Southern California Convention Centers
Southern California Convention Centers

Southern California Convention Centers

Forte Models serves clients in several convention centers in the Los Angeles area. Our team members work in the Los Angeles, Anaheim and Long Beach Convention Centers.

Interestingly, many filming crews of movies and television work at these sites. Our models work on these projects also from time to time. The following describes the convention centers in the Los Angeles area. Introducing, Southern California Convention Centers.

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The Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 Phone: (213) 741-1151

Located in the heart of Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Convention Center is a leading destination for people from all over the world who are attending conventions, trade shows and events. This convention center attracts millions of people annually and hosts 350 events per year.

Not to mention, LACC boasts 720,000 sq. ft. of exhibit hall space and 147,000 sq. ft. of meeting room space. Also, the center has a beautiful rooftop garden space, and the center has a newly renovated 299-seat theatre complete with rear screen projection, ideal for presentations and screenings. With this in mind, the Los Angeles Convention Center is the primary venue in regards to Southern California Convention Centers.

Dining

Taste of LA by Levy food & beverage is the LACC’s signature and exclusive dining experience. Offering concessions, catering, portable options, food truck alleys, exhibit booth service, customized staff meal options and so much more, Taste of LA by Levy delivers excellent food inspired by the City of Angels. Enjoy refreshments and dining in local favorites like Groundwork Coffee, Big Man Bakes or Angel City Brewery.

Parking

The Los Angeles Convention Center offers convenient parking for downtown LA’s hottest events. LACC’s South and West Hall Parking Garages are easily accessible from major freeways and offer close parking for LACC, STAPLES Center, Microsoft Theater, The Novo and L.A. LIVE events.

Pay a daily flat rate of $15-40 depending on event and parking location – no validation required.
General parking garage hours are 5:30am – 9:00pm daily.

Cash and all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) accepted.

Anaheim Convention Center

800 W Katella Avenue Anaheim CA 92802. Phone: 714-765-8950

The Anaheim Convention Center, with 1.15 million square feet of exhibit space, is the largest exhibit facility on the West Coast. All halls are directly accessible from spacious lobby/registration pre-function areas. ACC North with 200,000 square feet of exhibit space is connected to the other halls via an enclosed temperature controlled bridge to the second level of the main building.

All the meeting and ballroom spaces in the Anaheim Convention Center have been newly constructed. Spaces total 130,000 square feet. Also, meeting and ballroom spaces conveniently occupy the 2nd and 3rd levels, directly above the exhibit halls.

Dining

It’s hard to say with certainty what on-site dining options will be available to you during your visit to the Anaheim Convention Center. That’s because the food services provided at the convention center by Aramark, the facility’s catering company, vary based on the size and type of event being held.

If you’re not into what’s on the menu at the Anaheim Convention Center, don’t worry. There are over 100 restaurants nearby that can be reached either by foot or within a short drive. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat in the middle of the day or don’t want to order dinner off of a room service menu, the Anaheim Resort district has something to suit every palate.

Parking

The Anaheim Convention Center has many parking options available.

Cashless Transactions Only: credit or debit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay

Standard rate is $18.00 & Oversized vehicle parking is $36.00

Payment is due upon entry and there are no in and out privileges

No overnight or RV parking is permitted.

Long Beach Convention Center

300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802. Phone: 562-436-3636

The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center is a modern and stylish facility located in the heart of Long Beach’s downtown waterfront. This Center features more than 400,000 square feet of flexible exhibit and meeting space, two theaters, four ballrooms, an arena and 34 multi-purpose meeting rooms.

A glass-domed Promenade Atrium, with sweeping views of the scenic waterfront and downtown skyline is available for pre-functions, receptions and special events. Other pre-function and special event areas include the outdoor Promenade Plaza, Terrace Lobby & Plaza, Pacific Gallery & Patio, Pacific Room and the Top of the Lot.

Long Beach Convention Center

Dining

First up, Located in Hall A

SEASIDE CAFÉ

Featuring traditional, 100% all-beef jumbo hot dogs, snacks, water, sodas, and energy drinks

SEASIDE DELI

This fresh Deli Stand features hoagie-style sandwiches served on fresh breads and rolls, Choice of turkey and swiss cheese or roast beef and cheddar. All sandwiches are served with lettuce, tomato, onions and a pickle. Assorted Freshly Grilled Paninis, salads and wraps are also featured. The Seaside Deli Stand offers snacks, water, sodas, and energy drinks.

Secondly, Located in Hall B

LONG BEACH GRILL

At the Grill, you can get a freshly grilled hamburger served on a warm bun, with all your favorite fixins’! Served with fresh crinkle cut french fries. The Grill also offers snacks, water, sodas, and energy drinks.

Thirdly, Located in Hall C

CENTER CAFÉ

Features traditional, 100% all-beef jumbo hot dogs, snacks, water, sodas, and energy drinks

COFFEE SHOP

Let the aroma of coffee guide you! Serving Starbucks™ coffee, the Coffee Stop can create your favorite Starbucks offerings. That coffee missing something? Sweet Treats, Grab ‘n Go meals and Healthy snacks compliment any fresh Cup of Joe!

Located in Long Beach Arena / Pacific Ballroom

DOG POUND

Featuring traditional, 100% all-beef jumbo hot dogs, snacks, water, sodas, and energy drinks.

ARENA CAFÉ

Featuring assorted Freshly Grilled Paninis, salads and wraps.

LONG BEACH COFFEE

Just opened! Serving Starbucks™ freshly brewed Coffees and Teas, Long Beach Coffee is the perfect place to grab a snack.

Bogart & Co.

LBCC’s newest addition, this 350 capacity restaurant, bar and customizable event space is sleek and modern. Complete with large windows to let in light, white stone brick, turquoise leather studded chairs, draped partitions to separate the 6500 square foot space for smaller private parties. Also, the restaurant can offer catering and traditional table service along with a delicious selection of short plates for a casual dining concession area.

Located in Promenade Lobby

PACIFIC CAFÉ

This Café offers plenty of seating in the atrium-style lobby as well as the outdoor Promenade Plaza. The Promenade Café features freshly made pizzas; toppings are selected by Chef Brian Casey daily. Made-to-Order Sandwiches feature hoagie-style sandwiches served on fresh breads and rolls.

A true deli experience! Chefs prepare Grilled Paninis and customized pastas. Salads and wraps are prepared daily and pre-packaged for an easy Grab ‘n Go style so you can get to the seminar on time! Serving Starbucks™ coffee, the Promenade Café can whip up your favorite coffee beverage. The Promenade Café also offers snacks, water, sodas, and energy drinks.

Parking

The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center has more than 4,000 parking spaces around the Center in three parking garages and one ground level parking lot. Rates may vary by event and are in effect seven days a week. The Terrace Theater Parking Garage is generally open for theater events and has 800 parking spaces. The Arena Parking Garage is open for conventions, tradeshows and Arena events and has 1,460 spaces. Promenade Parking Garage is open for conventions, tradeshows and special events and has 350 spaces. Finally, the Main Parking Lot along Shoreline Drive has 1,500 spaces.

Parking is $15 per car per entry to any of the Center’s lots.

Covid 19

Undoubtedly, show producers will be enhancing the operational guidelines due to Covid 19. Also, you can be sure the show producers will have taken all the necessary precautions to receive a crowd of this size. Finally, the hotels and resorts will be making the same arrangements to provide safe environments for the attendees. For instance, special social distancing guidelines and additional cleaning crews will be prevalent.

In conclusion, thank you for reading about Southern California Convention Centers. We trust you will have a safe and productive stay at one of these beautiful facilities. In addition, we hope you call us and contract a Forte Model to assist you at the show!

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