Jan 27

The Carpenter Performing Arts Center Long Beach is a 1,074 seat theater located on the campus of California State University was built in 1994. It is an elegant and inexpensive venue, with visually eye-catching and technically superior performance space.  It can accommodate huge or small performing ensembles, music, film broadcasting, performances, conferences and other special events.

Wonderfully landscaped porch, spacious and well-equipped backstage region, ample parking and easy access to adjacent campus facilities make it the perfect setting for your next event. Richard Carpenter and his family are benefactors of the theater and present with a permanent exhibit on the Carpenters in the lobby and open during performances and by appointment.

Hours: Mon – Fri – 11am – 6pm, Saturday – noon – 4pm

Stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites hotel in Long Beach when you see your next event at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center Long Beach, and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.cisuiteslongbeach.com/

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Jan 20

El Dorado Nature Center and Park Long Beach is located in Long Beach’s El Dorado Park East since 1969. The nature center itself is very good, featuring local wildlife, educational things for children and over 100 acres with wildlife, carefully restored ecosystems, accessible trails and ponds. Once you step inside the nature center you enter a special world with two attractive lakes, forested trails, turtles lie around in the sun, and blue heron swooping over the waters. There is really an amazing diversity of wildlife.

Trails Hours:
Tue-Sun, 8am-5pm

Museum Hours:
Tue-Sun, 8:30am-4pm

El Dorado Nature Center and Park Long Beach provides 2 miles of dirt trails and a quarter mile paved trail wind around lakes through forested areas, grasslands and wildflowers. Also the Nature Center grounds offer sanctuary to over 150 species of birds, an ample variety of trees and plant life and variety of wildlife including turtles, frogs, rabbits, skunks, squirrels and many more.

Stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites hotel in Long Beach, and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.cisuiteslongbeach.com/

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Jan 13

Located on the most south-western point of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Point Vicente Lighthouse has long been one of this area’s jewels built in 1926. The lighthouse is a scenic delight and continual attraction to sightseers, tourists, photographers and painters.

The tower itself is 67 feet tall but the main beam of light marks Point Vicente from a height of 185 feet above the ocean. The view from the nearby cliffs is superb and the nearby park offers great opportunities for enthusiastic whale watchers. The beam from the Lighthouse’s powerful lens can be seen up to 20 miles at sea.

Today, Point Vicente Lighthouse still sends out its beacon across the Catalina Channel and moreover electronic sensors and automated controls have replaced the lighthouse keeper and activate the fog horn.

Stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites hotel in Long Beach, and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.cisuiteslongbeach.com/

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Jan 06

The Bolsa Chica State Ecological Reserve is a California wildlife preserve located in western Orange County, enclosed by the city of Huntington Beach. It is one of California’s most imperative 300 acre coastal wetlands sanctuary for wildlife and migratory birds.

The Bolsa Chica State Ecological Reserve features a 1.5 mile trail loop around a water inlet. All year round wildlife includes saltmarsh plants, tall egrets and herons, horn snails and crabs, with the occasional sightings of white pelicans, peregrine falcon, and northern herrier. Winter offers high concentrations of migratory waterfowl and shorebirds such as pintails, western grebes, willets and godwits, sandpipers, and many more.

More than 200 species of birds have been sighted at the Bolsa Chica State Ecological Reserve. It is also an important stop for migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway, including some endangered species and threatened species.  It is a popular attraction for tourists and local residents.

Come to our Comfort Inn hotel in Long Beach when you visit Bolsa Chica. You can book directly on the hotel’s website for the lowest possible rate: http://www.cisuiteslongbeach.com/reservations

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