Hotel and travel for Long Beach

Providing the most up-to-date information to make your travel and onsite experience the best possible.
Long Beach California skyline during SPIE Smart Structures + NDE

Welcome to Long Beach - waterfront fun

Satisfy your inner urbanite at downtown Long Beach’s vibrant waterfront scene. From eclectic neighborhoods to sandy beaches, you’ll find Long Beach to be an urban waterside playground. Visit museums, tour a 1930s ocean liner, and watch sea lions at Long Beach’s aquarium.  Spot dolphins at play on your way to Catalina Island. Or take a short jaunt to Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, or other Southern California attractions.

Travel to the United States


In November 2021, the United States government plans to ease travel restrictions on all fully vaccinated foreign nationals. Fully vaccinated individuals may enter the United States with proof of vaccination and a negative pre-departure COVID test. Fully vaccinated individuals will not be subject to any quarantine mandates upon arrival in the US. Consult your preferred airline for further information and details regarding return flights. SPIE plans to partner with a testing service that can provide, for a fee, viral tests, such as PCR or rapid test, for the convenience of our attendees.

As an international traveler to a US-based SPIE event, you should check:

US travel restrictions: Look for current restrictions on entering the US from different regions. Visit the CDC for updated information 

Visa requirements: Depending on your country of departure, you may need to apply for a National Interest Exception for travel to the U.S. 

Your country of departure's restrictions and quarantine requirements: Your country may have its own vaccination or testing policies for departure or return. Check your local government agencies for any vaccination, testing, or quarantine requirements.

Your airline carrier's policies: Check with your airline to make sure you understand their policies and requirements.

SPIE health and safety information: Size and location of the event can dictate different requirements for participation. Please check the event health and safety page for details.

Hilton Long Beach Hotel

This is the conference hotel for Smart Stuctures 2022. This contemporary hotel is the perfect setting for business or pleasure and is located in the heart of Long Beach. The Hilton Long Beach offers full amenities: restaurant, fitness center, and swimming pool.

Housing opens this November.

Travel to Long Beach

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