LAX Corridor is the Gateway to L.A. and offers a fun layover or a home base for further travels. The Gateway features L.A.’s highest concentration of affordable hotels, including every major hotel brand. Properties range from lushly appointed rooms to modern marvels and quiet comfort. The Ocean Express is a private shuttle that takes passengers to nearby beaches, shopping centers and popular dining areas.
Visit San Pedro, the location of the Port of Los Angeles. Beautiful parks, beaches, an aquarium, boating adventures and more await your trip. Hop on the Waterfront Trolley and the Historic Pacific Redcar Line to get around. Visit the Fanfare Water fountains and take a tour of the Battleship Iowa, the West Coast's only US Navy Battleship attraction. Walk through Ports O'Call Village for the views, shops and restaurants, and fish for mackerel from the San Pedro Pier.
Marina del Rey
Welcome to Marina del Rey, where you'll find the largest man-made small craft harbor in North America. Step into this nautical wonderland just south of LAX, with opportunities for sailing, sport fishing, parasailing, stand-up paddleboarding, jet skiing and cruising. Bike on the Marvin Braude coastal bike trail, tour the Ballona wetlands, and catch a picnic and outdoor movie at Burton Chace Park. End the night with a dinner on the waterfront for a perfect day in Marina del Rey.
There's no city like Hermosa which captures the essence of L.A.'s beach life. Experience wide sandy beaches on which world famous surf and volleyball competitions take place. Take up a spot to sunbathe, rent a bike, ride a skateboard or pair of rollerblades. hit up the Hermosa pier for some food and libations as well as a view that stretches all the way to Santa Monica. Shop at the artisan boutiques on Pier Avenue for retail therapy.
Welcome to Manhattan Beach, called none other than The Pearl of L.A.'s South Bay and memorialized in the popular Beach Boys' hit, "Surfin' U.S.A." Take a gander at the impressive beachfront real estate as you walk, run, bike, rollerblade or skateboard on The Strand, a fantastic place to people-watch as well. Downtown Manhattan Beach is a culinary force not to be overlooked, with great seafood shack, gastropub and fine dining options.