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Why Not Turn Your Visit To Sunny Southern California Into A Fun Family Getaway?

2015 Graduation Local Information and Entertainment

Trident is pleased and proud to welcome our graduates and their families to this year’s ceremony in Long Beach. In addition to the great graduation ceremony we’ve got lined up on July 25th, we highly recommend that our graduates, family and friends take advantage of the wide variety of sights, sounds and scenes right here in our backyard. Come a little early or stay a little later and make a vacation out of it. It’s a great way to enjoy the hard-earned success and ponder the great things that lay ahead for our proud Trident graduates.


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To help those interested in spending a little more time in California this summer, we have provided a list of airports, lodging, entertainment venues and restaurants, all located conveniently near Trident or the graduation ceremony site at the Long Beach Terrace Theater.



Preferred Long Beach Hotels

Be sure to check out these nearby local hotels. We recommend reservations be made no later than July 1, 2015.

The Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

111 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562-437-5900
Military and AAA Discounts available
Call or go online for pricing

Hotel Maya a Doubletree by Hilton

700 Queensway Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562-435-7676 / 800-445-8667
Queen/King $360

Queen Mary Hotel

1126 Queen’s Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562-435-3511 / 877-342-0742
Military and AAA Discounts available
Call or go online for pricing

Best Western at the Convention Center

517 East 1st Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562-285-0281
$162 Military Discount
$180 Regular Price

The Westin Long Beach

333 East Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562-436-3000
15% off for AAA Members
Call or go online for pricing

Eligible military students only

Naval Weapons Station
Seal Beach RV Park
800 Seal Beach Boulevard
Seal Beach, CA
(8.1 miles to LB Terrace Theater)
Call 562-626-7106 to RSVP and for pricing schedule
(starting at $27 per day.)

Air Force Inns Visitors’ Quarters
2400 South Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731
(8.6 miles to LB Terrace Theater)
Call 310-653-8296 to RSVP and for pricing schedule
(starting at $39 per night.)


Long Beach and Vicinity

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Way
San Pedro, CA 90731

Catalina Island Packages
Transportation and Lodging

Disneyland Resort
1313 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840

Knott’s Berry Farm - Enter promo code trident to purchase discount tickets
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90803

Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90803

Queen Mary Ship and Hotel
1126 Queen’s Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

Fort MacArthur Museum
3601 S Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
and Sundays from 12pm-5pm

San Pedro’s Official Website
Cruise Ships: LA Harbor – San Pedro, CA
Hotels and Lodging: Long Beach and San Pedro
Local Parks and Beaches

Southern California Attractions

The Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90078

Hollywood Wax Museum
6767 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Historical Army post in San Pedro
3601 S Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731


  • Gladstone's - Waterfront dining, fresh seafood, grilled steaks/chops, healthy salads & eye-opening desserts.
  • Yard House - American fusion cuisine, lively entertainment & overlooks Long Beach's gorgeous Rainbow Harbor.
  • Parkers' Lighthouse - Is known for its mesquite grilled fresh seafood and spectacular views.
  • The Sky Room - California-eclectic cuisine, 360-degree view overlooking the Pacific Ocean & spectacular live entertainment.
  • Open Sesame - Mediterranean grill and authentic Lebanese cuisine.
  • Domenico's Italian Restaurant - Long Beach's favorite pizza and Italian fare since 1954.
  • Schooner or Later - Your nautical themed community finer diner and bar.
  • Tantalum - One of Long Beach's best-kept secrets offers California-eclectic cuisine with an Asian soul, live entertainment & panoramic bay views.
  • Forbidden City - Asian Fusion cuisine offering a genuine fung shui museum quality dining experience.
  • Acapulco - Is a fun, festive, casual neighborhood Mexican Restaurant & Cantina.

Note: All descriptions are from restaurant websites and are not endorsed by Trident University.

For further Long Beach area visitor information, please visit the following link http://www.longbeach.gov/visitors/default.asp.