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Graduate Student Resources


Activities at CSULB
Bike Rides and Maps around Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange County 
Copy and Printing Shops
Fitness and Workout Facilities
Historic Sites
Housing Around CSULB
Movie Theaters
Parks and Trails
Places of Interest
Restaurants and Fast Food
Shopping Centers
Sports Arenas and Centers
Summer Activities
Money Saving Tips

Activities at CSULB
     Club Sports
     Student Organizations (list)
     University Student Union
          outdoor swimming pool
          table tennis
          television lounge
          video gaming

     Disneyland (Anaheim)
     Griffith Park (Los Angeles)
     Hollywood Bowl (Hollywood)
     Knott’s Berry Farm (Buena Park)
     Long Beach Aquarium (Long Beach)
     Raging Waters (San Dimas)
     San Diego Zoo (San Diego)
     San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park (Escondido)
     Santa Catalina Island
     Sea World (San Diego)
     Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia)
     Universal Studios (Universal City)

     Day Tripping
     Also, see Places of Interest below

Bike Rides and Maps around Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange County  
     Long Beach
     Los Angeles
     Orange County

     Team Long Beach – Cycling Group – list of cyclying clubs and teams

Copy and Printing Shops  
     Campus Copy Center (CSULB Bookstore)
     FedEx Office and Print Center (Atherton and Palo Verde, LB)
     FedEx Office and Print Center (7th Street, LB)
     Krishna Copy Pro (Atherton and Palo Verde, LB)

Fitness and Workout Facilities  
     Anytime Fitness (Long Beach)
     Belmont Athletic Club (Long Beach)
     Crossfit Modern (Long Beach)
     Gold’s Gym (Long Beach)
     Hanger 18 (Signal Hill)
     LA Fitness (Long Beach)
     Los Altos Family Branch YMCA (Long Beach)
     Naples Fitness (Long Beach)
     Park East Fitness (Long Beach)
     Recreation and Wellness Center (CSULB)
          Membership covered by student fees! (GS 700 enrollment not included)
     24 Hour Fitness (Long Beach)

Historic Sites  
     Rancho Los Alamitos (Long Beach, near CSULB)
          (free admission, self guided tours)
     Rancho Los Cerritos (Cerritos)
          (free admission, guided tours)

Housing around Long Beach  
     Housing Office’s web page
          (Rule of thumb: the further south and east in the city of Long Beach, the nicer but more expensive neighborhoods)
     Current and former students’ recommendations

     CSULB Housing Office’s list

Movie Theaters  
     AMC (Marina Pacifica, Long Beach)
     Art Theatre (Long Beach)
     Charter Centre Cinemas (Huntington Beach)
          $3 for late run movies
     Cinemark at The Pike (Long Beach)
     Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26 (Towne Center, Long Beach)
     4 Star Cinemas (Garden Grove)
          $5 for films beginning before noon, other discounts
     UA (Marketplace, Long Beach)

     J Paul Getty (Los Angeles and Malibu locations)
          (check website for free admission info, parking requirements)
     Huntington Library (San Marino)
          (check website regarding free admission procedure)
     Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach)
          (check website for free admission info)
     Long Beach Museum of Art (Bluff Park, Long Beach)
          (check web site for free admission info)
     Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles)
          (check web site for free admission info)
     Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach)
     Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena)
     Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach)
     University Art Museum (CSULB)

Parks and Trails  
     Cerritos Community Regional Park (Cerritos)
     El Dorado Regional Park (Long Beach)
     Orange County Parks and Trails

Places of Interest  
     Near Long Beach:
          Huntington Beach
          Laguna Beach
          Newport Beach
          Seal Beach

     Farther away:
          Big Bear Lake and Mountain
          San Clemente
          San Diego
          Santa Barbara
          downtown Santa Barbara

Restaurants and Fast Food  
     CSULB campus  
          Carl’s Jr
          The Chartroom
          El Pollo Loco
          The Nugget Grill and Pub
          Panda Express
     Near CSULB
          Cesar’s Bistro (PCH)
          China Star Express (Atherton & Palo Verde)
          Delightful Crepes Café (Studebaker)
          East Coast Bagel Co (7th St & PCH)
          Enrique’s Mexican Restaurant (PCH)
          49rs Tavern  (PCH)
          Green Field Churrascaria (PCH)
          Pizzamania (Atherton & Palo Verde)
          Rascals Teriyaki Grill (Bellflower)
          Sapporo Suchi (PCH)
          Thiptara Thai (PCH)
          Togo’s (7th St & PCH)
          Z Pizza (7th St & PCH)
     A Little Further  
          Acapulco Mexican Restaurant (PCH)
          California Pizza Kitchen (PCH)
          Chipotle (Atherton & Ximeno)
          Claim Jumper (PCH)
          El Torito (PCH)
          Fish Tale (Bellflower)
          Hof’s Hut (Bellflower)
          IHOP (Bellflower)
          Polly’s Pies (Los Coyotes Diagonal & Ximeno)
          Sushi Studio (PCH)
     And Further Still – Great Areas for Restaurants   
          Belmont Shore
          Seal Beach Main Street

     Long Beach
     Seal Beach

Shopping Centers  
     Belmont Shore (Long Beach)
     City Place Shopping Center (downtown Long Beach)
     Lakewood Center (Lakewood)
     Marina Pacifica (Long Beach)
     Marketplace (Long Beach)
     The Pike at Rainbow Harbor (Long Beach)
     Shoreline Village (Long Beach)
     Towne Center (Long Beach)

Sports Arenas and Centers  
     Anaheim Stadium (home of the MLB Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
     Dodger Stadium (home of the MLB Dodgers)
     Honda Center (home of the NHL Anaheim Ducks)
     Staples Center (home of the NHL Kings, and the NBA Lakers and Clippers)
     Stub Hub Center (formerly Home Depot Center; home of the MLS LA Galaxy)

Summer Activities     
     OC Fair (opens 7/17/15)
     Free Summer Concerts and Movies
          Long Beach
               Concerts in the Park
               Municipal Band
               Moonlight Movies on the Beach
               Movies in the Park
          Orange County (by cities)

     Long Beach Transit
     Metro Blue Line (Long Beach to Los Angeles)
     Orange County Transit
     U-PASS programs (travel to CSULB and around Long Beach)

Money Saving Tips  
     Catalina Express
          travel to Catalina on your birthday for free (during 2015) – see webpage for details
     Costco (Signal Hill)
          purchase a hot dog and soda for $1.50 or frozen yogurt for $1.35 without needing a membership!
     Many museums have free entrance days – check their web sites
     Sign up for restaurants’ club memberships – they usually give discounts or birthday freebies, such as:
          El Torito (did give freebie entre for birthday, may be changing policy)