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Engage 2023: NAFCU's Annual Conference

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Long Beach, California                                                                

In sunny Southern California, Long Beach offers endless one-of-a-kind shops and attractions like gondola rides through the canals, deep-sea adventures, and more, all with a small-town feel. Nearby, you'll enjoy visiting the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills, shopping on Rodeo Drive, and sightseeing throughout TinseltownCap your evenings with a stroll along the beach and a spectacular sunset.

    • NAFCU Board Meeting Monday, June 26
    • Arrive Tuesday, June 27 (Afternoon Annual Business Meeting/Networking Reception)
    • Leave Friday, June 30 (sessions end by 12 p.m.)
  • All sessions will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center.

    Long Beach Terrace Plaza

  • No matter which of the three conference hotels you choose, you'll be within a 6-minute walk of the Long Beach Convention Center.  

    Discounted hotel room rates are available through June 5, 2023 or until sold out.

  • Distance: 5-minute walk across the street from the convention center 
    333 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90802 

    Single/ Double Rooms start at only $259 at the discounted rate plus 16% sales tax and 0.195% CA Tourism Assessment Fee 

    Discounted hotel room rates are available through June 5, 2023 or until sold out. 

    Reserve this hotel online now. You can also call The Westin Long Beach at 562.436.3000 and mention “NAFCU” to reserve your room(s) at the NAFCU rate. 

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  • Distance: 3-minute walk next to the convention center  
    200 South Pine Ave, Long Beach, California 90802 

    Single/ Double Rooms start at only $269 at the discounted rate plus 16% sales tax and 0.195% CA Tourism Assessment Fee 

    Discounted hotel room rates are available through June 5, 2023 or until sold out. 

    Reserve this hotel online nowYou can also call the Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel at 888.421.1442 and mention “NAFCU” to reserve your room(s) at the NAFCU rate.

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  • Distance: 6-minute walk down the street from the convention center 

    111 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90802 

    Single/ Double Rooms start at only $239 at the discounted rate plus 16% sales tax and 0.195% CA Tourism Assessment Fee 

    Discounted hotel room rates are available through June 5, 2023 or until sold out. 

    Reserve this hotel online now. You can also call Renaissance Long Beach Hotel at 800.468.3571 and mention “NAFCU” to reserve your room(s) at the NAFCU rate. 

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  • 1.    Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Known for their signature steaks and hand-crafted cocktails, this upscale steak house has become something of an icon.

    2.    L’Opera Italian Restaurant: Voted top 150 Italian restaurants in North America – Epicurean Magazine and Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2022. Its timeless interiors match the old world "Italian Charm" with all the modern comforts of a new world creativity.

    3.    555 East American Steakhouse: Well-known for its selection of dry-aged meats and seafood with traditional wood and leather décor and extensive wine list.

    4.    Parkers’ Lighthouse: A proud recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, it is known for its mesquite-grilled fresh seafood and spectacular views; and is home to a two-story wine cellar.

    5.    Queensview Steakhouse:  A Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, along with live music and 360◦ views of the Pacific Ocean, Queensway Bay, and Downtown Long Beach, complement this truly special dining experience.

    6.    Yard House: With over 100 drafts on tap, it offers great beer, great food and great music. Beer aficionados and casual enthusiasts alike are welcome.

    7.    Louisiana Charlie’s BBQ & Cajun Cuisine:  It’s known for mesquite BBQ--slowly smoked to perfection alligator, baby back ribs, catfish, shrimp, jambalaya, and other specialties from New Orleans. Plus, great desserts like their famous bread pudding, peach cobbler, and other southern delights!

    8.    Long Beach Restaurants Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    9.    Downtown Restaurant Map: Additional downtown Long Beach restaurants recommended by the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.

  • 1.    Discover Santa Catalina Island: This is a great trip if you want to come in early or stay late. Relax on the beach, take a bison or undersea sub expedition. For the more adventurous type, take an adrenaline-fueled Zip Line Eco Tour.

    2.    There is a Carnival Cruise terminal in Long Beach if you’re interested in extending your time away.

    3.    Long Beach Waterfront and Shoreline Village (must-see’s, according to TripAdvisor) are right across the street from the convention center.

    4.    Naple Canals Tour: (must-see on TripAdvisor) Made up of three islands in Alamitos Bay, the Italian-inspired neighborhood of Naples is one of Long Beach’s most charming. Take a gondola ride past the attractive homes lining the narrow canals!

    5.    Aquarium of the Pacific: Discover all the exhibits, including sea otters, sharks, sea jellies, frogs, and more in their Tropical, Northern, and Southern California/Baja Galleries.

    6.    Art Theatre Long Beach:  A completely unique theatre experience of gourmet sight, sound, and taste; it has everything you need for a great night (or day) out.

    7.    The Battleship Iowa Museum: Whether you’re a self-explorer or an immersive adventurer, your experience aboard Battleship IOWA will be one to remember. 

    8.    Disneyland Resort Destinations:  The Disneyland Resort offers 2 world-class theme parks—Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park—each with its own unique attractions, shows and restaurants.

    9.    Knott’s Berry Farm: Celebrating its 87th year, this theme park is just the place to go for family fun.

    10.  Six Flags Magic Mountain: From roller coasters and water slides to animal experiences, festivals, food and games, you’ll find out why it’s one an LA area favorite.

    11.  Universal Studios Hollywood: Take a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour or ride their groundbreaking attractions.

    12.  SoFi Stadium: Tour SoFi Stadium and explore the world's next global destination for sports and entertainment! Experience what it’s like to be a LA fan, game viewer, broadcaster, player and more, on and off the field.

    13.  The Rainbow Bridge—more formally known as the Long Beach Seaside Way Pedestrian Bridge—is a 605 ft-long pedestrian bridge connects Long Beach’s performing arts centre plaza with the convention centre promenade along Seaside Way.

    The bridge is perhaps most notable for its wave-inspired steel frame, and its canopy features thousands of animated, multi-colored LED lights all of which are programmed and synched to music to create different effects as you stroll along Seaside Way.

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  • Getting to Long Beach

    Airport transfers to/from the 3 Long Beach convention hotels:

    • Karmel Shuttle is offering a discounted rate for roundtrip airport transportation for Engage 2023 attendees! Reserve airport transfer online now or call 714-670-3480.  Use promo code: NAFCU23 to get $20 off roundtrip transfers. Reservations within 24 hours are based on availability. (Convenient curbside pick-up at LAX, just outside of baggage claim.)

    Special NAFCU-discounted travel rates are available.

    • For AVIS Car Rental, visit the Avis website or call 800-331-1600 and give the NAFCU Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) code B469200.
    • For Budget Car Rental, visit the Budget website or call 800-842-5628 and give the Budget Customer Discount (BCD) code Y305000.

    Other airport ground transportation options (car rentals, taxis):

  • Delta

    Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions. Please click here to book your flights!

    You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST)  and refer to Meeting Event Code NY285

    *Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

    United

    Book online at united.com/meetingtravel and enter yourOffer Code ZMYU 105511 in the offer code box when searching for your flights. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information:Agreement Code: 105511; Z Code: ZMYU.