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Getting There -- Driving from Los Angeles, take either I-5 or I-405 to I-710 south, which leads to both downtown Long Beach and the Queen Mary Seaport.

Orientation -- Downtown Long Beach is at the eastern end of the vast Port of Los Angeles; Pine Avenue is the central restaurant and shopping street, which extends south to Shoreline Park and the Aquarium. The Queen Mary is docked just across the waterway, gazing south toward tiny Long Beach marina and Naples Island.

Visitor Information -- Contact the Long Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, 301 E. Ocean Blvd, Ste 1900 (tel. 800/452-7829 or 562/436-3645; www.visitlongbeach.com). For information on the Long Beach Grand Prix, call tel. 562/981-2600 or check out www.gplb.com.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.