Deals in Long Beach

One-Year Membership or Cemetery Walking Tour for One from Historical Society of Long Beach (Up to 41% Off)

Historical Society of Long Beach

Historical Society of Long Beach

$100 $59

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Tour covers some of Long Beach's most notable residents; history museum exhibits photographs, newspapers, documents, and other artifacts

$10 for a One-Hour Hydrobike Ride from Long Beach Hydrobikes ($20 Value)

Long Beach HydroBikes

Los Alamitos Bay Landing

$20 $10

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Floating bikes cart pedalers past scenic Alamitos Bay sites, such as a bird sanctuary and seasonal jellyfish cove; free parking

Wheel-Thrown Ceramics Class for One or Five at Clay (Up to 57% Off)

Clay

Long Beach

$60 $30

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Classes of no more than seven students learn the basics of building ceramic forms via wheel in a welcoming, colorful studio

$27 to Attend Queen Mary 4th of July Party ($60 Value)

Queen Mary

Long Beach

$60 $27

Day of live music and entertainment ending with spectacular fireworks on July 4; includes return visit

90-Minute Kitesurfing Lesson on Land for One or Two from Southern California Kiteboarding (Up to 53% Off)

Southern California Kiteboarding

Belmont Shore

$100 $49

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From a safe spot on the beach, instructors demonstrate how to hold and control the kites used in kitesurfing

$27 for a Half-Day Fishing Trip from Pierpoint Landing ($45 Value)

Pierpoint Landing

Downtown Long Beach

$45 $27

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The crew of the Southern Cal takes anglers on a half-day trip in search of bass, barracuda, and other fish

Craft-Beer Tasting and Tour with Appetizers for Two or Four from NightLife Transport (Up to 51% Off)

NightLife Transport

Long Beach

$100 $50

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Revelers are transported to two local breweries for tastings, appetizers, and discount growlers

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Improv Comedy: Making it Up as They Go Along

You never know what you're going to see at an improv comedy show?and that's the beauty of it. Read on to see what you should expect at a show or class and to learn just how it is that actors can put their scenes together so fast.

Even when their characters are arguing, improv comics are working from a philosophy of trust and agreement?necessary ingredients for acting together with no script. Improv comedy encompasses a broad array of styles, with the major division between short form?quick, self-contained games?and long form?a series of multiple, interconnected scenes featuring distinct beats. Accordingly, a given performance might resemble a one-act play, a Saturday Night Live?style sketch scene, or a high-energy game show. Most rely on audience suggestions to spark the flow of fresh ideas, however, and some even weave brave audience members into the action.

Perhaps the most famous long-form style is the Harold, in which performers build continuous scenes that develop and intermingle in surprising ways. The unusual name arises from a joke, according to developer Del Close's biography, The Funniest One in the Room. As Close asked his collaborators what to call the new form, someone sarcastically yelled, "Well, Harold's a nice name." Appropriately for a form devoted to spontaneous absurdity, the name stuck.

This comic form also has roots in one of America's darkest eras: the Great Depression. While working for the Works Progress Administration, Viola Spolin needed a way to teach basic theater precepts to unschooled actors of various ages and backgrounds, so she created a series of theater games that focused on the playfulness at the heart of acting. In the 1950s, her son, Paul Sills, applied her principles at the short-lived but influential Compass Players on Chicago's South Side, and, later, at The Second City?one of the most prominent comedy companies of the 20th century, with alumni including John Belushi, Tina Fey, and Steve Carell.

430 East 1st Street
Long Beach,
CA
US

Location. Located in Long Beach, Residence Inn By Marriott Long Beach is near the airport and close to Recreation Park Golf Course, California State University Long Beach, and Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden. Additional points of interest include Walter Pyramid and VA Long Beach Medical Center.

Hotel Features. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This 3 star property offers a meeting/conference room, audiovisual equipment, and business services. Complimentary high speed (wired) Internet access is available in public areas. The hotel serves a complimentary buffet breakfast. Guests can enjoy a complimentary manager's reception on select days. The property has a roundtrip airport shuttle, which is complimentary. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include barbecue grills, laundry facilities, and a grocery/convenience store. This is a smoke free property.

Guestrooms. 216 air conditioned guestrooms at Residence Inn By Marriott Long Beach feature coffee/tea makers and windows that open. Rooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. All rooms include separate sitting areas. Kitchens include stovetops, microwaves, refrigerators, and dishwashers. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wired high speed Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. 37 inch LCD televisions have premium cable channels, video game consoles, and pay movies. Welcome amenities, irons/ironing boards, and clock radios are also provided. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake up calls.

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  • Pet fee: USD 100 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

4111 E Willow St
Long Beach,
CA
US

Property Location
With a stay at Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center, you'll be centrally located in Long Beach, steps from One World Trade Center and minutes from California State University-Office of the Chancellor. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and City Place Shopping Center.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 397 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Satellite programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 1 mi.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, audiovisual equipment, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

701 West Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach,
CA
US

Property Location
When you stay at Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport Hotel and Conference Center in Long Beach, you'll be near the airport and close to Recreation Park Golf Course and California State University Long Beach. This hotel is within close proximity of Walter Pyramid and California State University Long Beach.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 222 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-panel televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls and voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 5 mi.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, express check-in, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.

2640 N Lakewood Blvd
Long Beach,
CA
US

Property Location
With a stay at Hotel Current in Long Beach, you'll be near the airport and minutes from Recreation Park Golf Course and close to California State University Long Beach. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Walter Pyramid and Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 99 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Windows open for fresh air and courtyard views. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy the recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or make use of other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 5 mi.

Dining
Take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station. Planning an event in Long Beach? This hotel has 2000 square feet (180 square meters) of space consisting of banquet facilities, exhibit space, and a meeting/conference room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.

5325 Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach,
CA
US

Property Location
A stay at The Westin Long Beach places you in the heart of Long Beach, minutes from Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and close to RMS Queen Mary. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of City Place Shopping Center and Aquarium of the Pacific.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 469 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Relax and take in ocean and city views from the privacy of your room. Premium TV channels and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and supervised childcare/activities.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

333 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach,
CA
US

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