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. Visit Long Beach

Hilton Long Beach Hotel

This is the conference hotel for Smart Structures. This contemporary hotel is the perfect setting for business or pleasure and is located in the heart of Long Beach.

The Hilton Long Beach Hotel offers full amenities: restaurant, fitness center, and swimming pool.

Housing will open in November.

Hilton Long Beach California

Travel to Long Beach

Information will be provided for:

  • airport travel
  • shuttle service
  • public transit services
  • taxi, Uber, or Lyft
  • tourist attractions

Explore Long Beach

Visa information

Long Beach California skyline

Don't forget to secure your visa

Be sure to plan ahead and apply to get a visa if it is needed.

Family care while attending the meeting

SPIE believes that individuals with significant caregiving responsibilities should have an equal opportunity to share their research and participate in conferences and symposia.

SPIE Family Care Grants are designed to supplement caregiving costs incurred by SPIE Members who are registered to attend an SPIE meeting, either in person or virtually. See hotel details in the reservation system to find hotels that offer onsite childcare. 

Find information and apply for an SPIE Family Care Grant