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Sail Queen Mary without leaving the dock
With all the advertising you see nowadays for cruises to Mexico, the Caribbean, Alaska and you-name-it, it's pretty easy to get the urge to get on a big ship and just go. But if you're strapped for time - or cash - there is an alternative where you can get on a big ship and just stay. The Queen Mary in Long Beach is not going anyplace soon. But it really doesn't need to - there is plenty to keep you occupied for a night or a weekend -- or a significant part of your Southern California vacation.
Long Beach Lodging
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Residence Inn Long Beach
4111 East Willow Street
Long Beach, CA  90815
Ph: 866-440-5368   Fx: 562-988-0587
Feel at home at our Residence Inn Long Beach CA hotel, just a short shuttle ride from the Long Beach Airport. Our extended stay hotel suites offer separate living and sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchens. Start your day with a FREE hot breakfast buffet and end it with a FREE light dinner at our manager's reception Mon.-Thurs. Business travelers can enjoy our large desks and high-speed internet. We are just a short drive from Pine Avenue, the Pike, the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, with Long Beach arena, exhibition halls, Terrace & Center Theater and The Queen Mary.
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The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA  90802
Ph: 877-436-9614   
Permantntly docked in Long Beach, the Queen Mary is one of the grandest ocean liners ever built. Enjoy the majesty of the ship that redefined sophistication whether you spend the day, the night, or as a perfect venue for your next meeting or event. With 314 original first-class staterooms -including nine full suites, THE QUEEN MARY hotel uniquely blends the authenticity of transatlantic steamship travel with the comforts and conveniences of modern amenities and furnishings, including: Queen Mary museum; 80,000 sq. ft. of meeting/event space; Seven restaurants and lounges; Queen Mary Spa and over a dozen unique retail shops.
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Terranea Resort
Terranea Way
Palos Verdes, CA  90275
Ph: 310-265-2800   
Email: terranearesort@destinationhotels.com
Discover a land not far away, overlooking the vast blue Pacific. Terranea, L.A.'s oceanfront resort, is the point where heaven meets earth with breathless beauty, comfortable luxury and endless discovery. The distinctive resort resides on 102 acres of natural habitat, offers breathtaking 270° wraparound views, landscaped gardens and places to play, and includes stylish guest rooms, suites, residential style Bungalows, Casitas and Villas and a host of full-service amenities, including spectacular award-wining ocean view dining venues, a 50,000 square foot spa, a stunning 9-hole golf course and family-friendly activities.
Recommended Activities
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Catalina Express
95 Berth
San Pedro, CA  90731
Ph: 800-481-3470   
Email: Mail@CatalinaExpress.com
More than one million passengers set sail to Catalina Island each year on board Catalina Express, Our fleet takes you to or from Catalina in just over an hour with up to 30 daily departures year round from Long Beach, San Pedro, Dana Point, Avalon and Two Harbors. The fleet consists of eight high-speed vessels including four catamarans. The largest vessel in operation, the Catalina Jet has the capacity to carry nearly 500 passengers across the channel. Catalina Express partners with more than 20 hotels on the island to offer the best prices on getaway packages.
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South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA  92626
Ph: 800-782-8888   
South Coast Plaza is more than just a shopping center. It is a luxury destination filled with exclusive shopping and events and surrounded by art, shows, music, and other entertainment, which include: The Orange County Performing Arts Center; Segerstrom Center For the Arts; South Coast Repertory; California Scenario; Sculpture Garden; Orange County Museum of Art satellite store and South Coast Plaza Village. South Coast Plaza is the "Ultimate Shopping Resort" and is located within minutes of many of Southern California's finest beaches, museums, and theme parks.
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