Quality Inn & Suites Artesia - Cerritos
16905 S. Pioneer Blvd.
Artesia, CA 90701
Phone: (562) 402-2202
Fax: (562) 924-3623
This innovative arts center opened in 1993 and is ideally located near the border of Los Angeles and Orange county. Designed to accommodate all types of performance events, both the stage and floor seating can be efficiently transformed for each production. The 1,700 seat venue is booked year round with a variety of acts ranging from jazz to opera to classic rock, and has hosted such esteemed talents as the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Boston Pops. The center also offers for banquet facilities where private gatherings and weddings can be conducted. Call for reservations.
The Norwalk Moose Lodge is a entertainment and meeting place of the members of Loyal Order of Moose. The idea behind this group is to form an organization that together works for the betterment of community. Though a few events at the Lodge are for members only, majority of the functions are open to general public. Fund-raisers, live music concerts, fun nights with games like Bingo and pool and host of other activities are held here. For more details about the group and events, check website.
The Veterans Stadium was opened in 1948 and is presently run and managed by the Long Beach City College. The stadium is famous for inter high school football matches drawing in large crowds from the surrounding areas. The venue has also been used in various Hollywood movies and has also hosted the 1985 Motorcycle Speedway World Team Cup Final. On the third Sunday of every month over 800 antique dealers showcase their wares on this ground, making it one of the best flea markets in Long Beach.
Pirate's Dinner Adventure is a great place to visit with your family. Enjoy classic American meals while watching a pirate show that people of all ages will enjoy. Marvel at the elaborate props, enthralling swordplay and dramatic battles as you savor the chicken and mashed potato dishes.
Just down the road from Knott's Berry Farm is this dinner and show extravaganza. In this combination time capsule and restaurant, costumed knights compete in jousting and sword fighting, while you dine without utensils on chicken and dragon soup. It is a great place for kids, for whom it doesn't get much better than watching sword fights while ignoring table manners. Admission price includes both the dinner and show. Reservations are required.
Located in the beautiful Orange County city of Los Alamitos, this racetrack has offered live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred wagering for over 63 years. Today, the racetrack continues to draw in diverse crowds and is one of the most popular entertainment venues in the area. Housed within the stands of the racetrack is the prestigious Vessel Club Restaurant, featuring an array of premium cocktails and American cuisine. Other events such as the annual wienerschnitzel race also take place here. Visit the website for race times and other information.
The AJCC features a variety of entertainment for the whole family. This Long Beach community center offers classes and workshops, recreation, art, cultural events and much more. Youth programs allow kids to explore their creativity, and the venue hosts a variety of family-friendly events throughout the year. Visit the website for more details and a calendar of events.
The Carpenter Performing Arts Center is redefining the meaning of entertainment in Southern California. Established in 1994 in honor of Richard and Karen Carpenter, the center hosts an appealing mix of performers appealing to a broad cross section of the public. Featuring an eclectic mix of dance, theater, film, music, and family events, this venue is one of Long Beach's premier entertainment spots. For information on upcoming events, visit their website.
Located a few minutes away from Downtown Los Angeles, The Bicycle Casino is the place to be if you're into gambling as this place ranks as one of the world's largest casinos. If spinning the wheel of fortune is not your thing, you could try your luck at Blackjack or Texas Holdem poker games. Gaming and fun is not the only thing worthwhile here, there is also a deli and a grill where some fine world cuisines are served. For those who like to hit the bottle there is also a bar where you can indulge in the world's most famous wines and liquor.
With its cobalt blue 18-storey pyramid towering into the cool grey skies, the Walter Pyramid is one of the most dramatic athletic facilities in Long Beach. Named after Dr. Mike and Arlene Walter in 2005 for their donations, this center attracts film crews in plenty and with good reason too. A conference center within hosts seminars, conferences, product launches, banquets and lectures. A visit here promises to be a delightful experience, but even if you don't, spotting this colossal structure is inevitable from any side of the city.
The Long Beach Playhouse prides itself on its eclectic mix of programs, from classic plays to modern works. It has been producing plays for more than 70 years. Playhouse alumni include Robert Mitchum, DeForest Kelly and Hugh Beaumont. The playhouse has two stages and it usually has two different productions running simultaneously. It also offers adult acting workshops, summer youth workshops and an annual play-writing contest.
Blair Field has a 3238 capacity, state-of-the-art sports ground located in Long Beach. It plays host to former World Series champions Chicago Cubs and Super Bowl winners Los Angeles Rams. The Long Beach Dirtbags and Long Beach Armada are some of the other professional sports teams which play their home games at the Blair Field. The multi-purpose stadium is also used frequently to shoot commercials and host charity softball events.