POPL 2005 in Long Beach, California

The POPL 2005 conference site is Hyatt Regency Long Beach, 200 South Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. Map. Phone: 1-562-491-1234.

Information about how to book a room.

Directions and maps: mapquest and mapquest with the hotel marked.

Weather forecast.

The Hyatt Regency is right at the Shoreline Village, the Rainbow Harbor, and the Shoreline Marina. One can walk east from the Hyatt Regency about 1/4 mile, along the Shoreline Marina, to a large, sandy, public beach. The Aquarium of the Pacific is about a 1/4 mile west of the Hyatt Regency.

In the news: on Dec 24, 2004, New York Times had an article on 36 Hours in Long Beach. On Jan 2, 2005, Los Angeles Times has an article on Catalina Island, when it's hushed and unrushed.

Watertaxis in Long Beach. Only Saturday and Sunday in January. AquaBus: 562-591-2301.

Queen Mary, the ocean liner which now serves as a historic attraction in Long Beach.

Travel to Long Beach


LAX Shuttle Companies

Car Rental

Comparison shopping: orbitz. Some major car rental agencies: Ace, Advantage Rent a Car, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar Car Rental, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty Car Rental.

Public Transportation in Long Beach and Los Angeles

Long Beach Transit. There is a free bus service that runs all day between the Queen Mary, the Convention Center (which is next to the POPL hotel), and beyond.
Notice that LBTransit #111, $0.90, runs every 30-60 minutes and takes 45 minutes from the Long Beach airport to the vicinity of the POPL hotel.

LA Metro (MTA).

Transit from LAX to the POPL hotel: "G" shuttle bus to Green Line (rail, $1.25) to Blue Line (rail, another $1.25). Both LBT #111 and the Blue Line go to the Long Beach Transit Mall, W 1st St & Pine Ave, which is about 1/4 mile from the POPL hotel.

Most services listed above run until midnight or later, 7 days a week.

Restaurants in Long Beach

Catalina Island

Ferry rides to Catalina Island start in Long Beach, for example: Catalina Explorer, 1 h 15 mins each way, $38 roundtrip for adults.

Cruises from Long Beach

Various cruises start in Long Beach: Additional cruises start in nearby San Pedro.

Some Addresses and Distances

Suggestions or comments? Please contact Jens Palsberg (palsberg@ucla.edu).